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Finally! (606 construction progress)
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I first became aware of the efforts to covert the Bloomingdale Line to the 606 around 2008.  Since then, I've become increasingly excited as it approached being a completed, usable R2T conversion and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by peter moormann on Saturday.

WTB - 54cm single speed (working, complete bike w/ brakes)
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My wife recently got a new gig and will have to head out to Lake Forest via Metra once a week.  She needs a beater-ish bike that she won't sweat leaving locked up at a Metra station on those days…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew N May 16, 2013.

Urban Bikers' Tricks & Tips
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This book came up recently in another discussion.  Howard thought it…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zoetrope Nov 15, 2012.

2 free tickets to TONIGHT'S Lincoln Square Summer Brew
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Details here, but these will take care of admission and your first beer.  We bought tickets months ago, totally forgot…Continue

Tags: beer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew N Jul 19, 2012.

 

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Andrew N replied to Jeff Schneider's discussion Day of the Noobs
"Must admit, that stuck out to me as well.  I would suggest that perhaps that idea falls under the category of "your mileage may vary." "
21 hours ago
peter moormann replied to Andrew N's discussion Finally! (606 construction progress)
"Aw, no more stuck trucks. :("
Saturday
Lisa Curcio 4.1 mi replied to Andrew N's discussion Finally! (606 construction progress)
"Check out this article from DNA about moving the Ashland Bridge to Western tomorrow."
Friday
Andrew N posted a discussion

Finally! (606 construction progress)

I first became aware of the efforts to covert the Bloomingdale Line to the 606 around 2008.  Since then, I've become increasingly excited as it approached being a completed, usable R2T conversion and even more so in 2010 when my wife and I moved into a house near the westernmost end of the trail.That said, while we've been delighted to see the groundbreaking and various bridge work over the past year, while this has all been happening a completed 606 still seemed like something of a distant…See More
Friday
Andrew N replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago E-Bikes Will Get Rules for the Road if Ordinance Passes
"Well said.  Regarding commuting, I've found over the years that the more I ride, the slower I go (by design). "
Apr 9
Andrew N replied to Legacy Frameworks's discussion Say Hello to the Legacy Frameworks Rambler
"I'm fairly sure Surly isn't selling LHT complete bike builds with fenders, racks, dynamo hubs + lighting and carbon belt drivetrains.  What's the point of using the LHT as a comparison point with the LF bikes?  As…"
Apr 2
Andrew N replied to Michael A's discussion Vintage cycling sins video
""About as clever as giving a balloon to a hedgehog." Thank you for posting this; it was great."
Mar 20
Andrew N replied to Kris Hendry's discussion Just Moved From Iowa
"I thought he was just doing a 6-month bit, but maybe he got caught smuggling smokes or making pruno. "
Mar 20
Andrew N replied to Kris Hendry's discussion Just Moved From Iowa
"Do you suppose Kris ever hangs out with Jim Anchower or Jean Teasdale?"
Mar 20
Andrew N replied to Apie (10.6)'s discussion South Halsted Ave
"Seconded.  I enjoy that route. "
Mar 13
Jaik - 4.3mi and Andrew N are now friends
Mar 12
Andrew N replied to Julie Hochstadter's discussion Who Did You Run Into (See) Today On Your Commute/Ride?
"I rarely see anyone I know on my daily commute, but this evening I happened into ATA Crash Support Program Manager Jason Jenkins on the border of the Humboldt Park & East Garfield Park neighborhoods."
Mar 6
Andrew N replied to Chris LaFrombois (8.5 mi - o.w.)'s discussion I got pulled over this morning!
"Whether helping me out of a bind or giving me static for no good reason, I will never address a policeman or policewoman as anything but "Officer."  That little bit of implied respect can go a long way. Save the "man" for a…"
Feb 28
Andrew N replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Trek Bicycle Head John Burke Says Obese, Unhealthy Workers Bad for Business
"Good point.  (And it definitely is in poor taste, at best). I've only owned a single Trek over the years; reading this has pretty much guaranteed that I won't be buying one new any time soon.  "
Feb 27
Andrew N replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Trek Bicycle Head John Burke Says Obese, Unhealthy Workers Bad for Business
"I'm guessing they don't mind, but isn't it a HIPAA violation to be talking about medical details of any of his employees?"
Feb 27
Andrew N replied to notoriousDUG's discussion This is Why Bike Mechanics are Always Grumpy...
"I'm guessing Liz meant "appalling."  Assuming so, I think she's spot on, particularly with that last paragraph. "
Feb 11

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The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town

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At 9:10am on July 10, 2012, Anne Alt said…

Feel free to join us at tonight's CCC meeting at Quenchers - presentation by Ben Helphand on the Bloomingdale Trail.

At 9:26am on July 6, 2012, Anne Alt said…

If you look for our group along the east side of Longwood near 105th Pl, I know we'll have at least one person who's going back to Logan Square after the race.

At 9:25am on July 6, 2012, Anne Alt said…

Bike racing, Rainbow Cone and good beer (Sierra Nevada and Argus) - a fine combination!

At 9:03am on July 6, 2012, Anne Alt said…

Not a problem.  If you want a Top Notch stop, one option is to go up the hill on 91st, hang a left on Winchester, a right on 92nd St and left on Hamilton to 95th, then Top Notch is on your left.  Of course, a little detour to Rainbow Cone is easy from there, too - 92nd Pl west from Leavitt to Western.

At 7:46am on July 6, 2012, Anne Alt said…

Logan Sq to Beverly? - something like this: California to Chicago to Sacramento to Warren to California to 47th to Damen to 87th.  Cross 87th and follow Major Taylor Trail to 91st.  Choose your route from there (91st St. Metra station) depending on your destination in Beverly.

Pavement conditions on most of the route should be decent.  It's rideable in daytime, but sections of it are VERY dicey at night.

At 11:35am on March 27, 2012, Vanessa B said…

Thanks for HELPING OUT LAST NIGHT!! that is really supporting your sport!!

At 5:25pm on August 25, 2011, John Greenfield said…
Just send it directly to the Creater Chicago Food Depository. Thanks!
 
 
 

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