"The gloves that changed everything for me are the $6.00 wool inserts for miltary issue Trigger Finger Mittens. Any Army Surplus store should have them in stock. On the worst days, I double them up and feel just fine!
"I have never seen traffic on Clark St. as bad as it was this morning. From Howard all the way down it was bumper-to-bumper with cars stranded in the intersections at every red light. Did Evanston catch fire and LSD fall into the lake?"
"Look to the North, I say! Ice fisherfolk stay out drinking beer all night long on frozen lakes--what do they wear?
LaCrosse & Sorel make waterproof boots with thick wool felt inserts. The biggest, bite-ey-est platform pedals get a good grip on…"
"I used to ride from there every day, but then we moved up to Rogers Park so my commute would be a little better workout-wise. In those days the bike lanes on Elston were pretty much passing lanes for cars and motorcycles--scary!
"Lincoln is milled from Sedgewick to the terminus at Clark & Wells. I used to take that to Wells every day, but then discovered that Sedgewick to Orleans is just a dream compared to the ugly melee that is rush hour on Wells.
"That section of Chicago is forever awful, and I believe it's because of the cement trucks that pull in and out of there all the time. That's a lot of extra punishment for a road. If I were Mayor, I'd demand a free pour from Ozinga…"
First Marauder ride and it won't be our last! Great to meet you and everyone else. Thanks for the water bottle fill-up (I think it was you) It was such a good night filled with great people- hope to see you on the next ride.
Thank you for your contact. Nice to meet you. I am glad that you have your kids and feel the same thing. I hope I will communicate about riding bicycle with kids here as possible as I can. Thank you. Shuichi.