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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 Tony Adams 4 mi's discussion Bike/Pedestrian Hostile Retail Sale Policy
"You're going to need a bigger bike. "
Dec 14
Tricolor replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Advice needed about failing bike parts
"Replace the seat with a nicer one and you'll feel better all around.  Pedal bearings wear out eventually and can lock up.  I had some eighteen year old pedals that did this when I was coming back from camping at Illinois Beach. …"
Dec 12
Tricolor replied to Len Krietz's discussion 606 Extension?
"It'll be interesting to see if the new developments around Goose Island are better thought out.  That area's hardly great for driving, either."
Dec 7
Tricolor replied to Erin Rensink's discussion Pittsburgh Cycling?
"The bike share program looks like it's going to kickoff in 2015 and will not be available in the winter.  I was there at the end of 2013 to ride down to Washington and downtown and the south side were no trouble at all.  The north…"
Dec 4
Tricolor replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion LFP at bend...treacherous
"You have a lot more lane options and a sidewalk if you need to bail on Michigan, and can work with the predictable movement of buses to make decent time while overall traffic is slowed down by the congestion.  On inner LSD you have faster…"
Dec 3
Tricolor replied to Len Krietz's discussion 606 Extension?
"Ending the 606 at the highway/river/railroad was silly anyway.  It needs to cross all of that into Little Schaumburg."
Dec 3
Tricolor replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion LFP at bend...treacherous
"You really recommend Inner LSD?  I've ridden south a few times but wouldn't even think of going north on it.  I'd suggest Michigan Avenue before that, and realistically State Street."
Dec 2
Tricolor replied to David Altenburg's discussion Monday's weather
"It won't be so deep or heavy that your wheels won't punch through, and the ground is too warm for ice.  Just ride normally as you would in the wet; hope you have fenders!  I wanted to ride to day but I draw the line at rain.…"
Nov 24
Tricolor replied to Jeff Schneider's discussion This One Has It All...
"But he wasn't street racing anyone at the time."
Nov 23
Tricolor replied to Alex James's discussion SOLD! 62cm Surly LHT with full fenders and racks
"Good show, the racks alone were worth a third of the price."
Nov 18
Tricolor replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"This morning the double whammy of snarls on Lake Shore Drive and the north side elevated made me wish I had geared up and biked today.  It's supposed to warm up later in the week, though, and I've been getting my exercise after work…"
Nov 18
Tricolor replied to Adam Herstein's discussion Integrated Tail Light and Camera on Kickstarter
"Finally.  I hope it'll be a good alternative to a dedicated hub."
Nov 18
Tricolor replied to Justin B Newman's discussion Wicker Park's Stroller Gang
"I didn't think Baby Finster was real."
Nov 16
Tricolor replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"It was fine around 8-9 this morning on my ride in.  Going home in an hour or so not so much."
Nov 11
Tricolor replied to Jeff K's discussion Dearborn 2-way bike lane. Is it working?
"Considering it doesn't open until after Thanksgiving that's really early."
Nov 6
Tricolor replied to Michael B's discussion LFP Damaged in yesterday's storm
"The sand south of Fullerton has been dug away from the trail to its full width.  The pavement could use a sweep but the trail is open and relatively safe. North of Oak Street there was a small contracting crew with a few bobcats and a small…"
Nov 4

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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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