Originally Posted by cervantes3773
I'm returning to biking after stopping sometime in highschool (mostly due to outgrowing my bike). I've lurked here for a few days and you guys seems to be the amicable type, so I wanted to join and say hello.
Welcome to the Forums. I noted your post to the other recent newbie from Michigan, Chris. As I posted to him, I'm a native of the East Side of Detroit, and lived in Ann Arbor and learned to appreciate the cycling lifestyle there in the 1970's, so I always like to say Hi to Michigan cyclists. Most of my family resides in Macomb and Oaklnd counties now, so we visit frequently and that's where I ride; we stay in Fraser.
I was mostly a cycle tourist for a long time, including in Michigan and Ontario, and now I'm a a year round commuter and occasional centurian here in Boston. On my visits to Michigan I like to cycle and would love to tour the northwestern suburbs, including Farmington, but it is quite a trek to get there from Fraser. Because I'm usually time limited, I'm not inclined to drive there to ride. There was a recent thread on Bike Forums re riding east to west:"Question for Detroit area commuters"
Question for Detroit area commuters
I hope to try a suggested route in August when we next visit.