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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, 2015.

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 Yasmeen's discussion Be Cautious on the Lakefront Path by Belmont: Crime Targeting Cyclists
"I noticed this morning it's spilling over to Bryn Mawr, now."
Jun 7
Tricolor replied to dav's discussion eBikes. Are they bikes? Do they belong in the bike lane?
"Most modified bikes with gas motors are cobbled-up rattletraps that are far slower than any e-bike I see on the lake."
Jun 6
Tricolor replied to Yasmeen's discussion Be Cautious on the Lakefront Path by Belmont: Crime Targeting Cyclists
"That's an awfully busy and public area to be causing trouble for anything but a flash mob type of robbery. I hope this isn't going to make life any harder for the tent colonies; they're starting to overflow the underpasses just to the…"
Jun 3
Tricolor replied to Yasmeen's discussion Extending the 606 over the Chicago River?
"I guess it's the original line which used to join the railroad. The trail extension would need to cross the highway, river and the railroad. I suppose the Finkle area will develop along with Goose Island, which doesn't seem to have any…"
Jun 2
Tricolor replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Who cares for the LFT???
"That little lip is going to cause a lot of trips and wrecks."
May 17
Tricolor replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Who cares for the LFT???
"Oak Street's asphalt has completely trashed by the surf these last few days, which is hitting the retaining wall of Lake Shore Drive. Not as bad as it has been in the past, though the curve didn't tear apart that time, either: "
May 5
Tricolor replied to Joe Guzzardo's discussion Stick the Landing
"New York to Paris is a bit more glamorous than Newfoundland to Galway, though."
Apr 12
Tricolor replied to haruspex's discussion Run-in with plainclothes cop
"All the lights on Dearborn have timers, too, so a changing light shouldn't be a surprise."
Mar 28
Tricolor replied to Irvin Steinert's discussion You know it's really spring time when....
"Especially in the evening when it's not dark and no one has any lights."
Mar 11
Tricolor replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"It's not worse than the wind storms we had two Halloweens ago, or the fall before that: Then again it is coming from the south today..."
Feb 19
Tricolor replied to mweerd's discussion Navy Pier Flyover not done until 2018?
"That would explain why they created a massive bottleneck at Oak Street Beach in October 2014 and have only put pylons in by Navy Pier. The fill-in at Fullerton's going much faster."
Dec 11, 2015
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."
Nov 28, 2015
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…"
Nov 24, 2015
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, 2015
Tricolor replied to Fran Kondorf's discussion Name Your Most Frequent Cycling Hazard(s)
"Wobbly riders, ninjas, geese."
Nov 10, 2015
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, 2015

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The kind of riding I do:
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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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