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An infrastructure plan that just might work!
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I thought this group might like to see what's going on in our community in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-8 mi. Nov 20, 2017.

From the mouths of babes.

 People reading my blog really like this, so I thought I would share it here.It's from a day in my life as a cycle commuting teacher.…Continue

Started Jan 29, 2017

Bike Camping the Hennepin/IM canals
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   I just did most of the ride across Illinois and back on the canal trails.  Here's a link to my summary of it for those…Continue

Tags: Camping, Bike

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Heckman Jul 25, 2015.

So I went to the doctor the other day...
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It's not as bad as it sounds. I've been cycling almost constantly for 42 years. I've been telling people for years that I feel the same as I did in my thirties. I never really have any health…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marc A. Irwin Nov 23, 2014.

 

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Marc A. Irwin replied to bobweiser's discussion How far you've ridden in 2017
"It's hard to say since I have 4 bikes I use on regular basis and quit using a computer, but I have driven less than 2000 miles.  That and a couple of weekly club rides, several weekend overnights, and three 10 day self supported tours have…"
Dec 24, 2017
Juan 2-8 mi. replied to Marc A. Irwin's discussion An infrastructure plan that just might work!
"For it's size, it will be a good study to see if they really carry out these plans and how well this integrated system works. I wish them well."
Nov 20, 2017
Marc A. Irwin posted a discussion

An infrastructure plan that just might work!

I thought this group might like to see what's going on in our community in Michigan.MarcFrom Article:One of the dubious benefits of being a legendary eccentric bicycling around a Midwestern town, is the opportunity to shape the future, or at least attend and witness other people do real things of substance.   Sometimes I wonder why anybody even shares these events with me, but…See More
Nov 19, 2017
Marc A. Irwin replied to Kat's discussion Chainlink, tell me what bike to get!
"I'd say the Surly Cross Check also, but the Surley Straggler is the same with disc brakes.  The disc brakes make the bike even more versatile because you can switch different sized wheels easily and have an even greater range of tire sizes…"
Oct 14, 2017
Marc A. Irwin replied to Christopher C.'s discussion Wanted: Large Mixte frame/bike
"Thanks,  but I think the Rolls Royce of mixte's these days would have to be the Riv Wilbury."
Sep 18, 2017
Marc A. Irwin replied to Christopher C.'s discussion Wanted: Large Mixte frame/bike
"It's hard to find used ones that large.  the Mixte bikes were marketed as touring bikes for ladies during the post war years, so most are in smaller sizes.  I built a Soma Buena Vista for a city bike a few years ago and love it.…"
Sep 17, 2017

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Folding Bike
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, My job involves biking, My business involves biking, Other
About me:
I've been out pedaling my butt on the street for fourty years. I like to play in traffic and don't have the sense to come in from the rain.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://simplecycle-marc.blogspot.com

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