LarryM

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07-01-2009

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04-25-2017 2:16 PM

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    ABOUT ME

  • 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

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  • Posted in thread: My front V-Brake is squealing like a pig??? on 04-12-2017 at 04:48 PM
    Another trick for toe-in is using post it stickies. A few the thickness of a business cards (my
    experience is about 15 stuck together work) will stick to the rim so you can release them and
    not have t...

  • Posted in thread: My front V-Brake is squealing like a pig??? on 04-11-2017 at 09:46 PM
    Adjust the toe in. Always have to do this on Cantilevers but it will work on V Brake also. Also
    the lever needs be a little squishy if it is instant and a hard pull it will squeak and stop
    poorly. "Pr...

  • Posted in thread: Lost a fellow cyclist yesterday. on 04-07-2017 at 03:46 AM
    Very sad event. Sorry to for your loss.

  • Posted in thread: Not my fault, but I feel sooo bad on 03-03-2017 at 10:42 PM
    ...[snip]...It's bad enough with a road bike hoping to be seen, but trikes are a lot lower and
    drivers aren't used to looking down for oncoming traffic.I hear that. I don't worry about
    getting hit fr...

  • Posted in thread: Not my fault, but I feel sooo bad on 03-03-2017 at 07:21 PM
    I think it’s important for drivers to see bicyclists as people, not as traffic
    obstructions, or annoyances. To help present bicyclists as people, I always wave and smile at
    drivers in passing, k...

  • Posted in thread: traditional saddlebags on 02-21-2017 at 10:23 PM
    Very classy bag!

  • Posted in thread: How to avoid bicycle accidents? on 02-11-2017 at 03:57 PM
    Thanks for pulling this up. #3 is especially true. 'Telegraph' your moves. ex: When you plan on
    taking a lane, make the move right away with a signal. Don't just kinda meander over toward the
    center (...

  • Posted in thread: How to avoid bicycle accidents? on 02-10-2017 at 05:42 PM
    Here's a little different take on crash avoidance.The League of American Bicyclists Smart
    Cycling classes talk about “5 Layers of Safety” to minimize the chances of crashing. 1: Bike
    Control: Don’t fa...

  • Posted in thread: Florida?? on 01-14-2017 at 12:52 PM
    Another cool spot is Inverness, about 75 mi north east of Tampa, 45 mi south east of Ocala, 20
    mi west of Crystal River. It is approximately the mid-point of the 46 mi Withlacoochie State
    Trail. There...

  • Posted in thread: We Lost a Bicyclist this Week on 12-21-2016 at 05:09 PM
    Denver,My prayers are with you and your family.

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