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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.

Something you don't see every Day... (Shout out to Bellwood)
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I'm tooling away only way to work this morning, and next thing I know, I'm stuck behind a street sweeper on the Prairie Path! That certainly put a smile in my face.

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Schick Aug 15.

An Ode to the Suburban (and the chance to convince me to buy a new bike)
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Everybody here on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Heckman Apr 8.

Rear Axle Shimmy?
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I hit a bump or pothole on my celebratory spring ride this afternoon, and immediately noticed that my rear wheel had significantly more drag, about five miles from home.  Once I had it home,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt M. 18.5KM Jul 11.

 

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Tim Heckman replied to Jeff Schneider's discussion Worst Amateur Bike Mechanic Ever?
"I have a story that is close-- I am somewhat embarrassed by it. I have two Schwinn Suburbans. At least part of my rationale for that is so I can learn to mechanic on the one that is not being actively ridden. First thing this spring, I broke the…"
Sep 7
Tim Heckman replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion Getting to Downers Grove (McCullom park)
"Hey paulcycles, do I know you, at least by sight? I'm usually riding a blue or brown Suburban west in the morning, and east in the evening-- sometimes you will see me on a black Cross Check. I'm usually wearing a safety vest while…"
Aug 27
Tim Heckman replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion Getting to Downers Grove (McCullom park)
"It's a really good route. I didn't look up the park you mentioned, and thought your destination was about four miles north. Your willingness to ride 25th also indicated a moderately high traffic tolerance. I've ridden most all of…"
Aug 27
Tim Heckman replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion Getting to Downers Grove (McCullom park)
"No, although I think Roosevelt Road, 22nd/Cermak, Mannheim Road, Illinois 83, and Butterfield SW of Cermak are inappropriate in my opinion. I don't like Ogden, but some people do in the early mornings."
Aug 26
Tim Heckman replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion Getting to Downers Grove (McCullom park)
"At that time, 25th would be fine from Madison Street to 31st, and then just take 31st over. For a little more sedate ride, you can use Washington through Maywood/Bellwood from Thatcher/1st to Bellwood Avenue (which becomes Westchester Boulevard…"
Aug 26
Tim Heckman replied to Tim Heckman's discussion Moderate Pace, 80-100 Miles, 8/25
"I promise not to ride one of my Schwinn Suburbans."
Aug 23
Tim Heckman replied to Christopher C.'s discussion Hills that are accessible via metra.
"Here's a route that was suggested within the Oak Park Cycle Club a few months back. I haven't ridden, although I am familiar with some of the roads. Start/Finish is approximately five miles from several BNSF stops in Lagrange/Western…"
Aug 22
Tim Heckman replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Police: Crash in Garfield Ridge kills bicyclist
"The cyclist who lost his life was Gary Reyes of Park Forest."
Aug 21
Tim Heckman replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion Pic of your commuter
"The reasons why I enjoy the Suburbans have been covered to death in another thread, but it is a lie maintenance bike, with some intrinsic lighting, and with Schwalbe Marathons on it, I could handle a five mile commute through 95% of last years…"
Aug 21
Tim Heckman replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion Pic of your commuter
"Hmm... I have two. The everyday commuter is one of my trusty Schwinn Suburbans. She was born the same year and month that I was. Sometimes, I'll commute on my new Cross Check."
Aug 21
Tim Heckman posted a discussion

Moderate Pace, 80-100 Miles, 8/25

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 out to Virgil, drop down to Sugar Grove, and come back, but that is not set in stone. Traveling speed should be 13-15 mph, and we'll have to have lunch.I would enjoy company, if that sounds fun. Feel free to message me if interested.See More
Aug 21
George Schick replied to Tim Heckman's discussion Something you don't see every Day... (Shout out to Bellwood)
"I've occasionally seen one doing its work on the North Ave. underpass of the IPP out near West Chicago, too.  And I'm mighty glad it's there, since it's cleaning off broken glass that "certain individuals" seem to…"
Aug 15
Tank-Ridin' Ryan replied to Tim Heckman's discussion Something you don't see every Day... (Shout out to Bellwood)
"Damn that sun, always spoiling photo opportunities! "
Aug 15
Anne Alt replied to Tim Heckman's discussion Something you don't see every Day... (Shout out to Bellwood)
"Very cool! "
Aug 15
Tim Heckman replied to Tim Heckman's discussion Something you don't see every Day... (Shout out to Bellwood)
"I tried for a picture, but he did a little detour to cross the street at 25th before I got my camera out. I then passed him, and tried for a picture on the west side of 25th, but was shooting into the sun and the picture didn't come…"
Aug 15
Anne Alt replied to Tim Heckman's discussion Something you don't see every Day... (Shout out to Bellwood)
"If you ride the Major Taylor Trail on a weekday morning, you might encounter a sweeper there. I always make a point to thank the guys when I see them out there."
Aug 15

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

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