Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Good ol' Michigan

I'm in Michigan for the week to see family, etc. and had the pleasure of riding my mountain bike for the first time ever in this state. I did not start riding until about 2 1/2 years ago, and this is the first time I've actually brought my bike with me up here. I went to Bloomer, which was surprisingly technical, sandy, and reminiscent of the Razorback course in Reddick, FL, which I really like. The only problem, if you see it as a problem, is that Bloomer is not marked or maintained so there are lots of trees down, it's super sandy, and hard to navigate if you're not familiar with the trail. If I knew how to put all the sections of trail together, it might actually have some good flow. Anyway, I'm happy to have a cool place to ride that is less than 30 min. from my parents house. The ride was short but I hope to get out at least 2 more times while I'm here. I have lots of other things to do like buy good beer (Founders Ale and Bells) to take back with me to GA. I don't know what I like better, MI or NC microbrews - tough call - good thing I don't have to decide.

Oh, I just read the Wingnut Gear 3.0 review in this month's Bike Magazine. It was a very positive review, obviously, so make sure you check it out!


Blogger Danielle said...

Have you tried Founder's Rubaeous yet? I think that I just slaughtered the spelling but oh well :-) It's a raspberry beer and super yummy. Normally I don't like fruity beers but this one is really good. The only problem is that I drink it like it's Kool-aid.

12:51 PM  
Blogger namrita o'dea said...

nope! i don't normally like fruity beers either, but i will take your recommendation and get it if i find it.

5:38 PM  
Blogger bonoles said...

Hi and welcome to Michigan. I am from the great state of Georgia (go dawgs) but have lived here since 1992.
Where in Michigan are you visiting? If you're close you must visit the micro brewery locate in Webberville located off of I-96.
It is an authentic Belgian-style brewery, I say that because the brew master brought over from Belgium the original giant brewer which is on display. He is known for his Celis White wheat beer. It's made a few well known books on popular beers.

Perhaps we'll see you on the trails.

6:04 AM  

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