Sunday, October 23, 2011

The rest of the Detroit school ride.......

The 1st day of classes got out at noon so I did what any normal guy would do....spent the rest of the day riding around the Lake St Clair area. Fall is definitely a beautiful time to visit!

The next couple days it was back to business to take these-

disassemble them-

Then put them back together(see the before pic, lol!)

I had a blast, robotics is a lot of fun, especially integrating them into a weld shop. Tested out at 92%! Woohoo!

I didn't get a lot of pics, but I did grab one crossing the Mississippi on my way home-

Covered just over 2200 miles and got a couple certs to boot! Sorry about the crappy pics, all I had was my phone, lol!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

1100 far

Previously I posted about going to robotics school, well I'm here(north of Detroit, Mi.) and classes start tomorrow. The last 3 days have been a blast. I got a new front tire on the Drifter and with a decent forecast I hit the road. Friday was a short day, got a tire put on and headed for Jimmy's for a short visit. We ended up hangin' out drinkin' some beer and changing the oil over to Amsoil in the Drifter, a good 200 mile day. Saturday was designated as miles day. At 6:30am I was on the road. Made it across Missouri into Illinois-

Then across Illinois into Indiana-

Once into Indiana I decided to stop for the night. I stopped in Peru, Ind. I think mickey d's in Peru hire only 
crack heads, lol! 600 miles for the day, not bad.
Up at 5:30 this morning it back on the road bound for Clinton Township Mi. Made it to Michigan!

A detour through Hell is in order-

Hell, Michigan that is!

After I got checked in at the hotel, there's only one way to celebrate an 1100 mile ride-

22oz Leinenkugel!

Tomorrow morning it's off to class for robotics!