Monday, October 20, 2008

Fall Break Bike Trip




Sharon and I are testing out biking together. Over fall break we went to KaFor fall break we went to Kalamazoo Michigan and rode the the 34.5 miles from Kalamazoo to the lake in South Haven.

It was a great trail-- almost all in the shade, for us falling leaves. the surface is crushed limestone and slag which does gum up sprockets. had the wonderful “hungry Man’s breakfast” at the Trailside Cafe in Gobles about milepost 12 or so. There were plenty of old fashioned hand pumps on trail for water and lots of Job-Johnnie restrooms and benches for sitting. Sharon and I parked at the Kalamazoo end and rode to South Haven where we spent the night at the Comfort Inn after eating at the famous Clementine’s restaurant The next morning we rode back (mostly uphill) to the car and got home to Marion before dark.

now my Quads are sore but it was a great Fall break!






5 comments:

::athada:: said...

Sorry I didn't leave a hidden treasure on the pier for you. There was probably a lot more beach-goers when I was there July 4th...

Scott Hendricks said...

Kalamazoo's my hometown. Never been on the Kal-Haven trail.

Jess said...

Glad to hear you had a great time! We had so much fun getting to relive the hike via pictures with you and Sharon. Thanks again for letting us stay! Look forward to the next visit! :)

Burton Webb said...

ah, sweet memories! What a nice trail!

churchpunk4life said...

Ha I've actually eaten at that place!! I guy i used to date lived in Saint Joesph and he took me there once.
Ha I didn't know it was "famous"

Glad you had a good fall break...Malone has more days off but I got on stuck on campus because we played our rivals for football that weekend so I had to march for band.