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Wanted: 4-bike Rooftop Carrier or...
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...suggestions for same. I want to carry four bikes atop my 2006 CRV down to Myrtle Beach this spring and have 8 weeks to gear up. The CRV has a roof rack, FYI. I've got sizes from a 29" to a 24",…Continue

Tags: bikes, 4, Saris, Thule, Carrier

Started this discussion. Last reply by bk (aka: Dr. Mambohead) Jan 24.

Endos
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I'm just gonna lay this out and listen: I don't think there's anything more mentally it physically grueling than the bike ride home after an endo.Thanks, left toe clip and trailhead anti-vehicle…Continue

Tags: embarrassment, shame, injury, Ouch

Started this discussion. Last reply by Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 Aug 29, 2014.

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 Andy Moss 9.5 Mar 8, 2014.

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.

 

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bk (aka: Dr. Mambohead) replied to John Farris's discussion Wanted: 4-bike Rooftop Carrier or...
"Try the Salvation Army of bike stuff: workingbikes.org 2434 S. Western"
Jan 24
John Farris posted a discussion

Wanted: 4-bike Rooftop Carrier or...

...suggestions for same. I want to carry four bikes atop my 2006 CRV down to Myrtle Beach this spring and have 8 weeks to gear up. The CRV has a roof rack, FYI. I've got sizes from a 29" to a 24", and one woman's-framer.
Jan 24
Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 replied to John Farris's discussion Endos
"it seems that the number of maintenance vehicles I see on my weekday rides far outnumbers the possible private car owners who might accidentally venture onto these trails.  Usually these workers are driving the biggest diesel dually or double…"
Aug 29, 2014
skyrefuge replied to John Farris's discussion Endos
"Hey, I was in the jury pool for that trial. Was just about to be called up for questioning when they announced that they were settling. Too bad, since it would have been a really interesting case to me. Though I'm sure I would have been…"
Aug 29, 2014
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Endos

I'm just gonna lay this out and listen: I don't think there's anything more mentally it physically grueling than the bike ride home after an endo.Thanks, left toe clip and trailhead anti-vehicle center post for a great morning commute.See More
Aug 28, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
Mike Zumwalt replied to John Farris's discussion AAaauuugggghhh! Winter!
"Your discussion count is... Discussions (666) More snow!!!???  Really?          Really!!!??? "
Mar 6, 2014
Lisa Curcio 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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
Lisa Curcio 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, 2014
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, 2014
Adam Herstein replied to John Farris's discussion AAaauuugggghhh! Winter!
"I should have bought a fat bike last year."
Mar 5, 2014
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, 2014

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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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