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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 commented on Yasmeen's page Chainlink Ride Report: Bike Camping in Morris, Illinois
"I think Macqueen Preserve, NW is Dekalb is high on my list for a follow up."
12 hours ago
Tim Heckman shared Yasmeen's page on Facebook
yesterday
Tim Heckman replied to Marc A. Irwin's discussion Bike Camping the Hennepin/IM canals
"I just got back from my S28O camping trip to Morris, and can report that the I & M is clear and smooth sailing from Rockdale to Morris. I did, however, notice that the bikeway of the 171/83 bridge connecting the north section o the I & M…"
Sunday
Tim Heckman replied to bob hsiung's discussion How far you've ridden in 2015
"Congratulations!"
Jul 22
Tim Heckman replied to Marc A. Irwin's discussion Bike Camping the Hennepin/IM canals
"Thanks! I'm planning on riding out from the near west suburbs of Chicago to just past Morris on Friday."
Jul 21
Tim Heckman replied to Anne Alt's discussion bad week for hit and run fatalities around Chicagoland
"Not a hit and run, but there was also the Metra fatality involving a cyclist at a grade crossing in Riverside earlier this week. A bad week all around..."
Jul 17
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
Tim Heckman posted a discussion
Jan 28

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

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