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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 notoriousDUG Jul 19, 2013.

 

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Tricolor replied to Anonymous Male's discussion Danger on LFT curve at Oak
"I walked through on Sunday and saw all sorts of damage from OAk the way up to North Ave. The asphalt tears up pretty easily. The waves weren't this bad but a few people less lucky than me got a soaking on the curve:"
Wednesday
Tricolor replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Ohio St Beach portion
"Luckily it will work on the bike path because it's not going to see vehicle traffic. Damage is going to come from freak storms. But you're absolutely right about the roads in general around here. On the plus side our roads are way better…"
Apr 12
Tricolor replied to Nançois's discussion Surly Long Haul Trucker--Advice
"What year is it? The components and colors other than black change every now and then. They're heavy, have a long wheelbase and don't have lightning handling. It can hustle if you have the energy and gearing - I've seen one of the…"
Apr 12
Tricolor replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Ohio St Beach portion
"They put up a big fence and tore up the path... ... just to the north of the part that has been and is still torn up."
Apr 12
Tricolor replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Nicer weather & Pedestrians along LFT
"That new section is very narrow and if you go off it you're in a sand trap. And sand's already drifting over that narrow path. I think it'll be a complete bottleneck so bikers will start to avoid it and take the wider walking path in…"
Apr 12
Tricolor replied to mike w.'s discussion Advice/recommendations needed: tent & sleeping bag for bike touring.
"Take some kind of camping air mattress. It makes a huge difference when you sleep. Consider a tent big enough for your bags in case it rains or to keep bugs out."
Apr 9
Tricolor replied to Anonymous Male's discussion Danger on LFT curve at Oak
"It can get pretty hairy there when there's a good wind form the north. I haven't seen if the new stepped curb helps or makes it worse. But even the area with breakwaters can still be dangerous. A few years ago there was a nasty storm on…"
Mar 21
Tricolor replied to Katy K.'s discussion Copper Triangle (CO Road Race)
"Climbing hills at the that altitude will be the biggest hurdle coming from Chicago. Fantastic route, though. Take a lot of sunscreen and expect serious temperature changes. The weather can change in an instant."
Mar 6
Tricolor replied to dav's discussion Bicycles in Union Station???
"Yes. Unboxing and reassembling the bike in Pittsburgh at 5AM was a real nightmare. The freight staff there and in Chicago and DC were all great, though."
Mar 6

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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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