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Snow ride/Superbowl edition???
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Who would be up for such a thing???Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Feb 1, 2015.

Darriean Hess gets 15-40 years for killing 2 cyclists with her car
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This was a plea deal, but 10+ yrs in prison is no light sentence... nothing will bring the cyclists back…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Jan 28, 2015.

 

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Yasmeen replied to Michael A's discussion 9 bike lanes that make ours look wonderful
"oof. those are pretty awful. Thanks for sharing Michael. :-)"
Apr 18
john89 replied to Michael A's discussion fogging glasses
"Back in the day I used to use something called "Cat Crap". Yeah wierd- but it worked. Found it at a ski supply shop for use on goggles, been looking for it ever since.. Good luck!"
Apr 18
Michael A posted a discussion
Apr 17
Michael A replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane? 2016
"there is fertilizer and weed abatement mixed into that water, so it still is useful even when it is raining. Still no excuse to block the whole bike lane "
Apr 6
Michael A replied to Yasmeen's discussion Gravel, Centuries, and Long Rides (oh my!)
"It was a great ride despite it being windy and chilly. Whenever someone does their first century or organized ride like this with me I tell them to break the ride into the distance between rest stops. This 61 mile ride had four rest stops averaging…"
Mar 23
Michael A is attending Lee Diamond's event
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Winter Bike Swap 2016 at Jaks Tap

February 20, 2016 from 11am to 4pm
Winter Bike Swap 2016 Jaks Tap at 901 W Jackson, Chicago, ILSaturday February 20, 2016 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM$5 at the DoorVendor tables SOLD OUT For the sixth straight year, Chicago area cyclists will be able to come together to browse and buy bikes, bike parts, bike clothes and accessories as well as discover a wide…See More
Feb 15
Michael A replied to V W's discussion ever been chased by a dog? (or- when animals attack!)
"I used to do a week long training camp in rural Alabama. There were tons of dogs that would start to bark and some would chase. The best thing we found is to yell "get back in your yard" as loud as you can and just keep on riding. In the…"
Dec 13, 2015
David Barish replied to Michael A's discussion Amtrak to Michagan with bikes starts this week, just in time for the fall colors
"I am just going one way to New Buffalo on the 4pm train. I am riding to a friend's place in Lakeside and staying the night. The next day I will ride to Kalamazoo and the following day west on the Kal Haven Trail eventually to Fennville. I am…"
Jul 30, 2015
Tricolor replied to Michael A's discussion Amtrak to Michagan with bikes starts this week, just in time for the fall colors
"Yup. It worked like a charm. Ride to the train station and pack up the bike, arrive in Pittsburgh at 5 AM the next day, ride down to Washington and take the same train home to arrive in Chicago around 9 AM. Completely off road between the two cities…"
Jul 30, 2015
Marc A. Irwin replied to Michael A's discussion Amtrak to Michagan with bikes starts this week, just in time for the fall colors
"I've made the trip several times to Kalamazoo.  The cafe car has had a couple of tables removed and 4 bike racks with tie downs have been installed.  Boarding is an issue, I usually roll the bike up the steps slowly using the brakes…"
Jul 30, 2015
Mike Schwab replied to Michael A's discussion Amtrak to Michagan with bikes starts this week, just in time for the fall colors
"Train to DC and canal ride back?"
Jul 29, 2015
David Barish replied to Michael A's discussion Amtrak to Michagan with bikes starts this week, just in time for the fall colors
"I am going to try this out on Friday. I  bought a ticket and added the $10 bike fee from Chicago to New Buffalo on Friday. Anybody have any experience with the Blue Water train? I will have commuted to work that day and will have a U lock and…"
Jul 29, 2015
Michael A replied to Yasmeen's discussion Talk about having a bad day at work...
"GAP, France (VN) — Moments after crossing the finish line, everyone was asking Geraint Thomas (Sky) if he was OK following his horrific crash on one of France’s most dangerous descents. A doctor asked him his name, and without batting an…"
Jul 20, 2015
Michael A replied to Yasmeen's discussion Talk about having a bad day at work...
"One of his teammate went back to pace him to the finish, he still is in 6th place overall. Only time will tell if he is ok and starts tomorrow."
Jul 20, 2015
Michael A replied to Steve Mac's discussion Hardest section of your commute...
"I take Foster ave east to the LFP. Where Foster intersects with the ramp for the outer drive both eastbound traffic lanes can turn right onto the ramp. The far right lane is easy to avoid but the left lane can either go straight or turn right onto…"
Jul 4, 2015
Michael A replied to Eric's discussion Bicycle Accident on the Lakeshore Drive bike path
"I was involved in an incident at about 1:45 in that area. I was on my cross bike and rode off th path through the grass to avoid a puddle, the two fixed gear riders drafting off of me did not handle the pavement to grass transition too well and…"
Jun 30, 2015

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Cyclocross
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Competition / Racing

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At 10:54pm on May 14, 2015, Yasmeen said…

Very nice new profile pic!

At 12:37pm on March 27, 2014, Marianne Swan said…

Working on those pics of my Paramount tonight after work. Sorry for the delay. Too much work this week.

At 4:41pm on March 25, 2014, Marianne Swan said…

I am working on compiling as much information as possible including pics. I will try to get that up within the next day. Thanks for commenting. I really want it to go to an owner that will appreciate it. I am an avid bicycle/bicycle history lover and its a cool bike to own. Just now time for me to pass it on. Be back with more information.

At 7:31pm on September 11, 2013, andre tom said…

Hm, nuts, I thought it would be somewhere around 80-90. Sorry

At 3:46pm on September 11, 2013, andre tom said…
Ill gladly take them off your hands if its possible to have them shipped to California.
At 10:25am on February 19, 2011, thang van ung said…
if you can re-find the posting of the lost gloves tell me. thanks.
At 8:50pm on September 11, 2010, Fred Noinaj said…
At 7:47pm on June 21, 2010, Lynn said…
It will be my first time doing the Swedish ride, I hear there is only 1 stop light. Mon night ride might be tough to get to. What about weekend rides? Any groups you would recommend?
At 6:12pm on June 21, 2010, Lynn said…
I have never done any CCC rides. How far and how fast do they go? What route do they take? I ride mostly northshore routes. Im also doing the Insane Terrain Ride next month. This will be my first time doing the Swedish Days Ride. Have you done this before? What's your take on it?
At 5:22pm on June 21, 2010, Lynn said…
Are you doing the Swedish Days Ride? I am....doing the 100mile route.
 
 
 

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