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Old 11-10-09, 05:05 PM   #701
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Old 11-10-09, 06:46 PM   #702
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Old 11-11-09, 08:55 PM   #703
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clarkston, MI, great spot for cycling...if you want a city-like ride, go south into pontiac and surrounding suburbs, if you want a quiet, country ride, go north to Hadley & Metamora or west to Davisburg! Plenty of everything in michigan...
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Old 11-15-09, 03:43 PM   #704
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Hi all. I'm in Columbus, Ohio, in the Grandview area. I'm just getting back into riding, after being lazy for way too long. I've been a member of BF for years, but hadn't thought of introducing myself in the regional forums.
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Old 11-15-09, 06:44 PM   #705
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Originally Posted by doomridesout View Post
I posted an introduction in the main intro forum but I might as well here.
Ditto. (Link.)

I finally got serious about getting a road bike--always wanted one but at the same time mountain biking's always been my first passion and I could never justify the expense of a road bike (yes that's my lame excuse for procrastinating all these years). Late this summer, however, I started seriously shopping the used market and as of the week before Halloween I snagged a one-owner Klein Aura in great shape that fit me fairly well.

I'll be the one riding slowly around Ozaukee County, Wisconsin--this kind of riding is new to me and I'm still scoping out routes.
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Old 12-05-09, 05:10 PM   #706
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Hi all, Bellevue, Oh........ lot's of flat roads and open fields every so often a small grade. There is a rail trail in the area that is pretty cool. Not too many roads with good berms . Decent area though.
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Old 12-06-09, 07:48 PM   #707
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Plano, Illinois here........I mostly ride the mountain bike at Saw Wee Kee in Oswego but also ride Knoch Knolls in Naperville and Palos, as well as the Fox River Trail, Gilman Trail, Great Western Trail and the Praire Path. I live a stones throw from Silver Springs State Park. A couple of local bicycle clubs do their annual rides right through my neighborhood.
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Old 12-06-09, 10:25 PM   #708
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Good ol Mishawaka, Indiana here, been off line and off bike for about 4 months and hate it! Took a job delivering campers around the country. Thought i could drag my mtb with me everywhere and ride all the trails i could find, but it seems there are too many time restraints, BUT... I did ride the short trail just outside Las Vegas on my trek MTB. That was pretty different than northern Indiana mud. Pretty enjoyable out there, wicked awesome scenery! Lookin forward to Tour De Cure in Indy again this year!
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Old 12-09-09, 09:45 AM   #709
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Hey Rodjs

I did some riding out in Vegas a couple of years ago. Bootleg Canyon in Boulder City is the real deal.........stay away from the Black Trail unless you've got full body armour and big huevos. Also did some of the Cottonwood Trails out of Blue Diamond and commuted to work for a couple of weeks. There's just something about riding a bike down the strip at 5am.
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Old 12-31-09, 04:00 AM   #710
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Hey all. Cleveland Rocks!
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Old 01-01-10, 04:46 PM   #711
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Willoughby Ohio... GO BROWNS
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Old 01-03-10, 04:58 PM   #712
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Old 01-11-10, 09:43 PM   #713
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Old 01-18-10, 09:29 AM   #715
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Bolingbrook, Illinois!
There are some quiet residential roads around here, one or two quiet 'country' like roads, Naperville's system, a decent system of bike trails, and then a pretty good forest preserve just north. I've also ridden down about 15-20 miles into Joliet, into Naperville, into Darien, into Lemont, Lockport, Crest Hill, Romeoville....I think that's it.

But next fall I'll be in Galesburg, about 30-50 miles from Iowa border, so if anybody's there, too....hey!
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Old 02-07-10, 11:30 AM   #716
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Ferndale, Michigan here!

Lots of city and residential burbs rides with a good bar at the end of each one, and close enough to make it downtown Detroit in no time at all. With every street on a tight grid, it makes for really easy commutes too. Rural rides (MTB, CX or Road)) usually require an extra hour or two on the bike before you get to cow country.
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Old 03-07-10, 06:53 PM   #717
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Just joined today, I live in Anderson, IN and just started getting into riding last summer. I cannot wait to get on the road this spring.
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Old 03-09-10, 02:29 PM   #718
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rochester hills about 20 mi n of detroit.road.trail,commuter just get me on the bike.good roads in n oakland co and lots of trails
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Old 03-23-10, 11:05 AM   #719
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madison, wi here. though i spend a week riding in iowa at the end of july each year.
anyone know of good group rides? the wednesday night rides are out for me as i have practice every wednesday. the only other one i know about is the bombay bicycle club.
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Old 04-09-10, 06:43 AM   #720
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Old 04-17-10, 09:46 PM   #721
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Newbie here. I live in Columbia Station, OH southwest of Cleveland. When I can ride I ride mostly country roads but it was difficult to get out and ride last year on my own. So if anyones interested let me know.

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Old 04-19-10, 11:55 AM   #722
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Wouldnt say i am in the great lakes area now, going to school in Athens, Ohio. I am from the Toledo area though so I know some of that pretty good as well. anyone in SE ohio know of any good routes?
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Old 04-22-10, 01:57 PM   #723
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Old 05-06-10, 12:06 PM   #724
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Old 05-08-10, 12:49 AM   #725
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