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    Lets meet in Detroit

    Detroit Slow Roll is kick starting their season numero cinco! on March 29 at 11:00 AM from Easter Market she #2 . I would say Be there.

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    Too bad it's in Detroit. On the plus side - old, historic places and sights. Definitely not boring. On the minus side - it's dangerous, and feels depressing. I wish there was more rides like that in Oakland County. Royal Oak/Ferndale/Southfield to name a few areas that may be interesting. Maybe "Slow Roll NORTH"

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    Dude a group of friends and I are carpooling from Lansing to do this ride. If you are in Oakland County you are almost there. I don't think it is dangerous because the large group of cyclist if there is an angry motorist it will have to deal with the whole group. Slow Roll organizers they have a group of staff helping along the ride. So come and join man.

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    I've had a lot of folks who live west of Detroit say this is a very nice, genteel and safe ride. I've been kept from it by work, family and other obligations, but I hope to try it this year at least a few times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroN0074 View Post
    Dude a group of friends and I are carpooling from Lansing to do this ride. If you are in Oakland County you are almost there. I don't think it is dangerous because the large group of cyclist if there is an angry motorist it will have to deal with the whole group. Slow Roll organizers they have a group of staff helping along the ride. So come and join man.
    lol I ride in Detroit alone all the time. No one is standing on the corners attacking people on bicycles lol Saturday mornings going down Woodward you will certainly have a laneif not two all your own. Its safe all around, not too mention fun. There are no angry motorists. People of Detroit seem amused and happy to see people on bikes. I ride to the river front sometimes then back up Dequinder cut, through to Eastern Market. Keep your bike with you at Eastern Market dont leave it alone, even if locked.

    Riding in Detroit alone or with a group is fun and safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecializedCT View Post
    Too bad it's in Detroit. On the plus side - old, historic places and sights. Definitely not boring. On the minus side - it's dangerous, and feels depressing. I wish there was more rides like that in Oakland County. Royal Oak/Ferndale/Southfield to name a few areas that may be interesting. Maybe "Slow Roll NORTH"
    I participated in several Slow Rolls last year, including the Eastern Market opener. I recall about 3,000 riders for the opener, of course the weather was perfect. No worries, just a fun time. A lot less traffic than Oakland County, so it feels safer.
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    can't make it: Palm Sunday so I'll be at church.
    I've done a few rides in Detroit - Critical Mass (where there's a high potential for upset drivers) https://plus.google.com/photos/11838...94145387315761
    and the Tour de Troit https://plus.google.com/photos/11838...81978605525393
    And a group of us from work will do rides in and around Detroit: https://plus.google.com/photos/11838...CKCYm5ydiZH-Aw
    No problems. Ever. Can't say that about the affluent suburbs or rural riding....

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    My point of view may be different just because I used to live in Detroit and Hamtramck. We moved out far, far away after a very short time. We have plenty of bad experience with that place.
    Detroit is a very depressing place to be. Several years back, I did a short documentary about Detroit, after bunch of my friends said that Detroit is a fun and safe place...They couldn't believe what they saw. I don't really care what other people think about that place, everyone can share their opinion...All I know is from living there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecializedCT View Post
    My point of view may be different just because I used to live in Detroit and Hamtramck. We moved out far, far away after a very short time. We have plenty of bad experience with that place.
    Detroit is a very depressing place to be. Several years back, I did a short documentary about Detroit, after bunch of my friends said that Detroit is a fun and safe place...They couldn't believe what they saw. I don't really care what other people think about that place, everyone can share their opinion...All I know is from living there.
    i can imagine living there would be very difficult. i've got a friend who teaches in detroit. NOT easy. i'd love see the documentary if it's available. please post a link or more info.

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    Its not like that at all, it is on the up swing, most people are upbeat about midtown, downtown,bricktown and Eastern Market area. I guess if you are an "glass is half empty kinda person you could be depressed. My daughter lives in midtown. She has the time of her life down there with her husband.

    People that are moving the city foward, are very optimistic and having fun. I just rode this morning from my house in north Southfield to Eastern market where I met my wife for lunch at Zeffs coney. Then we looked in markets and antique shops. We had a blast.

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    Looks like fun. A slow cruise, for sure. Check out the bike lights after sunset.


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    I went with my friends, we car pooled from Lansing and it was fun and safe. Here is the link to the pictures we took

    pics: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...6502347&type=1

    Video: https://vimeo.com/motorcitydroneco/r...865/29d3ea5670
    Last edited by TroN0074; 03-31-15 at 05:34 AM. Reason: to include video link

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