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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 in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"It does, but Dearborn north of Kinzie is disturbing when it's light out, let alone in the dark."
yesterday
Tricolor replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I went through. And got some splash on the curve that soaked my feet. The rest of the run south to the flyover was just as bad but you could use the elevated path next to Lake Shore Drive for most of it. As much as I hate riding in traffic in the…"
Monday
Tricolor replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Go left of parking buses
"I'd say that for anyone that passes on the right with no bike lane at intersections. And a lot of bike lanes disappear at intersections for that reason. Watch out for those situations."
Nov 25
Tricolor replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"The morning rain chased most people away today. Lucky for me I usually leave so late it had stopped. The wind was kind of a pain, though."
Nov 21
Tricolor replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Everything is pretty clear except some ice north of the oak street curve. It looks like the flyover's getting swept and salted."
Nov 14
Tricolor replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Get a clue! and a light!
"I'm a fan of steady-state lights since I ride along the lake where the park lights can be hit an miss. For about $35 I've really liked an earlier version of this for the last five…"
Nov 7
Tricolor replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Navy Pier Flyover to close Tuesday 9/3 for about a month
"Does the city have a winter plan for the flyover? Everything was bad today but I can't see throwing salt all over the flyover and since it's got air underneath it'll be frozen all the time, anyway."
Nov 1
Tricolor replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Navy Pier Flyover to close Tuesday 9/3 for about a month
"I've wondered how they intent to tear through the bridge houses without affecting the lifting equipment, or how to balance the weight of the trail for the bridge to open for that matter. I remember an article a few years ago about someone that…"
Oct 10
Tricolor replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Are Your Favorite Chicago-Area Bike Lanes, Paths & Routes?
"Ravenswood is a great choice from Lincoln/Grace (just above Addison) to Bryn Mawr, though I'd use Balmoral and Catalpa instead as they're one way and not as busy if you want to get over to the lake. Southbound you have to leave Ravenswood…"
Oct 7
Tricolor replied to Gage B.'s discussion Concrete Barrier on Lakefront path
"There are barriers along Sheridan Road above Lake Shore Drive. At Sheridan Beach and at Rosemont which dead-ends into the lake. I've been living up there for thirteen years now and haven't ever seen a storm come close to threatening…"
Sep 30
Tricolor replied to Gage B.'s discussion Concrete Barrier on Lakefront path
"It does make a very small run-off area completely unavailable. Water hasn't hit the drive like that since the Halloween storm five(?) years ago."
Sep 26
Tricolor replied to Sharon O's discussion 1993 or so Specialized stumpjumper
"My dorm roommate had a new Stumpjumper in 93. It wasn't lugged and had early rapidfires. That looks much older maybe, mid-late 80s?"
Sep 26
Tricolor replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Navy Pier Flyover to close Tuesday 9/3 for about a month
"It opened sometime yesterday. Was closed in the morning and opened in the afternoon. It's not finished; there are big plastic barricades on both sides making the new section very narrow. And there's a severe dog-leg between the new path…"
Sep 24
Tricolor replied to Jim Reho's discussion Favorite autumn rides
"I did it a few years ago. Highly recommended."
Sep 20
Tricolor replied to Jim Reho's discussion Favorite autumn rides
"Take a week off and bike from Pittsburgh to DC while the leaves are in color and the weather is cool. 5-6 days on the road and overnight Amtrak rides each way."
Sep 20
Tricolor replied to Renee Patten's discussion Update on North Lake Shore Drive Project -- Bikers/Peds needed @ community meeting 9/26 6-8pm
"Put in a bus lane and lengthen the exits for Belmont where traffic backs up onto the drive. Use flyovers/underpasses for non-car traffic to avoid conflicts with lights, install red light cameras to identify people that clog intersections. Coordinate…"
Sep 18

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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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