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Tim Heckman
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  • Oak Park, IL
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Stolen Blue Suburban- Ridgeland Green Line Stop- Oak Park
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My fault.  I went to a concert Tuesday night, locked it with a cable lock, and was on duty for work last night.  Tonight, the cable lock was cut when I returned.  The bike is well maintained, and has…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Heckman Oct 10, 2015.

Ride Report-- Oak Park to McHenry and Slightly Beyond...
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So, I like to go on long cycling trips for my birthday...Two years ago, I did 44 miles with friends to the Skokie Lagoons. Last year, I made it as far as Sycamore, but did not make it back, due to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Heckman Aug 28, 2015.

RIP Howard Hawkins, Founder of Park Tool
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This doesn't seem to be making much news, for as much as the community uses the products.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Jan 29, 2015.

Moderate Pace, 80-100 Miles, 8/25
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My birthday is on Monday, and I'm taking the day off for a bike ride. I'm thinking 80-100 miles, leaving from Oak Park around 8 am, returning before/around dinner time. My current thought is to go…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Heckman Aug 23, 2014.

 

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Tim Heckman and Andrew St. Paul are now friends
Friday
Tim Heckman commented on Brett Ratner's page A Three Day Weekend Tour: Oak Park to Genoa City to Kirkland and Back Again
"Thanks, Ron!  I will definitely check that out."
Friday
Tim Heckman joined David of the North (David606xx)'s group
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Chicago Perimeter Ride

For more than a decade, the most beloved Century ride on the calendar. 100 miles around the edge of our fair city in a single day.See More
Aug 17
Scott Dunham and Tim Heckman are now friends
Jun 29
Tim Heckman commented on Yasmeen's page Chainlink Ride Report: Bike Camping in Morris, Illinois
"I can't see a way to link the actual GPX files, but would be happy to send them.  Here are the Strava routes... Strava Route from Bellwood Strava Link Home:"
Jun 28
Tim Heckman replied to Adam C.'s discussion Salt Creek Trail question
"I rode most of that section today, and all of it yesterday. It's all clear!"
May 29
Tim Heckman replied to Yasmeen's discussion Got My RAGBRAI Wrist Band Number Today. Who else is in?
"I can't take all that time off, even though I grew up in southern Iowa. I might try to make the Spotted Horse Gravel Ultra on October 26th...."
May 1
Tim Heckman replied to Yasmeen's discussion Habit Forming - Why #30daysofbiking Is a Good Idea
"I have obsessed before, but decided to stop.  From April 2014 to October 2015, I bicycled outside every single day.  There were a few days were it was a silly ride around the block, and once in -30 wind chills were it was a ride around the…"
Apr 13
Tim Heckman replied to Yasmeen's discussion Habit Forming - Why #30daysofbiking Is a Good Idea
"I am a regular bike commuter and have managed an unbroken thirty days of biking in April twice in the last several years, and am probably on my way to completing it again. For me, the part that makes it achievable is making the decision to do as…"
Apr 13
Jeff Markus replied to Tim Heckman's discussion An Ode to the Suburban (and the chance to convince me to buy a new bike)
"I realize I am an exception to most bike rider rules but here is my bike evolutionary tail... I am a hoarder and only let an old Huffy mountain bike go after moving into digs that wouldn't fit the whole stable...plus I hadn't ridden it in…"
Apr 10
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Tim Heckman's discussion An Ode to the Suburban (and the chance to convince me to buy a new bike)
"At first I didn't like the Schwinn Traveler (ca.1989), I thought it was like riding a stiff camel, but it is a real work horse pulling a trailer.  Recently broke the derailleur (think it was the original) got a new-used one on ebay and…"
Apr 7
bk (aka: Dr. Mambohead) replied to Tim Heckman's discussion An Ode to the Suburban (and the chance to convince me to buy a new bike)
"Here is a human enjoying their bike! Also? They are reducing. Re-using. Recycling? Also the absence of any covetousness is just Suspicious! Outrageous!!! Count on the chainlink to word avalanche in bold for days just how wrong is all that…"
Apr 2
Tim Heckman replied to Tim Heckman's discussion An Ode to the Suburban (and the chance to convince me to buy a new bike)
"So, it's two years later. My Cross Check has close to 6000 miles on it. My well maintained Suburban was stolen last October at a train station, when I locked it poorly. I have another Suburban, which was actually gifted to me by folks that knew…"
Apr 2
Tim Heckman replied to Will's discussion Illinois Prairie Path condition in this monsoon season
"It was surprisingly clear from Mannheim east this evening. There is ice, but you can almost always find a clean line. I rode in the dark on studded tires, but with due care and caution, and non slick tires, it is rideable."
Jan 14
Tim Heckman replied to Will's discussion Illinois Prairie Path condition in this monsoon season
"Bellwood usually plows, but Maywood is spotty at best, as well as the portion in Forest Park between the train station parking lot west to the river. I haven't been on it in a few days, but based on my experience, 1st to 17th will not be clear.…"
Jan 14
Tim Heckman replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Arcades Map
"Galloping Ghost is an easy and safe bike ride from Oak Park, or the west end of the Pink/Blue/Green lines (about six miles)."
Jan 13

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What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town

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