Spent much of yesterday riding to the tip of Old Mission Peninsula. This meant 200 miles each way of two lane blacktop through the heart of what used to be Trumpland.
What is it Leonard Cohen wrote…Nobody Knows???
Up 120 to 20 to M37 then back, 90 plus degree heat, about 6 hours of riding, much at speeds we aren’t going to be mentioning as I am no longer electronically limited to my nominal 187 mph (300kmh) top end.
Lots of political signs out, but in 6 hours of two lane past thousands of dwellings, and it goes two ways in Michigan, a 50 year old Marlette or a palace, and only two Trump signs.
As I moved from Wexford into Grand Traverse, a few larger anti-Trump signs, themed about restoring democracy and one asking that our governor be locked up for making people wear mace masks.
When we did this in the Land Cruiser in March, same trip, 200 Trump signs with some homes going “whole hog.”
As we hit the affluent areas, Traverse City and up the Peninsula (very nice) a moderate number of Biden signs, less than 10.
Here Trump talks about laundering coal to make it clean:
Normally…either party…thousands especially since Michigan is a battleground state and campaign money is spent here liberally (but mostly for conservatives).
Is it shame?
As my global warming complaint, it got hotter the further north we got. Eventually I was running my electric fan while slowed to 60 in traffic, something not normal. The big ZG engine is sensitive to heat.
I did buzz one Harley guy on 131 south.
Too hot for bike people. Few get north of Croton which has some great watering holes, on US 37 and then off to the right along the Muskegon River.
Whatever the politics, you are either a bike person or not.
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