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  • Chicago, IL
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Mountain Biking Out West
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The Family Vacation this year we are going to either Telluride, CO or Moab, UT. While I was looking into the areas... I discovered I will need a Mountain bike to enjoy a lot the fun stuff…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by grayn8 (5.3 - 36) May 8, 2013.

I need your opinion
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***Update: I have decided to keep & fix my bike. My dad, the jack of all trades/master of none, wants to help. I will be visiting over the holiday/new year, so we will have time to work on it. I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Will Dec 18, 2012.

Rear Basket Questions
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I traded in the old lady shopping cart for the Wald 535 Rear Basket to get groceries... Great…Continue

Tags: cargo, baskets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kelvin Mulcky Apr 6, 2012.

 

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Jenn_5.5 mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I rode and for the first time in 3 years of commuting - I was offered a ride. A very nice women in an SUV tried really hard to give me a ride. I had to politely decline at least three times.  I had on my full rain gear (Helly Hanson - which…"
Apr 14
Jenn_5.5 mi replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Sticker bombing your bike
"I got mine from Amazon - 3M reflective tape."
Apr 10
Jenn_5.5 mi replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Sticker bombing your bike
" I did some 3M reflective tape and some bikey stickers... "
Apr 10
Jenn_5.5 mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Yes... Finally! First time this year.  Thanks to the headwind it was a super slow ride!"
Jan 30
Jenn_5.5 mi replied to h' 1.0's discussion Winter 2014- who's still riding?
"I haven't been riding due to the lack of clear streets... The 'driving' lane is clear-ish but the bike lanes are a rock-hard-icy-mess for the past month+. The past years I have boosted about how I ride in anything because the City…"
Jan 22
Jenn_5.5 mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I Divvy'd. I had everything ready to go on my bike, then chickened out after I walked the dogs in single digit temps this morning.... Too bad I put my wallet with my CTA pass inside my pannier and forgot to grab it so I got to ride anyway to…"
Dec 10, 2013
Jenn_5.5 mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Fell twice last night, hurt my right knee a bit when I landed in the rear wheel of a car and vowed I wouldn't ride in today...  I rode in because I always regret it when I don't. And I fell this morning too! On Lincoln and hit my left…"
Nov 26, 2013
Jenn_5.5 mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Do you leave them on your bike all the time (in the winter weather)? I really need to understand how these work!  Are they easy on/off to take with you when you lock up?  I want some!! "
Nov 13, 2013
Jenn_5.5 mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I rode and stayed dry & looked fabulous!  (I am an idiot and tucked my pants into my shoes and the rain ran down my pants & leaked into my shoes! Human error!) Helly Hansen Voss Jacket Helly Hansen Voss Pants Sloggers…"
Nov 6, 2013
Jenn_5.5 mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Thank you! I might try that... I surprisingly carry a spoke tool (and a wrench) with the hopes of never needing them. I plan on riding it home minus the spoke... Advice, welcome! I plan on swamping out the wheel once I get home. If not a…"
Oct 31, 2013
Jenn_5.5 mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Ah Ha Ha!! I proof read that too! I will go with Freudian Slip!! Oye! "
Oct 31, 2013
Jenn_5.5 mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Rode... Used my new Gore Over-shoes - Meh. My shoes stayed dry-ish.  Had a spoke come loose in my rear wheel and bang around until I had to yank it out. I finished the last half of my ride. I plan on riding it home minus the spoke... Advice,…"
Oct 31, 2013
Jenn_5.5 mi replied to jolondon30's discussion Today's Winner of the Poorly Locked Bike Contest
"Ugh! Remember the dumb*ss that locked her frame to a tree branch at a FMF ride, before she had anything to drink?! Thanks for pointing it out!  You are a good man!! Saving one bike at a time! "
Oct 7, 2013
Jenn_5.5 mi replied to Michelle Grim's discussion Anyone want to buy my masi bike?
"Dang it! Too big for me!! "
Oct 7, 2013
Jenn_5.5 mi replied to Michelle Grim's discussion Anyone want to buy my masi bike?
"I could have put some work into it and googled that sorry! Thanks! "
Oct 7, 2013
Jenn_5.5 mi replied to Michelle Grim's discussion Anyone want to buy my masi bike?
"It looks smaller, this shorty is looking - Frame size please? And any additional specs? (Also, is the front wheel smaller than the back or is that a camera angle?)"
Oct 7, 2013

Profile Information

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

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I moved to Chicago at the end of May 2011 for a job. Lived in rural IL and drove over 100 miles a day to a job in St. Louis (Go Cardinals!). If I was making the move I had planned on getting rid of stuff... First thing to go was the car ('04 Ford Focus - We had some good times!). My first bike got stolen off the back porch... Stupid cable lock! (Lesson Learned!!) My parents were nice enough to by me a 'new' bike, from Wal-mart. (Heaviest POS EVER!) I started riding to work everyday since the Tuesday after Labor Day. Finally in November '11 I went and got myself a new bike: Globe Roll 1. Awwee!! Heaven, so light weight, no gears for me to mess up... Everything this commuter needed. 

I want to become more involved in the 'cycling' community, however, being a single parent with no friends or family around for 250 miles sucks up my 'going' out for adult rides, or alone besides work. The Kid is great. He & I ride all over the place. (Yes, I ride on the sidewalk with a 6 year old.) He is becoming the little commuter himself! Once he rides without training wheels he gets a new (lighter) bike... Man he has got his eye on one...

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