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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 Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"The new bike path also shouldn't be longer than the original path. The lengths to which the Park district is going just to force traffic to use the Montrose underpass is getting ridiculous but at least the underpass isn't flooding like it…"
yesterday
Tricolor replied to Brian S's discussion When will the Trail Separation project be completed?
"True, the new bike trails are narrower, with mud bogs or sand for shoulders."
Friday
Tricolor replied to Noah Kleinschmidt's discussion Hoping to bike from Chi or Milwaukee to Mpls, wanna join?
"Chicago to Madison is a decent long weekend trip. three days, two nights and a bus back to Chicago since they take bikes. Matt had a really good route worked out that we used for a few years over Memorial Day. Allegheny Passage/C&O is a must-do…"
May 16
Tricolor replied to Steve Johnson's discussion Nationwide trail
"Advantages are it's exclusively for bikes, well balasted surface and it's moderately graded. Needed infrastructure like bridges and tunnels are either in place or easy to re-establish. Terrain depends on where you are. Illinois is pretty…"
May 16
Tricolor replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Final phase of Navy Pier Flyover
"I doubt any direction markers for the bridge will apply during tourist season, but at least they still seem to plan going through with it. From the way things look I thought they were going to give up and have the flyover join the current sidewalk…"
Apr 23
Tricolor replied to John Greenfield's discussion Class, Race, and Sharing Space on the Lakefront Trail
"That's always a pet peeve of mine especially since it requires ignoring a stop sign and turning into an oncoming lane because of the speed they're carrying. And that's before mentioning any vehicle traffic."
Apr 12
Tricolor replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion City riding
"The islands that have been built along Dearborn encourage people and bikes to cross bike lanes to get ten feet farther across the street. Not the best idea."
Apr 12
Tricolor replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Lake Front crash from last night
"Few commuters seem to be taking the long route so far, anyway."
Apr 11
Tricolor replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Lake Front crash from last night
"Areas like where Belmont harbor that force the two trails to merge create some nasty weave zones that will get more dangerous when more people start to use the trail after work. Looks like the Navy Pier Flyover won't make it over the river and…"
Apr 11
Tricolor replied to John Greenfield's discussion Class, Race, and Sharing Space on the Lakefront Trail
"They'd be heading up to Highland Park making a nuisance of themselves on Sheridan Road."
Apr 11
Tricolor replied to Len Krietz's discussion "The Great Ride" - GAP-C&O Trail
"Thanks for the reminder. I was waiting for this to get posted. I liked everything except that they went in the wrong direction..."
Apr 2
Tricolor replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Multi-Day Trail Ride...suggestions needed please
"You can get from Chicago to Madison in two and a half days and bus back. It's mostly rail-trail with a few rural roads and a ring road through a park around Milwaukee. For something longer I highly recommend the Great Allegheny Passage from…"
Jan 22
Tricolor replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Multi-Day Trail Ride...suggestions needed please
"You can get from Chicago to Madison in two and a half days and bus back. It's mostly rail-trail with a few rural roads and a ring road through a park around Milwaukee. For something longer I highly recommend the Great Allegheny Passage from…"
Jan 22
Tricolor replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion City opens part of Navy Pier Flyover today, 12/20
"That is really narrow."
Dec 20, 2018
Tricolor replied to Wuffie's discussion LFP - Car Wreck
"The city just needs to recognize very few cars will follow the speed limit and rebuild LSD with barriers and medians designed for 60-70 mph. It's always been one of those weird "don't ask, don't tell" streets you get in big…"
Nov 15, 2018
Tricolor replied to Wuffie's discussion LFP - Car Wreck
"This was on the path towards the north end of the trail a few years ago. The speeds you can reach on Lake Shore Drive really should result in better barriers between the road and the park."
Nov 15, 2018

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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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