Forced not to endure the cold?
I suspect the current chilly weather may last a while. If motels are not much more costly than tents, let's stay warm. I will visit a McDonald's and look for a booklet of motel discount coupons, and report on my findings.
I put on some winter gear yesterday, and had a brief ride in the late evening, with the temperature near 40º. I was comfortable, but my open-face helmet is a distinct source of discomfort at that temperature. Well, that's tough, but not very, and I can manage it. I rode from Escanaba MI to St. Ignace in the UP in the same weather, and enjoyed it.
PS twelve hours later: I have the booklets and some coupons. If the motels honor the coupons, we can get a room for two for about $50. That is the Saturday night rate; the rate for Sunday night may be a tad less. Please bear in mind that not every motel honours the coupons, so we should be ready to pay up to $70, I suppose.
I will call a few of the motels and report on what they say about coupons.
Last edited by Keith Falkner; 01-05-2010 at 09:12 PM.
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