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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden View Post
    Where have you been riding to? My new bike should be here next week. Been quite awhile since Iíve had a bike.

    Normally I ride to either Milan or Dundee (I live between the two).
    Sometimes I'll ride out to Tecumseh. I usually ride a large loop.

    What bike you getting? What kind of ridding are you looking to
    do?

    Let me know when you're ridding, I'd be happy to show you
    some of my Milan areas that I ride.

    I'm big on the safety gear (don't like the idea of getting hit!).
    At a minimum, I was a hi-visibility helmet with rear-view mirror
    and a hi-visibility vest or clothing. This gear is a must!

    Buy a helmet, if nothing else to be able to use this...

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/THIRD-EYE-H...53.m1438.l2649

    You can't believe how much more enjoyable a ride is when you
    don't have to keep trying to turn around to see what is behind
    you. It's like driving a car with no rear-view mirrors.

    I would also recommend a speedo / odometer, you can buy
    one at Wal-Mart for under $15. or use a phone app. I purchased
    a bike phone holder at Wal-Mart that works great.

    I have an extra new vest I'd give you if you think you would
    wear it (different than the photo).




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    Thanks! I bought a Diamondback Overdrive. I’ll probably ride some dirt roads near me in Saline, occasionally may go to the new dnr trails in Chelsea. I do have a helmet, must have! I’ll let ya know on the vest, I have some brighter colored shirts I plan to wear. I appreciate the offer.

    Any advice on apps for distance? I don’t plan to put a ton of miles on every ride like you do. I’d have bought a different style bike for sure if I had. It would be nice to know how far I’ve ridden each time though.

    Years ago, in 8th grade, I rode my BMX bike from Milan to Saline, and back. Not very comfortable!
    1999 Z28. A4. Magnaflow catback and a lid. 60k miles.

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    Ok, I see, you're an "off-roader" guy! I pretty much stick to the hard trails,
    you'll get more of a workout on those soft trails.

    I'm getting ready to add a biking app. I have two friends who use them,
    I'll report back what I come up with. I would say that I would join you on
    the off-road trail, but I sold my other bike this past Spring because I
    just didn't use it, she was nice...



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    Nice bike!
    1999 Z28. A4. Magnaflow catback and a lid. 60k miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden View Post
    Thanks! I bought a Diamondback Overdrive. I’ll probably ride some dirt roads near me in Saline, occasionally may go to the new dnr trails in Chelsea. I do have a helmet, must have! I’ll let ya know on the vest, I have some brighter colored shirts I plan to wear. I appreciate the offer.

    Any advice on apps for distance? I don’t plan to put a ton of miles on every ride like you do. I’d have bought a different style bike for sure if I had. It would be nice to know how far I’ve ridden each time though.

    Years ago, in 8th grade, I rode my BMX bike from Milan to Saline, and back. Not very comfortable!
    The best app available for tracking rides is Strava, my brother in law works for the company in San Fran and I have no complaints about the free version. I used map my ride before that and it was ok also.
    R and D racing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 85notch View Post
    The best app available for tracking rides is Strava, my brother in law works for the company in San Fran and I have no complaints about the free version. I used map my ride before that and it was ok also.

    Thank you for the info. "Map My Ride" is one that I have heard of.

    I'll have to check both of these out.

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    Cool Michigan Summer 2018 Bike Ride...


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    You’re killing the mileage.

    Thanks, I’ll have to get the Strava app now!
    1999 Z28. A4. Magnaflow catback and a lid. 60k miles.

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    I have run both at the same time just to compare how they are against each other and they are very consistent. I like they they track mph, elevation, and distance. They also go into more of a break down with times per mile and such but those are the two that I have liked best.

    When we went to Traverse City a few weeks ago we took our bikes and camped. We rode our bikes everywhere with the trail they had straight from the camp ground. This is not a long distance ride for us but it saved driving and finding a spot to park. We rode our bikes to the end of the kayak brewery tour we did and were able to just jump on the bikes and head back to the camp ground afterwards. image1.png
    R and D racing.

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    Very cool stuff you guys, please keep me posted
    on the progress of these apps.

    Looks like I'll need to turn yet another technology
    chapter in my life!

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