THE CHASE! Update 1

DAY 1 – PROLOGUE

Yep – After a quick trip we were crossing the Mackinac Bridge. It was a beautiful rainy day in Michigan. Weather was much cooler than what we were experiencing in Alabama. This is it, Key West or Bust! After being dropped off and unloaded, my support driver John Zibell pointed the White Whale south and as you read this the Ford Transit is sitting in my driveway in Alabama. I am on my own…

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Bikes arriving in rainy Michigan

Bikes arriving in rainy Michigan

I decided to take a short tour around Saulte Ste Marie. I found a great drive in across from one of the many ferry’s up here. Great food and great weather

I decided to take a short tour around Saulte Ste Marie. I found a great drive in across from one of the many ferry’s up here. Great food and great weather

Smoky Mountain member Joe Gimple jumping in to assist Steve Rinker working on a Chase bike that was having ignition problems

Smoky Mountain member Joe Gimple jumping in to assist Steve Rinker working on a Chase bike that was having ignition problems

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Today we have the riders meeting where we get our instructions. In the afternoon we have a short ride and display the bikes for the public. Then this evening is the opening banquet. Tomorrow we hit the road, can’t wait!