I was riding thru Elgin, along Bluff City Rd.. an unleashed dog ran from his owner and knocked me off my bike. Off duty cop was there in a minute, Ambulance ride and a CAT scan later, no broken bones and I still have all my teeth. My helmet cracked, my glasses were destroyed and Im banged up. Anyhow, what's next. can i get my glasses replaced? Anything that I should take care of. I'm picking up the police report tomorrow. BTW the dog was okay.See More
I was riding along the I&M trail about 3 weeks ago. I have 2 inch tires and didnt think my tires would puncture. Well, my rear tire went flat, I had tools and a pump but no spare, I was about 3 miles from Lemont. A guy named Mark stopped to help me. He had a patch kit, we didnt even have to take the tire off, he patched it, the patch held and I was able to make it back to my car (10 miles away). It was hot and took almost 40 minutes to fix. Just wanted to say thanx and I will definitely pay…See More
"Sounds great! At some point, Lord willing and the creek don't rise, I'll be converting an old Trek 730 to an e-bike. Could you share the details of your e-bike, especially the wattage of your motor and the capacity of your…"
"I like your post. I haven't tried an e-bike yet but a "new" left knee and the recovery process sure are helping me see the wisdom in it. Enjoy yourself, I hope to be out there very very soon myself. Stay safe!"
I'm bored and have nothing to do. There is no where to go and nothing is open. The only thing I'm interested in is RIDING. and loving it.For the first week of distancing, I rode an E-Bike, because one of those days had a 25 mph wind in my face. I rode about 100 miles on the E-Bike. I'm almost 65 years old and it was great being able to go up hills ( Valley View, St. Charles), and not worry about the headwinds. It reminds me of when I was 12 years old riding my stingray (with banana seat and…See More
"This is so cool! (that's really nice of you too, clp with a bike loaner so no Divvy would be nice for anyone)
Get by Buckingham Fountain if it isn't shut down yet which is usually mid-October so that might be in the middle of the visit,…"
I went on a riverboat cruise on the Rhine River (brag alert). On our day in Strassburg, I took a guided tour on a bike. The guide said he was going to be in Chicago in October and I would like to take him on a twenty mile ride through Chicago. Right now, I am thinking the 606, Wrigley Field (Alta Vista Avenue), Lakefront Trail, to the Chicago Fire Academy (DeKoven Street, where the Chicago Fire started. Lunch at Manny's or White Palace. Can you think of other sites to see. Is it possible to…See More
i am aiming to do over 2000 miles this year. i enjoy riding the prairie path alot. i also enjoy riding trails wherever i go. i have ridden on every vacation over the past 10 years. i think i know where every starbucks in the chicago area are located, but i prefer finding more local coffee shops.
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