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Routes / Dont ride Detroit! Bike on Bus It!
« on: May 10, 2005, 05:13:58 pm »
  Detroit is the worst city in the USA for Biking.
There roads are terrible because of the potholes and segamented pavement. The Route from Detroit to Port Huron is nice only when you get to New Baltimore.
SMART the local bus system now has bike racks. Should you find yourself in Detroit DO NOT RIDE IN DETROIT!
From the South-SMART 830 Trenton Bus
From the West Westland 250 & Livonia 810
From Pontiac-Bus 450 or Amtrak(Check with Conducter Bribe him if you have to)
From New Baltimore enroute to Port Huron SMART 560
Buses are often without Air Condtioning and it is considered a CRIME To NOT HAVE A CAR in the moter city. In the last 2 days I have been stopped a total of 3 times for being a suspisios person

General Discussion / How to Shop at the Salvation Army For Gear
« on: May 10, 2005, 06:07:54 pm »
Tuesday Morning is the best day to shop at the Salvations Army most of there stuff that has come in over the weekend has been sorted stocked.
The Salavation Army or SA has a 3 tier pricing policy based on a coler coded system. The Longer the stuff has been there the lower the price.
 The one near my house uses yellow red and purple. Yellow being the youngest purple being the oldest.
Stuff that is Yellow is usaly non negiotible. But Red can be bikered down to Purple.
Sleeping bags are found  in whites. If You cant find a sleeping bag a lightweight comforter will do just fine. You can use a neck tie to tie it together. Make Sure it is clean and has no stains.
Clothing I have found is hard to get if you are a size 30 men. The Salation Army has been over pricing alot of stuff so be carefull
Nic-nacs are the best place to find electric razors,radios and the like
Still Cant find What you assertive and ask to go the back room.
Still cant find it..Most Salvation Armys have a Central Store/Warehouse
Ask were the Regional Store is. At the Warehouse if you cant find it there you cant find it anywere.
Bikes at Salvation Army often just need a new inner tube to get moving
check all the gears and dont pay over 23.00 for a used bike

New Baltimore is a small town with every thing in a 1 mile radius.Library,Church,Indoor Pool with Showers,Rec Center,Local Bar,Bakery Pharmecy Ext.
The Brick Buildings are what you expect America to be.\The Fresh air off Lake St Clair and the Fishing are great. There is a Picnic Shelter on the Waterfront at the End of Washington St. Check with Local Police near park. Explain Where you are going(Dont say into Detroit or they will send you that way)
such as Port Huron and they will let you crash. Wake up time is 700 am...Thet will stop by to give you a wake up call in a polite manner. Route 29 is the best Route To Port Huron.

General Discussion / Drinking and Riding?
« on: May 10, 2005, 05:21:16 pm »
I had a Guinesss and Wheat beer last night.
1 of each...This morning I feel like crap.
Guiness is a high carb beer and thats why I had had one. So maybe it was the wheat beer? Any recomendations on having a beer after a hard days ride?

General Discussion / Bike Freindy Bus and Train Systems in USA?
« on: May 06, 2005, 09:19:28 pm »
Is anyone  here intrested in a list of Bike Freindly transit systems in the USA and Canada?

General Discussion / List of Major Railroad Freight Yards in US
« on: May 06, 2005, 09:17:50 pm »
NOTE-Always travel Light---Get Permision from RR worker to use train explicent or implied
Alton & Southern
· Gateway Yard, East St. Louis, Ill.

Belt Railway of Chicago
· Clearing Yard, Chicago, Ill.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe
· Argentine Yard, Kansas City, Kan.
· Barstow, Calif.
· Cherokee Yard, Tulsa, Okla.
· Galesburg, Ill.
· Northtown Yard, Minneapolis, Minn.
· Pasco, Wash.
· Tennessee Yard, Memphis, Tenn.

Canadian National
· MacMillan Yard, Toronto, Ont.
· Symington Yard, Winnipeg, Man.
· Taschereau Yard, Montreal, Que.*
· Walker Yard, Edmonton, Alberta

Canadian Pacific
· Alyth Yard, Calgary, Alberta
· Bensenville, Ill.*
· St. Paul Yard, St. Paul, Minn.
· Toronto Yard, Ont.
· Weston Yard, Winnipeg, Man.

· Oak Island Yard, Newark, N.J.*

· Avon, Ind.
· Barr Yard, Chicago, Ill.**
· Boyles Yard, Birmingham, Ala.
· Cumberland, Md.
· Frontier Yard, Buffalo, N.Y.
· Hamlet, N.C.
· Osborn Yard, Louisville, Ky.
· Queensgate Yard, Cincinnati, Ohio
· Radnor Yard, Nashville, Tenn.
· Russell, Ky.
· Selkirk, N.Y.
· Stanley Yard, Toledo, Ohio*
· Tilford Yard, Atlanta, Ga.
· Waycross, Ga.
· Willard, Ohio

Elgin, Joliet & Eastern
· Kirk Yard, Gary, Ind.

Indiana Harbor Belt
· Blue Island, Ill.

Norfolk Southern
· Allentown, Pa.*
· Bellevue, Ohio
· Brosnan Yard, Macon, Ala.
· Buckeye Yard, Columbus, Ohio
· Claytor Yard, Sheffield, Ala.
· Conway, Pa.
· DeButts Yard, Chattanooga, Tenn.
· Elkhart, Ind.
· Inman Yard, Atlanta, Ga.
· Linwood, N.C.
· Norfolk, Va.
· Norris Yard, Birmingham, Ala.
· Sevier Yard, Knoxville, Tenn.
· Shaffers Crossing Yard, Roanoke, Va.

Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
· Madison Yard, Ill.

Union Pacific
· Bailey Yard, North Platte, Neb.
· Centennial Yard, Fort Worth, Texas
· Englewood Yard, Houston, Texas
· Hinkle, Ore.
· Livonia, La.
· Neff Yard, Kansas City, Mo.
· North Little Rock, Ark.
· Pine Bluff, Ark.
· Proviso Yard, Ill.
· Davis Yard, Roseville, Calif.
· West Colton, Calif."

General Discussion / Hoboing it....Bikes on trains
« on: May 06, 2005, 08:57:02 pm »
Today I got off in Jackson MI...I was riding in a gonadola car you know the ones that look like shoe boxes.. The Problem was once in I could not figure how to get out with out damaging my bike...Finnaly a RR condunter walked by and he helped me out..Where you going? Ann Arbor..The Conducter and engingeer in the yard had this "now we have seen it all atitude"
"Say there son when are you going to actual use the Bike"  Well I need to get Ann Arbor...Well the train was on track 5 and you just missed it by 2 minutes(really I saw the power go by)  So now i am in Jackson MI...I recoment the local bike shop here Pedal&Tour Fitness on N Jackson ST..I also recomed I tour of the old Michigan Theater here as well.  SO I guess its back to the road from here for now

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