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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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Michael A replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Bicycle Stable
"2017 Caynon Commuter with Alfine internal hub, Gates belt drive, XTR brakes, Son front hub and internal lights 1980's Colnago Super Pista Campy C record Pista group (work in progress)"
Aug 10
Michael A replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Bicycle Stable
"2006 Colnago prototype CX with Campy record 11 speed, FSA bar stem 2009 Colnago EPS with Campy super record EPS 11 speed 2012 Colnago C59 with Campy super record 11 speed and Mad Fiber carbon wheels 2015 Colnago world cup with Campy super record 11…"
Aug 10
Michael A replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Bicycle Stable
"1984 Red Gios Compact with first gen Campy C record ,cobolto brakes, and Modolo bar and stem 1995 Colnago Master PIU with Campy C Record 2, delta brakes and Minelli bar/stem 1999 Bontrager Privateer with Shimano XTR and Rolf ceramic wheels 2006…"
Aug 10
Michael A replied to Yasmeen's discussion Pet Peeves Among the Pedals
"On the lake front trail riding on the center yellow line, Nope. That is just being an ass to as many people as posible"
Jun 30
Michael A replied to Yasmeen's discussion Pet Peeves Among the Pedals
"My commute to work is about 15 miles, if I said "on your left" to each cyclist I passed I would be too hoarse to swear all day at work. I try to overtake with as much distance between us as possible, and try not to cut back in front…"
Jun 30
Michael A replied to Yasmeen's discussion Stolen Bikes - How To Prevent Your Bike From Being Stolen
"on most of my bikes I use that area for spare spokes, I push in a wine cork into the bottom of the seat post, and push a couple of each size spoke needed into that. Works great except for these"
Jun 12
Michael A replied to Yasmeen's discussion Stolen Bikes - How To Prevent Your Bike From Being Stolen
"Another great tip is to have all your info printed on a card then laminate itand have it placed in your BB and one in your handlebar ends, Mine states that if the person who brought this bike in for service does not match the contact info on this…"
Jun 12
Michael A replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Divvy seat is a bummer - pun intended
"Wearing underwear is the worst thing you can do. Also do not wear your chamois shorts all day, once you are at work change into normal underwear. Try to find a place to air out your shorts during the day so they have a change to dry as keeping them…"
Jun 12
Michael A replied to John Dow's discussion transporting your bike
"There are some inexpensive fork mounts that clamp to the inside rail of a pick up that would work in a pinch, but I would not want my bikes bouncing around in the bed of a truck.  "
Mar 16
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, 2016
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, 2016
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Apr 17, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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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, 2016
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

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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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