I had been wanting to see what the biking was like on Grand Island, for a few years, so I combined both....
About a mile total in kayaking (out and back) and a little over 20 miles biking to circumvent the island with lots of opportunity for pictures.
Pictures from the day.
Getting the bike on the yak. First time I tried this, it went well. Glad I had 3 bungees in the jeep. But, not a big surprise on that....my BIL said years ago I could live out of it what with all the crap I have in it usually.
Lake Superior temps are in the high 40's right now in Munising from what the National Park Service person told me...if you dump, you better get out pretty quick or it's all over. Had my farmer John wet suit on as a time buyer just in case. The waves were small although the tire broke a few that came over the front. Biggest concern was I had to cut them at a 90 degree angle, but the Prijon Yukon Expedition is a very stable boat. It's not a skinny sea kayak. I don't think I've ever heard a bad review on this boat. Only recommendation I'd make it to make sure it has a rudder. Makes things a ton easier, especially fishing from it!
Hummm.....is this where Gary Fisher got the material for my Paragon frame? Windswept White Birch.
Where's that fat-bike when you need it?? ;-) I just pushed the 2.3's into the sand it stood all by its self. The trail follows the edge of the island, so there is a fair amount of up and down....stretches of packed dirt mixed in with some fall line wet loose sand, mud and rocks. Anyone that does singletrack won't have a problem...but causal paved bike path riders will have to broaden their skill set.
Recognize this shot? As soon as I saw this page in the Grand Island website I knew it looked familiar.
kayak/bike combo trip?