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Stephen Leigh Garrett
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  • Chicago, IL
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Gillian Forsyth replied to Stephen Leigh Garrett's discussion Anyone training for the DK200? in the group Gravel Grinders
"Great.  My long ride is usually NBT horse paths, skokie valley trail to north shore trail to DPR to Wisconsin and back!  "
Mar 15
Donald J Schmitz replied to Stephen Leigh Garrett's discussion Anyone training for the DK200? in the group Gravel Grinders
"Hello all.  I am renewed to cycling....20+ years since I've pedaled.  But I have done a couple of century's, and am planning a Katy Trail trip in October (hoping to catch the changing leaves along the trail for…"
Mar 15
Stephen Leigh Garrett replied to Stephen Leigh Garrett's discussion Anyone training for the DK200? in the group Gravel Grinders
"Thanks Zach! Hit me up if you're interested in joining up sometime soon. Cheers and stay safe."
Mar 10
Stephen Leigh Garrett replied to Stephen Leigh Garrett's discussion Anyone training for the DK200? in the group Gravel Grinders
"Thanks very much for the info! Maybe I'll see you out on the trails! "
Mar 10
Stephen Leigh Garrett replied to Stephen Leigh Garrett's discussion Anyone training for the DK200? in the group Gravel Grinders
"Awesome! Wow 5 times! I did the 100 the last two years. I'm also riding in the Dairy Roubaix. I did that last year and had a blast. A few of my friends from MN will be there again this year. Let me know if you guys have room for one more rider…"
Mar 10
kevin womac replied to Stephen Leigh Garrett's discussion Anyone training for the DK200? in the group Gravel Grinders
"I've got a handful of gravel routes in the city that I ride regularly. Nothing over two hours. Perfect for my busy schedule with kids and work. They are slowly disappearing as the rail right of way gets sold off or paved. I lead folks on these…"
Mar 8
Gillian Forsyth replied to Stephen Leigh Garrett's discussion Anyone training for the DK200? in the group Gravel Grinders
"Hi Yes I am doing DK this year this will be #5 for me so aiming for the 1,000 mile club :).  I am not fast.  I complete.  I use the DPR a lot and planning on doing the Dairy Roubaix on 4/21.  I ride with a small group who are…"
Mar 7
Stephen Leigh Garrett joined El Duke's group
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Chicago Randonneurs

A group for any one interested in randonneuring, cyclotouring and long distance cyclingSee More
Mar 6
Zach Hazen replied to Stephen Leigh Garrett's discussion Anyone training for the DK200? in the group Gravel Grinders
"I'm fairly new to gravel and signed up for a 240 mile gravel ride in August.  Unfortunately there isn't much in the way of gravel around the city.  If you go way out west (Fremont, IL) it gets better.  Prarie Path is…"
Mar 6
Stephen Leigh Garrett added a discussion to the group Gravel Grinders
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Anyone training for the DK200?

Hi there - I'm new to the Chainlink and to Chicago. I got into the DK 200 this year. I've done the 100 the last two years. So I'm hoping to find some people in the area that might be training up for the 200 or other similar long-distance rides. I'll be putting in a lot of weekend saddle time and it would be cool to have some fun folks along. I'm hoping to piece together some cool/unusual routes. For example, two weekends ago, I took the blue line as far west as I could, took the Prairie Path to…See More
Mar 6
Stephen Leigh Garrett joined Rich S's group
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Gravel Grinders

Do you enjoy riding smooth crushed limestone or find the North Branch Trail's parallel dirt paths irresistible? Hardcore enough to tackle the Dirty Kanza 200 or Trans Iowa 300? All of the above? Somewhere in between? Then this group is for you! Post and discuss anything related to riding crunchy or loose surfaces.See More
Mar 6
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Mar 5
Stephen Leigh Garrett is now a member of The Chainlink
Mar 4

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Mixte, Cyclocross
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Competition / Racing, Social, Bike Camping, Touring
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I pretty new to Chicago and I'm looking for some folks to ride with. I've done the Dirty Kanza 100 the last two years and am doing the Dk200 this year (2018). Looking for some fun long training rides!
About me:
I'm currently a freelance video/film producer based here in Chicago. I moved here from Minneapolis, and before that North Carolina. I love cycling and am looking forward to many adventures with new friends here in the Chicago area.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.slgarrett.com
My first bike:
My first "real" bike was a used Gary Fisher Mount Tam mountain bike that I bought in High School at a gear sale at the Nantahala Outdoor Center in North Carolina. I loved that thing!

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