September 27th, 2003

Midnight Bike Ride through the Motor City

Last night, chassy and Nim Wunnan and I went on a bike tour of Detroit organized by the University of Detroit Mercy: "The tour is part of UDM's orientation program for new students, familiarizing them with Detroit's many features."

It started a little after 10pm and we finished up at about 2:45am. It was pouring down rain for much of the ride, so they cut a few miles off the planned 35-mile trip by skipping Belle Isle. Chassy and Nim and I were disappointed a little by that--we've never been to Belle Isle, and once you're soaked to the bone it really doesn't matter that it's raining.

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Even though it rained, it was a lot of fun. Biking around Detroit gives me a much better idea of the geography than driving ever did.