The BMW club president posted on the club forum Friday afternoon that he would be riding around Lake St. Clair and the general area Saturday, and invited anyone interested to join him. He ended up with nine riders and fantastic weather. We met at Einstein Bagels and the plan was to leave around 9:30. I was a bit late, as I only saw the post Saturday morning about 7:30 and I had to ride 60 miles just to get to the meeting place, but we managed to leave about 9:45.
We headed northwards along the coast to Venetian Point. We took a short break to discuss where to go from there, and it was on to Baltimore City Park in Anchor Bay.
By this time it was about 11:00 so the discussion turned to lunch and where to eat. We headed off to Harsens Island and the Sans Souci Bar for lunch on the waterfront. A couple of guys split off at the ferry so we were down to eight. A short ferry ride across the north channel, and we were on the island.
The water level was still pretty high, about two feet higher than normal. Some homes still had sandbags surrounding them. Sans Souci Bar was dry though and we had a great lunch next to the south channel.
We headed back to the ferry about 1:30. After crossing, two more riders peeled off and we were down to six. We rode north to Marine City and some ice cream.
After a short break and ice cream, we split up and everyone kinda headed their own way. I jumped on the freeway for a quick ride back. At one point the freeway was down to one lane as someone decided to paint new lines that day. I putted along for about a half hour when I decided I’d had enough and got off. I took surface streets for a ways to get around the construction and then got back on the. Smooth sailing the rest of the way home.
All in all I rode about 225 miles, here’s the track from the GPS.