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  • Bicycle Touring, League of American Bicyclists Education Program (LCI/ Coach), and active transportation advocacy
  • Retired software developer. Devote a lot of time promoting bike advocacy with the League of American Bicyclists, Active Transportation Alliance, and my community's active transportation committee.
  • NE IL


  • Posted in thread: Today a Bad Day for a Ride on 08-31-2014 at 06:38 AM
    Scary stuff. Glad you're ok.

  • Posted in thread: Repair and Tune-Up Manual on 08-19-2014 at 09:42 PM
    Two best on the Market:Park Tool Big Blue Book of Bike Repair 3rd Edition (Park Tools) Zinn &
    The Art of Road Bike Maintenance.Of the two I prefer Park. Zinn is heavy on road bikes,
    slightly less so o...

  • Posted in thread: GM Bikes??? on 08-17-2014 at 09:30 PM
    So here's a 'GM Denali' bike------at least according to craigslist! :S Anyone ever heard of
    this or can you offer any insight? I was looking for another candidate for a single-speed
    project again. I'm...

  • Posted in thread: My Kids ~ My Motivation on 08-11-2014 at 05:19 PM
    I got a note from my middle son, I have three I gave birth two, two sons I married into and
    then 5 grandkids. Looks like we sure might ride on the Katy Trail, as we did when they were
    kids, this comin...

  • Posted in thread: Truck bag on 08-08-2014 at 04:58 AM
    My wife uses a Topeak MTX EXP for overnights and 2 night trips. It has side panels that zip
    down to panniers.

  • Posted in thread: Recommend a large handlebar bag on 07-24-2014 at 10:18 PM
    .....On tipping; It tips because the wheel flops over. This is a 29'er so I guess the kickstand
    I am using is a tad bit short anyway. I suppose I could add a tip f some sort to the end to
    give an extr...

  • Posted in thread: Recommend a large handlebar bag on 07-24-2014 at 03:11 PM
    Glad it works. Is it mounted high or did you add a second stem?If you generally ride with
    sunglasses, try a pair of polarizing sun glasses to see if that cuts the glare.You could also
    tape or pin a pi...

  • Posted in thread: watch this video, its horrible on 07-22-2014 at 04:39 PM
    More on the crash from the Bullard Police Dept FaceBook
    page., a very good response from the Chief
    and surprisingly positive reader comments.

  • Posted in thread: Recommend a large handlebar bag on 07-20-2014 at 07:39 PM
    LOL - Hit a small snag here. Decided to mount the bag today and... it doesn't fit because of
    the bend in the trekking bars. For now, I angled the bars up so the bend is above the bag so it
    will fit in...

  • Posted in thread: My chain needs repair on 07-15-2014 at 05:44 PM
    ^^^ Nice gear calculator.

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