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Tim Heckman
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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.

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.

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, 2014.

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, 2014.

 

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Tim Heckman replied to Russ Mugnaini's discussion Possible new trail
"And there it is... Abandonment approved in September of 2012. Thanks for the link!"
May 7
Tim Heckman replied to Russ Mugnaini's discussion Possible new trail
"On a related note, there is abandoned railroad ROW (tracks are gone) running approximately 3 blocks west of Harlem, from 16th Street in Forest Park to Cermak Road, and through the North Riverside mall property to 26th. This is still used as a…"
May 7
Tim Heckman is attending craig patnode's event
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The Rough Road 100 at Chicago

April 11, 2015 from 8am to 7pm
100K New Spring Classic!! ride on the road, ride on dirt, ride on gravel, ride on more road, more gravel, more limestone, more road, more gravel... 9 sectors of varied surfaces, flat and fastSee More
Apr 9
Tim Heckman replied to Yasmeen's discussion Attn hard-core SNOW riders! We'd love to hear your stories!
"I'm probably waiting until Thursday or Friday evening to resume my commute, but am still running a few errands by bike each day. I'm returning with Chinese takeout tonight."
Feb 3
Tim Heckman replied to Yasmeen's discussion Attn hard-core SNOW riders! We'd love to hear your stories!
"I rode three miles yesterday morning to pick up bagels, mostly on less traveled streets in Oak Park. I did this on a Surly Cross Check with a 35mm knobby in front, and a 38mm Marathon Supreme in back. This morning, I did my regular commute to…"
Feb 2
Tom A.K. replied to Tim Heckman's discussion RIP Howard Hawkins, Founder of Park Tool
"http://www.thechainlink.org/forum/topics/requesting-tool-donations-for-youth-based-bicycle-workshop-in Request for tool donations. Anyone with extra tools ? In Howard's memory. Thanks."
Jan 29
George Schick replied to Tim Heckman's discussion RIP Howard Hawkins, Founder of Park Tool
"Yeah, I've noticed that, too.  I floated the obit on a couple of different biking blogs and it doesn't seem to have gotten much of a response there yet, either. IIRC, the first major Park tool I bought was their TS-2 wheel truing…"
Jan 29
Jim Reho replied to Tim Heckman's discussion RIP Howard Hawkins, Founder of Park Tool
"In additional to owning several Park Tools, I can't even count how many times I've been to their web site for instructions on how to do something.  Howard and his company have done an awful lot for biking.  Ride on!"
Jan 29
Tom A.K. replied to Tim Heckman's discussion RIP Howard Hawkins, Founder of Park Tool
""Following his retirement, Howard continued to work with his hands on his hobbies. And he NEVER stopped riding his bike." Thanks for your help Howard ! Rest in Peace ! See you down the road !"
Jan 28
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Jan 28
Tim Heckman replied to David Beazley's discussion Winter 2014 broke me, but in the wrong way
"Wait for it... The next two weeks appear a little interesting."
Jan 1
Tim Heckman replied to Joe Kallo's discussion Fall tour report in the group Pitching a Tent
"Thank you so much for this report! I've been wanting to do a similar tour for a few years."
Nov 22, 2014
Tim Heckman replied to Bob Jarosz's discussion I & M canal trail
"Yes, it has reopened. I saw for myself a few weeks ago."
Nov 8, 2014
Tim Heckman replied to curt(is) locke's discussion Wild Chicago (encounters with the wild side of life)
"I saw a coyote moseying around York Road and the Prairie Path in Elmhurst on Sunday morning at 9 am last weekend. The deer are also really thick in the woods around the Salt Creek trail right now, particularly near dusk. I'm also occasionally…"
Nov 4, 2014
Tim Heckman replied to bob hsiung's discussion How far you've ridden in 2014
"Sixty four days left to catch me... ;)"
Oct 28, 2014
Tim Heckman replied to bob hsiung's discussion How far you've ridden in 2014
"Just ahead of you, Tandemonium, at 3920 plus a few. I've been warring with the desire to hit 5000 for a couple months..."
Oct 28, 2014

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

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