"hi kiltedcelt...the GLR is great but once you start riding in brevets you learn that you don't need to ride for a 'reason'. Don't get me wrong...these are a blast but just going out and riding on your own is equally as rewarding…"
"Congratulation...your going to work hard and have fun. Clothing; do anything you can to stay dry. You'll heat-up by riding and moving in/out of buildings. Once you get wet you'll get cold. So focus on staying dry. Gear, invest in clipless…"
"The city finally went over the bike lanes with a coat of white on Roosevelt (bridge) as well...it would be nice if they re-painted the bicycle logos within the lanes but this is still an improvement."
"licktons in oak park has a great wheel builder. I have a set that I rode for 16 years (Mavic Open sport + Phil Wood). I had the rear wheel/rim replaced in 2009 because a spoke pulled from the rim's eyelet. The front wheel has well over 25k on…"
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town
long time biker...(bmx, mountain, road). was a messenger for 3 winters/4 summers to put myself through school (and make rent). I'm a Unix Engineer for an online travel agency and am constantly trying to shoehorn rides into my busy schedule.