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  • League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor / Coach (LCI), 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: Bikes vs Cars on 05-23-2016 at 09:38 PM
    I saw Bikes vs Cars last year. While it is interesting, and I agree with much of it, it is
    vehemently anti-car. It is something I would definitely not show at an advocacy meeting, e.g.
    to promote bicy...

  • Posted in thread: Shimano SORA shifting problem on 05-20-2016 at 06:21 AM
    I have a Tiagra FD, not a SORA. If the derailleur geometry is different this probably won't
    help you. I once had a problem where it was almost impossible to shift to higher gears on the
    FD. If that is...

  • Posted in thread: Shimano SORA shifting problem on 05-20-2016 at 05:44 AM
    This was posted to my Cycle Registry entry by Rom2V4 on
    5/18/2016------------------------------------Hi Folks! Just joined the group today.I have a
    Surly Disc Trucker . I want to change from the drop ...

  • Posted in thread: Spikes In Trail on 05-20-2016 at 05:14 AM
    We have a local trail that runs along a creek, down hill and into a tunnel under a busy
    highway. There are curves on both sides of the tunnel, and there is a 45* curve within the
    tunnel itself. The si...

  • Posted on Surly Long Haul Trucker in Cycle Registry on 05/18/2016

  • Posted in thread: Cal Sag Trail on 05-13-2016 at 05:10 PM
    Hi bistritapcvThe Cal Sag is a great new trail along the Calumet River Channel through
    Chicago's far south suburbs. Hey ... That's my home turf! I don't know the status of the trail
    from Lemont Road ...

  • Posted in thread: Stuck, Hit a Wall on 05-07-2016 at 09:34 PM
    Hi Huffnpuff,Another 73 y.o. here. I'd suggest doing actual interval training during part of
    one of your existing ride days, or adding a short ride day which is specifically devoted to
    intervals. The ...

  • Posted in thread: Collateral benefits of cycling on 05-06-2016 at 04:47 PM
    Super story, Andy!

  • Posted in thread: New Amtrak services along Lake Michigan - Milwaukee to Chicago to Grand Rapids on 05-05-2016 at 07:50 PM
    Amtrak announces Bicycle Hoist-on service on Hiawatha trains (Chicago- Milwaukee) and Pere
    Marquette trains (Chicago - St Joseph - Holland - Grand Rapids) May 03--Amtrak has begun
    letting passengers b...

  • Posted in thread: Tired for limestone path on 05-02-2016 at 07:28 PM
    I have a trek madone 2.1. I am looking to go on a couple rides that are fine crushed limestone.
    I currently have the stock bontrager r1 tires. The are 700x 23. Which tires should I get to
    replace the ...

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