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Nationwide trail
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Anyone else heard of this effort to connect trails coast-to-coast.  If this were to happen in my lifetime, I'd happy burn some vacation to ride it every summer!…Continue

Tags: https://www.bicycling.com/news/a27395751/great-american-rail-trail-route-revealed/

Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago May 19.

Restoration of Schwinn Tandem bike
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I possess a classic steel framed Schwinn tandem bike that has been sitting in storage for years and needs some work to get it back on the road again.  I am looking for a bike shop or experienced…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Feb 14, 2017.

 

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ketoguychicago replied to Steve Johnson's discussion Nationwide trail
"Indeed, and as mentioned different people with different priorities, offer enough (at least we expect) pooled interest.  My hunch is that like with the DNR, being able to pool a coalition of support sure goes a long way.  "
May 19
curt(is) locke replied to Steve Johnson's discussion Nationwide trail
""The Great American Rail-Trail will be multi-use, with public trails available for activities such as cycling, walking, wheelchair use, inline skating, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding.""
May 19
curt(is) locke replied to Steve Johnson's discussion Nationwide trail
""The Great American Rail-Trail will be multi-use, with public trails available for activities such as cycling, walking, wheelchair use, inline skating, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding.""
May 19
curt(is) locke replied to Steve Johnson's discussion Nationwide trail
""The Great American Rail-Trail will be multi-use, with public trails available for activities such as cycling, walking, wheelchair use, inline skating, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding.""
May 19
Filka Bean replied to Steve Johnson's discussion Nationwide trail
"Sad but true... i thought this would be a cool symbol, even if i only ever rode segments. Better than strapping on a pool noodle and hoping for the best! Plus, “this land is our land” so why should the rail companies just sit on it?"
May 19
curt(is) locke replied to Steve Johnson's discussion Nationwide trail
"But then you’ve never met a trail that you’ve approved of. "
May 19
ketoguychicago replied to Steve Johnson's discussion Nationwide trail
"It is an interesting idea although it doesn't solve much of a pressing problem.  It really would be nice to ride for a month across the country, but net gain of it versus the cost would vary greatly by person.  As with many things,…"
May 19
clp replied to Steve Johnson's discussion Nationwide trail
"Well with the rise of the Internet, worthy-sounding causes are being created every day.  All it takes is a bit of web-savvy and a feel-good idea that sounds plausible.   They get a 501(c)3 designation, and the money starts rolling…"
May 19
Tricolor replied to Steve Johnson's discussion Nationwide trail
"Advantages are it's exclusively for bikes, well balasted surface and it's moderately graded. Needed infrastructure like bridges and tunnels are either in place or easy to re-establish. Terrain depends on where you are. Illinois is pretty…"
May 16
curt(is) locke replied to Steve Johnson's discussion Nationwide trail
"So, the goal is, per the article, to eventually create a CONTINUOUS trail. My advise to you, clp, is to not ride it. Then again, what suits your needs / preferences may not fit all users. I may never desire to ride it myself, but will I actively…"
May 13
Anne Alt replied to Steve Johnson's discussion Nationwide trail
"There may not be much traffic in places like Wyoming and Montana, but drivers go super fast because they have to travel such long distances."
May 13
JeffB replied to Steve Johnson's discussion Nationwide trail
"I get what you mean, although the Elroy-Sparta Trail is a bad example of boring, mainly because of the 3 railroad tunnels.  But the rest of the 100 miles on the "Bike 4 Trails" across mid-Wisconsin is a bit dull. But on a multi-day…"
May 13
curt(is) locke replied to Steve Johnson's discussion Nationwide trail
"Because the trail is not being built exclusively for bikes, which you would have noted had you read the article."
May 12
clp replied to Steve Johnson's discussion Nationwide trail
"Not sure what the appeal of Rail-Trails is outside of metropolitan areas.   There are so many lonely two-lane paved roads that are excellent for biking in this country, why divert to a Rail-Trail?  Adventure Cycling has done such a…"
May 12
Mike Schwab replied to Steve Johnson's discussion Nationwide trail
"Yes, I have seen it.  Take Amtrak to DC and start riding back to Pittsburgh, then section by section coming back.  The big gaps are Wyoming and Montana, so traffic there should not be a problem."
May 10
Steve Johnson replied to Brian S's discussion What's it called when the Divvy rack is full and you have to circle looking for a space?
"This is a daily occurrence at the Belmont L stop after the bikes are "re-balanced".  I've asked the Divvy employee to at least leave a dock or two open because the next closest stations are several blocks away in all…"
May 10

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