Machinac Rest Day!!

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As Bill W says “all day every day riding my bike the greatest day of my life”! Well after 9 straight days and over 500 miles it’s time for a day off!👍 

Amy relaxing and waiting for the Machinac ferry after her 50 mile day. She has ridden 200 miles so far and is getting stronger each day, very proud of my trooper wife!!

We are on the famous Machinac Island for a leisurely day of resting the ole body ( if I can just remove the knife stuck under my left shoulder blade😳!). 

The Grand Hotel where the Movie classic “Somewhere In Time” was filmed ( Reeves & Seymour) and one of my favorites!Great sunset from our Stonecliffe hotel porch, now this place beats the Tin Can! We rode along UP or northern part of Lake Michigan to get here , often right next to the lake. Stayed at a Farmhouse B&B with a delightful family, Renee and her daughter Camille in Escanaba Michigan ( who is adorable ,showing me her baby kitten!). Rooster woke us up to our first morning of rain so we hung out with another guest Casey ( in healthcare and a real character) and the family! Enjoyed a magnificent breakfast cooked by Renee on an Aga , check this kitchen out!Two- thirds of the way to our destination in Bar Harbor Maine. Riding buddy Rick Fisher and his wife are coming up to meet us in Detroit and ride for 4 days, looking forward to exploring Ontario with them! 

Amy has her own blog that you can access at: she has some humorous takes on this trek!

Awwww……off resting up for another 60 miler tomorrow!!


  1. Great destinations, Bill, keep it going; we’ve been to several of these locations and they are indeed beautiful…more power to you both…!!!



  2. So proud of you 2. Amazing Amy that’s my friend 🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️ I had no idea what a devoted cyclist she was going to become Bill Gepp keep an eye on her ❤️♥️❤️


  3. Beautiful scenery and good trails, too? Looks amazing.
    And Bill’s girlfriend looks more and more “pro” in each photo update. 50 miles in one day is IMPRESSIVE. Hi-vis yellow is my favorite color of cycling jersey–I own two of them.


    1. She is doing great and agree with high vis yellow. Amy says it’s the only color she can see in the Road at a distance!! We are riding the Traverse bike path in Michigan today 36 miler up and back will be more!! Weather perfect so far. I could live here if weather was like this all year round?!!👍


  4. Great Job Bill. I’ve sailed to Mackinac Island from Port Huron and can close my eyes and remember the smells 😉 You’re crushing it ! Enjoy.


  5. Have fun Uncle Bill and stay safe! Did you get to bike the Little Traverse Wheelway? Sean and I did that trail when we got to visit Susie and we took the ferry out to Mackinac Island, beautiful. Looking forward to reading you and Amy’s blogs again. Love, Lee


    1. Lee, thanks for note…we are riding Traverse today! I rode through Tunnel of Trees from Machinac to Harbor Springs yesterday and played Boyne Highlands golf course, both really pretty!! Machinac was great we enjoyed the rest day there, has daiquiris on the Grand Hotel porch👍 staying in Traverse city tonight. We like this part of Michigan ofcourse it in the 80’s!!! UB


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