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Michael M
  • 60, Male
  • La Grange Park, IL
  • United States
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Like a Lojack for bikes
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Montanaro 14.5mi Jul 5, 2013.

Recommendations for mobile apps?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Adams Jun 30, 2013.

La Grange Park to Waterford, WI- Looking for advice on my first century.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael M Sep 16, 2011.

 

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Michael M replied to The Nefarious Dinosaur Patrol's discussion Route to Lake Geneva?
"On the way to Waterford, WI, I've gone as far as Genoa City at State line on the Prarie Path.  From La Grange Park I took the Salt Creek Trail to the Illinois Prarie Path (IPP) to the Great Western Trail (Starting in Villa PK) back to the…"
Jul 8, 2013
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Michael M's discussion Like a Lojack for bikes
"Interesting concept, but it looks like it only works with threadless headsets.  While that works for many bikes, that does eliminate a lot of bikes as candidates.  Also, since the company is in the UK, I wonder if their backup tracking…"
Jul 5, 2013
Michael M posted a discussion

Like a Lojack for bikes

This may not be necessary for my $400 Raleigh that lives mostly in the suburbs, but it may be a good idea for urban riders of more expensive bikes.http://www.gizmag.com/spybike-gps-tracker/22999/See More
Jul 5, 2013
Tony Adams replied to Michael M's discussion Recommendations for mobile apps?
"The Offline Bike Map, is pretty great. It works even when your phone isn't connected to the internet. It is kept up to date with Divvy locations and other useful stuff. http://www.offlinebikemap.com/"
Jun 30, 2013
Michael M posted a discussion

Recommendations for mobile apps?

I just got my first smart phone (iphone 4s).  Does anyone have any recommendations for good bike-related apps?See More
Jun 29, 2013
Michael M commented on Julie Hochstadter's event Block Party and Wedding Celebration!
"What a wonderful way to celebrate! Sorry I can't be there."
May 27, 2013
Michael M replied to Michael Millican's discussion Help me South Side Riders, you're my only hope.
"You're right, I should have looked more closely at the whole route."
May 27, 2013
Michael M replied to Michael Millican's discussion Help me South Side Riders, you're my only hope.
"OOPs... I gave you the same link twice...Try this:…"
May 26, 2013
Michael M replied to Michael Millican's discussion Help me South Side Riders, you're my only hope.
May 26, 2013
Michael M replied to Steve Cohen's discussion Utility company street patching destroying bike routes
"I'm not sure how much, but I think multiple complaints do help especially if they come from separate sources.  Occasionally I'll get a work order with a note that says something like "ASAP--multiple complaints.""
May 26, 2013
Michael M replied to Steve Cohen's discussion Utility company street patching destroying bike routes
"The best way to speed up the process seems to be making a 311 complaint.  If you report something as dangerous, the city finds out whose patch it is.  If it is a city patch, you may be out of luck for a long time, but if it is done by a…"
May 25, 2013
Michael M updated their profile
May 25, 2013
Michael M replied to Steve Cohen's discussion Utility company street patching destroying bike routes
"The ripples are made with a broom.  It is a faster way to keep temporary patches from becoming slippery than a full finish job.  It is also much easier on the grinding machines that will eventually be used to make room for an asphalt…"
May 25, 2013
Michael M replied to Steve Cohen's discussion Utility company street patching destroying bike routes
"The concrete patches that are poured-to-grade on asphalt streets by utility contractors are meant to temporary.  After curing, they are supposed to be ground down 1-1/2 to 2 inches deep and at least three feet wider than the concrete patch to…"
May 25, 2013
Michael M might attend Katie Leisner's event
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Chicago Bike Swap at Pulaski Park Field House

March 3, 2012 from 10am to 5pm
Spend your Saturday with hundreds of other cyclists from across Chicagoland at the Chicago Bike Swap!Shop for parts for your bikes, great gear or stop by our bike corral, to get a new bike or “swap” your old one (for $5/bike)!  We’ll also have great informative presentations, bike games, delicious lunch for sale and hot coffee.Admission is $5 at the door for Active Trans members, $10 for non-members.  No need to purchase tickets in…See More
Feb 25, 2012
Michael M might attend Kevin C Dormant's event
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(Second Annual) Wait Wait Don't Tell Me Taping - 11/10/11 at Chase Tower on Dearborn between Madison and Monroe

November 10, 2011 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
All of the 40 tickets are spoken for. The names of the confirmed attendees appear on the attached spreadsheet. The tickets are virtual. The taping itself starts at 7:30. Don Hall, the event coordinator/stage manager has asked that we get there around 6:45PM. He'll have 40 programs to give to me, which I will then distribute to each of you whose name appears on the frequently updated spreadsheet, or your designee (who will be required to produce three forms of photo identification and a major…See More
Oct 2, 2011
Michael M replied to Holly's discussion Cycling in Madison
"Vilas Park Zoo is nice and easy to get to by bike."
Sep 16, 2011
Michael M replied to Michael M's discussion La Grange Park to Waterford, WI- Looking for advice on my first century.
"South wind tomorrow!"
Sep 16, 2011
Michael M replied to Zach Straw's discussion Penis Frostbite: No Laughing Matter!
"Bike for Life, How to ride to 100, by Roy Wallack and Bill Katovsky doesn't mention frostbite per se (that I remember), but there is a whole chapter on protecting genitals."
Sep 16, 2011
Michael M posted a discussion

La Grange Park to Waterford, WI- Looking for advice on my first century.

 This Saturday, I'm going to ride my first century with a friend to from La Grange Park to the Lake Tichigan area near Waterford WI.  We are taking the Salt Creek Trail to the IPP to the Great Western Trail to the IPP Elgin branch to the Fox River Trail to the Prairie Path all the way to Genoa City, WI.  From there it's county roads to Burlington and the Seven Waters Trail almost to Wind Lake and a few back roads to my Mom's house.  I have ridden the first 40 miles of the route to…See More
Sep 15, 2011

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What I ride:
Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town
About me:
Most days I ride 3 miles to work and an extra 3-15 miles on the way home. I'm off to a slow start this season, but I try to get a longer ride (20-30mi) in on most weekends. I'm a 50ish paving laborer and I ride in my work clothes during the week. I get a few odd looks from yuppies in bike jersies, but most people I run into on the bike paths are pretty friendly.

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At 3:47pm on November 25, 2009, Lee Diamond said…
Interesting. I will have to investigate! Cheers - Lee
At 12:11pm on November 25, 2009, Lee Diamond said…
Hi Michael,

Good to know you and thanks for coming on West Town. I am not in particular familiar with the homes you mention but I just google map-street viewed some of them. Why do you ask?

Cheers - Lee Diamond
At 8:36am on October 30, 2009, brad d said…
I don't live on campus. i've heard good and bad things about the housing there though. Overall, I love IIT - it's a decent campus, great instructors, and really active students.
At 7:59pm on October 10, 2009, Gin said…
Hi Michael,

I am sure we (Bike Winter) will be at the market at least until 12:30, so if you have time after mass, swing by. Or, go to an early mass? ;-)
 
 
 

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