I sold my 1,800 square foot Detroit home. A ‘for sale’ sign has been stuck in my front yard for the past few months and after many showings, I accepted an offer. I’ve lived there for over 25 years, and needless to say, I had heaps of stuff to go through and get rid of. Over the past couple of weeks, I spent loads of time sorting through boxes of old papers, books and other things. Much of it I haven’t looked at in years. Some of it I saved, but plenty of it I gave to family and friends. And needless to say, I made several trips to the local Salvation Army donation center.
It was a bit of a challenge because I moved to a 700 square foot loft unit in a former nail factory in Detroit. It is a vintage brick building that was built-in the early 1900’s. As you can imagine, there isn’t a lot of room for unnecessary things. One of the prized possessions I kept is my bicycle. After all, bicycling in Detroit is what I like to do, and that is what this blog is all about: bicycling in Detroit.
Luckily, bike storage wasn’t an issue at my new place. The building I moved to has a good-sized room dedicated to bicycle storage with plenty of space. I didn’t have to deal with figuring out how or where to park my bike in my unit or somehow hang it from the ceiling, which would be a challenge since I have cement ceilings. Having that dedicated bicycle space is great. All I have to do after my rides is wheel it into the storage space and forget about it. Nice touch!