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    Newbie Mattsimoto's Avatar
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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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    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
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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?

    Welcome to BF!

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    Newbie Mattsimoto's Avatar
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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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    Senior Member Michigander's Avatar
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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.
    Bring back the Sig Test!


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