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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 Matt M. 18.5KM May 5.

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 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
Tricolor replied to Haddon's discussion ...and you will know me by the awesomness of my wheels.
"So now we can ask you instead of Sherwin Williams?"
May 8
Tricolor replied to Russ Mugnaini's discussion Possible new trail
"It looks like a connector between Canadian Pacific and CSX. North of the CP crossing it's on a Metra route and is owned by CN, but the track section in question could belong to anyone, even a contractor that only is responsible for keeping the…"
May 7
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to Tricolor's discussion Memorial Day Tour - Chicago to Madison 2015
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May 5
Tricolor replied to Waymond Smith's discussion What would you have done?
"On the lakefront trail you'd hear such a din you'd never decipher the warning meant for you. That's one law I'll say sucks and should not be observed."
May 5
Tricolor replied to Waymond Smith's discussion What would you have done?
"I generally leave a lot of space and don't say anything or make any noise. It can just confuse and alarm people. If they look unsteady (drunks and many of tourists on Divvys) I'll slow down and give them an even wider berth."
May 4
Tricolor replied to Haddon's discussion The main thing those crosswalk timers end up doing is making me going through the intersection at full speed with less than a second left.
"If you're planning to run or jump a light (or stop sign) on the bike you shouldn't be doing it under circumstances where anyone with the right of way has to slow, stop or wait for you."
May 4
Waymond Smith replied to Tricolor's discussion Memorial Day Tour - Chicago to Madison 2015
"How about an ride organized for Fall? Not around BIKE!BIKE!"
May 3
Tricolor posted a discussion

Memorial Day Tour - Chicago to Madison 2015

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 logistics so I'm going to see if anyone else is interested in making the ride this year. Reply to the post or send me a message if you want to go.This is a three day two night trip from Chicago to Madison that takes place over Memorial Day weekend so many people would not have to take time from work. It's…See More
May 3
Tricolor replied to Alex's discussion Painful Lakefront Crash and Thank You to Good Bike Samaritans!
"As much as I pathologically hate anyone that takes up the entire path and wish I could knock them aside like ten-pins you could have slowed down a bit. You can't trust anyone oblivious enough to block the trail to move out of your…"
Apr 30
Tricolor replied to Haddon's discussion Triangular Bike Wheels
"Points and seals."
Apr 15
Tricolor replied to Haddon's discussion Triangular Bike Wheels
"I didn't know Mazda made bikes."
Apr 13
Tricolor replied to Jaik S.'s discussion Bicycle Camping - 2015
"Crap, hopefully you have wireless and will get this. I'm heading up tomorrow afternoon. If you can give me an idea of your lot and the rate I'll pay you for the Saturday night fee. Otherwise I'll keep an eye out for your bike and if I…"
Apr 10
Tricolor replied to Haddon's discussion Android Bike App Suggestions Plz
"Strava, My Tracks or Endomondo will all do pretty much the same thing as free versions. I use Endomondo mainly because someone else recommended it but they all work pretty much the same. Here's a sample of the information you get: "
Apr 10
Tricolor replied to Byron's discussion [WANT TO BUY] Rear Panniers
Apr 3
Tricolor replied to Matt M. 18.5KM's discussion Abandoned Bianchi.
"I saw a gray market M535i left in a parking lot for a few years that just broke my heart."
Apr 1

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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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