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Forum: Touring
06-30-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,585
Posted By detroitjim

Read a lot of reports from folks that pedal the...

Read a lot of reports from folks that pedal the GAP/CO.

Nice to hear from some older mashers that don't have extensive experience touring or bicycling long distances..

Even better that they...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-11-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By detroitjim

"The provided map is a vision for the future and...

"The provided map is a vision for the future and depicts how we will connect Lake Huron to Lake Erie"

First line of the third paragraph on the map
Forum: Great Lakes
05-06-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By detroitjim

They've got a website now ...

They've got a website now


https://maps.semcog.org/GreatLakesWay/
Forum: Great Lakes
04-29-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By detroitjim

Thanks for the update!!

Thanks for the update!!
Forum: Great Lakes
04-08-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By detroitjim

Yeah man....lots of folks been getting injured by...

Yeah man....lots of folks been getting injured by those tracks . That's why they want you to use parallel paths... Cass west of Woodward or John R east.

They were still constructing the line when...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-06-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By detroitjim

Joe Louis Greenway groundbreaking planned for...

Joe Louis Greenway groundbreaking planned for mid-spring 2021, Detroit to release framework planDetroit Chief Parks Planner Meagan Elliott expects the city to break ground on the first phase of its...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-06-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By detroitjim

Mi:Great Lakes Way S. Lake Huron - W. Lake Erie

Great Lakes Moment: A Great Lakes Way stretching from southern Lake Huron through Western Lake Erie
The Eastern Seaboard has the Appalachian Trail, the Western Seaboard has the Pacific Rim Trail,...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-23-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By detroitjim

About as good as it gets. ...

About as good as it gets.


https://www.stclaircounty.org/offices/parks/forms/BTBTrailMap.pdf
Forum: Great Lakes
03-04-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By detroitjim

Mi:Marysville commits to building 3 more sections of bike trail

With grant support, Marysville commits to building three more sections of bike trail Goal: Close gap in county's trail systemThe Marysville City Council recently passed a resolution in support of a...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-02-21, 03:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By detroitjim

Wondering .... that since it was warmer and drier...

Wondering .... that since it was warmer and drier than here ... did it seem to you that there was an abundance of pedal mashers taking advantage of the unseasonable weather on their pathways?
Forum: Northeast
03-01-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By detroitjim

Plans to extend Greenway Trail along Lake Ontario

Plan would extend Greenway Trail along Lake Ontario shore
The growing trail movement in Western New York is on the verge of growing some more.

Plans are afoot for a major expansion of the Niagara...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-01-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By detroitjim

Joe Louis Greenway land dispute

At least it doesn't effect phase 1. Wonder where they got this from???"finish in late 2021" .
That would be incredible!!! Wonder if the new betting parlors will take any action on their ...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-21-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By detroitjim

I'm with you man! Mentioned it at least four...

I'm with you man! Mentioned it at least four times in other posts. People that design this crapola,likely aren't bicyclists nor are they from the area.
The local community representatives that...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-06-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By detroitjim

?

Nowhere near the old arena.

https://detroitmi.gov/sites/detroitmi.localhost/files/2020-09/2020-0813%20Presentation%20Final%20Eng.pptx.pdf
Forum: Great Lakes
12-23-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By detroitjim

Ferndale MI Mobility Plan

Do you ride through Ferndale? Give them some input!!

FerndaleMoves.com — The City of Ferndale has released draft recommendations for their Ferndale Moves mobility plan update. They are seeking...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-19-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By detroitjim

Mi: Proposed North Branch(Clinton River) Greenway

Just a proposal as of now . Looks like a great idea!!!

This was published in May this year(2020). It's the first I'm hearing of it. NOW is the time to get our bicycling community behind it!!!
...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-18-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By detroitjim

Mi: Belle Isle Loop Trail

Eventually planned to circle the entire island .
Apparently reasons for building it is to have a place for pedestrians to be off the bike lane that is integral with the island roads....
Forum: Great Lakes
12-17-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By detroitjim

Mi:Kalamazoo River Valley Trail news

"The trail is 99.9 percent complete, and highly utilized by a diverse group of people,"

All that's needed to complete the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail (https://www.kalcounty.com/parks/krvt/) is...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-09-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 408
Posted By detroitjim

Troy Mi: Sylvan Glen Lake Park trail open

It's short, only about 3/4 of a mile but It will eventually make a connection to other Troy parks.
Not really sure where they expect you to go once you get to Rochester road ??? 5 lanes ,posted...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-05-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By detroitjim

Yeah Man!!! South of 8 mile is not as bad(2nd ave...

Yeah Man!!! South of 8 mile is not as bad(2nd ave is an even better choice ) .
Once north of 8 ,the cycling risk on Woodward increases many fold.
Forum: Great Lakes
12-05-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By detroitjim

Righty-o..... Hardcore cyclists won't have a...

Righty-o..... Hardcore cyclists won't have a problem riding on Woodward. I've done it many times.
A beginner likely won't. Can't believe you will see families with children using it.
There are...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-17-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By detroitjim

I'm with you! Don't enjoy cycling anywhere...

I'm with you!

Don't enjoy cycling anywhere near semi tractor trailers or buses at all, either .

I always wonder if those tasked with creating bike lanes/paths are even cyclists. Am aware...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-15-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By detroitjim

Mi:Metropark pass discount until end of 2020

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks are offering discounted 2021 annual passes to their 13 Metroparks now until the end of the year.

Annual park passes will cost $35 and annual passes for seniors 62 and...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-13-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 344
Posted By detroitjim

Mi:Sterling Heights&Beaumont Hospital Troy start new trail expans

This path probably would already be usable if it weren't for NIMBY"s!!!
From June 2019
https://www.candgnews.com/news/complaints-prompt-city-to-pause-hikebike-trail-work-113894


Sterling...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-13-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By detroitjim

Detroit suburbs: 2 Woodward corridor projects

These articles are from July and March 2020.

2 more projects expected to be finished in 2021

Pleasant Ridge starts it...Taking a lane on Woodward for us....
Forum: Great Lakes
11-13-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By detroitjim

New trailhead : I-275 bike path Farmington Hills

Projected completion in 2021

Positive quote from FH councilmain
“It’s going to take time, but this is a great start to providing residents a great opportunity to go a little further than just...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-03-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By detroitjim

Cleanup work set to begin on next phase of the...

Cleanup work set to begin on next phase of the Joe Louis Greenway on city’s west side
Cleanup efforts are set to begin this month for a stretch of overgrown rail corridor once owned by Conrail and...
11-02-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,394
Posted By detroitjim

NYPD Victim-Blaming Wrongly Absolved Killer Trucker in 2019 — Video Proves it

Hopefully this injustice will be rectified.
Seems obvious that the CIS investigator needs some measure of sanctioning.

A Queens teenager(Mario Valenzuela) who was run down and killed by a truck...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-24-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By detroitjim

Virtual Public Meeting For the JLG SHARE YOUR...

Virtual Public Meeting For the JLG SHARE YOUR VISION FOR THE GREENWAY

Joe Louis Greenway Design Public Meeting 2

Thursday, October 29th, 6-8pm

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/join...
Forum: Touring
10-20-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,935
Posted By detroitjim

Just seems odd that someone would refer to...

Just seems odd that someone would refer to equipment they are using as "obsolete".
I'd speculate that a lot tourers are pedaling bicycles that are no longer made. Can only imagine the looks you...
Forum: Touring
10-18-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,935
Posted By detroitjim

Just what has rendered your shelter obsolete?

Just what has rendered your shelter obsolete?
Forum: Touring
10-18-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By detroitjim

Thai massage parlor around the corner from the...

Thai massage parlor around the corner from the house.
The little dolls that work there are friendly indeed.
Forum: Great Lakes
10-17-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,172
Posted By detroitjim

Is this what you are eluding...

Is this what you are eluding to?https://www.candgnews.com/news/shelby-to-have-trail-connector-installed-to-connect-iron-belle-trail-118217
Forum: Great Lakes
10-16-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,172
Posted By detroitjim

Yeah man... the ITC corridor should be opened up...

Yeah man... the ITC corridor should be opened up for peds and bicyclists from Stephens to 29 Mile where it would be an easy link up to the MOT.
It'd be like a bicycling highway with road crossings...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-15-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,172
Posted By detroitjim

Did a bit of research . The States map shows a...

Did a bit of research . The States map shows a different route from Centerline through Sterling Heights than this one by the Greenway Collaberative....
Forum: Great Lakes
10-15-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,172
Posted By detroitjim

Cool... Thanks for the link!!! When it loads...

Cool... Thanks for the link!!!

When it loads up it looks like there is a lot of contiguous trails . Until you zoom in.

This is one gap I'd like to see filled sooner than later.
...
10-07-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 12,713
Posted By detroitjim

Beware of the Sign ...

Beware of the Sign
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x697/bewareofthesign_db78eb9fc7fb6e56084215568c28a04876e0ced0.jpg...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-01-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By detroitjim

New safety path to connect Silverbell, Gallagher roads to Paint Creek Trail

New safety path to connect Silverbell, Gallagher roads to Paint Creek TrailBy: Mary Beth Almond (https://www.candgnews.com/reporterbio/mary-beth-almond) | Rochester Post...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-30-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By detroitjim

Yup it's complex all right. One issue it that the...

Yup it's complex all right. One issue it that the moral of city employees is extra low. It's now become even more of a F__k off contest(who can do the least amount of work and still get paid) than it...
09-24-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,235
Posted By detroitjim

Seems that way. In case you didn't know...

Seems that way.

In case you didn't know he has his own site. His latest article https://bikesnobnyc.com/2020/09/22/merchandising-merchandising/
Forum: Touring
09-22-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,350
Posted By detroitjim

Nice report!!! In case you dont know.... ...

Nice report!!!


In case you dont know....
Tee nee me juk gra jon hai chow mai?

Do you rent bikes? in Thai.
09-22-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,062
Posted By detroitjim

Have this happen to me a fair amount while out...

Have this happen to me a fair amount while out pedaling. A lot of times, those that wave me through end up pulling behind me.

When(If) I have the opportunity I'll tell them "Thanks for being...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-22-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By detroitjim

If you look carefully, a portion of the map has ...

If you look carefully, a portion of the map has pathways that are not built yet. Yeah... what we have now is a vast improvement compared to 40 years ago .

I wonder about the designers of some...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-11-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By detroitjim

Detroit: May Creek Greenway

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/586x350/mcg_f2483abb0e86dcbb5144f841cc8edc612fcaf341.jpg
Looks like a nice complement to the Riverwalk!
Wonder if it'll be done before the GH...
09-08-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,910
Posted By detroitjim

I'm with you... Seeing more and more fat people...

I'm with you...
Seeing more and more fat people on motorized devices(other than cars and (real)motorcycles) . A huge number of those are kids!!!
09-08-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,910
Posted By detroitjim

Yes the drive chain is on the left side. If you...

Yes the drive chain is on the left side. If you look at the chainstay you can see an idler is bolted on and by looking through the wheel the drive chain is visible just under the seat stay
The drive...
09-08-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,910
Posted By detroitjim

Similar Failure

Found another example of a similar failure.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x597/dont_convert1_90f7fb5fd1d5252a09d7e68fbff60df160e12d69.jpg
09-07-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,910
Posted By detroitjim

Case for NOT motorizing your bike

Seems that the fork just folded back for no apparent reason (pothole,crack,etc...)

If you want a motorbike ,buy one that is designed and engineered properly for it purpose !
...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-31-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By detroitjim

Detroit: Joe Louis Greenway News

Its a start. When they originally announced it SEVEN years ago I was hoping that the entire Greenway would be completed by now!
Hopefully we'll be able to ride on the portion between E.McNichols and...
07-27-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,124
Posted By detroitjim

Bike Thief gets owned

No real violence ...just a tackle.

Not Safe For Work

https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=UkgB_1595798571
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