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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 h' 1.0's discussion Oak Park PD is going to need a highly trained bmx squad soon
"Proper grabs depend on speed.  It's over and done before the victim has time to collect their wits or anyone else realizes what's happened.  I'd want something with small (low inertia) wheels, low gearing and no speeds to…"
yesterday
Tricolor replied to Josh Garis's discussion Bikelash!
"Other than a few internet freaks that get forwarded around like old chain letters and op-ed blowhards trying to keep things controversial to maintain their jobs there's not much hostility out there, and certainly not in Chicago.  I…"
Tuesday
Tricolor replied to Matt M. 18.5KM's discussion shifter opinions...bar end conversion and anything goes?
"If you are going to buy new friction bar ends take a look at Rivendell's website.  Craigslist may turn up some nice Shimano bar ends for even less, of course."
Tuesday
Tricolor replied to dan becco's discussion When a bike mechanic says
"I spent more than the cost of a wheel replacing my other brakes a couple weeks ago. Doug are you still at Johnny Sprockets?  The north location's not as convenient as when it was on Bryn Mawr but my rear wheel is starting to get a little…"
Saturday
Tricolor replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Have the 'Monsoonal' rains in our current climate situation affected your ride schedule?
"I've been stuck on too many soaked slogs on long rides to willingly go through one for my commute."
Sep 10
Tricolor replied to Lisa Curcio 6.6mi's discussion 'Tis the Season for long rides
"Looks like a good day for riding.  Hope the 4 Star goes well!"
Sep 7
Tricolor replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Those bike sedans are so slow I've never found them to be a hazard.  I've seen cars get lost at Belmont Harbor and end up on the trail three times myself."
Sep 4
Tricolor replied to Lisa Curcio 6.6mi's discussion 'Tis the Season for long rides
"Reminds me of last year where I rode from Loyola to UIC and back in addition to the Four Star itself."
Sep 3
Tricolor replied to Asper K's discussion 'Walk your bike on the sidewalk' sting operation...I got a ticket as did others
"Eff it, I'll take Dearborn when I leave today."
Sep 3
Tricolor replied to Lisa Curcio 6.6mi's discussion 'Tis the Season for long rides
"It's a little farther away but the Hilly Hundred that runs all around Bloomington, Indiana but not in Bloomington is October 10-12."
Sep 2
Tricolor replied to Lisa Curcio 6.6mi's discussion 'Tis the Season for long rides
"I was visiting friends this weekend and working on my car there, but the town of Wabash, Indiana is really trying to turn the local economy/downtown around and has a Century ride that's not too…"
Sep 2
Tricolor replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"There's nothing bad to vent about at the moment.  I rode in down State from North to Jackson and it was very nice this morning.  After crossing the river keep to the left of the right lane so you don't have to get involved with…"
Aug 28
Tricolor replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"I generally think anyone feeling the need to announce they're passing is probably passing too closely and should just wait for a proper gap.  If more bikes could slow down from time to time when there's congestion everything would be…"
Aug 27
Tricolor replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Have the 'Monsoonal' rains in our current climate situation affected your ride schedule?
"It's not the rain, it's the humidity!"
Aug 26
Tricolor replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion Pic of your commuter
"Back in 2008 I went looking for a Trek 7.something after riding a friend's and ended up with a base LeMond for about the same price.  Got me hooked on drop bars, but it wasn't made for fenders and racks, which is how I ended up with a…"
Aug 26
Tricolor replied to A's discussion Caught some parts thieves. w/pictures
"Why don't thieves carry crank pullers?  It's not like they're very big."
Aug 25

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The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting

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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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