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    Jer. 29:11 pcmike's Avatar
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    Great Michigander this year.

    Just returned from the week long Michigander Bicycle Tour. This year's route was a circle ride across mid-Michigan on roads and rail trails. The weather was perfect, except for an hour's worth of rain on Wednesday.
    I rode it all on my Trek Madone 5.5. There are now routes for fat tires and skinny tires.
    It's amazing now how well-developed those rail trails have become. They are almost like an Interstate system for cycling.
    I've posted pics and ride reports on my http://BikeFitness.net blog
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    Looks like it was a great ride.

    I didn't know they had a route for road bikes. How many roadies were there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by "Fred" View Post
    I didn't know they had a route for road bikes. How many roadies were there?
    They've had an all-pavement option for road bikes the last couple of years. This year, most of the rail-trails were paved, so there was no need to go out on the highways. Also, many of the unpaved trails were pretty rough, so a lot of hybrid and even MTB riders opted for the paved bypasses.

    It's hard to come up with a number, but there were quite a few who were on pure road bikes, and even more who were doing the road thing on their hybrids.

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    How come it is that i never hear or read about this stuff in advance? The only rides I ever hear about are the M/S 150 and the DALMAC. Is there anything else I am not being told about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78fujis10s View Post
    How come it is that i never hear or read about this stuff in advance? The only rides I ever hear about are the M/S 150 and the DALMAC. Is there anything else I am not being told about?
    Geez, we camped overnight at your Rockford H.S., had coney dogs and beer at the Corner Bar, ... This event has been going on for about 19 years now. http://www.michigantrails.org

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    Also dissapointed that I didn't hear about this event... I just need to search the net and pop into my LBS more. I'm just 15 minutes from Rockford
    "The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle." ~Unknown

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    organized rides in michigan

    Try this for alot of organized rides in michigan

    http://www.lmb.org/pages/Events/postercal.htm

    regards

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