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Memorial Day Tour - Chicago to Madison 2015
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Over the years Matt M's organized a number of trips from Chicago over to Madison. This year; tragedy! Matt can't manage it. I've done the last two trips and am familiar with the route and the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tricolor Jun 8, 2015.

Off to Washington - Shutdown be Damned!
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I'm headed to Pittsburgh on Sunday to bike down to Washington.  Sadly the second half of the trip is through the C&O Canal National Park, and it's closed.The owners of various B&Bs where I'm…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tricolor Oct 4, 2013.

Illinois Beach Campground

I'm going to bike up to Illinois Beach on Saturday and camp for the night.  Has anyone already reserved a spot or want to share mine if I reserve one?Continue

Started Sep 9, 2013

Steel Frame Coatings
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The search function still isn't returning anything but I've got a new frame that I'm cleaning up (removing some paint overspray on the fork crown and brake nubs) and was considering what to do about…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Haynes Jul 19, 2013.

 

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Tricolor replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Electric Bikes Are About to Go Mainstream
"I'm seeing fewer electric bikes than I am seeing electric scooters and skateboards which have very different riding characteristics than bikes when it comes to speed, braking and maneuverability."
Tuesday
Tricolor replied to John Greenfield's discussion Recommendations for ***locally made*** winter cycling gear?
"It's hard enough to find proper wool let alone anything not made in China. You have to go on vacation to Europe or South America."
Oct 12
Tricolor replied to Gage B.'s discussion New Lakefront Path Pavement- Northside
"I'm torn. In some places with bad lighting the blackness is complete at night and even with a strong headlight you can't see the verges or where the trail goes on its new route around the totem above Belmont Harbor. On the other hand the…"
Oct 12
Tricolor replied to Yasmeen's discussion Fall Weather Riding... The Best? The Worst? Or Meh?
"The best, other than it getting dark before work ends. Or it will in a week or so."
Oct 12
Tricolor replied to djm's discussion Beware the Wet Seawalls
"The trail north of Diversy is paved. They weren't communing where they?"
Oct 10
Tricolor replied to Carter O'Brien's discussion Navy Pier Flyover delayed (again)
"You may be on to something. There's a lot more money to embezzle with those half-ass concrete dividers dotted along Dearborn. "
Oct 2
Tricolor replied to Carter O'Brien's discussion Navy Pier Flyover delayed (again)
"What a pack of jerks."
Oct 2
Tricolor replied to Carter O'Brien's discussion Navy Pier Flyover delayed (again)
"That stretch will be more congested than the 606 for a lot of the year."
Sep 24
Tricolor replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"When I moved to Chicago the intersections at rush hour had police directing pedestrians and  traffic with the lights. There's a lot more gridlock these days."
Sep 14
Tricolor replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"You trust people a lot more than I do, and I ride Dearborn every now and then when I can't face the prospect of going through Navy Pier/beach traffic."
Sep 14
Tricolor replied to Dawn's discussion New signs on old bike path
"That and the 'bike' path is about a fourth of a mile longer and narrower than the original trail. There are some real passive aggressive elements to the jogging trail at Wilson or Lawrence (I don't remember which) with sharp turns and…"
Sep 12
Tricolor replied to Jim Reho's discussion Will Scooters Win?
"I see one locked up downtown on Wabash now and then, too. Maybe they're pilots. Haven't seen any on the lakefront path's northern end, yet, though the lack of a path at the moment may be part of the reason."
Sep 7
Tricolor replied to Yasmeen's discussion Tempted to start a new category
"Electric anything doing 20mph or more. They have much more mass and less agility than the occasional 'trainers' out there."
Sep 4
Tricolor replied to Dawn's discussion New signs on old bike path
"Someone one will vandalize or tear them down soon. Regardless they'll be ignored, and if the alderman can be persuaded to give a damn some cops may turn up for a few days and then everyone will give up. Soon only commuters will be out there,…"
Aug 31
Tricolor replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion WTB Waterproof/weatherproof pannier(s) for commuting
"Go to REI this weekend and get some basic Ortleibs. They're on sale. Get the pair and you can do the shopping, too."
Aug 31
Tricolor replied to David Henri's discussion Cyclists crash at Dearborn and Wacker yesterday
"I'm pretty sure that guy's been around since I moved to Chicago. He used to have hand written signs about Al Gore being replaced with a Russian duplicate. Sometimes I see another guy on Michigan in a reclined electric wheelchair that used…"
Aug 29

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The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting

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At 7:05pm on March 27, 2014, Matt M. 18.5KM said…

Belgian solidarity!

At 6:47pm on March 27, 2014, Matt M. 18.5KM said…

Yes sir, it's that time of year!  We have a friend in common who is set on coming along, so I'm content that I've at least got one companion.  I've done some route cleaning, upgraded my bags, gear, and tent, switched to solar power, made arrangements which should make the ride a bit cheaper, backed up the route to my phone, bought new tires, etc...  I'm going to stay in west Madison an extra day, so I won't be around to shepherd anyone home.  Also, all the bridges along the Glacial Drumlin have been completed, so bring your trail pass or you'll be reminded to get one!

 
 
 

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