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Off to Washington - Shutdown be Damned!
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I'm headed to Pittsburgh on Sunday to bike down to Washington.  Sadly the second half of the trip is through the C&O Canal National Park, and it's closed.The owners of various B&Bs where I'm…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tricolor Oct 4, 2013.

Illinois Beach Campground

I'm going to bike up to Illinois Beach on Saturday and camp for the night.  Has anyone already reserved a spot or want to share mine if I reserve one?Continue

Started Sep 9, 2013

Steel Frame Coatings
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The search function still isn't returning anything but I've got a new frame that I'm cleaning up (removing some paint overspray on the fork crown and brake nubs) and was considering what to do about…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by notoriousDUG Jul 19, 2013.

Pedestrian Scramble at State and Jackson
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Chicago seems to be trying to emulate Tokyo with a pedestrian-only free-for-all crossing at State and Jackson.  News crews were all over the place, city workers were configuring the lights and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vitaliy May 31, 2013.

 

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Tricolor replied to Kevin C's discussion Road Construction Report(s)
"I normally get off the trail at North and head to work down State Street.  I guess if I leave at Fullerton I'd just go through the park on the other side of Lake Shore Drive.  Since the alternate path itself is being explicitly…"
Monday
Tricolor replied to Kevin C's discussion Road Construction Report(s)
"The Lake Front trail trail alternate at Fullerton (that gets all muddy in winter) is being fenced off.  Are there plans to pave it before winter hits this year so everyone can get around a part of the trail that freezes every winter?"
Monday
Tricolor replied to Haddon's discussion Philippe Starks bike design is pretty amazing.
"How do you keep from breaking your shins trying to kick-scoot that thing?"
Oct 16
Tricolor replied to grayn8 (5.3 - 36)'s discussion Has your bike ever gone full-blown Maximum Overdrive Christine on you?
"My bike fixed itself one time when some of my enemies bent the frame.  Then it killed them."
Oct 15
Tricolor replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Nearly 6 Acres of New Green Space Coming Soon to Lakefront
"There are a few blacked out sections of the trail north of downtown.  After a few years of blinkers and AAA powered lights I finally gave up and bought a big light with separate battery pack that puts out a usable beam that I can use for a week…"
Oct 15
Tricolor replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Nearly 6 Acres of New Green Space Coming Soon to Lakefront
"I'm most worried about the detour that will be needed.  If it's not paved it will be a useless mudbog, and if it is paved it needs to be kept clean or it will be a useless mudbog.  See the current winter detour path through that…"
Oct 15
Tricolor replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Nearly 6 Acres of New Green Space Coming Soon to Lakefront
"The price looked a bit steep - and maybe it still is - but it does include renovation of the theater, which basically means building a new one inside the shell that's there now.  I think it used to be a children's sanatorium."
Oct 14
Tricolor replied to Haddon's discussion You are now obsolete.
"We're only obsolete for the moment because no one else starts six threads at the same time."
Oct 13
Tricolor replied to Ryan Stahlman's discussion Pannier mounting hardware upgrade?
"My plastic Ortleib clips are slowly eating through my aluminum rack, too."
Oct 4
Tricolor replied to Ryan Stahlman's discussion Pannier mounting hardware upgrade?
"Considering the hardpoints you'll need to inside and outside your bag to get the Ortleib system to work I'll bet new bungies would be infinitely easier."
Oct 3
Tricolor replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"That explains the name for the Buena Yard where the CTA exchanged freight with the Milwaukee until the early 70s. "
Oct 3
Tricolor replied to Adam Herstein's discussion Integrated Tail Light and Camera on Kickstarter
"Finally!  I hope it works as advertised."
Sep 29
Tricolor replied to David Altenburg's discussion Winter Bike Shop Specials & Cleanings
"It's not too hard to remove and clean the sprocket along with the chain and pulleys."
Sep 26
Tricolor replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Considering police cars regularly park at the edge of intersections or on the curb when occupants go for dinner there's not much chance a car left in the bike lane will be addressed any time soon. "
Sep 26
Tricolor replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion The shoaling thread - understanding this phenomenon
"That's not true at all, even with cabs these days.  And then they do it's to the derision of cars, bikes and pedestrians.  Please don't make the argument that bikes are okay doing something that's reviled when it's…"
Sep 26
Tricolor replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"I've seen that happen personally three times this year.  Someone should really just paint some lines across the path there to remind tourists they shouldn't be turning."
Sep 24

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At 7:05pm on March 27, 2014, Matt M. 18.5KM said…

Belgian solidarity!

At 6:47pm on March 27, 2014, Matt M. 18.5KM said…

Yes sir, it's that time of year!  We have a friend in common who is set on coming along, so I'm content that I've at least got one companion.  I've done some route cleaning, upgraded my bags, gear, and tent, switched to solar power, made arrangements which should make the ride a bit cheaper, backed up the route to my phone, bought new tires, etc...  I'm going to stay in west Madison an extra day, so I won't be around to shepherd anyone home.  Also, all the bridges along the Glacial Drumlin have been completed, so bring your trail pass or you'll be reminded to get one!

 
 
 

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