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Old 04-30-08, 02:43 PM   #501
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Hi,

Edited: Picked up a Bianchi c2c.

Will look forward to joining a ride by where i live: Busse Woods!

Thanks!

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Old 05-02-08, 07:32 AM   #502
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I live in Williamsville NY, just north of Buffallo, I ride 30 -45miles a day along Niagara riiver and Erie Canal, I dont see many other people from this fourum from the buffalo area, but last time I checked, Lake Erie was part of the great Lakes.
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Old 05-02-08, 09:36 AM   #503
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rochester michigan ride stony creek metro park often
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Old 05-04-08, 02:25 PM   #504
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Arounf Oakland Township, MI

...That's where I ride... Paint Creek Trail... Clinton River Trail... Macomb Orchard Trail... Addison Oaks Parks... Bald Mountain Recreation Areas. Lots of Rails-to-Trails routes. Stony Creek Metro Park.
I also do the 6-day Michigander every July... the five-day Tour 'Da UP in AUgist and some local one-day organized rides.
A group of us meet regularly through the summer at the Rochester Public Library for Saturday morning training rides. We call ourselves "Team Clydesdale." Check out the video at www.clydesdalefitness.com
Our next training ride will be Saturday May 17. 8:30 am at the library. Come join us!
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Old 05-04-08, 04:11 PM   #505
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i live in Byron Center Michigan, about ten min. south of Grand Rapids. i live in a small town and just ride around there, without cops yelling and screaming. its almost nice. and now we have a new, but small, skatepark that i can go and ride too.
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Old 05-05-08, 06:25 AM   #506
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...That's where I ride... Paint Creek Trail... Clinton River Trail... Macomb Orchard Trail... Addison Oaks Parks... Bald Mountain Recreation Areas. Lots of Rails-to-Trails routes. Stony Creek Metro Park.
Me too! I live just off the Clinton River Trail (in the subdivision where you used to live, pcmike) and am a member of the "Friends" group who helps promote it (and tries to keep the map boxes filled!). So I ride all the trails on my fat-tire bike, but also enjoy burning around Stoney Creek on the road bike. I've probably seen both of you on the road or trails at some time.

One of my favorite early morning rides is to leave from home on my road bike, take the Clinton River Trail (it's rideable on 25mm tires) to the Macomb Orchard Trail on out to 32 Mile Rd. I eat a good breakfast in downtown Romeo and then head back for a 30-mile round-trip that's a great start to the day.

When they finish that bridge over M-53 in a couple of months, you'll be able to do a 60+ mile round trip out to Richmond and back (on a fat-tire bike).

I was hoping to do my first Michigander this year (with Bubba and all), but had a schedule conflict. Maybe I'm destined not to ever do this ride that's interested me since the first year they had it. I signed up for it one time before, and on my first training ride took a fall that put me out of it. But I am signed up for the LMB "Sunrise Adventure" -- a 3-day road event in Rogers City in June. Keeping my fingers crossed...

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Old 05-15-08, 06:11 PM   #507
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I'm new to the forum! Originally from California and have been in the Midwest for about a year. I'm currently living in Chicago off of Irving Park and Lakeshore.

I ride up into the north burbs, south on lakeshore, and roads in the Barrington area.
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Old 05-15-08, 07:17 PM   #508
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I ride up into the north burbs, south on lakeshore, and roads in the Barrington area.
I got my dog from Barrington Kennels. What a lovely area!
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Old 05-16-08, 06:42 AM   #509
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I got my dog from Barrington Kennels. What a lovely area!
It is very nice up there. There are some decent trails as well. I can pick up the Fox River Trail 6 miles or so from my boyfriend's place...its gorgeous right now! Hurray for spring!!
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Old 05-23-08, 07:31 PM   #510
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so i take it that im like the only kid on here who actually rides BMX. lame.
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Old 05-24-08, 07:53 AM   #511
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I've always wanted to see a BMX bike in a peleton. There is proper gearing available to do so....
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Old 05-25-08, 11:12 AM   #512
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so i take it that im like the only kid on here who actually rides BMX. lame.
I quit riding BMX when I cracked my old RedLine at the head tube. That was a pretty sturdy frame so I figured if I broke that, I was just too fat to keep on doing it.
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Old 06-01-08, 09:32 AM   #513
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Hey all, I hail from Clinton Township Michigan, 20-30 minutes north of Detroit.
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Old 06-01-08, 09:40 AM   #514
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Hey all, I hail from Clinton Township Michigan, 20-30 minutes north of Detroit.
Hey neighbor, that's not to far from me
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Old 06-01-08, 11:21 AM   #515
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so is ANYONE from the Grand Rapids area? i need someone to ride with pretty bad yo.
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Old 06-01-08, 01:52 PM   #516
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Hi,
I just joined and I am about to pick up either a Javis Ventura Sport, GF Monona or a Fuji Absolute LX for road riding and maybe city riding.
Will look forward to joining a ride by where i live: Busse Woods!
Thanks!
Busse is very nice, i've gone there a few times on my inline skates. Once i get pedals and bike shoes I should be ready to ride.
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Old 06-01-08, 05:18 PM   #517
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Hey all, I hail from Clinton Township Michigan, 20-30 minutes north of Detroit.

I've probably seen you (been passed by you) out at Stoney Creek and never knew!
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Old 06-02-08, 04:46 AM   #518
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Busse is very nice, i've gone there a few times on my inline skates. Once i get pedals and bike shoes I should be ready to ride.
When you are ready to ride there and other areas around, let me know, i'll join and maybe we can get more people to join us, the more the merrier.
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Old 06-02-08, 06:19 PM   #519
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I lived in Milwaukee for eight years -- never drank beer until I moved there!
But, was a great place to bike. I like the "bike trails" that you can pick up -- some paths loop almost all the way around Milwaukee! Loved riding along the lakefront.
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Old 06-05-08, 07:14 AM   #520
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Just joined the Forums a couple days ago, I am from Kalamazoo Michigan. It is a tough area to start riding in, lots of hills, I mean LOTS of hills! But I really enjoy it!
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Old 06-05-08, 08:42 AM   #521
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Just joined the Forums a couple days ago, I am from Kalamazoo Michigan. It is a tough area to start riding in, lots of hills, I mean LOTS of hills! But I really enjoy it!
Yeah, I've heard how tough it is out there in the Kalamazoo Mountains. Sheesh.
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Old 06-05-08, 09:36 AM   #522
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Fort Wayne, Indiana, west side has rolling hills (somewhat) as I experienced on the north side of Kalamazoo, were I was weaned on biking.

Travel the Midwest for work assignments. Prepping second bike to travel in truck bed on those trips.
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Old 06-08-08, 11:16 AM   #523
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Another Kalamazoo new forum user here. (Hi, Brimy) I have been riding mostly south and east of town and also commute to work.
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Old 06-12-08, 08:33 AM   #524
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Southwest Michigander here.

Niles - Dowagiac - Kalamazoo Area to be rough. Looking for group options in this area, preferable road biking. The Kalamazoo Mountains can be rough but its not more so the mountain but the grades we have in this area. Plenty of hills for training.

PM me if you got a group going on.
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Old 06-23-08, 05:24 PM   #525
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Saint Johns, Michigan....about 15-20 minutes north of Lansing.

Im a noobler looking to get info on my first bike purchase....hopefully it will be enough exercise and fun that I will keep at it.
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