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    Detroit's new Dequindre cut rail trail bike path???

    OK, who was in charge of the signs


    We do ok in sports but what is wrong with the rest of this place?
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    I like that the sign for "The Dequindre Cut" has three cyclists on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjoerges View Post
    I like that the sign for "The Dequindre Cut" has three cyclists on it.
    OK but the no bikes sign? WTF? This is at the Gratiot end to get on. The path is as smooth as glass,,, well, if you like riding on glass! I am just so glad to see the thing that I don't care and I took some pictures today.






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    How long is the path? I've been thinking of heading down there this weekend and riding it to Eastern Market. Does it connect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arkiemark View Post
    How long is the path? I've been thinking of heading down there this weekend and riding it to Eastern Market. Does it connect?
    Not just yet but you can take it from Gratiot down to woodbridge or franklin. The next part they are now working on will take you all the way to atwater. If you take it stop by the wheel house bike shop on the river walk and say hi!
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    Oh for sure I'll stop by. Already signed up for the architectural tour in May. Can't wait!

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    Hey I may know you
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    Ron:

    Can't get enough of that LHT setup of yours. It is sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by keiththesnake View Post
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    Can't get enough of that LHT setup of yours. It is sweet!
    Well thank you! I have bonded with the thing so much that I have been selling my other bikes. I think it is sad when they just set around and collect dust and I need the room to make my bike bags now
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    Now I just happen to know Detroit is a dying city, in disrepair, complete with a deficit being run by lunatics.


    So are you sure this brand spanking new bike path is in Detroit? The same city that built a one way monorail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galls View Post
    Now I just happen to know Detroit is a dying city, in disrepair, complete with a deficit being run by lunatics.


    So are you sure this brand spanking new bike path is in Detroit? The same city that built a one way monorail?
    notamused: We don't like to talk about that! But yea, we have a bike path now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mechanicalron View Post
    notamused: We don't like to talk about that! But yea, we have a bike path now!

    So it was a third party fund or something? Certainly it was not the city.

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    great pix. love the bike. love the bags. love the bike path. and love the goofy no bikes sign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galls View Post
    So it was a third party fund or something? Certainly it was not the city.
    OK, I think it was the Michigan trails & greenways alliance but I am not sure and yea, honestly the city is an embarrassment to the world but this place is full of little gems! The city government has now long been full of okey, backwords @$$ crooks but the people here are real and are golden! I both hate and love this place and seeing a rail trail in Detroit gives me hope
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    Those taggers sure can create good art. Nice pix's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baron von trail View Post
    Those taggers sure can create good art. Nice pix's.



    I could not find a nice tree to take pictures this time of year so what the hey. But the artwork sort of makes my bike look like puke

    This one is out the other end of the trail though
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    It is hard to be green this time of year!
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    Baron Von Trail, you have a very noble chin! lol.
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    have you figured out the reason for the no bikes signs?

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    No and they are only at the one end but I want to hang one in my bike room!
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    Hey Ron! I cycled the cut today! You're right...totally like glass. The only thing I wish, is that the path was a bit longer, but til then I guess we'll have to make due with Belle Isle. Can't wait til the cut gets built out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by arkiemark View Post
    Hey Ron! I cycled the cut today! You're right...totally like glass. The only thing I wish, is that the path was a bit longer, but til then I guess we'll have to make due with Belle Isle. Can't wait til the cut gets built out!
    Yea they should have went all the way to the market on the other side of gratiot and it would have been so useful. As it is now you sort of get dumped off in the middle of hell They are going to make it a lot longer and the simple fact that detroit has a bike any thing is a-ok with me
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    Quote Originally Posted by baron von trail View Post
    Those taggers sure can create good art. Nice pix's.
    Seriously, those taggers have some real talent.

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    [QUOTE=LucasA;8826672]Seriously, those taggers have some real talent.[/QUOTE

    I am OK with this stuf. It is down under old R.R. bridges and not on peoples property like the dumb gang crap you see all over. That stuff looks like scribbles that took 10 seconds to do and starts a pissing contest we all have to look at but don't understand
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