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Old 05-09-09, 10:08 AM   #1
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Hi from Detroit!

I've stalked this website for so long, i don't know what took me all this while to register. Cycling in Detroit is definitely unique and it's fun to read everyone's intelligent comments. Thanks, bike forums!
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I've stalked this website for so long, i don't know what took me all this while to register. Cycling in Detroit is definitely unique and it's fun to read everyone's intelligent comments. Thanks, bike forums!
Hi taraelizabeth,

Welcome to the Forums. I too lurked for a few months then jumped in. I'm a Detroit native and I like to say Hi to fellow cyclists there. I'm currently a year-round commuter and occasional centurian in Boston. When I visit Detroit, I ride in Macomb and Oakland counties. Where are you and what kind of riding do you do?
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I'm from "the OC", Ferndale. I ride in Detroit and surrounding areas, and I ride with a bunch of Ferndalians on the regular. I don't necessarily commute; I work quite a distance away. My affairs always include road bikes and a lot of city cycling. The thrill of riding through traffic is better to me than a trail or the like. I'm not as serious as some but it doesn't lessen my love. What about you, where's your favorite metro Detroit riding?
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Old 05-09-09, 03:53 PM   #4
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I'm from "the OC", Ferndale. I ride in Detroit and surrounding areas, and I ride with a bunch of Ferndalians on the regular. I don't necessarily commute; I work quite a distance away. My affairs always include road bikes and a lot of city cycling. The thrill of riding through traffic is better to me than a trail or the like. I'm not as serious as some but it doesn't lessen my love. What about you, where's your favorite metro Detroit riding?
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Some of my favorite short trips from Ann Arbor were out Huron River Drive to Dexter, or Whitmore Lake Road to Whitmore Lake, My very first tour, with no preparation, was a weekend loop out Pontiac Trail to Waterford, about 50 miles one way. Some touring we had done in Michigan when we lived there in the 1970's were: out to Port Huron and to Sarnia and along the the Lake Huron shore to Tobermory and on to Sudbury, then train to Toronto; through Windsor to Kitchener; to Midland, then through Saginaw to Port Austin and back to Detroit through the Thumb; and some short 1-2 day tours out of Ann Arbor, including to East Lansing and to Pontiac Lake. The only riding my wife and I have done in western Michigan was a round trip ride from Cheboygan to Mackinaw City, Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Traverse City and back by way of Douglas Lake.

Most of my riding currently when visiting Michigan is in Macomb and Oakland counties. When I have done some long training rides (> 60 miles), I have taken the bike to Stony Creek or Kensington and done laps as well as occasionally ride outside the park. Once I did a loop from Fraser (where my mother lives) down Jefferson, around Belle Isle, then out Woodward to around 14 Mile Road and back.
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Welcome. I'm from Livonia originally, and now in Saginaw. Ferndale is a nice town. Have some great rides this week in the beautiful weather they say we're going to get.
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