I guess this is what they refer to as the dog days of summer. Hot and muggy. Tons of sun. A million people out before 8am. In the spring we swear at the lake for keeping us so much colder, but days like this we love the lake for giving us relief from the heat.
Ive lived next to Lake Michigan all my life. Never more than a mile from its shores. For a while I was 100 yards from it. I could hear it at nite with my window cracked open.
The love\hate relationship with the lake is not as bad as I make it out to be. Sure, when its 15 degrees warmer just a few miles inland in spring it can be a bummer but I could not imagine not being here. I see it everyday. Not everyone who lives here can see it. Some get so used to it they do not notice it anymore. I am not one of those people. I just don’t see it but really look at it every morning. I hang out by it for awhile everyday. I have a gazillion pics of it. But you already know that.
Its a privilege to live next to one of the Great Lakes. Just like it would be living in the mountains. Its something not everyone see’s everyday. When I head up to Marquette,MI the first thing I do is hang on the shores of Lake Superior. For the most part it looks like Lake Michigan but its not. The the same but different and maybe that’s just another reason I love Marquette.
The Ore to Shore race is there in just a week and a half. Ive been there and raced it for the last four years. But not this year. Im trying to get up there for a short weekend but store coverage issues again prevail.
My original plan to tour up to the race that weekend is dead. I just can not find the help to cover the store for all those days. The summer help just did not not work out as planned this year. And that just happens sometime. For me, it was the last two years in a row. I might get up there on the 8th, we’ll see.
Tonite is the Tuesday nite shop ride and it will be a hot one. I am already starting to drink water this morn, which is so unlike me but near 90 degrees and humid makes me pay a little more attention to details.
I will of course be rockin’ the F1.