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  • Bicycle Touring, League of American Bicyclists Education Program, and active transportation advocacy. My goal is to make bicycling a safe, convenient, and fun mode of transportation and recreation for as many people as possible through education
  • Retired software developer. Am now a League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor and regional LCI coach, training and certifying instructors for the League Cycling Instructor program. I promote bike advocacy with LAB, Active Transportation Alliance, and my community
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  • Posted in thread: What is the difference between a Touring and Expedition Bike? on 06-28-2015 at 03:35 PM
    Also I would recommend checking out REI's Novara Randonee bike. It never hurts to look but for
    1200 it is a great deal and if you are not in a hurry it will get discounted 40% in
    November.REI also has...

  • Posted in thread: Tire Life on 06-26-2015 at 09:19 PM
    Tire mileage varies all over the map depending on how you ride, the surfaces on which you ride,
    how well you avoid road debris, tire inflation pressure, weight carried, and just plain luck. I
    got 20 m...

  • Posted in thread: Ride the Green Wave on 06-26-2015 at 05:09 PM
    What if every time you approached a red light on your bike, it magically turned green allowing
    you to blissfully carry on your journey without a care in the world?The stuff of fantasy, you
    say? Not so...

  • Posted in thread: gravels road on 06-26-2015 at 04:53 PM
    I love riding roads like that and can ride 'em for days and days and days ... as long as
    there's a good restaurant, and motel with a jacuzzi at the end. :D

  • Posted in thread: Anyone ever do the ALCAN? on 06-25-2015 at 10:11 PM
    There are a number of crazyguy journals on the Alcan

  • Posted in thread: First Spill on 06-19-2015 at 02:24 PM
    Way to go, Andy!

  • Posted in thread: What I learned from my ride yesterday on 06-16-2015 at 04:26 AM
    My platform pedals were starting to wear. They seemed to get very slippery when they got wet,
    and they always seemed a little too narrow. After having a wet foot slip off of them a few
    times, I decide...

  • Posted in thread: Ladies rule the day in . . . on 06-14-2015 at 08:28 PM
    There are lots of very active women cyclists around Chicago and suburbs. E.g., you won't see
    any little old lady bicycles in one local women's bike club ... the Chicksies on Fixies.In the
    bike club to...

  • Posted in thread: How Hard Is It To Raise A Threadless Stem for a new guy on 06-14-2015 at 08:12 PM
    If you cannot fit any more spacers below the handlebars, a stem raiser might help. have a
    stem raiser on my bike,

  • Posted in thread: Light Sentence for killing a cyclist on 06-10-2015 at 08:46 PM
    ^^Plus $15,600 in restitution, $1,500 fees, speak to 20 drivers education classes about
    distracted driving, perform 120 hours community service, and cannot use a cell phone for two
    years. Seems reason...

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