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Michael A
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Vintage cycling sins video
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Michael A replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion Late night off road trail riding - anyone interested?
"DPRT=DesPlains River Trail, It runs along the river all the way north to the wisconsin border. It is a combo of dirt/old asphalt/crush limestone. Most days it can be handled on a bike with 28mm tires. I prefer using a cyclocross bike with file…"
Jul 25
Michael A replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion Late night off road trail riding - anyone interested?
"Labaugh is under water as well as a lot of the Dprt . I am riding the Dprt tonight and will scope it out"
Jul 24
Michael A replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion Late night off road trail riding - anyone interested?
"I ride the DPRT trail very often in the dark, just make sure to dim your lights near the park entrances as it is technically illegal to ride the trail after dark. Also a carry a back up light or battery to get you home just in case of a delay.…"
Jul 24
Michael A replied to EricW.'s discussion Chicago area shop with decent Sidi mtb shoe selection?
"I have been riding sidi's for years, when my last pair tore in a spill I replaced em with the Giro. I would suggest you take a good look at the Giro line up before purchasing."
Jul 18
Michael A replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"As I come up to the 4 way stop where there is a car already waiting, I come to a complete stop with a foot down as you try to wave me through, the lady in the SUV behind you does not understand courtesy and drives around you on the right with 2…"
Jul 17
Michael A replied to Kelly Kresel Baker's discussion Cycle Team Needed for ZOOMA Chicago Half and 10K on Sat Aug. 2 in Burnham Park
"You kinda sound like a motorist complaining about cyclists in "their" streets Those events are all given permits to hold them by the city, and the park district.  This is coming from someone who believes the only good reason to run…"
Jul 16
Michael A replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"I do not understand why any rider would put himself in that situation in the first place... passing a large vehicle on the right, especially entering an intersection is the quickest way to find out out how a bug feel right before it hits a windshield"
Jul 16
Michael A replied to Alex Kim's discussion Campagnolo wheel...can't fit tires on it!
"I do not know of any off size rim that campy made, but I was never into clinchers much. I do have a modern set of campy neutron ultras that are a nightmare to mount new tires to, My solution is to put the tires on another rim and ride em a little,…"
Jul 14
Michael A replied to Alex Kim's discussion Campagnolo wheel...can't fit tires on it!
"what hubs are they laced to, I may be interested"
Jul 13
peter moormann replied to Michael A's discussion Wrong turn? cyclist on the Kennedy
"probably safer than riding streets  in town"
Jul 12
Anne Alt replied to Michael A's discussion Wrong turn? cyclist on the Kennedy
"Your normal route is one of my old NB routes from when I lived in Rogers Park. Sorry to hear that you got caught in the middle of that mess - why I usually avoid that section of the lakefront path in summer. "
Jul 11
grayn8 (5.3 - 36) replied to Michael A's discussion Wrong turn? cyclist on the Kennedy
"Sadly, as stated, I saw this. Guy was not moving faster than traffic. Was in a more upright position and going totally casual as if rolling down the lane. Drivers were moving so fast past, I didn't even realize he was there on the left shoulder…"
Jul 11
Tom A.K. replied to Michael A's discussion Wrong turn? cyclist on the Kennedy
"I happened to be listening to newsradio 78&105.9fm radio at 6:45pm last night and heard this. The traffic reporter was horrified and incensed about the cyclist in the EXPRESS lanes. I was worried too. He probably WAS moving faster then traffic!"
Jul 11
Lisa Curcio 6.6mi replied to Michael A's discussion Wrong turn? cyclist on the Kennedy
"I normally do not go anywhere near the path in the evening.  I take Dearborn up to the park and ride through it to get over at Fullerton.  I happened to be at DuSable harbor last night and decided to tough it out and stay on the…"
Jul 11
Anne Alt replied to Michael A's discussion Wrong turn? cyclist on the Kennedy
"He probably was moving faster than traffic.  ;)There's been enough stuff happening around North Ave. beach this summer that you might want to avoid that area for your evening commute until we get into much cooler fall weather. "
Jul 11
Michelle Stenzel replied to Michael A's discussion Wrong turn? cyclist on the Kennedy
"I fairly regularly encounter drivers cluelessly steering their cars on paths in Lincoln Park where no motorized vehicles are allowed. Somehow that's never as newsworthy, though."
Jul 11

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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 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.
At 12:49pm on June 21, 2010, Kelly C said…
Thanks for your expert help on fixing my flat during the architectural tour. And for letting me test drive your amazing bike!
 
 
 

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