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  • Bicycle Touring, League of American Bicyclists Education Program (LCI/ Coach), and active transportation advocacy
  • Retired software developer. Devote a lot of time promoting bike advocacy with the League of American Bicyclists, Active Transportation Alliance, and my community's active transportation committee.
  • NE IL


  • Posted in thread: Road Cycling Survey on 11-12-2014 at 08:13 PM
    I seldom listen to music even when driving a car.

  • Posted in thread: Ride to Florida on 11-12-2014 at 05:59 PM
    I use a lot of different resources when planning trips Google maps gives a good long range
    overview and helps to identify certain places of interest, like motels, and can give a good
    idea of terrain. ...

  • Posted in thread: Check those spares! on 11-12-2014 at 05:31 PM
    When storing spares I typically take the tube out of the box, sprinkle a bunch of baby powder
    on it, put it in a ziplock bag, then put the bag in a sock or other such cloth container. We
    were on a two...

  • Posted in thread: Check those spares! on 11-08-2014 at 06:25 PM
    I am very glad we checked the spare tube that has been rattling around in my wife's bar bag for
    the last two years. She doesn't get many flats ... the last two were in March 2010 and May 2012
    ... so t...

  • Posted in thread: How far is too far? on 11-07-2014 at 10:47 PM
    When planning a tour especially a long 40 - 50 day tour which you never actually ridden
    yourself you need to organise 40-50 nights worth of accommodation so varying mileage each day
    due to wind and el...

  • Posted in thread: Cycling accident on 11-07-2014 at 06:38 PM
    Rushlake, it's great that you are talking about the causes of crashes with your kids.In the
    aftermath of a cycling injury the public discussion in the news, from the police, and in city
    council chambe...

  • Posted in thread: How far is too far? on 11-07-2014 at 06:29 PM
    That depends on things like terrain, general elevation, likely hood of strong prevailing winds,
    and the kind of rider you want to attract.E.g., strong riders traveling across the US from
    Pacific to At...

  • Posted in thread: Fixing scratches on a steel frame on 11-07-2014 at 06:11 PM
    Clear nail polish can provide some protection against rust.

  • Posted in thread: Zackees Turn Signal Gloves Review on 11-05-2014 at 11:39 PM
    Yes to make the LEFT turn arrow point to the left you need to bend elbow 90 which is a signal
    for RIGHT turn. This could be confusing. I'd just extend my arm straight out, I think the light
    would att...

  • Posted in thread: Today a Bad Day for a Ride on 08-31-2014 at 07:38 AM
    Scary stuff. Glad you're ok.

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