Ride: Day 64 bikes, Day 86 total Date: 6/27/82, Sunday
From: Iron Bridge to Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Via: Kings Highway 17, 176, 3 Mile, 6 Mile, Business 75, Birch Point, Green Tunnel Rd.
State/County: Algoma, Ontario / Chippewa, MI
Start 2853 8:00 AM
Finish 85 miles 8:00 PM
Total 2938 12 hours [corrected a 60 mile discrepancy]
Road Surface/Terrain/Traffic: 17 was trafficked, the road was better surfaced, with paved shoulders
Map(s)/Guide: Ontario Provincial Map, Chippewa County [as if]
Weather: Sunny and warm, wind from the southwest
Flora/Fauna: Porcupine, Iris, Seagulls, Downy Woodpecker
Others in Group: Hugh Wright, Arlington, MA and Scott Shepard, Arlington, MA
Points of Interest/Mileage:Bruce Mines Museum, Soo, Ontario, International Bridge, Soo Locks, The CABIN!
Comments:We get an early start from camp. Then ride all the way to Thessalon before getting breakfast (It’s Sunday in Ontario). We have a flat tire right outside of Thessalon. When we get to Bruce River we meet a solo bicyclist headed east. While we’re talking with him, Scott and Hugh ride in. We decide to ride together and set quite a fast pace, since we don’t know how fast the other guys go. We get to Sault, Ontario and take a brake before assaulting the bridge. We “dine” at A&W, then head out. A beach fire with wine, beer and talk ends the day.
Expenses: Breakfast $10.00, Coke $1.19, Toll $1.50, Snacks $5.31, Dinner $6.00, Total: $24.00, Trip Total: $3215.43