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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 Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Yikes. Along with being unable to determine intercept points yelling 'on your left' doesn't give you right of way, either."
Aug 6
Tricolor replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Lake Shore Drive and the Lakefront Trail Redesign: Signage and Education Now
"Considering how much of the trail around Navy Pier is torn up and closed it's not worth putting up signs, instructional or educational. Are they going to put up mini signs like you see on snowmobile trails?"
Aug 6
Tricolor replied to Clement Jett's discussion Cars in bike lanes #enforce940060
"The city uses nastier stickers than that for notifying owners of problems."
Aug 6
Tricolor replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Every time I want to do shopping on my way home I take Lincoln and the amount of shoaling and light running is just nuts. I'll take the lakefront trail every time, even with normal pedestrian traffic."
Aug 6
Tricolor replied to Kelly's discussion questions about buying or building a new bike
"I bought my LHT from REI. It was a year or so old so the price was pretty low. After it was hit I had a new front wheel built by Justin(?) at Johnny Sprockets in Lakeview before they moved. I scavenged everything that wasn't broken and bought a…"
Aug 4
Tricolor replied to chixieonfixie's discussion In case you were wondering whats happening on Clybourn...
"Indeed, even a low curb is effective against a car that doesn't make a perpendicular hit. "
Aug 4
Tricolor replied to Kelly's discussion questions about buying or building a new bike
"'Tis a lovely thing, but the frame alone costs as much as two fully built Long Haul Truckers at the end of the year."
Aug 3
Tricolor replied to Michael A's discussion Amtrak to Michagan with bikes starts this week, just in time for the fall colors
"Yup. It worked like a charm. Ride to the train station and pack up the bike, arrive in Pittsburgh at 5 AM the next day, ride down to Washington and take the same train home to arrive in Chicago around 9 AM. Completely off road between the two cities…"
Jul 30
Tricolor replied to Aaron Bussey's discussion Bike Shorts Poll
"You're not alone, but I've never liked biking in jeans; they're too heavy. I time my distance rides for the spring and fall so it's not too hot or sunny and can get away with wool or cotton. Something in me makes synthetics smell…"
Jul 15
Tricolor replied to Aaron Bussey's discussion Bike Shorts Poll
"Boxer briefs under normal shorts have always worked for me on multi-day trips. Synthetics/wool/silk on long trips and cotton for the commute."
Jul 13
Tricolor replied to Yasmeen's discussion New Protected Bike Lane on Roosevelt Is Nearly Complete
"Looks more like a sidewalk."
Jul 13
Tricolor replied to Joshua Lowery's discussion Chicago Trip Help
"If the bike has a front break riding it would be unwise. If you have minimal brakes plan way ahead if you're going to be in traffic which can be heavy and unpredictable. I'll cast another vote for the lake front; it's about 9.5 miles…"
Jun 16
Tricolor replied to Rich S's discussion Flooded Streets and Underpasses
"Other than some puddles in the usual places where there's runoff across the trail (around Bryn Mawr) or standing water (North Ave) the lake front was dry to downtown. With a nice tail wind it was a very pleasant morning."
Jun 16
Tricolor replied to Jeff Blumenthal's discussion Surrey and Adult Trike Rentals on River Walk
"I think the gist is anything that's got two-abreast bench seating takes up a lot of space."
Jun 13
Tricolor replied to Jeff Blumenthal's discussion Surrey and Adult Trike Rentals on River Walk
"They're the biggest nuisance on the bridge over the river, and will be worse than usual with all the construction. Almost as bad as Segway tours."
Jun 12
Tricolor replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion I was irritated ...
"Yup. It's only a matter of time before I see my first wreck of the season. This morning I got passed by someone on an electric bike that was going even faster than the racers. Someone's going to *really* get hurt by one of those, soon."
May 8

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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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