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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: Oh Deer!!!! on 12-17-2014 at 10:57 PM
    Wow. Scary footage. Wonder if the guy was ok? Yeah ... that moaning right after the crash gave
    me the chills.

  • Posted in thread: Texting 18 Wheeler vs. Me on 12-15-2014 at 04:45 AM
    Wow. Glad you made it through that without really serious injury.

  • Posted in thread: Cycling Gloves for Arthritis on 12-05-2014 at 06:50 AM
    My wife would cycle more with me if she has some padded cycling gloves, with open fingertips.
    Something where the glove fingers maybe go up to the nail, covering the knuckles, and leaving
    the tips ope...

  • Posted in thread: Indoor mountain bike park on 12-03-2014 at 04:37 PM
    Has anyone ever gone to one? Is it technical? Fun? We are going to one in Milwaukee next
    weekend.I've never been there, but a friend who is big into cross and MTB racing has been there
    a number of tim...

  • Posted in thread: Road Cycling Survey on 11-12-2014 at 08:13 PM
    I seldom listen to music even when driving a car.

  • Posted in thread: Ride to Florida on 11-12-2014 at 05:59 PM
    I use a lot of different resources when planning trips Google maps gives a good long range
    overview and helps to identify certain places of interest, like motels, and can give a good
    idea of terrain. ...

  • Posted in thread: Check those spares! on 11-12-2014 at 05:31 PM
    When storing spares I typically take the tube out of the box, sprinkle a bunch of baby powder
    on it, put it in a ziplock bag, then put the bag in a sock or other such cloth container. We
    were on a two...

  • Posted in thread: Check those spares! on 11-08-2014 at 06:25 PM
    I am very glad we checked the spare tube that has been rattling around in my wife's bar bag for
    the last two years. She doesn't get many flats ... the last two were in March 2010 and May 2012
    ... so t...

  • Posted in thread: How far is too far? on 11-07-2014 at 10:47 PM
    When planning a tour especially a long 40 - 50 day tour which you never actually ridden
    yourself you need to organise 40-50 nights worth of accommodation so varying mileage each day
    due to wind and el...

  • Posted in thread: Cycling accident on 11-07-2014 at 06:38 PM
    Rushlake, it's great that you are talking about the causes of crashes with your kids.In the
    aftermath of a cycling injury the public discussion in the news, from the police, and in city
    council chambe...

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