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Old 11-13-07, 11:30 AM   #1
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Hello from Mich.

Hello, Bike Forums.
I've been riding year round in West Michigan for the last two years. I started with a '70s model Ross that I got for free from a guy I work with. This past summer I switched to a more recent Schwinn LeTour that I got from my uncle. Then, I hacked up the Ross, painted it and converted it to a single speed. In the heavier snow I have a Huffy mountain bike that I traded a few stereo speakers and paintings for.

My ride to work is around 5 miles but the hills can be a pain in the snow. I probably average around 60 miles a week not including the ride to work and back.

I'm more of an anarchist DIY rider and haven't spent more than $100 for a bike or parts yet. But I look forward to checking out the forums (winter riding especially) to maybe get some tips on decent gear, designs and modifications.

Nice to meet you all.
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Old 11-13-07, 11:54 AM   #2
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Hello Mattsimoto, is Jenison home of the world's most golf courses packed into the smallest area? Where do you go riding?

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Old 11-13-07, 12:06 PM   #3
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Not so much golf courses as churches. There are upwards of four or five on some intersections, which makes for tricky traffic Sunday mornings.

I usually ride along the Grand River from my house to downtown Grand Rapids. Sometimes east as far as Ada, or West as far as Holland and the lakeshore. We have a lot of new trails in this area if you know how to get to them.
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Old 11-13-07, 01:42 PM   #4
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I'm on the other side of Michigan, but welcome just the same!

I haven't done much winter riding in years. It's a chore. Plenty of crashing. Make sure you have spikey tires.
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