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Offline SaultGuy

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Riding Across the Mackinac Bridge - The MIGHTY MAC!!
on: December 30, 2020, 07:58:10 PM
Wanted to take time to wish everyone on the forum a Happy Holiday season and hoping Christmas was good too in spite of Covid.  Been a while since I posted, my father passed away a month ago suddenly and unexpectedly where I am struggling coming to terms with this sudden loss.

We are under Provincial lockdown in my area until January 9th.  Reviewing some footage from a 2017 ride around Lake Huron I captured footage riding across the Straits of Mackinac, The Mackinac Bridge (Michigan, USA) with two friends.  We were heading north about 50 miles to Canada where we live right across the border.  Nothing fancy, I captured the footage on my helmet cam riding my 2013 Versys 1000.  The Mighty Mac is a large and long suspension bridge over the Straits of Mackinac where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron connect.  It can be a bit of a daunting ride several hundred feet above the water and winds whipping you.  :002:


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Re: Riding Across the Mackinac Bridge - The MIGHTY MAC!!
Reply #1 on: December 30, 2020, 08:28:25 PM
Saultguy, first off please accept my condolences for the sudden and unexpected loss of your father,  it must be difficult for your whole family especially at this time of year.

What a way to help you feel a little better  by reviewing  your past riding trips, and what a fantastic  example to choose to share with us all, thank you.

Take care and stay safe in these terrible  times.
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Make every second count, make every moment special.

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Re: Riding Across the Mackinac Bridge - The MIGHTY MAC!!
Reply #2 on: December 30, 2020, 08:49:23 PM
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
Saultguy, first off please accept my condolences for the sudden and unexpected loss of your father,  it must be difficult for your whole family especially at this time of year.

What a way to help you feel a little better  by reviewing  your past riding trips, and what a fantastic  example to choose to share with us all, thank you.

Take care and stay safe in these terrible  times.

Thank-you Rog for the kind words.  Glad you decided to stay on the forum after selling your Versys.  Wishing you and your family all the best!! Lets hope 2021 is a better year because 2020 SUCKED.  :031:

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Re: Riding Across the Mackinac Bridge - The MIGHTY MAC!!
Reply #3 on: December 30, 2020, 08:51:19 PM
Sorry 'bout your father and that you are locked down.  Thanks for sharing the video.  Looks like a fun ride!


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Re: Riding Across the Mackinac Bridge - The MIGHTY MAC!!
Reply #4 on: December 31, 2020, 01:56:57 PM
*Originally Posted by sweatmachine [+]
Sorry 'bout your father and that you are locked down.  Thanks for sharing the video.  Looks like a fun ride!

Thank-you.  I'm usually very comfortable on a motorcycle riding in various conditions but the Mighty Mac at times can raise the hairs on the back of your neck riding across.   :003:

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Re: Riding Across the Mackinac Bridge - The MIGHTY MAC!!
Reply #5 on: January 02, 2021, 06:05:03 PM
Sorry to hear of your loss SaultGuy , 2021 will be a better year for all ..Happy New  Year

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Re: Riding Across the Mackinac Bridge - The MIGHTY MAC!!
Reply #6 on: January 03, 2021, 12:56:28 AM
*Originally Posted by Keener [+]
Sorry to hear of your loss SaultGuy , 2021 will be a better year for all ..Happy New  Year

Thanks Keener.  All the best and keeping fingers crossed for 2021!!