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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 Adam Herstein's discussion Integrated Tail Light and Camera on Kickstarter
"Skip, have you had some time to see how it works, yet?"
13 minutes ago
Tricolor replied to Haddon's discussion Cars on bike paths, it's getting much worse.
"If it was some late-night joyrider I doubt it."
15 minutes ago
Tricolor replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Watch a Local Bike Courier Race Chicago Taxi, Weave Through Beirut Traffic
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16 hours ago
Tricolor replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Watch a Local Bike Courier Race Chicago Taxi, Weave Through Beirut Traffic
"But it's EXTREME!"
19 hours ago
Tricolor replied to S's discussion Things that make you go hmmm
"Were there scrape marks indicating it dragged itself there? I can't see any damage on the bridge itself that would account for tearing the wheel off. I'll have to go home that way tonight and see if it's still there. This is the most…"
22 hours ago
Tricolor replied to Jaik S.'s discussion Bicycle Camping - 2015
"If you don't have Memorial Day planned out I'm putting together a trip from Chicago to Madison. Two nights, two and two-thirds days and a bus back to downtown Chicago from the Wisconsin campus. Leave Saturday morning and back Monday…"
yesterday
Tricolor replied to Jaik S.'s discussion Bicycle Camping - 2015
"Riding from my door is also one of my big criteria. Even my trip across the GAP/C&O let me ride down to the station before packing up the bike for the overnight train to Pittsburgh. Illinois Beach is roughly 40 miles from the Loyola area which…"
yesterday
Tricolor replied to Jaik S.'s discussion Bicycle Camping - 2015
"Now that it's getting warmer and there are two weeks to go, this needs to be back on the front page. Is anyone else planning a trip up to Illinois Beach? If it's still on I'll be heading up Saturday afternoon from the Loyola area if…"
Sunday
Tricolor replied to Renee Patten's discussion Upset and concerned about the current rhetoric and plans on red light/speed cameras
"The police cameras are like the common CCTV systems that both passively record surroundings and can be operated remotely to watch a specific person or location. There was an incident a few years ago where an operator was watching a loud party with…"
Friday
Tricolor replied to Renee Patten's discussion Upset and concerned about the current rhetoric and plans on red light/speed cameras
"The traffic cameras only take snapshots, and the sensors are only active for about fifteen seconds after the light turns red. So it's not the same as say the police cameras with flashing lights. So unless a biker is also running the light,…"
Thursday
Tricolor replied to David P.'s discussion The GIF thread
" In keeping with the picture that started it all:"
Mar 19
Tricolor replied to Matt M. 18.5KM's discussion Madison tour pre-ride meeting?
"I'm pretty sure at least two of us are going again this year, but anyone else interested post in and let's start to get organized. May 23-25 - Chicago to Madison. Roughly 60 miles a day, with two nights of camping in parks with all the…"
Mar 18
Tricolor replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Why is Reckless Speed Promoted in Nearly All Auto Ads?
"Better than racing on Doty Road around three in the morning? I've got a few good memories from summers in the early 00s."
Mar 18
Tricolor replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Having experienced the awfulness that is the construction-delayed Red Line yesterday I'm getting myself up and out early enough to bike to work."
Mar 18
Tricolor replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Why is Reckless Speed Promoted in Nearly All Auto Ads?
"Back in school my friend's parents though buying him an old SAAB would keep him safe and out of trouble. Then we found this ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwpzhiNurI0"
Mar 16
Tricolor replied to Josh L.'s discussion Anyone else going to miss the Finkl Steel shortcut?
"That line ran all the way to Evanston and was used by the Northwestern Elevated to expand north from Wilson. http://www.chicago-l.org/operations/freight/index.html"
Mar 10

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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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