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  • League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor / National LCI Coach, and active transportation advocate. My goal is to make bicycling a safe, convenient, and fun mode of transportation and recreation for as many people as possible through education.
  • Bicycle touring, Playing upright or electric bass ... retired from gigging for pay, but still get out to jam ... mostly blues, a little jazz, Americana,folk, old time rock n roll
  • NE IL


  • Posted in thread: Who has used a tire "boot"? on 06-18-2017 at 03:02 PM
    I carry a 6 inch square piece of Tyvek that doubles a place small things I don't want to loose
    when doing repairs on the road. Used it a lot more as a parts holder than as a boot. (only once
    as a boot...

  • Posted in thread: Returning? on 06-16-2017 at 03:44 PM
    Andy, Welcome back!

  • Posted in thread: A few good things I have learned in my first month. on 04-29-2017 at 04:17 PM
    ... 2. At a red light with weight sensors under the road, if you can put your bike right on the
    sensor seam and sit on your bike you can make the light change. ... Those wires in the pavement
    don't se...

  • Posted in thread: New Old guy. on 04-29-2017 at 04:03 PM
    That's why I carry both. They don't take up much room and I use them quite a bit on group
    rides.Me, too.Uses I've found for a Leatherman:1. When you find a small cut in the tire, use
    the can opener po...

  • Posted in thread: My front V-Brake is squealing like a pig??? on 04-12-2017 at 04:48 PM
    Another trick for toe-in is using post it stickies. A few the thickness of a business cards (my
    experience is about 15 stuck together work) will stick to the rim so you can release them and
    not have t...

  • Posted in thread: My front V-Brake is squealing like a pig??? on 04-11-2017 at 09:46 PM
    Adjust the toe in. Always have to do this on Cantilevers but it will work on V Brake also. Also
    the lever needs be a little squishy if it is instant and a hard pull it will squeak and stop
    poorly. "Pr...

  • Posted in thread: Lost a fellow cyclist yesterday. on 04-07-2017 at 03:46 AM
    Very sad event. Sorry to for your loss.

  • Posted in thread: Not my fault, but I feel sooo bad on 03-03-2017 at 10:42 PM
    ...[snip]...It's bad enough with a road bike hoping to be seen, but trikes are a lot lower and
    drivers aren't used to looking down for oncoming traffic.I hear that. I don't worry about
    getting hit fr...

  • Posted in thread: Not my fault, but I feel sooo bad on 03-03-2017 at 07:21 PM
    I think it’s important for drivers to see bicyclists as people, not as traffic
    obstructions, or annoyances. To help present bicyclists as people, I always wave and smile at
    drivers in passing, k...

  • Posted in thread: traditional saddlebags on 02-21-2017 at 10:23 PM
    Very classy bag!

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