Nice first ride in the COLD.
Well, rode the North Shore Century today. I must say conditions were about as ideal as they could get for that. However, that must have been one of the most screwy routes I've ever seen. Maybe I wasn't paying attention, but I lost the route early and was force to make up my own route up the 2nd rest stop. From there, I completely lost the road-markings in Wisconsin and once again had to make up my own route back to Waukegan. Hit the rest stop, but there was only one person there. A ghost town. I encountered a few groups on the way back, but on the whole I think I encountered fewer than 4 people riding the century route all day. A weird ride to be sure.
Did anyone else ride this and think the road markings were kind of crazy (or completely lacking) in parts?
Maybe I was just too distracted by the nice weather ;-). A great day for riding to be sure.
No quibble there. I think this may have been the most perfect weather I've ever experienced for the NSC. Last year was nice, but it was 40-something at the start and I was riding rather slowly (with my brother- and sister-in-law) with short sleeves. This year, the weather was perfect the entire time.
Did you get passed by a guy on a three-wheel Harley who honked continuously? Maybe on St. Mary's or one of the other long northbound stretches. I don't think he was saying, "hi." I suspect he was rather upset that his Sunday morning ride was disturbed by all those pesky bikies. Well, at least he wasn't rolling coal. :-)