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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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Latest Activity

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."
21 hours ago
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. "
yesterday
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."
yesterday
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…"
Tuesday
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…"
Monday
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…"
Monday
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…"
Monday
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."
Friday
Tricolor replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"I see Gene all the time.  I can usually tell how early or late I am by when I see him."
Jul 17
Tricolor replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Reminds me of an old drivers manual: "
Jul 17
Tricolor replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"The hesitation you saw makes me think he was lost; you have to be extra careful around those guys."
Jul 16
Tricolor replied to Tim S's discussion Motorcycles and Scooters in the Bike Lane...
"I was thinking most electric bikes on the path these days are as fast or faster than scooters."
Jul 16
Tricolor replied to Bob Hoel's discussion Time to revisit the bike shipping options discussion from 2013
"If you have an address in France what about using UPS/FedEx/DHL to ship it?"
Jul 16
Tricolor replied to Mike Buckley's discussion No more bike boxes on the Amtrak!
"How is the Katy Trail?  I rode the GAP/C&O last year and am looking for a similar ride to make in October/November using Amtrak to get there and back."
Jul 15
Tricolor replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion Questions for you winter commuters
"Big fenders are the main thing you need for commuting in general.  Wet ground is bad at any time of the year and more common in the winter.  Studs are debatable; on days with lots of ice I normally don't bother with the bike."
Jul 14
Tricolor replied to h' 1.0's discussion Air conditioner poll-- who's getting by without?
"It's always cooler by the lake.  So far I've run the AC once, but we've also had great weather this year."
Jul 11

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What I ride:
Road
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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