US State Forums Michigan » Need route from Birmingham to Island Lake Rss Feed  
Moderators: Ron Reply
2013-07-13 10:52 AM

User image

Expert
922
500100100100100
Subject: Need route from Birmingham to Island Lake
What's the best cycling route? Looking at Southfield to 12 mile to Grand River.


2013-07-14 10:49 AM
in reply to: DV 1

User image

Expert
922
500100100100100
Subject: RE: Need route from Birmingham to Island Lake
Replying to my own thread. Took Lincoln to Telegraph, Telegraph to 12 mile. 12 mile to Grand Ricer, Grand River to Island Lake. Left the house Sunday at 7 and got there at 8:15 am. Roads were 9 out of 10. Virtually no traffic. At least two lanes in each direction for 90% of the ride. Road surfaces were very good. Few traffic lights. Easy to navigate. Honestly, it couldn't be much easier.
2013-07-15 10:58 AM
in reply to: DV 1

User image

Master
1390
1000100100100252525
Ferndale, MI
Subject: RE: Need route from Birmingham to Island Lake
Your listing of Telegraph made me wince, but I guess at 7am, it would be pretty light out there.

Did you ride back to Birmingham? What was your total mileage for that?
2013-07-15 3:35 PM
in reply to: gir1with1nose

User image

Expert
922
500100100100100
Subject: RE: Need route from Birmingham to Island Lake
It was ~ 26 miles one way. I did not ride back home. Telegraph had virtually no one on it. I think about twenty cars total passed me from Lincoln down to 12 mile. Plus, the shoulder for most of the telegraph jaunt is almost a full lane wide, and virtually no road debris.
2013-07-16 7:12 AM
in reply to: DV 1

User image

New user
271
1001002525
Birmingham MI
Subject: RE: Need route from Birmingham to Island Lake
Try Lincoln to Franklin to 13mile to Meadowbrook to Grand River. I take most of that into work when I ride (12mile between Halsted and Haggerty so I turn down Halsted and take 12mile for about 1/2 mile).

You can come back that way in the middle of the day and still avoid most traffic.

Personally, I would avoid Telegraph, Southfield road and most of 12mile any day and any time.
New Thread
US State Forums Michigan » Need route from Birmingham to Island Lake Rss Feed  
RELATED POSTS

Hey Trish (and other Stoney Vets), I Need a 10ish Mi Trail Route

Started by AeroBaldness
Views: 716 Posts: 13

2012-04-25 7:40 PM AeroBaldness

Island Lake 8-21 What do I need?

Started by JC5066
Views: 595 Posts: 10

2009-06-20 9:58 AM hamiltks10

Hawk Island Triathlon Setup help needed

Started by spartn1
Views: 517 Posts: 8

2009-05-30 6:24 PM spartn1

Kengsington Tri bike route Details needed

Started by davhamm
Views: 585 Posts: 9

2007-05-05 10:09 PM camnut

Island Lake on 9/20

Started by kimta
Views: 675 Posts: 9

2006-08-18 10:28 AM cathrone
RELATED ARTICLES
date : May 19, 2011
author : ahohl
comments : 0
First in a series of three articles about the basics, the niceties and the luxuries
 
date : November 11, 2009
author : AMSSM
comments : 0
Sleep is one of your answers to keep the doctor away. But how much is enough sleep? We'll discuss the benefits of getting a proper amount of sleep and the risks of not getting enough.
date : August 21, 2008
author : vm354
comments : 1
How Pilates training helped a wanna-be triathlete realize the goal of completing a half-Ironman, Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island.
 
date : August 20, 2008
author : Tri Swim Coach
comments : 0
I'm doing my first tri Saturday. It starts at 7 AM and the forecast is calling for a high of 82 (air temp). Do I need to rush out and get a wetsuit?
date : June 17, 2008
author : Coach AJ
comments : 0
Is it a good idea to wear winter training clothing while training in 70 degree weather in an attempt to artificially mimic warmer weather similiar to my race?
 
date : March 26, 2008
author : Team BT
comments : 0
Instructions on how to directly upload routes from your Garmin training device into your training logs.
date : August 10, 2007
author : Terese Luikens
comments : 0
The first time I ventured into the deep murky green lake and could not see the bottom my muscles tensed and my imagined fears surfaced. What exactly lies beneath?
 
date : May 8, 2007
author : Ron
comments : 0
Lots of updates in this version! Map your routes and elevation profiles of single sport workouts, bricks and races! Directly integrates into BT's training log to assign routes to workouts.