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Use a fitness tracker or Strava?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by John Durham May 9, 2018.

Advice/recommendations needed: tent & sleeping bag for bike touring.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jaik S. Apr 9, 2018.

12 years' sentence in cyclist's death
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Nov 22, 2017.

 

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mike w. commented on Regina Schurman's event Barrington Boomerang 200K
"Be sure to attend the pre-ride briefing at 6:45!"
May 9
mike w. replied to Julie Aberhoch's discussion Bike Flights Claim Reimbursement?
"What's your claim? Just curious."
May 7
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Riding Songs... Chime in!
"Television: Marquee Moon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlbunmCbTBA Mission of Burma: That's when i reach for my revolver https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaQqshZbtEQ"
May 2
mike w. replied to Tooscrapps's discussion Everyday Hell of NB Deaborn Bike Lane
"i think i lost count at about 12... Especially enjoyed the "YO!... get the f--k  off your f--king phone!" although i'm sure that driver had no clue what she was doing wrong."
May 2
mike w. is attending Regina Schurman's event
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My Nose is Bleeding 300K (Bleeding Randonneur Series) at Paddlewheel Inn in Oregon, IL

May 4, 2019 at 7am to May 5, 2019 at 3am
The first up in the Bleeding Randonneur series is the new 300k, My Nose is Bleeding.  It has 9,500 ft of climbing reported by RWGPS.  It also is rigged to include every nasty hill possible and relentless hills.  This should make you feel like the 300k out and back to Brest from Loudeac - even though you are starting fresh.Club members local to the area who know all the worst hills were enlisted to help with the route design.  There is at least one 40 mile section with no services.  And there is…See More
May 1
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Riding Songs... Chime in!
"Zoe Mumford, Life is too short to fold underwear. Got caught out in a cold windy rain on my first brevet, and sang this to myself for many miles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsKX8clStdY"
Apr 30
mike w. replied to Matt M. 18.5KM's discussion La Crosse-Madison-Rockford Bike Tour - Memorial Day - Supporting Wounded Warrior Project
"Elroy-Sparta trail is currently closed from Norwalk to Elroy due to damage from last year's torrential rains. Same for the 400 trail from LaValle to Reedsburg. https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/elroysparta/ http://www.400statetrail.org/ No…"
Apr 30
mike w. commented on El Duke's group Chicago Randonneurs
"Looking for a 200km Brevet a bit closer to home? Great Lakes Randonneurs is holding its Barrington Boomerang 200km on Saturday, 11 May. This is a rolling out-and-back ride from Downtown Barrington to Darien, WI and back.  For further info see…"
Apr 30
mike w. commented on El Duke's group Chicago Randonneurs
"A reminder that the Great Lakes Randonneurs will be holding ACP Brevets this Saturday 4 May. Rides start/finish in Oregon IL. Riders will have a choice of 200km or 300km routes. The courses are hilly, so bring your climbing gear! See The Chainlink…"
Apr 30
mike w. is attending Regina Schurman's event
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Barrington Boomerang 200K at Barrington METRA station

May 11, 2019 from 7am to 8:30pm
New 200k route north from Barrington on some very nice rolling terrain up to Darien, Wisconsin. This is an excellent route for those seeking to extend their range a bit and check out some new territory.  The 7:00 am start means you probably won't need much in the way of lights or reflective gear, though we highly recommend them "just in case".  The start is the Barrington METRA Stop providing both free parking and an alternative way to get home.  The first train doesn't arrive in Barrington on…See More
Apr 30
mike w. posted an event
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My Nose is Bleeding 300km Brevet at Paddlewheel Inn

May 4, 2019 at 7pm to May 5, 2019 at 4am
Our new 300k from Oregon and part of the Bleeding Rando Series. This 300k has over 9,000 ft of climbing and heads on scenic roads north from the start up to Mt Horeb and back.Channel your inner goat.You will definitely need both lights and reflective gear for this ride. Arrive at the start early to allow yourself plenty of time to get checked in to the start. Consider making reservations at the Paddlewheel early - there will not be a hotel block. You will likely be tired after the ride. We…See More
Apr 30
mike w. replied to clp's discussion California crash
"You left out drunks... we need to watch out for them as well."
Apr 26
mike w. replied to clp's discussion California crash
"When he was arrested at the scene he was "down on his knees, praising Jesus." It kinda looks to me that his man either had a psychotic episode, or his accelerator pedal jammed. Maybe "deranged" "enraged(?)" or…"
Apr 26
mike w. replied to clp's discussion California crash
""Possible terrorism." Sadly, there's no real defense from someone who's determined to do evil."
Apr 24
mike w. replied to Chris Hainey's discussion Britax Jogging Strollers safety issues - owners of BOB bicycle trailers
"Like any component or tool, the assumption is that users have a working knowledge of proper application and use. There's nothing inherently wrong with QR skewers when properly installed. The problem isn't with QR skewers, but with user…"
Apr 23
mike w. replied to Noah Kleinschmidt's discussion Hoping to bike from Chi or Milwaukee to Mpls, wanna join?
"Be aware that due to last years heavy rains & flooding, the Elroy-Sparta trail is closed from Elroy to Norwalk. The 400 trail is closed from LaValle to Reedsburg. The trails will probably be closed through the summer. Check with the Wisconsin…"
Apr 16
Regina Schurman and mike w. are now friends
Apr 16
mike w. is attending Regina Schurman's event
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Oregon Monroe Lollipop at Paddlewheel Inn, Oregon, IL

May 4, 2019 from 7am to 8:30pm
New 200k route north from Oregon on some very nice rolling terrain up to Monroe.  Do a small loop out on some hills and return mostly how you came.With 5,300 ft of climbing, this is a scenic and healthy way to get your climbing game on as the spring comes on.  The 7:00 am start means you probably won't need much in the way of lights or reflective gear, though we highly recommend them "just in case".See More
Apr 15
mike w. liked Regina Schurman's event Evanston Season Opener (200K)
Apr 15
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion A request...
"Monday and Tuesday were 3 speed days:"
Apr 10

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Track, Fixed Gear, Tandem
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance
What brings you to The Chainlink?
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About me:
Old retro-grouch... steel is real! Campag, 531, SP, Clips'n'straps, 36H, SunTour, not Shimano... fixies since '72. Hero: Joop Zoetemelk, Rainbow Jersey @ 38!
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://Euphoriabwltd.blogspot.com

The machine has got to be accepted, but it is probably better to accept it rather as one accepts a drug -- that is, grudgingly and suspiciously. Like a drug, the machine is useful, dangerous, and habit-forming. The oftener one surrenders to it the tighter its grip becomes. -George Orwell, novelist (1903-1950)

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At 1:58pm on March 11, 2013, Christine W. said…

Thanks, Love!

At 10:47am on December 22, 2011, mike w. said…

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

At 3:45pm on March 18, 2011, globalguy said…
Terrestria quando Mortales animas vivunt sortita, neque ulla est Aut parvo aut magno lethi fuga.
At 1:13pm on December 6, 2010, globalguy said…
Hey, she's just another Raleigh fan %-{0>
At 2:40pm on August 27, 2010, Digital Dario said…
Sure did. I'm going to try the Northshore Century Sept 12. I'll be missing my sisters half marathon but I'm totally fine with that.
At 2:21pm on May 5, 2010, Michael Robin said…
unsavory? how unsavory? the unsavory things I know are what make me like him so much
At 12:56pm on May 5, 2010, Michael Robin said…
Ha. Cause I love him and I don't have a good picture of myself or a bike. I am a current wizard! I'm the promo director actually!
At 12:40pm on April 8, 2010, Spencer "Thunderball" Thayer! said…
Yo, no freakin' problem. I'll see you at Palast this friday?
At 11:06pm on January 17, 2010, Michelle Green said…
I'm actually loving this winter riding. It makes me feel tough :)
At 11:59am on January 12, 2010, h' Zerocats said…
Thanks for the offer re: the swap.
Metra adds 90 minutes to my journey I am not too excited about, as I'd have to travel downtown to pick it up-- still trying to find other options.
Thanks!
At 1:10pm on January 11, 2010, Michelle Green said…
I'm riding as much as I can... I figure if I can get through winter on a bicycle (I just moved here from Texas) I can get through anything.
At 11:32am on November 3, 2009, Sam Schild said…
hey mike, I just went through my photos and added captions and general locations to all of them. they're all from my recent Lake Michigan circle tour, so sometimes I had to just put general locations when I didn't know specifics
At 12:36pm on September 3, 2009, mike w. said…
Humans think they are smarter than dolphins because we build cars and buildings and start wars etc., and all that dolphins do is swim in the water, eat fish and play around. Dolphins believe that they are smarter for exactly the same reasons. -Douglas Adams, writer, dramatist, and musician (1952-2001)
At 12:27am on June 4, 2009, Jeff Roth said…
Ya. I kept looking over my shoulder and waiting fr the other shoe to drop.
 
 
 

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