From what I've found while surfing, this forum looks way better than anything else. I'm glad I found it, and many thanks to those who keep it going.
I'm an artist, a commercial illustrator from Grand Rapids. I've got it sort of easy, I get my lazy a** out of bed around 10-11, grab a cup of coffee and go into my home studio and crank away at artwork, usually on the computer. If I'm motivated I may even get dressed. 2-3 times a week I'll take time off in the afternoon for a ride, usually 20 miles and a longer one on the weekend. Last year I sold my 80's Schwinn supersport cro-moly and got a used Trek 5200 for a good price, I love it.
My other hobbies are golf and guitar building.
I spent 2 years in Houghton at Michigan Tech. I miss the UP. I think it is the best biking in the state. Nice hills. Have you ever went to Minnesota to Lutsen Mountain for the summer downhill riding? Great tim. Probably 4-5 hours from you.