The Thanksgiving day ride


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The Thanksgiving day ride

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i slept really hard last night and had a hard time getting up this morning. once out of bed i looked out the window, no rain just wet roads so i decided to go riding. i went out and made sure that the Mighty ST 1300 would start up, it did so i let it warm up for a few minutes before shutting it off. i went back in and got keys for the safari van so i could move it but it didn't start, i had been expecting this so rather than put it off i went back in and got keys for the club wagon so i could get the new battery for the safari out of it. after changing batteries the safari started right up and i moved it to the curb then went back in so i could get dressed for my ride


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the weather guessers said it was 50f out but didn't say anything about the breeze coming out of the west. it was very cloudy and looked like it would rain at any minute, i was more worried about getting out of the hood without dropping the bike on all the wet leaves on the ground
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i made my way north on schafer, east on joy road then south on livernois before taking michigan ave. east and spotting this new mural
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over in cork town i saw that they painted over a mural and replaced it with this one
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i made a right turn onto rosaparks blv. and took it down to the river, i usually can't get a pic of the river here cause a lot of guys fish from this spot
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it was a short ride over to belle isle and as soon as i got on the island i spotted this laker and realized that it wasn't moving
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i rode around and stopped for a few pic's while there
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i though i would ride over to william g. milliken park for a pic with the lighthouse. you have to take a walking path to get this pic but the LEO's usually don't bother you this time of year. going there also got me a better pic of that laker that i spotted on belle isle
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from there i headed downtown for a few pic's
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a few more downtown pic's before leaving
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i took jefferson west and made a short stop at the skate park
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i took fort street south and made a stop in SW Detroit for a few pic's
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usually on election day i go ride part of hines park but not this year. i took fort street to m-39 and exited at rotunda for a pic on the bridge that goes over the rouge river
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i made a u -turn a headed to outer drive and took it over to us-12, made a stop in inkster
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took a short ride over to garden city
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got out on hines drive and then took ann arbor trail into livonia. mi
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i set the GPS to take me to the post office in plymouth, mi. i saw this first in the town square
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i didn't see the post office but did loop around to the other side of the square
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i got the address for the post office off the GPS and went back to find it
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happy with my pic's, low on fuel, and hungry i decided to head home. i got back on ann arbor trail and reversed course. i stopped and put $15 worth of premium in the tank and got a couple mega million lotto tickets. i got back on hines drive but only stopped for one pic
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i took hines dr. back to outer drive and had fun in the curves on the way over to m-14. not much in the way of fall colors so i took m-14 east to schafer, its about three miles to the house from there.
took a break from riding today, still having foot problems
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Fantastic William! Great to see lots of riding pics, now that my bike is parked away for the winter...

Take care of that foot.
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Nice pictures of your outing, 34* here so didn't do much.

later in the afternoon, it warmed up enough for us to spread some mulch on a few trees...

so, here is our ride for the day.



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Very nice ride and pics. Thanks! Where are all the people?
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i tried to get most of the pic's without people in them but some ( like at the skate park ) i wanted a few people in


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