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Route to Barrington

A lot of people used to ask for a good route to Barrington. I did one Yesterday.There is one scetchy spot just West of Highland Park where Center Street becomes Deerfield Parkway, other than that,…Continue

Started Aug 18, 2013

Hill Training in Chicago
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Anyone ever want to join me? People look at me like I'm crazy:http://connect.garmin.com/activity/232283444Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Tobin Oct 11, 2012.

Trail to Palos?
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Has anyone heard of a trail from the city out at least to the area around Palos?Someone told me it is the freedom trail, but I can't find it.I'm looking to get in some long rides on my mountain bike,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Sep 26, 2012.

Triple X ride
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IS the triple X ride still happening on Saturday mornings?I'm not going to make the mistake of doing a google search for XXX from a work computer again.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Hochstadter Jul 7, 2012.

 

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Route to Barrington

A lot of people used to ask for a good route to Barrington. I did one Yesterday.There is one scetchy spot just West of Highland Park where Center Street becomes Deerfield Parkway, other than that, Road biking was about as good as you can hope for around the City of Big shoulders:http://connect.garmin.com/activity/360947952See More
Aug 18, 2013
Mike Tobin replied to Mike Tobin's discussion Hill Training in Chicago
"It looks like the Evanston Hill training will only happen this Saturday, then they will knock it off. I need to get in some hills during the week. I also do the toboggan run S. of Soldier field."
Oct 11, 2012
Joe Studer 8.0 mi replied to Mike Tobin's discussion Hill Training in Chicago
"It is amazing how much "non-areodynamic load" you can get with a trailer.  I've started pulling my son on a wee-hoo trailer for training rides, and the wee-hoo acts like a parachute in creating drag.  The effect is…"
Oct 11, 2012
Aaron Bussey replied to Mike Tobin's discussion Hill Training in Chicago
"Halsted/Roosevelt/Path/18th/Canal Hills This route is all in Chicago and IMO has the best bang for your buck for riding constant elevation changes without having to abuse Cricket Hill likewoah - The Halsted stretch alone is a killer on a windy day.…"
Oct 11, 2012
Anne Alt replied to Mike Tobin's discussion Hill Training in Chicago
"In years past, I've had success in doing this - and increasing the effect with a heavy non-aerodynamic load on the bike.  I've also combined it with carrying a heavy pannier load on my commute and detouring to add a few bridge climbs…"
Oct 11, 2012
David Barish replied to Mike Tobin's discussion Hill Training in Chicago
"Hank Scheff has been leading hill training rides for Evanston Bike Club  www.evanstonbikeclub.org in the weeks before the Hilly Hundred later this month.  He rides at 8 am on Saturday leaving from Panera Bread in Wilmette and up to the…"
Oct 11, 2012
S replied to Mike Tobin's discussion Hill Training in Chicago
"The other alternative is to go out on a nice windy day and ride against the wind for a while.  Do this on a day with a strong wind and a place like the LFP where there's nothing to block the wind and you'll get a decent analogue to…"
Oct 11, 2012
Mike Tobin replied to Mike Tobin's discussion Hill Training in Chicago
"don't we all wish we had a proper hill to train on. I did this on my mountain bike."
Oct 11, 2012
Carl replied to Mike Tobin's discussion Hill Training in Chicago
"As someone who grew up in the foothills of Appalachia, I think proper hill training would involve a mile or so of solid incline. I agree with finding a large parking garage. And seeing as I've done that before, I also suggest taking the…"
Oct 11, 2012
Aaron Bussey replied to Mike Tobin's discussion Hill Training in Chicago
"Just ride up and down Halsted from Division to Taylor and back a few times Also better than looking like a nerfherder - though I do like me some funny nerfherders..."
Oct 11, 2012
envane (69 furlongs) replied to Mike Tobin's discussion Hill Training in Chicago
"I prefer to train on the parking garage ramp across from the Binny's in Licoln Park."
Oct 11, 2012
Mike Tobin replied to Mike Tobin's discussion Hill Training in Chicago
"I tried to write Go Cubs in the field on my GPS but nothing seems to work when you involve the Cubbies."
Oct 11, 2012
James BlackHeron replied to Mike Tobin's discussion Hill Training in Chicago
""Like" you are crazy? Pretty spirograph..."
Oct 11, 2012
Mike Tobin posted a discussion

Hill Training in Chicago

Anyone ever want to join me? People look at me like I'm crazy:http://connect.garmin.com/activity/232283444See More
Oct 11, 2012
Anne Alt replied to Mike Tobin's discussion Trail to Palos?
"You might want to check out this thread on a related topic.  There's no existing trail to get there, but there are a few transit options to get you within riding distance of Palos."
Sep 26, 2012
Tim Heckman replied to Mike Tobin's discussion Trail to Palos?
"None that I know of. There are decent routes to Willow Springs from the near west suburbs (Oak Park, Berwyn), but little trail. Eventually, the Centennial Trail is supposed to extend from the existing trailhead in Williw Springs to Lyons at I55…"
Sep 26, 2012

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain
The kind of riding I do:
Exercise, Competition / Racing
About me:
I train with both road and mountain bikes. Usually do long rides on Saturday starting near Wrigleyville.
Looking for someone with a car to do more mountain biking.

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At 12:13pm on March 31, 2011, Rob Foreman said…
I'll just plan on riding the Lakefront Path then.  I'm going to start at Promontory Point (at 55th St) and go north to the end of the path.  Anyone is welcome to join me.  I'll leave about 8 or 830.  Let me know if your plans change
At 9:02am on March 25, 2011, Rob Foreman said…
The best place to meet would probably be Promontory Point which is 5500 south.  I'll meet you at the fountain there.
At 7:35pm on March 24, 2011, Rob Foreman said…
Let's plan for 830 then.  When I've done this ride in the past, we've stopped at the Starbucks in Schererville for a snack and then headed back.  It was a nice way to break up the trek.  Overall it is a nice, flat run, but the wind can be pretty brutal.  I'm looking forward to it though!
At 3:37pm on March 24, 2011, Rob Foreman said…
What time should we say for Saturday, April 2?
At 10:22pm on March 21, 2011, chixieonfixie said…
Hey Mike - Saturdays Im usually on my team ride if that interests you - but as it may be below freezing this Saturday I may just be sitting on the rollers.

I am usually looking for riding partners on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays generally speaking. Lets play it by ear weather wise.
 
 
 

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