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Advice/recommendations needed: tent & sleeping bag for bike touring.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jaik S. Apr 9.

12 years' sentence in cyclist's death
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mike w. replied to dav's discussion What's the fastest you've ever gone on a bicycle?
"Once topped off near 50mph on Wisconsin HY 113 coming out of Devil's Lake state pk. Bike started to shimmy and i saw god... don't know how but i somehow managed to stay upright."
yesterday
mike w. replied to dav's discussion What's the fastest you've ever gone on a bicycle?
"Ouch! What road were you on near Veroqua? There are some wicked hills in that area. Hope you weren't too badly hurt!"
yesterday
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion How are you celebrating Earth Day? Post your rides *here*!
"Meandering up-wind ride from Palatine to Northbrook Velodrome, onward to the Skokie Valley path and over to the lake at Lake Bluff. Tailwinds home. 101km... That wind off the lake was chilly!"
Monday
mike w. replied to Scott Chillson's discussion Automated Driving Safety Survey for Bikes and Peds
"All that technology... So many things vulnerable to glitches... "Presumably, they'll slow to speeds the conditions allow." -Big presumption. i predict that autonomous cars will have a hard time catching on: they will obey speed…"
Saturday
mike w. replied to Scott Chillson's discussion Automated Driving Safety Survey for Bikes and Peds
"My general concern is how well will all the sensors/detectors/cameras function in foul weather? Think about snow storms, icing, and general muck that cakes on a car.  They may work well enough when the weather is fair and dry, but how about in…"
Apr 19
mike w. replied to Greg Valent's discussion Dangerous Bike-Riding Gangs, in London UK
"As a rider  in London (and almost anywhere else) i'd be more worried about being murdered by a motorist."
Apr 15
Jaik S. replied to mike w.'s discussion Advice/recommendations needed: tent & sleeping bag for bike touring.
"Another thing to consider is the season...If it's 80 degrees out, you may not want a sleeping bag. When I toured Hawaii, I only used a sleeping bag liner. At the time, mine was about $14. It packs down smaller than a can of beer. They make them…"
Apr 9
DerferMark replied to mike w.'s discussion Advice/recommendations needed: tent & sleeping bag for bike touring.
"Consider a hammock too.  Mine, with built-in mosquito net, is ~1.5 lbs. (plus optional rainfly another pound I only put up if there's a chance of rain).  I have a lightweight >50°F sleeping bag I put inside. I've never had…"
Apr 9
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
LJS replied to mike w.'s discussion Advice/recommendations needed: tent & sleeping bag for bike touring.
"I have the REI Camp Dome ($100) and love it.  Have been using it for bike-packing for ~4 years so far and it is great.  Weighs ~5 lbs but collapses pretty small, could fit on a bike rack with a bungee cords very easily.  I love how it…"
Apr 9
Elwood Gruschow replied to mike w.'s discussion Advice/recommendations needed: tent & sleeping bag for bike touring.
"Just like there is no perfect for everyone bike saddle there is no perfect for everyone cycling solo shelter.   My killer criteria for a cycling tent is to be free standing.  If not free standing, then look for another style or model.…"
Apr 9
mike w. posted a discussion

Advice/recommendations needed: tent & sleeping bag for bike touring.

i'm shopping for 1 person lightweight tent. Looking for something that packs small.Also need recommendations for a sleeping bag- summer weight is fine, i'm not planning on winter camp outs...i'm looking to do an overnight tour or two this season, and hoping to keep things simple & light. Nothing too kitchen-sink. Light weight and small pack sizes a must.And if you know of anything i should avoid as well, let me know? Thanks!See More
Apr 8
mike w. replied to Robot Gabe's discussion New tires for vintage Sears 3-speed
"Few if any 3 speeds were equipped with 27" wheels."
Mar 31
mike w. replied to Robot Gabe's discussion New tires for vintage Sears 3-speed
"IMPORTANT: Schwinn's 26 X 1 3/8 rims/tyres are a different diameter and won't fit an EA 3 rim."
Mar 31
mike w. replied to Robot Gabe's discussion New tires for vintage Sears 3-speed
"Depending on the era, it's most likely to be EA-3, common on most non-Schwinn 3 speeds. 26 X 1 3/8. Check the rims- sometimes it's stamped between the spokes. See…"
Mar 31
mike w. replied to Jim Reho's discussion Sad Uber Event
"So, here's a question for the lawyers: Who is responsible for this fatality? Uber? The human "driver?" The victim? When the next time comes and a pedestrian or other non-motorised person is killed, who gets sued? What kind of…"
Mar 20
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Kind of Riding/Adventure Are You Most Looking Forward To When It Warms Up?
"Any word if repairs are scheduled? Who would one lobby for that?"
Feb 27
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Kind of Riding/Adventure Are You Most Looking Forward To When It Warms Up?
"i hope to get to the Wisconsin unmeeting in July."
Feb 20
mike w. replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
"If there's open space around the outside of the box between it and the wall, the foam may work okay, but don't spray it into the box itself."
Feb 17
mike w. replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
"As an electrician, i cannot recommend spraying foam in an outlet box! Someday, someone will need to get into that box to change out the outlet or do some such work. (Not to mention that urethane foam is flammable.) There are thin rubber gaskets made…"
Feb 17

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What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Track, Fixed Gear, Tandem
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance
What brings you to The Chainlink?
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About me:
Old retro-grouch... steel is real! Campag, 531, SP, Clips'n'straps, 36H, SunTour, not Shimano... fixies since '72. Hero: Joop Zoetemelk, Rainbow Jersey @ 38!
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://Euphoriabwltd.blogspot.com

The machine has got to be accepted, but it is probably better to accept it rather as one accepts a drug -- that is, grudgingly and suspiciously. Like a drug, the machine is useful, dangerous, and habit-forming. The oftener one surrenders to it the tighter its grip becomes. -George Orwell, novelist (1903-1950)

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At 1:58pm on March 11, 2013, Christine W. said…

Thanks, Love!

At 10:47am on December 22, 2011, mike w. said…

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

At 3:45pm on March 18, 2011, globalguy said…
Terrestria quando Mortales animas vivunt sortita, neque ulla est Aut parvo aut magno lethi fuga.
At 1:13pm on December 6, 2010, globalguy said…
Hey, she's just another Raleigh fan %-{0>
At 2:40pm on August 27, 2010, Digital Dario said…
Sure did. I'm going to try the Northshore Century Sept 12. I'll be missing my sisters half marathon but I'm totally fine with that.
At 2:21pm on May 5, 2010, Michael Robin said…
unsavory? how unsavory? the unsavory things I know are what make me like him so much
At 12:56pm on May 5, 2010, Michael Robin said…
Ha. Cause I love him and I don't have a good picture of myself or a bike. I am a current wizard! I'm the promo director actually!
At 12:40pm on April 8, 2010, Spencer "Thunderball" Thayer! said…
Yo, no freakin' problem. I'll see you at Palast this friday?
At 11:06pm on January 17, 2010, Michelle Green said…
I'm actually loving this winter riding. It makes me feel tough :)
At 11:59am on January 12, 2010, h' Zerocats said…
Thanks for the offer re: the swap.
Metra adds 90 minutes to my journey I am not too excited about, as I'd have to travel downtown to pick it up-- still trying to find other options.
Thanks!
At 1:10pm on January 11, 2010, Michelle Green said…
I'm riding as much as I can... I figure if I can get through winter on a bicycle (I just moved here from Texas) I can get through anything.
At 11:32am on November 3, 2009, Sam Schild said…
hey mike, I just went through my photos and added captions and general locations to all of them. they're all from my recent Lake Michigan circle tour, so sometimes I had to just put general locations when I didn't know specifics
At 12:36pm on September 3, 2009, mike w. said…
Humans think they are smarter than dolphins because we build cars and buildings and start wars etc., and all that dolphins do is swim in the water, eat fish and play around. Dolphins believe that they are smarter for exactly the same reasons. -Douglas Adams, writer, dramatist, and musician (1952-2001)
At 12:27am on June 4, 2009, Jeff Roth said…
Ya. I kept looking over my shoulder and waiting fr the other shoe to drop.
 
 
 

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