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Memorial Day Tour - Chicago to Madison 2015
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Over the years Matt M's organized a number of trips from Chicago over to Madison. This year; tragedy! Matt can't manage it. I've done the last two trips and am familiar with the route and the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tricolor Jun 8, 2015.

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.


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Latest Activity

Tricolor replied to SkokieSurly's discussion Bike Lock Removed from Bike Rack
"Yeah, but what would Grant say? Damn weight weenie commuters... ;)"
Tricolor replied to Stephen P.'s discussion Can cars use a bike lane to parallel park?
"It's what I do when I have to parallel park. Anyone that's been trained how to do it knows you need to start next to the car you're parking behind. It's nice to use your turn signal as you pull up to make the maneuver, though."
Mar 9
Tricolor replied to dav's discussion A Thing of Beauty
"The frame, fork and components match my blue 2011 LHT, while the color is probably the olive green from 08/09."
Mar 3
Tricolor replied to Joe Guzzardo's discussion Canadian Geese
"I knew winter was over two weeks ago when the kestrels came back to nest. They set up in a gutted air conditioner next door every year."
Mar 2
Tricolor replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"It's clear the car doesn't fit against the curb, though. Hopefully some more yellow paint is easy enough to get 311 or the alderman's office to do something."
Feb 23
Tricolor replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"It's still doesn't excuse the mindset of someone that thinks that's a legal spot to when they're half in the bike lane. The contractor was pretty lazy with the sign and paint though, too."
Feb 22
Tricolor replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Lakefront Trail separation project moves one step forward
"If the lake gets filled in that much the city needs to add a trolley line between Navy Pier and the Lincoln Park Zoo. Add a handful of stops and it would be both a good tourist draw and be useful to some commuters, like San Francisco's cable…"
Feb 9
Tricolor replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Lakefront Trail separation project moves one step forward
"Nothing will. The entrance to the trail from Navy Pier is only stairs. It's going to be the same pedestrian nightmare but the current bridge sidewalk (should it remain open) will be the preferred way for commuters."
Feb 9
Tricolor replied to Skyler Retzlaff's discussion Recommendations on Bikes
"Those are all wear items. If you like the bike as it is replace them and you're good to go. It sounds like you're wanting a bit of a change, though, so start looking at bike stores to see what kind of commuter you want and you can look at…"
Jan 2
Tricolor replied to Josh L.'s discussion Last Night's Amusing Event on the LFP....
"Good show. I usually see one or two lost souls wandering onto the path every year."
Dec 2, 2016
Tricolor replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Why Don't Bicyclists Get Ticketed For Running Red Lights? These Guys Did
"Good for them. I saw a biker on Dearborn this morning swerve into oncoming traffic, weave through pedestrians on one side then have to stop for pedestrians on the other, eventually forcing their way through, to avoid stopping for 30 seconds in a…"
Nov 29, 2016
Tricolor replied to Joe Guzzardo's discussion Canadian Geese
"Quebec is irritating because all the automatic devices use French abbreviations, so good luck parking."
Nov 16, 2016
Tricolor replied to Joe Guzzardo's discussion Canadian Geese
"They don't. Or rather they do move, but straight up so you get hit in the face and crash. I've watched it happen twice to the can't/won't/don't stop (or slow, in this case) crowd."
Nov 16, 2016
Tricolor replied to Jim Reho's discussion Are old Trek mountain bikes any good?
"What size are you looking for? I've got a 19 inch 930 from 1994 I haven't ridden for about twenty years, and a 17 inch lugged 970 frame from 91."
Nov 15, 2016
Tricolor replied to David Barish's discussion touring bike advice sought
"The Aurora's already billed as a touring bike. Buy some racks, load it up and see how it feels if you're already comfortable on it. You can always move the racks to another bike if you don't like it. If the Aurora feels good loaded…"
Nov 10, 2016
Tricolor replied to Sean Newby's discussion Congratulations Chicago Cubs!
"I left for work an hour early on the train and got to work... an hour early. Sure it was crowded but trying to get a bike near here today would have been much worse."
Nov 4, 2016

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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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