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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 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
Tricolor replied to dav's discussion There was once a magical tailwind...
"Troll too fast and you lose bait."
Nov 12, 2018
Tricolor replied to Gage B.'s discussion New Lakefront Path Pavement- Northside
"First picture: a post in the middle of the trail is brilliant. Particularly with nothing very illuminating around it. And nothing reflective on it. Second picture: the green paint seems to have some wet grip, but the white paint on it and at the…"
Nov 12, 2018
Tricolor replied to Kate Katz's discussion When is a cross-wind too strong to bike?
"And sometimes you are:"
Nov 8, 2018
Tricolor replied to dav's discussion There was once a magical tailwind...
"Monday was great; I made it home in 36 minutes even after missing a traffic light. Tuesday with a little shift in the wind I made that light but still was 1:20 slower. Wind can be fun"
Nov 7, 2018
Tricolor replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Pedestrians on Dearborn
"I've thought about making a looping recording of the bell from a METRA engine and just play it along Dearborn."
Nov 7, 2018
Tricolor replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Pedestrians on Dearborn
"Those new islands encourage people to walk into the bike lane to get as close as possible across the street. And when the islands fill up people behind them are trapped in the bike lane."
Nov 7, 2018
Tricolor replied to Kate Katz's discussion When is a cross-wind too strong to bike?
"Even in the 50-60 mph range from Halloween 2014 you could still stay more or less upright. making progress against it was no fun, though. On the lake the bigger problem is the surf around Oak Street. Other locations depend more on the direction."
Nov 7, 2018
Tricolor replied to Yasmeen's discussion Reader: "Tips for men who want to make walking, biking, and transit a little less crummy for women "
"And now I feel like I need to start carrying a chain tool everywhere. Whatever goes wrong is always going to require a tool you don't have on hand. The last ride I did to Madison saw one guy's lock ring come loose and the cassette started…"
Nov 5, 2018
Tricolor replied to Yasmeen's discussion Fall Weather Riding... The Best? The Worst? Or Meh?
"I was out yesterday and it's kind of clammy out there. Warm enough to sweat a little, cold enough to feel it and damp enough that it won't go away."
Oct 29, 2018
Tricolor replied to Gage B.'s discussion Incredibly unsafe Left Turn Green Light @ Chicago & Wells
"Never assume."
Oct 24, 2018
Tricolor replied to Carter O'Brien's discussion Navy Pier Flyover delayed (again)
"It's nice to see a Breaking Away reference, at least."
Oct 22, 2018
Tricolor replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Electric Bikes Are About to Go Mainstream
"I'm seeing fewer electric bikes than I am seeing electric scooters and skateboards which have very different riding characteristics than bikes when it comes to speed, braking and maneuverability."
Oct 16, 2018
Tricolor replied to John Greenfield's discussion Recommendations for ***locally made*** winter cycling gear?
"It's hard enough to find proper wool let alone anything not made in China. You have to go on vacation to Europe or South America."
Oct 12, 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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