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Cameron 7.5 mi
  • Chicago, IL
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Southbound Dearborn closed at Wacker this weekend (10/10/15)
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve G Oct 10, 2015.

Clark St. Bridge Kathy Plates
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Started this discussion. Last reply by JeffB (7+ miles) Mar 11, 2015.

Snow ride tonight (2/15)?

Started Feb 15, 2015


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Cameron 7.5 mi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"I suspect that many are fleeing the scene because they know that the crash likely won't be investigated. Therefore if they flee they are unlikely to face any consequences. Additionally there aren't many penalties for fleeing, so even if…"
Aug 17
Cameron 7.5 mi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"The pictures show the truck oriented southbound, completely in the bike lane with the tractor and trailer in a straight line stopped before the intersection. That positioning would imply that the truck started pulling into the bike lane a ways back.…"
Aug 16
Cameron 7.5 mi replied to dauber's discussion LFT construction updates???
"Where was this posted?"
Aug 9
Cameron 7.5 mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion New Separated Bike Lanes on California Between Touhy and Dempster
"Not only will they not admit they goofed and fix this installation, they won't critically look at this, or any other installation, and apply the lessons learned to the next instalation. The main complaints about this instalation aren't…"
Aug 3
Cameron 7.5 mi replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Evanston cyclists, residents at odds over new protected bike lanes
Aug 2
Cameron 7.5 mi is attending John's event

Ride to Pierogi Fest at Field Museum - North side

July 30, 2016 from 9:30am to 6pm
BIGGER THAN BIKE THE DRIVE! TOUGHER THAN RAGBRAI! FEATURING THE VILLAGE PEOPLE!A relaxed ride (no drop) along the Lakefront Path and Burnham Greenway through the south side and barely into Indiana.Delicious foodPolka music and dancingMr. Pierogi, the Piroguettes, Ms. Panczki and Halupki GuyShaded beer garden with live musicWorld class "relief facilities" (air conditioned, running water and clean)Rockstar valet bike parking, courtesy of …See More
Jul 29
Cameron 7.5 mi replied to dauber's discussion LFT construction updates???
"I went through about 8:30 and the fence was closed off. They were instructing people to ride through the grass up to the bridge and they carry their bikes while waking through the planter between the path and LSD to get over the bridge. It was…"
Jul 18
Cameron 7.5 mi replied to Kathryn Brayton's discussion Lots of runners in the bike lane lately?
"This happens every year as sidewalk cafe season ramps up and the sidewalks get cramped. In the summer lots of groups are battling for space on Chicago streets."
Jul 14
Cameron 7.5 mi replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Are bicycle tire valve caps necessary?
"If you ride through a lot of mud, sand, or gravel, dirt build up is more of an issue. If you only ride on pavement you probably won't have any problems. Also due to the shape of the valves it's more of a problem with Schrader valves than…"
Jul 14
Cameron 7.5 mi replied to Marc-Paul Lee's discussion Can we do anything about parking in a PBL?
"A bad design, poorly maintained with zero enforcement. PBLs downtown have not improved my ridding experience, and in many ways have made it worse. When there were problems with early on in the roll out, we were told be patient people just needed…"
Jul 6
Cameron 7.5 mi replied to john89's discussion Endless saddle issues
"Are your legs the same length? It's not unheard of for one leg to be slightly longer than the other. This could cause your saddle to be at the correct height for one leg, but to be uncomfortably stretching the other."
Jun 29
Cameron 7.5 mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion Extending the 606 over the Chicago River?
"The railroad tracks are still active west of Hamlin. It would be great if the Bloomingdale and MD-W could follow each other the way the Greenbay Trail and UP-N do, but it doesn't look like the right of way is wide enough."
Jun 2
Cameron 7.5 mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion Extending the 606 over the Chicago River?
"The Metra lines are the ones that cross over Ashland just north of there. The Bloomingdale RR used to connect to the Metra lines and they're at the same elevation."
Jun 2
Cameron 7.5 mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion 19 Year Old Cyclist Receives Sentence of 6 Year Ban From Professional Racing
"That's only because baseball and football player's got away with their "primitive" steroid use. The advanced, systematic cheating systems in cycling developed to try to out smart advanced anti doping policing. Since baseball and…"
Apr 28
Cameron 7.5 mi replied to Steve Mac's discussion How long does your commute have to be ?
"For me it's more about weather than distance. I start putting on bike specific gear when I'm uncomfortable in normal clothes. If it's hot I'm more likely to change into something wicking. If it's raining I'll break out…"
Apr 25
Cameron 7.5 mi replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago to Build 50 Miles of ‘Better Bike Lanes’
"100% agree, I'd rather have nothing than a parking separated lane. With the way these lanes have been designed, you might as well be ridding on the sidewalk. Buffered lanes seem like the way to go."
Apr 12

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Cruiser
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town

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At 7:36pm on September 28, 2010, Jason Smajda said…
When we gonna go bowling again? I'll try to pull off my front flip strike again.
At 12:26am on September 25, 2010, Jason Smajda said…
What did you think of the show?
At 6:40pm on July 12, 2010, Kelly said…
Hey Cameron! I actually got word this morning that they found us a host family. Yeah! They're pretty close to the campgrounds actually. I'd love to meet up that evening or somewhere along the way for some good ol fashioned chainlink fun. Thanks again for looking into it for us. Cheers!
At 9:55pm on May 10, 2010, Glen (FTF) said…
Hey, for the IL beach SP ride, would you mind if myself and Brittany were to share a site with you and liz? we have a 2 (and 3) person tent of our own. I wasnt sure how this all worked so I put our names down on the spread sheet but that can easily be changed.

At 4:03pm on May 7, 2010, shar said…
do you remember which number liz requested?
At 2:41pm on May 7, 2010, shar said…
i requested sites 255 and 256... the only ones available would be 253 &254, 258 and 259. got to send it out today with the money though. so if you two can get on it :)
At 11:51am on October 2, 2009, bobweiser said…
thanks for being a "maybe" for fff. hope you make it!


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