Re: Hello from Marshall, MI
I came for your neighborhood. Hillsdale County, to be exact. That was 35 years and more ago.
You're living in a great, great place for a bicycle. Whether motorized or not. But these days those cars are going a lot faster on those two lane roads than they used to.
So if you're riding outside of town, then I'd recommend being highly, highly visible.
Best of luck and have fun.
(Now I'm feeling just a bit homesick.....It really is a nice part of the world......)