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Forum: Touring 02-28-12, 01:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,522
Posted By MichiganMike
I carry one of the cheap (Dollar Store) mesh...

I carry one of the cheap (Dollar Store) mesh laundry bags. Weighs nothing. I wring the clothes in a towel, then put them in the bag and whirl them around over my head (outside if you are in a...
Forum: Touring 09-17-11, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By MichiganMike
Just did the Katy last week...nice little ride. ...

Just did the Katy last week...nice little ride. Only trouble you might have is if it pours like it did on Wed for us. Might get a bit sloppy.
Forum: Touring 04-10-11, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By MichiganMike
I live in the SW corner of MI. Have done the GAP...

I live in the SW corner of MI. Have done the GAP twice. I rented from Avis here one way to a small Avis office (Irwin I believe). Spent the night at a motel near there. Dropped the car off in the...
Forum: Touring 07-31-10, 06:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,430
Posted By MichiganMike
Long time lurker and occasional poster. I had...

Long time lurker and occasional poster. I had the T800 until about a month ago when it lost a battle with a McDonald's drive thru while on the top of my Honda Element. I loved the Cannondale so...
Forum: Touring 07-18-10, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By MichiganMike
The Musketawa Trail which you would pick up...

The Musketawa Trail which you would pick up outside of Grand Rapids and ride pretty much to Muskegon is paved and a pretty nice trail.
Forum: Touring 05-29-09, 04:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 545
Posted By MichiganMike
Funny about the bugs. I have ridden around the...

Funny about the bugs. I have ridden around the lake once, and every year ride up the shoreline from my home in the SW corner of MI to Mackinaw City. Have never really had a bug problem. I know...
Forum: Touring 05-28-09, 02:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,645
Posted By MichiganMike
Have used the Supremes as well and love them. ...

Have used the Supremes as well and love them. Not one single flat and they ride great. Two Pittsburgh to DC trips, two somewhat around Lake MI. Getting ready to buy a new set, but in the size I...
Forum: Touring 05-27-09, 07:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 545
Posted By MichiganMike
I may have missed it in the posts, but when are...

I may have missed it in the posts, but when are you planning this trip?
Forum: Touring 05-26-09, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 545
Posted By MichiganMike
If you are at Mackinaw, you might want to check...

If you are at Mackinaw, you might want to check Pellston Airport (http://www.pellstonairport.com/). I believe a lot of the hotels in Mackinaw have a free shuttle to that one (they did when I rode my...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 04-20-09, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By MichiganMike
I agree. Last summer I totally cleaned out the...

I agree. Last summer I totally cleaned out the garage and now only have one bike, my Cannondale Touring Bike. I love the ride. That is a sweet looking bike you bought.
Forum: Touring 04-16-09, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,432
Posted By MichiganMike
Done it twice on 700X35's (Schwalbe Marathon...

Done it twice on 700X35's (Schwalbe Marathon Supremes) and never a bit of trouble. One trip was dry, the other pretty wet and I was glad to have fenders. Personally wouldn't have wanted a skinnier...
Forum: Touring 04-10-09, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By MichiganMike
I believe Nashbar ...

I believe Nashbar (http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_120022_-1_200287_200277_200367) has them right now for $7.99.
Forum: Touring 04-03-09, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By MichiganMike
Katy Trail. Once you get to St. Charles, get...

Katy Trail. Once you get to St. Charles, get over to the Chain of Rocks bridge to IL. From there you can follow the Route 66 Bike Route (http://www.bikelib.org/route66/index.htm) north towards...
Forum: Touring 08-27-08, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By MichiganMike
Thanks Everyone. I remember riding that section...

Thanks Everyone. I remember riding that section of the Capital Trail last year. Quite a treat after the C&O.

I can put his mind at ease now.
Forum: Touring 08-27-08, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By MichiganMike
DC info needed (C&O Canal)

I hate to post this, but I feel like this is the best place to go for the info I need. Biking from Pittsburgh to DC starting Friday. I did this last year so I am not too concerned about that part....
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 08-07-08, 04:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 620
Posted By MichiganMike
I road it from Pittsburgh to DC last year on my...

I road it from Pittsburgh to DC last year on my touring bike with 700X35's and had no problems at all. I am going to ride it again here in a few weeks and will use the very same setup. The part you...
Forum: Great Lakes 07-01-08, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By MichiganMike
There's not a trail connecting the two if that's...

There's not a trail connecting the two if that's your question. There are two bike routes however that you could use to get from the Madison County area up to the GIT. The Mississippi River Trail...
Forum: Touring 06-20-08, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By MichiganMike
2) While in Utica visit a tavern in a triangle...

2) While in Utica visit a tavern in a triangle shaped building just North of the trail for the best hamburger in 6 counties.

That would be Duffy's and the burgers are very good.

Duffy's...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-17-08, 06:20 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,039
Posted By MichiganMike
Sheesh Dawg. I haven't been around much here for...

Sheesh Dawg. I haven't been around much here for a year or so, but I always enjoyed reading your posts when I was. In my prayers, and I expect to be reading about your BRAG exploits next year. ...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-16-08, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
Posted By MichiganMike
I think it has something to do with that communal...

I think it has something to do with that communal wall Blues Dawg. One of these days I am going to do one of those rides. For now, I just do my trips solo. I am assuming that's you in the one...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-23-08, 04:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,040
Posted By MichiganMike
Nice Bike Beverly, and I like the changes. When...

Nice Bike Beverly, and I like the changes. When are you starting your around Lake Erie Adventure? Do you have a route picked out? Would be interested in seeing it.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-23-08, 04:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,088
Posted By MichiganMike
I did one at an LBS last year in Holland MI. I...

I did one at an LBS last year in Holland MI. I thought it went well and helped a bit. Took about an hour. I would tend to agree with George, but in my case, can tell you it did some good.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-18-08, 04:26 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,035
Posted By MichiganMike
Nice thread Born: Camp Picket, VA, then in...

Nice thread

Born: Camp Picket, VA, then in order:
Cincinnati, OH
Ft. Lee VA
Fort Stewart GA
Verdun, France
Robinson IL
Bunker Hill IL
...
Forum: Touring 05-11-08, 06:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,271
Posted By MichiganMike
Rode it last July from McKeesport to DC solo on...

Rode it last July from McKeesport to DC solo on my Cannondale T800. No problems whatsoever, and enjoyed it so much am doing it again this Sep. I did mine plastic, no camping. Very scenic and a...
Forum: Touring 05-07-08, 05:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,681
Posted By MichiganMike
I did this trip last July solo. I turned a...

I did this trip last July solo. I turned a rental car into an Avis office near Irwin I believe was the town. Rode down to McKeesport (which was mostly downhill) and got on the trail there.

I...
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