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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: Chain Wear on 08-12-2016 at 12:00 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 06:27 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 02:05 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 02:46 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 02:55 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...

  • 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

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