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Uphill and Against the Wind - TransAm E-W
By Dave T

Lake Huron Circle Tour 1982

The summer of 1982 my friend Richard and I planned a 2 week tour around Lake Huron. We departed from my home in Michigan and rode up the St Clair River the the Blue Water Bridge. We rode across the bridge into Ontario Canada and followed the road along the shore up to Tobermory at the tip of the Bruce peninsula.

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Lake Huron Circle Tour 1982

Somewhere on the eastern shore of Lake Huron near Sauble Beach, Ontario Canada.
Pictured is my friend Richard

At Tobermory we ran into my Aunt Kathy and Uncle Mike, who were surprised when they spotted us walking around town. They knew nothing of our cycling trip and had all kinds of questions over lunch and an ice cream.

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Our 1982 vintage K-Mart tent.

We camped and cooked out every single night on the tour. Eating energy rich foods such as Hungry Man Beef stew, Ole' fashioned Chilli with beans.... Good thing the tent was as drafty as it looks. We knew nothing of nutrition, we just ate what looked good in the supermarket.

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Somewhere in Ontario Canada July 1982

Leaving Tobermory we boarded the car ferry for Manitoulin Island. It was a real sight to watch the bow of this huge ship open up and all the cars driving on. Once on the island we rode north to Espanola and hung a left on the TransCan highway.

I recall this being a very busy part of the trip. The TransCan follows the shoreline on the North Channel, a popular boating destination here in the Great Lakes. Finally reaching Sault Saint Marie we entered back into the good ole USA. Riding south we crossed the Mackinac Bridge and back in lower Michigan. The trip continued along lake Huron until we reached Bay City, at which point we worked our way across the thumb and back home.

I estimate the trip was about 1,000 or so miles total. I took about 10 pictures the whole trip, but now I wish I'd taken more. I really learned a lot on this trip, from what to wear, what not to wear, how to stay dry in rain, laundry, and cooking. Many of the things I learned on this trip would serve me well on the Trans Am.

I was 16 years old at the time and my interest started to change into cars. I can remember being anxious to get home once we arrived back in the lower Michigan. I had bought a 1969 Camaro SS and my brother Steve was doing full body work and repainting it while I was away on this trip. Living near the Motor City in Michigan, hot rods were a major influence of my teen and 20's.

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My 1969 Camaro SS

Would this be the end of my cycling??????

After all, this IS the Motor City.

I was the King of the school parking lot and Saturday nights with this car. I wasted more gas needlessly cruising the streets and burning rubber. Those were the good ole' days. Nowadays kids drive these crappy Japanese cars with all this aftermarket trash attached to them. Don't get me started.......

I sold this car to my younger brother who still has it to this day. Someday, it will be mine again.


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