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AAaauuugggghhh! Winter!
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I am all for a big winter but gosh-darned it, there's a new Marlin in my basement waiting for some 50-degree temps!  Hey, does anyone know what's going on with the IPP East-bound?  The last I took…Continue

Tags: winter, Path, Prairie, Illinois

Started this discussion. Last reply by AM 9.5 Mar 8.

Tandem 2nd-seat Conversion Ideas
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So, since I gave my kid my Specialized, I am down to a Schwinn tandem I purchased a long time ago.  I repainted it and had J&R Cycle & Ski rebuild it in 2010, and was thinking of trying to…Continue

Tags: Tandem

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Farris Apr 22, 2013.

Bike Service near 17th and Ashland?
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So my son's moved there, and I guess I'll try to find him a good tech - anyone got a good 'guy' or 'gal' in the vicinity that can overhaul a Specialized Hard Rock?JohnContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by We all have an inner Beast... Mar 26, 2013.

Entropy and The Delivery Bike
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So, my son got his bike stolen from school and I gave him my Hard Rock.  Then he got work delivering food downtown and uses it every day.  Result:  he's destroying the bike, and wants to use some…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Farris Mar 18, 2013.

 

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John Farris replied to David's discussion Which market more likely to have one's stolen bike: Swap-O-Rama or Maxwell St.?
"There was a late model bike dealer working out of Wolff's Flea Market at the Rosemont Horizon parking lot the last time I was there - I can't speak to the origin of his stock, but if you see your model you could inquire."
Jul 27
Juan 2-8 mi. replied to John Farris's discussion Good Spot For A Bike Lane - Damen Ave.
"Today I was speaking with some coworkers who live in Pilsen about this and noticed they recently painted and added some more lights to the Damen tunnel. Perhaps a much needed bike lane is next?"
Jul 22
AM 9.5 replied to John Farris's discussion AAaauuugggghhh! Winter!
"That's my highly analytical mind at work for you!  ;)   "
Mar 8
AM 9.5 replied to John Farris's discussion AAaauuugggghhh! Winter!
"John - it continues a little further to the Des Plaines blue line station in Forest Park.  At the rotary thing (which is really just some bluestone decor), cross 1st at the light and continue east down that street that runs between the parking…"
Mar 8
Mike Zumwalt replied to John Farris's discussion AAaauuugggghhh! Winter!
"Your discussion count is... Discussions (666) More snow!!!???  Really?          Really!!!??? "
Mar 6
Lisa Curcio 6.6mi replied to John Farris's discussion AAaauuugggghhh! Winter!
"Blasphemy!  Put the darned skis in the closet where they belong on March 6! :p "
Mar 6
Tricolor replied to John Farris's discussion AAaauuugggghhh! Winter!
"I don't mind it snowing a bit more. I've only got one good weekend with the skis so far.  Sadly the lakefront isn't as convenient as I expected and I've had to drive to places."
Mar 6
John Farris replied to John Farris's discussion AAaauuugggghhh! Winter!
"Thanks, AM 9.5.  I mapquested your directions and found the path seems to continue to 1st Avenue, where it stops? at a rotary of sorts.  Are there any other pathways nearby to jump onto, in that area or do I just turn around and head…"
Mar 6
Joe Guzzardo replied to John Farris's discussion AAaauuugggghhh! Winter!
"Very inspiring. I had to break down and cry for a few minutes before I could go on. Grammy material for sure. "
Mar 5
Lisa Curcio 6.6mi replied to John Farris's discussion AAaauuugggghhh! Winter!
"I know you must be good at your work.  You read the entire post and responded to it appropriately while the rest of us just jumped on the winter complaining band wagon! :-) "
Mar 5
AM 9.5 replied to John Farris's discussion AAaauuugggghhh! Winter!
"To answer the last part of the question in the post - at the Hillside H2O tower, the IPP is interrupted for about 1/2 mile or so.  Cross Butterfield at the end of the path (Forest Dr.), make the first left on to Warren, and follow Warren to…"
Mar 5
John Farris replied to John Farris's discussion AAaauuugggghhh! Winter!
"You People are all awesome.  Even you contrarians, and you know who you are...   I video-taped the Shamrock Shuffle one year on-bike and it was free-zing, so I always assume I'll have to wait past St. Pat's day to…"
Mar 5
Adam Herstein replied to John Farris's discussion AAaauuugggghhh! Winter!
"I should have bought a fat bike last year."
Mar 5
Julia 3.5/7.5 mi replied to John Farris's discussion AAaauuugggghhh! Winter!
"That was running through my head as I plodded through the slushy bike lanes on Clybourn this morning :) "
Mar 5
Lisa Curcio 6.6mi replied to John Farris's discussion AAaauuugggghhh! Winter!
"This is pretty funny from Dan Ponce, WGN"
Mar 5
Mike Zumwalt replied to John Farris's discussion AAaauuugggghhh! Winter!
"So, what's the over under on what date we will see the last legitimate post this season on this thread? March, April. May....Au(freaking)gust????  The odds are May/June. Now if you want a side bet to include when we can actually go…"
Mar 4

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What I ride:
Hybrid, Tall Bike
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Around Town
About me:
Biking musician, sidelined from my 2-wheeler until September 6.

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