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Paving the Des Plaines River Trail?
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I have heard there are plans to pave the Des Plaines River Trail completely. Not sure how true this is, but I would imagine the CX and Mountain Bike Community would be unhappy. Although I am a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Allan Jun 16.

FS: Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit

This is a heavy duty U-Lock that kept my road bike safe in an apartment bike room for several years. I don't live there anymore so I have no need for it. I still have all three keys. Never duplicated…Continue

Started May 28

Specialized Tarmac S-Works - Frameset only, size 54

As the title suggests. I was going to build this up but found a different frame that had a color scheme I liked better. The chainstay was repaired by Calfree: …Continue

Started Mar 28

Performance Bike parent company declares bankruptcy
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The parent company of Performance Bike and Nashbar, ASI has filed for chapter 11:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phillip Hutchinson Nov 21, 2018.

 

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Allan replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Paving the Des Plaines River Trail?
"I assume by IPP, you mean the Illinois Prairie Path? Myself, I'd lean towards paving the DPRT, but that is just me."
Jun 16
Harry Lee replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Paving the Des Plaines River Trail?
"I'd like it paved, with consideration given to keeping the existing stretches that CX/Mountain bikers use as is if another pathway is available for paving. I'm sure space is an issue, but in certain stretches (I'm thinking of the…"
Jun 14
Ernesto Lube replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Paving the Des Plaines River Trail?
"Deerfield, road. Waukegan, road. Lake Cook up to 41, sidewalk.  Those roads were part of my daily route for two years when I worked in Lincolnshire. "
Jun 5
Joe Welnhofer replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Paving the Des Plaines River Trail?
"When you bike down Lake-Cook, Waukegan, and Deerfield Road are you on a trail or on the road?  Those are typically pretty busy roads."
Jun 5
Ernesto Lube replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Paving the Des Plaines River Trail?
"This is the repeat I want to do on Saturday. Part of it is on the DPRT. Crossing fingers the floodwaters have receded then. "
Jun 5
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Paving the Des Plaines River Trail?
"It rained a lot yesterday.  The storm surge comes a little later.  No rain forecasted until Sunday means the trail is muddy on Saturday but mostly rideable.  The river is probably creating a little above the trail right now but will…"
Jun 5
Joe Welnhofer replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Paving the Des Plaines River Trail?
"What is the condition of the trail right now?  I tried riding it about a month ago and it was super flooded..I imagine it still is.  Would like to ride it this weekend.  Let me know if you guys know if it's still flooded."
Jun 5
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Paving the Des Plaines River Trail?
"Agreed.  I really wish Cook County would keep its end of the Des Plaines Trail in much the same condition as Lake County.  "
Jun 3
Bob Kastigar replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Paving the Des Plaines River Trail?
"I'd like to see that section from E Park Avenue north Russell Road paved!  It's a great path going up to Wisconsin that I've ridden several times."
Jun 3
mike w. replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Paving the Des Plaines River Trail?
"Paving would be good for about a year or two, then it would settle, tree roots would lift it, and cracks would appear. Maintenance would of course be expensive and therefore deferred. Think of the north sections of the McClory trail in Lake Bluff…"
Jun 3
Ernesto Lube replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Paving the Des Plaines River Trail?
"I also think it is wrong to do so. I grew up liking that train very much! Back in 1993, when I got my first mountain bike, I'd ride from Old School to Daniel Wright and back and forth to make up 30 miles, then I'd ride home. I spent many…"
Jun 3
Matt Talbert posted a discussion

Paving the Des Plaines River Trail?

I have heard there are plans to pave the Des Plaines River Trail completely. Not sure how true this is, but I would imagine the CX and Mountain Bike Community would be unhappy. Although I am a roadie, we have the North Branch Trail and like every road, so frankly I think it's wrong to pave the trail.See More
Jun 3
Matt Talbert replied to lft_rat's discussion Your friendly PSA
"Agreed! This drives me crazy! When I am riding solo I want to be left alone. It's not only creepy but a hazard. If you want to ride in the wind of others, find a club to ride with where it's expected."
May 29
Matt Talbert replied to Meg's discussion Do you ride with a camera?
"Yes, I always do. The I have both the front and rear Cycliq camera/light combos. They are an investment but great little things. They both can last about 7 hours each on one full charge. I used them one time to catch a commercial vehicle that passed…"
May 28
Matt Talbert posted a discussion

FS: Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit

This is a heavy duty U-Lock that kept my road bike safe in an apartment bike room for several years. I don't live there anymore so I have no need for it. I still have all three keys. Never duplicated any (not sure it's so easy to anyway).It's really heavy, so pick is preferred. If we must ship, I'll find an "if it fits, it ships" box from USPS.It's going for new on Amazon for $80, so I would part for $40.See More
May 28
Matt Talbert replied to Wuffie's discussion Commuting Challenge - Evanston to Deerfield
"You are welcome! Glad it worked! I actually go that way often. If you are ever on a non-commute ride you can keep going on Saunders until it becomes Riverwoods. That will take you up to some great roads for riding up north."
May 23

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What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance, Competition / Racing
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Participating in Chicagoland cycling community

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At 5:22pm on June 8, 2015, Donald P Kingston said…

Matt

Would you take $75. as is ?

I will pick up. I have a 14 yr old nephew starting to grow and I might be able to fix it up for him

Don Kingston

 
 
 

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