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    Hello from Michigan :]

    I'm new to biking and this site obviously, and I'm excited about both.

    Yesterday I wasn't feeling great so I went on a 30 mile bike ride. While that may not be a lot to some it really made me feel good about myself and I had a great view of the world while not in a car.

    It made me want to start biking more, and I plan to do just that. So I guess this is the start to my biking life

    Any tips for a beginning biker?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjatanzen View Post
    I'm new to biking and this site obviously, and I'm excited about both.

    Yesterday I wasn't feeling great so I went on a 30 mile bike ride. While that may not be a lot to some it really made me feel good about myself and I had a great view of the world while not in a car.

    It made me want to start biking more, and I plan to do just that. So I guess this is the start to my biking life

    Any tips for a beginning biker?
    Welcome to the Forums. 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 Oakland counties now, so we visit frequently and that's where I ride; we stay in Fraser. Currently, I'm a year-round commuter and occasional centurian here in Boston, and previously a bike tourist, including in Michigan, Ontario, and a cross-country trip.

    I'm always amused that most people from Michigan introduce themselves as from Michigan, not otherwise specified, though Detroiters may introduce themselves as from "Metro Detroit." So, where are you from and where, and what kind of riding do you do, or want to? As far as tips, you'll find plenty on the Forums, especially if the request is directed towards a specific question. My most general tip is if you really want to get into a cycling lifestyle, take up commuting to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
    Welcome to the Forums. 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 Oakland counties now, so we visit frequently and that's where I ride; we stay in Fraser. Currently, I'm a year-round commuter and occasional centurian here in Boston, and previously a bike tourist, including in Michigan, Ontario, and a cross-country trip.

    I'm always amused that most people from Michigan introduce themselves as from Michigan, not otherwise specified, though Detroiters may introduce themselves as from "Metro Detroit." So, where are you from and where, and what kind of riding do you do, or want to? As far as tips, you'll find plenty on the Forums, especially if the request is directed towards a specific question. My most general tip is if you really want to get into a cycling lifestyle, take up commuting to work.
    I lived most of my life in Romeo, though being only 17 years old that isn't that long. Now I live in Sterling Heights and have started college, no job yet. I currently ride around the city and out to the Lake St. Clair, or the Anchor Bay area. I have a in-expensive Trek bike, but not cheap in quality as far as I'm concerned. It hasn't broke on me yet

    What I want to do is begin biking enough to eventually have the endurance to bike across the United States. Whether people say I can or can't do it, it doesn't matter because I'm going to. I have my mind set on this goal and I'm not doing this to prove anything to anyone besides myself.

    Thanks for the response, anything I left out just ask about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjatanzen View Post
    I lived most of my life in Romeo, though being only 17 years old that isn't that long. Now I live in Sterling Heights and have started college, no job yet. I currently ride around the city and out to the Lake St. Clair, or the Anchor Bay area. I have a in-expensive Trek bike, but not cheap in quality as far as I'm concerned. It hasn't broke on me yet

    What I want to do is begin biking enough to eventually have the endurance to bike across the United States. Whether people say I can or can't do it, it doesn't matter because I'm going to. I have my mind set on this goal and I'm not doing this to prove anything to anyone besides myself.

    Thanks for the response, anything I left out just ask about.
    Hi ninjajanzen,

    Thanks for the reply. When I'm in Michigan, most of my riding is in Macomb and Oakland counties. I borrow my brother's hybrid bike, and he is in Sterling Heights. so I always ride there.

    FYA, here's a pretty good previous thread on Macomb and Oakland County riding:"Question for Detroit area commuters"

    Question for Detroit area commuters

    Best wishes on your plans for a cross country tour. You can find a lot of advice about such a ride on the Touring Forum, including responses to questions from new cyclists. Probably one of the greatest deterrents is to find the time and support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
    Hi ninjajanzen,

    Thanks for the reply. When I'm in Michigan, most of my riding is in Macomb and Oakland counties. I borrow my brother's hybrid bike, and he is in Sterling Heights. so I always ride there.

    FYA, here's a pretty good previous thread on Macomb and Oakland County riding:"Question for Detroit area commuters"

    Question for Detroit area commuters

    Best wishes on your plans for a cross country tour. You can find a lot of advice about such a ride on the Touring Forum, including responses to questions from new cyclists. Probably one of the greatest deterrents is to find the time and support.
    Thanks a lot for your responses! I'm already liking this site, it's very helpful (you too of course) and doesn't get all out of hand like some other forums.

    I will need support on preparing for that cross country tour, but that's exactly why I have come to this site. Being a college student I have all summer off so I will have enough time to complete this journey, other than that it's a matter of saving and preparing my body and mind.

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