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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.

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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Tricolor replied to XndeX's discussion Lake front path construction
"I'm just worried it's going to be too narrow for the traffic it's going to get in the summer."
Tricolor replied to Yasmeen's discussion Who is at fault? Cyclist or Taxi Driver?
"The English right hook. That was a last minute signal without much notice, and it didn't look squirrley before turning like most traffic does, though being stopped at the intersection with no traffic in front is a bit of a giveaway. Right after…"
Tricolor replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"The windshield paid off today, didn't it?"
Nov 18
Tricolor replied to Fran Kondorf's discussion Name Your Most Frequent Cycling Hazard(s)
"Wobbly riders, ninjas, geese."
Nov 10
Tricolor replied to blingy's discussion No bike signs on North Sheridan in Glencoe?
"The ravine there is pretty narrow with poor lines of sight. The detour's much more pleasant for riding, anyway, and a pack of Sunday riders down there would be a massacre waiting to happen."
Nov 10
Tricolor replied to Yasmeen's discussion Hot Bike Trend: Multimodal Bike Adventures
"Amtrak works perfectly for anyone wanting to ride the 380-some miles between Pittsburgh and Washington. Overnight from Chicago to Pittsburgh (around 5 AM) and overnight from Washington back to Chicago (Around 9 AM). 5-6 days on the trail and any…"
Nov 5
Tricolor replied to Yasmeen's discussion Time Change November 1. Don't Be a Bike Ninja!
"There are more blacked-out parts of the lake front trail north of downtown this year, too."
Nov 5
Tricolor replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"I have to agree on the six-way intersections. I'm fueled with a silent rage whenever I ride up Lincoln that's usually reserved for waiting in line for breakfast at Walker Brothers."
Nov 4
Tricolor replied to Yasmeen's discussion Did the Cyclist Protest in San Francisco Help Their Cause?
"When Evanston puts lines across the road with stop signs, followed by a qualifier (in English) that says 'for pedestrians in crosswalk.'"
Oct 27
Tricolor replied to Kat's discussion Cyclist killed at Lincoln/Fullerton/Halsted today
"That's quite a mistake on someone's part."
Oct 23
Tricolor replied to Steve G's discussion Riding with a camera and reducing road rage (mine)
"That bus was well out of the station before the bike got there. "
Oct 21
Tricolor replied to Yasmeen's discussion Did the Cyclist Protest in San Francisco Help Their Cause?
"Sadly it's a lack of courtesy and common sense that has led to the idea you need a stop sign at every intersection rather than through and yield signs, which would basically be an idaho stop for everyone and really improve traffic flow so…"
Oct 21
Tricolor replied to Yasmeen's discussion Backwards "Education" to Make Cyclists "Safe"
"This subtopic is about the Traffic Safety School for drivers, so yes. Cycling traffic school may be free now but never miss an opportunity to make money out of people you can find a way to legally blame for something. What bothers me is applying…"
Oct 20
Tricolor replied to Yasmeen's discussion Backwards "Education" to Make Cyclists "Safe"
"It's a way to get you to pay more money to the county instead of the insurance company. The training is a 'test' you pay about $100 take on your own computer that uses a delay mechanism to ensure you spend at least four hours…"
Oct 20
Tricolor replied to Christopher Wallace's discussion The ocean of change is here, Do you know how to ride the first wave?
"Are these the new instructions for using chopsticks?"
Oct 20
Tricolor replied to Irvin Steinert's discussion Help a driver out...
"Move as far right at the intersection as possible and rely on riders seeing your turn signal to know you are turning and either stop behind you or pass on the left. Only the most pedantic sociopaths or distracted riders will insist on trying to pass…"
Oct 19

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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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