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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

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 Yasmeen's discussion Most Embarrassing Moment On A Bike
"    I was on my way home from a Sunday morning ride, streets were pretty empty, I stopped at a red light, completely spaced out and didn't get my feet unclipped.  I fell over on my side, rolled onto my back with my bike still…"
Aug 27
Marc A. Irwin replied to bobweiser's discussion How far you've ridden in 2016
"I look at this issue from a different perspective.  I have stopped using my car for local transportation, consequently I ride about 15-25 miles a day year 'round.  I stopped keeping track of bike mileage as a result but I'm…"
Dec 4, 2016
Marc A. Irwin replied to David Barish's discussion touring bike advice sought
"If you are new to this sort of thing (touring that is) I would accessorize the Aurora and maybe buy another set of wheels.  You can still swap out the wheels and remove the accessories to use the Aurora locally.  That would be the path of…"
Nov 24, 2016
Marc A. Irwin replied to Peggy Brennan's discussion Navigating Amtrak/Union Station with road bike
"I agree, that is the easiest way to avoid the stairs and escalators.  The crowds are not normally a problem. Marc"
Nov 1, 2016
Marc A. Irwin posted an event

Founder's Fall Fondo at Courthouse lawn

October 8, 2016 from 10am to 7pm
Gravel  charity ride in Yankee Springs starting in Hastings, Mi.24,36 & 62 mile routes on the same course hosting the Barry Roubaix gravel race.See More
Sep 9, 2016
Marc A. Irwin replied to Yasmeen's discussion A Much-Needed Update by Adventure Cycling: Amtrak Bike Service
"I've used almost every variation of this that Amtrak offers on my trips.  It would be nice if they had consistent service on each of their trains, but that is truly a "first world" problem.  It is nice to be able to use the…"
Aug 11, 2016
Marc A. Irwin replied to Sloan Dorr's discussion 200 Mile ride to Grand Rapids, MI
"I've done the ride from the Loop to Michigan City out of curiosity and the ride up the coastline many times.  Here's the trip I took from the loop.  You are on city streets from the Lakeshore trail at the south end of the golf…"
Aug 9, 2016
Marc A. Irwin replied to Josh L.'s discussion Tragedy Strikes: Deaths, injuries reported after vehicle hits bicyclists in Michigan
"A statement by the defendant's lawyer has been released.  Marc"
Jul 16, 2016
Marc A. Irwin replied to Josh L.'s discussion Tragedy Strikes: Deaths, injuries reported after vehicle hits bicyclists in Michigan
"New information regarding this incident has been released via FOI. Marc"
Jul 15, 2016
Marc A. Irwin replied to Josh L.'s discussion Tragedy Strikes: Deaths, injuries reported after vehicle hits bicyclists in Michigan
"New story of the incident released this morning on MLive. Marc"
Jul 14, 2016
Marc A. Irwin replied to Josh L.'s discussion Tragedy Strikes: Deaths, injuries reported after vehicle hits bicyclists in Michigan
"If anybody would like a way to contribute to the families, the KBC has created a jersey for with 20% of sale dedicated to the victim's. It's a Michigan map with Kzoo marked by the chainlink heart symbol from Kalamazoo Strong."
Jul 14, 2016
Marc A. Irwin posted an event

KalTour at Kalamazoo Mi

June 26, 2016 from 7am to 4pm
KalTour 2016 dedicated to the crash victims of June 7th     The Kalamazoo Bicycle Club announces that 100% of the proceeds from the 25th Annual KalTour bicycle tour will be given to the Kalamazoo Strong Organization. So many cyclists were impacted by this tragedy that organizations are joining forces to raise money for the victims and their survivors.   Collaborating with the TriKats, SWWMBA,…See More
Jun 16, 2016
Marc A. Irwin replied to Gerry Casas's discussion Chicago IL to moline IL
"You can follow the IM Canal from Joliet to it's end and then meander over to the Hennepin Canal trail.  Those take you all the way to the Quad Cities.  If you are not into trail riding, you can always look at the state and county…"
Jun 1, 2016
Marc A. Irwin replied to Gerry Casas's discussion camping during an overnight bike ride
"I've never had any problems result and have stealth camped in various places around the country while cycling.  Usually, I don't plan to, but for whatever reason, am behind schedule and can't reach a campground or hotel.…"
May 26, 2016
Marc A. Irwin replied to Yasmeen's discussion Sharrows Are Not Effective Substitutes for Bike Lanes (Study)
"I think sharrows are a more effective form of signage than one on the side of the road encouraging people to "share the road."   That's about it.  Drivers seem to react more responsibly to that being painted on the pavement.…"
Jan 15, 2016
Marc A. Irwin replied to Yasmeen's discussion Happy New Year! What Is Your 2016 New Year's Bike-Related Resolution?
"Go places I haven't and see things I wouldn't any other way. Marc"
Jan 2, 2016

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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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