"No plans too escape. I'll just hunker down at NW suburban compound, picking off the stray zombies, from atop my roof, who were too stupid to head into the city for the feeding frenzy. Then, when all is said and done, I might head into the…"
"3ST in a couple more weeks. I'm going solo this year and towing my pop up to Wabasha. I can offer a ride to Wabasha/Red Wing, and back, for one (comfortably) to three (effing cramped) and their bikes. Can also offer a bed or two in the pop…"
"My first attempt was in 87 and the brevets started in Chemung, IL. That first 200K is still waiting to be finished. I missed the start by 15 minutes, then my freewheel and all it's ball bearings parted company about 3 miles outside of Clinton,…"
Celebrate Spring and dress to impress in your most fashionable tweed ensembles. The BBC shall be exploring fine gardens on this ride. So both tweed and garden party garb are encouraged. Ladies, bring your finest hats. Gents, pastels are indeed manly! Route and starting location coming soon!See More
"My Dad worked for AMC in Kenosha from the mid 50's to just before they closed the doors and shut out the lights in the 80's. Hence, I am a car guy by default. Used to attend the new model year unveilings at County Stadium in Milwaukee when…"
February 25, 2013 at 2pm to February 26, 2013 at 1am
Dustin was recently a victim of a hit and run on Milwaukee Ave in Wicker Park. He is currently in ICU at Northwestern. Sponsoring the event will be:Ska BrewingSpiteful BrewingSolemn Oath BrewingOlmeca Altos TequilaTrash Messenger BagsFreight BaggageAll proceeds will go directly to Dustin to help with medical bills, etc. Bangers & Lace opens at 2pm so all are welcome to stop by any time to purchase drinks to benefit him. At 9 pm there will also be a raffle with various prizes supplied by…See More
If you've ever had to 'outhouse engineer' something to 'make it fit' on your bike, you are a 'Bodger'. This is the place to show us all what you did and how you did it. If it worked and even if it didn't.
Every member of the Society (CBES) should aspire to have a beer at every brewery or brewpub located in a day or two bicycle ride distance from Chicago (and, of course, within the city limits).Naturally, preferable way of getting to is by bike, as for riding back . . . whatever is available, train, bus, horse and buggy, depending on amount of beverages consumed at the destination.On Facebook, here.On Twitter,…See More
"5.5 is three season commute. 6.5 would be the winter commute if there was snow because the FRT isn't plowed. Moot point anyway, because I was planning to take one season off of commuting by bike just to take a break. Bone spur near the…"
"I've noticed the weather part, but I've commuted for eight suburban winters and need a break. Besides, I've been on the road for the last seven weeks, so not commuting by bike is a moot point.
As to greasing of bearings, I've…"
"My kind of thread.:) Most all my bikes have geared hubs.
I have experience with older SA 5 speeds, the S5 series. Simple hub and works very well if you ditch the original shifter(s) and go with a standard SA shifter for the right side and a…"
I am glad but not surprised you are still into biking. Since we sold the bikeshop we have not been biking very much. Laura works at Chase in Elgin and I work at McHenry County.
Brad is going to school in Oregon. He is married and has cycled out of the Air Force after 9 years. Caroline is married and has two boys and lives in Elgin.
We would like to have you and Cindy over for some pizza next weekend if that works. We are having a garage sale the end of the month and have some biking stuff we will be shedding and would like you to take a look.