Today’s Route: 120 east to 64 south.
Today: 67 miles. Total miles: 3333 Riding time:5 hrs 11 min
Elevations: Mary Lake: 846′ Bowling Green: 673′
Total ascent: 1175’ Total descent: 1463’
Calories: 3597 Avg speed 12.8 mph Max speed 20 mph
Route 120, which happens to be the old route between Chicago and Detroit, is 2-lane, no shoulders, but good pavement and light traffic. Turned south on 64 at Metamora. 64 is generally good pavement, handlebar width shoulders about 50% of the time. The last 5 miles into Bowling Green were actually dangerous due to a guard rail protecting a deep ditch and crumbled or no shoulder. Cars had to wait to get around – absolutely nowhere to get off the road.
All farmland with miles of dry corn fields and other crops. Some small towns. Bowling Green, home to Bowling Green University, has a really nice center city area with many shops and eating establishments.
In Swanton, ABC13 reporter Jenna Lento and photographer Miguel Daytan showed up to interview me for the 11pm news. When they arrived, we happened to be parked in front of a railroad crossing in Swanton that sees 120 trains every day!
Camped at Fire Lake Camper Park – Passport America park – normally $16 Passport rate, very nice owner/host charged us $11 and gave the other $5 to C.O.P.S.
Quote for the Day: “Courage is fear that has said its prayers.” Dorothy Bernard