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TDIFest 2012 Discussion about TDIFest 2012 on the Labour Day weekend (August 31st to September 2nd, 2012) in Ypsilanti (Ypsi), Michigan.

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Old August 7th, 2012, 09:51   #1
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I'll be bringing my bike with me and plan on doing some cycling around Ypsi. Looks like there's a brewery about 3 miles away from the hotel. Also, there's some interesting looking rides on bike.ypsi.org that I might do. specifically the taco tour has my interest.

If anyone feels like bringing a bike, let me know and we can try to coordinate some riding.

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Old August 7th, 2012, 11:01   #2
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We will be bringing our bikes as well.

You might want to check out the B2B (Border to Border) Trail also.

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Old August 7th, 2012, 11:27   #3
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There is definitely some great biking around Ypsi.
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Old August 7th, 2012, 13:00   #4
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We'll be bringing our tandem, a rail trail suits us well.
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Old August 7th, 2012, 14:33   #5
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Well poo! Got the yakima rack but no bike still.
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Old August 7th, 2012, 19:28   #6
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I'm bringing my bike. Tons of Rails to Trails in the Ypsi area...can't wait
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Old August 8th, 2012, 08:40   #7
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There's a great trail that runs along Ford lake right behind the hotel!
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Old August 8th, 2012, 10:40   #8
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There's a great trail that runs along Ford lake right behind the hotel!
I saw that while driving on 94 last week to actually pick up my bike. Looking forward to early morning rides. :-)
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Old August 9th, 2012, 07:25   #9
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I might see if I can cram my recumbent trike in my car. (I've done it before, with the back seat folded down and the front passenger seat folded forward...)
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Old August 9th, 2012, 08:11   #10
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I will bring my bike as well. Are the rails to trails smooth enough for road bike tires or should I bring my mountain bike?
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Old August 9th, 2012, 11:07   #11
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I will bring my bike as well. Are the rails to trails smooth enough for road bike tires or should I bring my mountain bike?
They're mostly smooth and should be suitable for road tires. If you want, bring the others as backup as I'm sure there are mtn bike friendly trails too!

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Old August 13th, 2012, 23:39   #12
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Hmm not sure if I should bring my mt bike or my fixed gear. I do 50-60 mile rides on my fixie averaging 19-20 if anyone thinks I am a hipster !
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Old August 14th, 2012, 10:22   #13
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Hmm not sure if I should bring my mt bike or my fixed gear. I do 50-60 mile rides on my fixie averaging 19-20 if anyone thinks I am a hipster !
I'm bringing my hybrid. I do 20-30 averaging 12-15 so I won't be keeping up with your pace so well.
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I'm the slow tubby on a 50 pound trike (with low pressure cheap tires right now, waiting for them to wear out so I can put Schwalbe Trykers on), a 10 mile ride is a long one for me (I usually do either 5 miles to work, then 5 miles back, or 3.5-5.5 miles to get something to eat and then back), and I usually do 12 mph average on my rides. (Uphills are murder, downhills are win.)

But, gotta say, it's comfortable. (I just need to get the friggin shoes to be more comfortable, and I don't think it's cleat adjustment, I've been playing with insoles. The rest of my body feels quite good at 10 miles.)
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Old August 31st, 2012, 08:23   #15
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Just a heads up, the trails are quite awful. Full suspension or bust (and I don't have it), and there's a section of tight hairpin curves on a downhill that's fun on the trike, but you'd want to walk a bicycle (and there's signs to that effect).

Oh, and I'm inclined to say to avoid cutting through the golf course, there's not much time you have to be on the road to get to the bike path. I may have pissed off some golfers this morning...
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