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Metro Area Trail Conditions
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Thanks to an almost nonexistent Spring with excessive amounts of rainfall it makes me wonder if we're heading into a mini-ice age. The limestone trails in the area have been a real mess.  Normally,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by MagMileMarauder May 28.

Saris trailer hitch mount bicycle carrier
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This is the older style Saris bike rack that mounts into a Reese-type trailer hitch.  The hitch size is 1.25 inch.  The bike carriers are loosened with a hex key wrench and fold down when not in use.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Schick May 4, 2018.

Lest We Forget - the Kalamazoo Calamity
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According to this https://www.bicycling.com/news/a20052373/kalamazoo-bike-crash-trial/  the trial of Charles…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by curt(is) locke May 6, 2018.

 

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Chicagoland Bike Trails - News & Conditions

Your one stop shop for trail news and conditions in the Chicagoland area. User generated, so please add a report if you're on any of the region's bike trails.See More
Aug 17
George Schick replied to Yasmeen's discussion Therein Lies the Rub
"All these laws are great, but only as long as people obey them.  Personally, the yield-to-pedestrian-in-the-crosswalk ruling that was passed a few years ago makes me nervous.  As time passes I'm experiencing more people who stop when…"
Aug 2
George Schick replied to Yasmeen's discussion Therein Lies the Rub
"Clearly, there's no easy answer to these problems.  Many things have evolved over the past 50 or so years of automotive development and marketing along with the "bike boom" of the early 70's and the stresses of…"
Jul 25
George Schick replied to Christopher C.'s discussion 57cm Velo Orange Campeur frameset $250
"Chris - that frame & fork has me salivating, but it's 3cm larger than what I can ride comfortably.  However, instead of just putting it in storage I'd recommend that you advertise it…"
May 30
ketoguychicago replied to George Schick's discussion Metro Area Trail Conditions
"Yes, same.  There's a fair amount of sand and mud everywhere, even on the paved trails, and the on my favorite bike that don't get along well with all the twigs that get blown down with the wind storms either.  So just as in your…"
May 28
George Schick posted a discussion

Metro Area Trail Conditions

Thanks to an almost nonexistent Spring with excessive amounts of rainfall it makes me wonder if we're heading into a mini-ice age. The limestone trails in the area have been a real mess.  Normally, by this time of the year I have no problem taking the road bike out on these MUPs, but not this season.  I can't recall having to ride a MTB this late, but I'm glad I have one.  Numerous puddles, sloppy and muddy patches, and washouts that leave the smallest, sand-like limestone residue all over the…See More
May 28
George Schick replied to clp's discussion Starting the Mayor on the Right Foot
"Just a bite at #1, I'd recommend https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQYyETtEXzQ instead.  He makes much more (non) sense."
May 20

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Vintage, Mountain
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Urban/suburban chaos.
About me:
Old. Cynical. Dubious about current cycling behavior/issues.
My first bike:
24" Schwinn cantilever balloon tire.

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