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DerferMark
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Centennial Trail Entrance/Exit Closed at Willow Springs bridge
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Heads up, the much needed bridge repair at eastern end of Centennial Trail is being done. However, there is no signage indicating you can't get through (traveling eastbound) until you get right up to…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by DerferMark Apr 7.

 

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DerferMark replied to JMinHP's discussion Flat Pedal Shoes - Worth it?
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DerferMark replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Another bad confrontation... "he stopped because Jones slapped his SUV. But Jones denies that, and the video backs him up. Jones acknowledged yelling at the driver to tell him he was in a bike lane."  :(…"
Apr 7
DerferMark replied to DerferMark's discussion Centennial Trail Entrance/Exit Closed at Willow Springs bridge
"So much for IDOT being finished by Oct. 2018!  Slow progress but you can walk it if you don't mind lifting bike over guardrail and around a fence on south end of soon-to-be-new bridge. Pic from yesterday:"
Apr 7
DerferMark replied to Noah Kleinschmidt's discussion Hoping to bike from Chi or Milwaukee to Mpls, wanna join?
"I love hills so it was great! ;)  It's not bad really. Up and down bluffs along Mississippi River first couple of days you do get the heart pumping a bit.  Elevation profile should be on that mapmyride link."
Mar 15
DerferMark replied to Noah Kleinschmidt's discussion Hoping to bike from Chi or Milwaukee to Mpls, wanna join?
"The route is a combo of lots of info from blogs, friends, Google Maps (bike mode), Strava Heatmap, etc.  and adjusting for places we were spending the night.  Lots of other ways to get from Point A to B of course!  Elroy-Sparta trail…"
Feb 19
DerferMark replied to Noah Kleinschmidt's discussion Hoping to bike from Chi or Milwaukee to Mpls, wanna join?
"Hey Noah, great idea. I did this last June taking Amtrak to Twin Cities to start. Their roll-on service is great.  Took Metra home from Harvard.  Here's route we did.  If you want any more info, message me. Good…"
Feb 19
DerferMark replied to bobweiser's discussion How far you've ridden in 2018
"3368 mi. or 23% less than 2017 thanks to a broken clavicle in Aug. :("
Dec 30, 2018
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Centennial Trail Entrance/Exit Closed at Willow Springs bridge

Heads up, the much needed bridge repair at eastern end of Centennial Trail is being done. However, there is no signage indicating you can't get through (traveling eastbound) until you get right up to it, unless I missed it.  It's 3.5 mi. to go back and find another way!  I was able to barely get around fencing Sunday to avoid adding another 7+ mi. to my century ride, but this is not recommended, particularly if they are working on bridge.  Anyone have a good workaround to avoid this until late…See More
Aug 6, 2018
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Jul 25, 2018
DerferMark commented on bobweiser's event Seventh Step Take It Easy Ride
"Glad you caught up with us Ana.  Fun day!"
Jul 7, 2018
DerferMark commented on bobweiser's event Seventh Step Take It Easy Ride
"Great Ana! And I agree on weather!"
Jul 6, 2018
DerferMark commented on bobweiser's event Seventh Step Take It Easy Ride
"Oops (must be Friday) - edit to Promontory Point time.... Start time has been moved up to 7:30AM from clock tower (near Waveland lakefront golf course and tennis courts). That means wheels rolling 7:30AM so get there 10-15 min. before that. Helmets…"
Jul 6, 2018
DerferMark commented on bobweiser's event Seventh Step Take It Easy Ride
"We'll miss you Bob!  Start time has been moved up to 7:30AM from clock tower (near Waveland lakefront golf course and tennis courts). That means wheels rolling 7:30AM so get there 10-15 min. before that. Helmets required. We will have a…"
Jul 6, 2018
DerferMark might attend bobweiser's event
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Seventh Step Take It Easy Ride at Daley Plaza or Promontory Point

July 7, 2018 from 8am to 6pm
No, this isn't about being entirely ready to have God remove all defects of character.It's about riding to Three Floyds and boosting our cognitive function every month this year! There's a somewhat consistent schedule -- usually the 4th Saturday of the month -- and you can qualify for the…See More
Jun 13, 2018
DerferMark commented on Serge Lubomudrov's group Chicagoland Beer Exploration Society
"I'm free Mon. 1st half of day."
May 25, 2018
DerferMark replied to Scott Dunham's discussion "Safe" path/route to get to I&M canal trail
"Well it's not the North Branch Trail but I didn't find it bad at all on a Sat. morning (only 4 miles or so). It's 4 lanes so plenty of room for cars to get by in left lane.  With Palos Hills nearby, I'd like to think cars…"
Apr 11, 2018

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Around Town, Distance
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Always looking for new rides and routes!
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