Hiya from The Mitten!
I'm Connor from the bottom half of Michigan Now that the ICY FIST OF WINTER has *finally* broken, I've traded in the bus ticket to get out the bike for the (short) commute to work. So I thought I'd just drop in and say hi, 'cause I'm looking for a new setup and I really want to learn how to maintain a bike, rather than just use one all the time!
As soon as I saw "HIya from the Mitten," I knew it was a Michiganian. Welcome to the Forums. I'm a native of Michigan and learned to appreciate the cycling lifestyle there, so I always like to say Hi to Michigan cyclists. I notice that most Michiganian Introductions are from the state as the location, and often about the weather there. So more specifically where are you from and what kind of riding do you do? (I'm from the East Side of Detroit, and was a tourist for a long time, now a year round commuter and occasional centurian here in Boston).
Originally Posted by ChaosCon
When we went to Parents' Orientation at the University of Michigan a couple of years ago, a panel discussion was held about the adjustment students make to college life. One funny student from Maryland thought it was hilarious the way Michigan residents pointed to their location in the state on the palm of their hand. He called it the "Mitten Thing."