Trail Conditions: OK to pretty damn crappy
Had a great time at the bar last night watching the Packer Lion Game. I think most people had a good time. Even the Lions Fans. It was a close game for the most part, keeping Packer Fan’s on the edge of their seats.
We are finally getting the cold that we needed so bad. It is still going to take a few days to freeze up wet areas but we should see a big improvement as this weeks goes on. The best riding I am still hearing is taking 8 east out of Bergland to Kenton (stop by Hoppys and tell Jane I said hi) and then down to Watersmeet. 1 north to White Pine has also been good but not north of White Pine. Avoid Trail 8 between Wakefield and Bergland, if you are coming from the south take the southern route to Trail 2. Trail 3 North of Bruce Crossing has been ok to good for the most part if you are headed North. Trail 13 north to Rockland is not in good shape. Avoid trail 102 and trail 100.
I had a lot of people complaining about trail conditions. I am sorry that some businesses sugar coat or lie about the conditions of our trails right now but don’t complain to me. I report on what riders tell me conditions are. I knew conditions would get worse this past weekend with heavy traffic and warm temps. Most people that come in my place read my reports and know what to expect, but I talked to several this past weekend that were told conditions were a lot better that what they were.
The last few weeks I have heard or helped more people stuck in swamps or ditches than all the years I have been up here. My dryer is getting a work out for sure. Stay on the trail, lots of water out there.
3 Holy Men & 3 Bears
A Catholic Priest, a Baptist preacher and a Rabbi all served as
Chaplains to the students of Northern Michigan University at
Marquette in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
They would get together two or three times a week for coffee and to talk shop.
One day, someone made the comment that preaching to people isn’t really all that hard, a real challenge would be to preach to a bear.
One thing led to another, and they decided to do an experiment.
They would all go out into the woods, find a bear, preach to it, and attempt to convert it to their religion.
Seven days later, they all came together to discuss their experiences.
Father Flannery, who had his arm in a sling, went first.
‘Well,’ he said, ‘I went into the woods to find me a bear.
And when I found him, I began to read to him from the Catechism. Well, that bear wanted nothing to do with me and began to slap me around. So I quickly grabbed my holy water, sprinkled him and, Holy Mary Mother of God, he became as gentle as a lamb. The Bishop is coming out next week to give him first communion and confirmation.’
Reverend Billy Bob the Baptist, spoke next. He had one arm and both legs in casts. In his best fire-and-brimstone oratory, he exclaimed, ‘WELL, brothers, you KNOW that we Baptists don’t sprinkle !
I went out and I FOUND me a bear. And then I began to read to my bear from God’s HOLY WORD ! But that bear wanted nothing to do with me.
So I took HOLD of him and we began to wrestle. We wrestled down one hill, UP another and DOWN another until we came to a creek. So I quickly DUNKED him and BAPTIZED his hairy soul.
And just like you said, he became as gentle as a lamb.
We spent the rest of the day praising Jesus. Hallelujah !
The Priest and the Reverend both looked down at the Rabbi, who was lying in a hospital bed. He had broken arms and legs, was in a body cast and traction, with IVs and monitors running in and out of him. He was in really bad shape.
The Rabbi looked up and said: “Looking back on it, circumcision may not have been the best way to start.”