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Elwood Gruschow
  • 71, Male
  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
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Bike Share Surplus in China
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Here is a link to an unbelievable set of pictures of bike sharing in China.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Mar 24, 2018.

Free 30lb plywood bike shipping box
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Free; 30 pound plywood bike shipping box. I went on TOSRV twice and another tour where I shipped my bike ahead, toured, and shipped it back. I am offering the crate free to anyone who contacts me by…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elwood Gruschow Nov 7, 2017.

Bicycles on South Shore Line, Last Call
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There are two weekends: October 29/30 and November 5/6 left in 2016 to ride South Shore Line…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jared Oct 26, 2016.

Bike bags on parked bikes
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Hassled again by bike bagLast week, near zero, I went to buy stamps at Loop Station post office at Adams and Dearborn. I locked my bike to the inverted- U rack near the Divvy corral. I pulled my…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin C Dormant Mar 6, 2014.

 

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Elwood Gruschow replied to JeffB's discussion Northerly Island path collapse
"They are starting on Northerly Island plan 2019.  I think all of the south part of the island is closed. (August 15, 2019)  The sidewalk slabs on the east leg are crushed and the west loop entrance is fenced off.  I rode into the…"
Aug 16
David P. and Elwood Gruschow are now friends
Aug 16
Elwood Gruschow replied to spencewine's discussion Desplaines River Trail in the group Chicagoland Bike Trails - News & Conditions
"Thank Alan for the 2019 update.  With the floods this spring I wondered about trail conditions. Based on your reports I did a metra-bike-metra trip biking from Libertyville to Winthrop Harbor, Wednesday August 7, 2019.   DPR was…"
Aug 9
Elwood Gruschow joined spencewine's group
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Aug 9
Elwood Gruschow replied to JeffB's discussion Northerly Island path collapse
"Yes, the problem is the flow of water through sand under the sidewalk.  The accent is on flow.  The same lake front barrier was on Miegs field and there was never a wash out problem.  I am referring to the pilings and crib shoring…"
Aug 5
Elwood Gruschow replied to Chris Hainey's discussion Britax Jogging Strollers safety issues - owners of BOB bicycle trailers
"True a welded on wheel would make it near impossible for a consumer to change a tire.  That is why I termed it a single use trailer.  That lame brain thinking of making the product unserviceable by the consumer is thankfully unheard of in…"
Apr 22
Elwood Gruschow replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion WTB: Front and rear racks for panniers and other items
"Hey SixtyTwoPercent,  You might have already started on your trip, if you did; Bon voyage    If you are still around, I sent you a private message about panniers."
Apr 21
Elwood Gruschow replied to Chris Hainey's discussion Britax Jogging Strollers safety issues - owners of BOB bicycle trailers
"Thank Chris,   The YouTube link you posted does not connect to anything about Britax on my tablet.    I read the dailykos link and it stressed Britax was an evil baby hating company making jogging strollers with front wheels that…"
Apr 21
Elwood Gruschow replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Multi-Day Trail Ride...suggestions needed please
" These replies have good important information.  I checked today, Bob Kastigar  and others are correct. You can buy a ticket from Union Station to Wisconsin Dells and you buy a bike reservation to allow your bike in the baggage car of…"
Feb 1
Elwood Gruschow replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Multi-Day Trail Ride...suggestions needed please
"I like the idea of an Amtrak/bike trail/Amtrak trip. No cars, buses, planes or shipping bike ahead. The planning trick is finding bike trails that are close to Amtrak stations that will allow bikes.  Wisconsin. A map of Amtrak stops in…"
Jan 31
Elwood Gruschow replied to David's discussion Biking on interstate shoulders?
"I do not know of a source comparing all the US interstate length to all of it that is bike able.   I used to bike on the interstate in Utah from South Ogden to Morgan through Weber Canyon.  It was a nice ride compared to trying to stay…"
Aug 6, 2018
Elwood Gruschow replied to Dirke's discussion Current state of GPS units for navigation - 2018
"I basically agree with Tricolor. Notice in his reply he does not even mention dedicated GPS units. It is all cell phones and possible paper back-up. I use the word iPhone to specify my experience with specific models. You could probably substitute…"
Jul 11, 2018
Elwood Gruschow replied to James's discussion Trek 830 as BIG Man Bike
"You don't need bigger tires or special shifters.  My tandem carries well over 300 the few times it gets out.  It does have special wheels, 40 spoke and tandem rims.  It has a "normal" shifters and tires.   As far…"
May 26, 2018
Elwood Gruschow replied to mike w.'s discussion Advice/recommendations needed: tent & sleeping bag for bike touring.
"Just like there is no perfect for everyone bike saddle there is no perfect for everyone cycling solo shelter.   My killer criteria for a cycling tent is to be free standing.  If not free standing, then look for another style or model.…"
Apr 9, 2018
Jim Reho replied to Elwood Gruschow's discussion Bike Share Surplus in China
"This is a PR nightmare for the whole cause of cycling.   "
Mar 24, 2018
Tom A.K. replied to Elwood Gruschow's discussion Bike Share Surplus in China
"It's real, and it's a really overly ambitious, poorly planned, over saturated, product/service dumping business killing style tactic."
Mar 23, 2018

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Tandem
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Around Town
About me:
We do not own a car. I rent one for trips, but everything else is by bike, walk or CTA

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