I live in the city called the birthplace of Henry Ford: Dearborn, Michigan. It is the location of the Ford Motor Company headquarters, and also Fair Lane, the Henry Ford Estate. It is the city where Ford built the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, now known collectively as The Henry Ford, "America's Greatest History Attraction". These are all very touristy sites, easily visited on a bicycle. But most members post photos of beautiful scenery from their bike rides in the countryside, and I rarely ride outside the city limits. Instead of those local attractions, today I'll post photos of the more industrial side of Dearborn: the Ford River Rouge Complex, or as it is more commonly known, the Rouge. The manufacturing complex that changed the world.
The bike I chose for this trip is a rescue from the curbside trash last year, a Sears Free Spirit 12-speed. I did nothing more to it than patch a tube and lubricate the chain that had been frozen solid with rust. It still has a kink in it, but it was rideable. I felt that the bike's condition matched the location, and any shiny European or Asian make would be out of place.
Memorial to five employees who lost their lives in an explosion in the power house: