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Memorial Day Tour - Chicago to Madison 2015
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Over the years Matt M's organized a number of trips from Chicago over to Madison. This year; tragedy! Matt can't manage it. I've done the last two trips and am familiar with the route and the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tricolor Jun 8, 2015.

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 Doug Haynes Jul 19, 2013.

 

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Tricolor replied to Jim Reho's discussion Favorite autumn rides
"I did it a few years ago. Highly recommended."
yesterday
Tricolor replied to Jim Reho's discussion Favorite autumn rides
"Take a week off and bike from Pittsburgh to DC while the leaves are in color and the weather is cool. 5-6 days on the road and overnight Amtrak rides each way."
yesterday
Tricolor replied to Renee Patten's discussion Update on North Lake Shore Drive Project -- Bikers/Peds needed @ community meeting 9/26 6-8pm
"Put in a bus lane and lengthen the exits for Belmont where traffic backs up onto the drive. Use flyovers/underpasses for non-car traffic to avoid conflicts with lights, install red light cameras to identify people that clog intersections. Coordinate…"
Wednesday
Tricolor replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Navy Pier Flyover to close Tuesday 9/3 for about a month
"Five years and it's finally reached the river. It's still going to be a massive bottleneck, but without the car traffic right next to you."
Sep 3
Tricolor replied to dav's discussion I'm going to start riding in The Loop every day in 1 week. I want your tips.
"From roughly Wrigley would be down Clark to Halsted, Halsted to Clybourne, then Division to Wells which gets you into the loop. It's all marked though city street riding is its own special brand of hell different from the lake front. Don't…"
Aug 19
Tricolor replied to Brian S's discussion Linking Glenwood Bikeway to LFT
"Just south of Bryn Mawr Catalpa and Balmoral are (lightly traveled) one-way streets that are great for direct access from the lake as far west as Ravenswood. I live over by Loyola and they're handy streets for going west to Ravenswood. Bryn…"
Aug 12
Tricolor replied to Dawn's discussion Continued concerns about the trail separation
"CPD has raised the path under there so it doesn't flood as easily, and most people still bypass it when it's bone dry. Even with all the orange catch-fences it hasn't stopped a lot of people. I finally gave in and use the underpass,…"
Aug 9
Tricolor replied to Dawn's discussion Continued concerns about the trail separation
"It doesn't help the pedestrian path from Oak Street Beach to Navy Pier is under water. I nearly collided with  runner wearing headphones that didn't look before turning to cross the bike lane this morning, too. Normally you can spot…"
Aug 8
Tricolor replied to JeffB's discussion Northerly Island path collapse
"So it's going to be a dead end instead of a loop. They may as well close the whole southern end and make it a bird sanctuary."
Aug 1
Tricolor replied to Jim Reho's discussion The future (or already present) of scooters
"Those new ones are less scooter and more Honda Ruckus with pedals. My favorite is still the super low recumbant with and electric rear wheel and full fairing. It moves through trail traffic like a torpedo in a war movie."
Jul 31
Tricolor replied to Carter O'Brien's discussion Active Trans survey on proposed river trail connection between Belmont & Diversey
"I've been thinking there should be a light rail line along there headed to town for commuters, too. If everyone expected to move in along the river tried to drive it'd be a real mess. Before it's all done is the time to put in transit."
Jul 12
Tricolor replied to Tooscrapps's discussion Navy Pier Flyover Closure Notice: 6/24-6/27
"Since Dearborn's northbound bike lane runs on the left side of the street above Kinze it's a bit unnerving. Then it disappears and you have to move over to the right across two lanes, including a left turn lane. Dearborn's quiet…"
Jun 27
Tricolor replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"George Carlin is smiling, somewhere."
Jun 27
Tricolor replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"Yes, the electric mopeds and bikes are bad enough."
Jun 27
Tricolor replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"It's one of the few places you can get up much speed anyway. Kind of like how Evanston patrols Chicago Ave southbound so heavily with a 25 mph speed limit between Dempster and South."
Jun 25
Tricolor replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"It depends a lot on the time of day. I usually drive Saturday mornings where 50 would be pretty slow. I was in a taxi two hours hour after New Year's eve 2001. Took the blue line in from O'Hare to downtown and didn't want to transfer…"
Jun 25

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The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting

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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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