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  • League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor / National 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: Top three things a spouse hates about cycling on 07-28-2017 at 02:23 AM
    hmmmmmmmmmmmm, another verification of proper spousal choice.............none of this adversity
    going on. We both ride.Here, too. We bike a little with a local club and run a lot of errands
    together b...

  • Posted in thread: Advice card touring bike on 07-26-2017 at 01:26 PM
    I went from drops to flat-with-bar-ends to butterfly bars on my LHT. I love the butterfly
    bars.The bar end shifters are 'at hand' on the bars with Paul's Thumbies. The bar is partially
    wrapped with Bo...

  • Posted in thread: New Study on Cyclists Being Seen on 07-20-2017 at 08:50 PM
    Good article on being visible from RoadBikeRiderPrimary findings[*]Running full-time lights is
    safer than no lights at all.[*]A flashing tail light is safer than a steady (always-on) tail
    light.[*]A s...

  • Posted in thread: I am thinking of going to 12-36t Shimano CS-HG400 cassette 9 Speed on 07-18-2017 at 11:07 PM
    My setup is just a little different. The original gearing on my 26" LHT was was 26/36/48 rings
    with a 11-34 cassette for approximately (26*26/34 = 18.8) Gear Inches.I changed to 24/36/48
    rings with an...

  • Posted in thread: Advice? on 07-16-2017 at 05:29 PM
    I'll echo the advice ironlungs, rushlake and cybersnow gave about saddle height. Here are some
    photos showing the saddle position they described. here is the best way to start and stop when
    the saddl...

  • Posted in thread: Continental Touring plus Tire discontinued on 06-27-2017 at 03:31 PM
    Hmmm ... It looks like Conti discontinued my favorite tire, too. The Travel Contact is replaced
    by the new Contact Travel ... looks like the same tread design and sidewall exterior pattern,
    but no opt...

  • Posted in thread: Who has used a tire "boot"? on 06-18-2017 at 03:02 PM
    I carry a 6 inch square piece of Tyvek that doubles a place small things I don't want to loose
    when doing repairs on the road. Used it a lot more as a parts holder than as a boot. (only once
    as a boot...

  • Posted in thread: Returning? on 06-16-2017 at 03:44 PM
    Andy, Welcome back!

  • Posted in thread: A few good things I have learned in my first month. on 04-29-2017 at 04:17 PM
    ... 2. At a red light with weight sensors under the road, if you can put your bike right on the
    sensor seam and sit on your bike you can make the light change. ... Those wires in the pavement
    don't se...

  • Posted in thread: New Old guy. on 04-29-2017 at 04:03 PM
    That's why I carry both. They don't take up much room and I use them quite a bit on group
    rides.Me, too.Uses I've found for a Leatherman:1. When you find a small cut in the tire, use
    the can opener po...

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