The age of the visitors to Leland has changed as the families with school age children are back at home and the older generations are on the move. It’s amazing how many arrive on 2 wheels decked out in full leather. I used to have a motorcycle… rode it here in the Leelanau wearing shorts, tee shirt, tennis shoes – no socks and a orange helmet. My last ride on a motorcycle was some 25 years ago when I borrowed Bill Bolingers 600 cc Nighthawk and rode it around the lake. I returned it to his garage and never rode a motorcycle again. Probably why I’m still alive today, at least maybe, one of the reasons. I loved the thrill of a fast motorcycle ride, especially here in Leelanau County where there are not many stop signs.
There are two kinds of riders, those who have gone down and those who are going down. I went down early and didn’t want to go there again.