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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 Mike Zumwalt's discussion This is NOT the bike for Chicago
"I've seen one of those enclosed torpedo recumbents on the lake a few times now.  Never moving, so I don't know what kind of speed it can make, but it would be nice for when it rains."
yesterday
Tricolor replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"I've got a rear B&M battery light which looks pretty bright for two LEDs (granted they're hitting a reflector) and a Lumentrail front light that works pretty well, but I still think something that looks a little farther ahead and…"
yesterday
Tricolor replied to Haddon's discussion Cleaning the Dirt Jump by the Aquarium.
"You'll also need a push broom."
yesterday
Tricolor replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"Riding home around eight last night I did wonder if anyone's worked at adapting a small (maybe LED) motorcycle headlight for bikes.  Most bike lights are neigh-useless for anything but irritating people and/or so faint no one's going…"
yesterday
Tricolor replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Bike Lane Would Have Three-Foot Wide Curbs on Clybourn in Old Town
"Curbs aren't designed for a perpendicular hit; few cars encounter curbs like that, anyway. "
Monday
Tricolor replied to Matt M. 18.5KM's discussion Chicago to Green Bay
"Did you take Menasha road between Maintowoc and the trail to Green Bay?  There's a campground just North of Racine that would be easier than trying to ride up to Milwaukee on day one.  Day two could be Racine to Manitowoc and the…"
Sunday
Tricolor replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"I'd rather have mounting points to attach my own lights than have a bike with lights built in to it.  Case in point the near-useless rear lights on Divvies."
Jul 25
Tricolor replied to jolondon30's discussion Stolen Bikes Recovered with Help of Heritage Bicycles and CPD
"Damn good work and damn good PR.  It doesn't get any better than this."
Jul 24
Tricolor replied to Some Guy's discussion Heads Up in Logan Square...
"Mid 90s 930 SHX?  Nice, but the shifters will crap out with use."
Jul 23
Tricolor replied to Matthew Swartwout's discussion Frame Painting/Powdercoating
"I'd still like to have my boring light gray Surly painted to look like Western Maryland's last diesels. "
Jul 22
Tricolor replied to Renee Patten's discussion Police Trail Block Saturday Night at Division
"I wouldn't doubt the police have a good reason for closing stuff down, I've just never seen any mob action on the trail."
Jul 22
Tricolor replied to Renee Patten's discussion Police Trail Block Saturday Night at Division
"I just know what I see.  I would have remembered posts about the trail being blocked by kids.  Plenty of them just wander around not caring about who's way they're in but I thought all the flash mobs were hitting Michigan Ave…"
Jul 21
Tricolor replied to Renee Patten's discussion Police Trail Block Saturday Night at Division
"Oak Street Beach can be a little dodgy any given summer afternoon.  I can't say it's been any better or worse this year so far.  North Ave Beach is chock full of bro-dogs playing volleyball.  They're a hazard, sure, but…"
Jul 21
Tricolor replied to Greg Berry's discussion Hybrid conversion to road(ish) bike
"Figure a rough estimate for converting to drop bars: $50 for the bars $25 for Tektro (or similar) brake levers $85 or so for bar end shifters (or combine with the above brake levers depending on the drivetrain)  Bar ends will keep…"
Jul 21
Tricolor replied to Matthew Swartwout's discussion Frame Painting/Powdercoating
"I wouldn't consider Lo-Ko 'north' to many people.  They coated my car's exhaust manifold with some heat resistant paint ten years ago that's held up very well so I can say they do good work in that area and were on time…"
Jul 21
Tricolor replied to carfreecommuter's discussion Bike Fix-It Station Locations?
"There's one at the WholeFoods on Kingsbury just below North Ave, too.  I would really like to see one or two along the lake."
Jul 18

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What I ride:
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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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