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DerferMark
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DerferMark replied to Scott Dunham's discussion "Safe" path/route to get to I&M canal trail
"Well it's not the North Branch Trail but I didn't find it bad at all on a Sat. morning (only 4 miles or so). It's 4 lanes so plenty of room for cars to get by in left lane.  With Palos Hills nearby, I'd like to think cars…"
Apr 11
DerferMark replied to mike w.'s discussion Advice/recommendations needed: tent & sleeping bag for bike touring.
"Consider a hammock too.  Mine, with built-in mosquito net, is ~1.5 lbs. (plus optional rainfly another pound I only put up if there's a chance of rain).  I have a lightweight >50°F sleeping bag I put inside. I've never had…"
Apr 9
DerferMark replied to Scott Dunham's discussion "Safe" path/route to get to I&M canal trail
"I'm a fan of taking CTA or Metra to "jump start" a ride. Did this route last year from Orange Line: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/1641182186  Then hooked up with I&M... Another great option is to ride south of…"
Apr 4
DerferMark replied to Yasmeen's discussion Vote For Your Favorites! The Chainlink's Best of Biking in Chicago: Readers' Choice.
"Who won?  Or still checking for hanging chads? :P"
Apr 3
DerferMark replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Kind of Riding/Adventure Are You Most Looking Forward To When It Warms Up?
"IL is broke so not a priority no doubt. You could contact DNR to see what they suggest? https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/Pages/Feedback.aspx    BTW, list of closures is kept on their site:…"
Feb 27
DerferMark replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Kind of Riding/Adventure Are You Most Looking Forward To When It Warms Up?
"This I&M Canal washout just east of Utica is passable with good balance! ;)"
Feb 27
DerferMark replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Kind of Riding/Adventure Are You Most Looking Forward To When It Warms Up?
"For Wolf Lake to the Dunes, here's route I've used several times. Mostly all nicely paved trails! http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/1107009652"
Feb 21
DerferMark replied to bobweiser's discussion How far you've ridden in 2017
"4381 mi. or 12% more than last year. :)"
Dec 31
DerferMark commented on Serge Lubomudrov's group Chicagoland Beer Exploration Society
"Macushla was great! Mike at the bar asked if we were part of the "Serge" group? LOL"
Oct 21, 2017
DerferMark commented on Serge Lubomudrov's group Chicagoland Beer Exploration Society
"Looks fun Serge but I'll be checking out Macushla on Sat.  If anyone's interested, join us: www.meetup.com/preview/Windy-City-Cycling-Club/events/244161139"
Oct 19, 2017
DerferMark replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
Oct 16, 2017

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Distance, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Always looking for new rides and routes!

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