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  • League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor / Regional 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: fanny packs on 09-30-2016 at 08:27 PM
    I use a trunk bag for local rides. But on tours, it's convenient to carry valuables in a fanny
    pack. The fanny pack stays on the rack while riding, but comes with me whenever I leave the

  • Posted in thread: Dog Biscuits on 09-25-2016 at 10:52 PM
    This thread reminds me of this old movie clip

  • Posted in thread: Wife Thinks She Needs New Bike on 09-20-2016 at 07:00 PM
    Giant Sedona DX W is a possibility,

  • Posted in thread: Visor Extension on 09-16-2016 at 08:02 PM
    Good Idea! Thanks for sharing.I've been riding in the late afternoon lately with one hand up
    shading my eyes.

  • Posted in thread: Touring Handlebars on 08-29-2016 at 05:47 AM
    I think butterfly bars would work great on my electric touring bike. Where can I get a set?You
    can order them from: have the black HB005 on my LHT. photos at:

  • Posted in thread: Chain Wear on 08-12-2016 at 01:00 AM
    I check with a gauge every spring, and before any trip of a week or more ( about two of
    those/year). I get pretty good mileage out of a chain ... 7,200 on the first and 5,200 on the
    2nd on my LHT

  • Posted in thread: 70,000 mi in a year!!!! on 07-08-2016 at 07:27 PM
    Crazy high mileage!Meet the guy who rode over 70,000 miles in a year!Kurt Searvogel has just
    broken a 76-year-old record for annual cycling mileage. We find out how.It took him seven
    bikes, five pairs...

  • Posted in thread: Continental Touring Plus on 06-24-2016 at 03:05 PM
    I can't address Conti Touring Plus, but I have had very good luck with 26x1.75 Conti Travel

  • Posted in thread: Pannier on 06-02-2016 at 03:46 PM
    LarryM, I just order Ortlieb Back Roller Classic Pannier Set Yellow/Black(40L) for the rear,
    front Axiom (20L),with a Axiom handlebar bag so maybe I'll be set now..Ortlieb back roller's
    are excellent ...

  • Posted in thread: Pannier on 06-01-2016 at 03:55 PM
    Cannon, ....As for panniers, have you considered buying larger ones for the back, and putting
    the 20L set on the front? I know you said you preferred 2 panniers to 4, but I've found that my
    bike is mu...

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