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Old 03-14-20, 07:56 PM
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Hello from Detroit

New guy on the forum, looking to start using my mtb to ride to work to help me get into shape for my wedding next year. Hope to learn some knowledge from you guys soon
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Old 03-14-20, 08:27 PM
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Old 03-15-20, 09:15 AM
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Old 03-16-20, 08:39 AM
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Hello from Detroit
Originally Posted by Moosefire66 View Post
New guy on the forum, looking to start using my mtb to ride to work to help me get into shape for my wedding next year. Hope to learn some knowledge from you guys soon
I noted this post and wanted to respond because I grew up on the East Side of Detroit near the City Airport:
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Back in the 60’s in the Motor City, I had an “English Racer,’ and longed to tour at about age 14, but then joined the car culture. In Ann Arbor MI in the 70’s I really realized the utility of bicycles for commuting, and began touring on a five-speed Schwinn Suburban, but soon bought a Mercier as did my girlfriend, later my wife. We toured in Michigan and Ontario.

In 1977 we moved to Boston on our bikes, as a bicycling honeymoon from Los Angeles to Washington, DC and then took the train up to Boston…
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I was dimly aware of a competitve racing culture even in Detroit in the 1970’s...though not interested in participating…Detroit did produce some National Champions, and Olympian cyclists in that era, including Sheila Young who I found out later grew up in my neighborhood.
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…FWIW, after decades I still have fond memories of my earliest cycle touring in my home state of Michigan.

Tourism is, I believe Michigan’s second largest industry, and it’s largely a rural / forested state with a lengthy shoreline, an extensive road system, and numerous towns and facilities, including campgrounds, spaced at convenient cycling distances.

IMO, an excellent, though perhaps mundane getaway. Just sayin’
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