- recommend me something to do in Detroit next Saturday
I spent 3 months in Detroit once and I'm still scratching my head wondering what you could do.
I suppose the Ford museum in Dearborn might be worth a visit.
Don't go wandering about aimlessly though – some bits are OK, some bits are OK in daylight and some bits are just not OK at all.Posted 9 years ago
Yup I spent 3 months there its like a ferking desolate cultural wasteground… I stayed in rednecksville down in Monroe about an hour south, it too was awful, drive to Birmingham its worth a wander around, and actually has some pavements to do so.
There must be something to do, but I am at a loss what it is, I got drunk a real lot and sometimes I went to the batting cages to let off some steam.
You could just try a drive through Macdonalds for a laugh, and see if they can understand one word you say.
I would rather lick my own faeces to a point than ever go back.Posted 9 years agoeasygrooveMember
Check out Royal Oak – some great pubs and microbreweries in the area (woodward Av around 11 Mile)
I've been 3 or 4 times and when you get to know youre way around its pretty cool. There is good riding in national parks but you will need a willing guide from a local bike shop – again try Royal Oak, there is a decent LBS and you might find someone who will show you trails, if it has warmed up enough when you go.Posted 9 years agoesselgruntfuttockMember
There's only one thing I'd want to do if I went there & thats see a hockey game. Unfortunately I've just checked the Redwings fixtures & they don't have a game on Saturday but they are hosting Nashville Predators on Friday at 7.30 at the Joe Louis arena. Get to that if you can.Posted 9 years agoportercloughMember
Cross the river into Canada?
A mate of mine used to have to go to a trade show in Detroit every year, apparently they usually went for beers over in Windsor in the evenings. Can't tell you anything myself though, I've only spent 4 hours in Detroit, in the airport, wishing I was in Seattle like I was meant to be.Posted 9 years agokimbersSubscriber
how are youre mc battling skills?Posted 9 years agoThe FopsterMember
Go buy some cheap bike stuff. Go buy some cheap outdoor stuff (Try REI on the wonderfully named "Big beaver Road" in Birmingham…). If Redwings not playing, take in a football (i.e. not "soccer") game if there is one on? Get a what's on from http://www.detnews.com and try something out. It's really not as dangerous as people say, and the accent tends to get you lots of leeeway from the natives once they have understood you.Posted 9 years agobusydogMember
For whatever it''s worth, people here in the states don't like to go to Detroit if they don't have to and a lot of people there are looking to leave. The downturn of the auto industry has really had a major negative impact on the city. The biking in the area might be pretty sketchy if they have had much snow.Posted 9 years ago
If you want to see something real about Detroit – a requiem for Detroit – is on BBC2 tonight. Almost unbeleivably (imagine this happening to a UK city) Detroit has recently declined from 2.0M to 800K people and there is so much inner city deprevation / waste that they are considering taking parts of the city back to farmland. It must be a first in modern civilisation for a city to do this.Posted 9 years agocurtisthecatSubscriber
I went to Detroit 2 years ago with a mate from Canada. He,and most Canadians were convinced that we were going to be killed. It is a rough city but well worth a visit, if only for the Motown Museum. I really wanted to go and see some jazz(someone who had been in Eric Dolphy's band I think) and then some techno, but we ended up staying in the hotel and watched my mate drink himself silly. Oh well.Posted 9 years ago
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