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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: Around the World in 80 Days???!! on 09-24-2017 at 07:38 PM
    Hope this guy makes it!

  • Posted in thread: S24O to Dinosaur Valley State Park on 09-24-2017 at 02:23 PM
    Way cool trip!!!

  • Posted in thread: Touring Handlebars opinion? on 09-13-2017 at 04:52 PM
    Butterfly bar conversion on a LHT. The setup has Bontrager cork tape, rubber hand grips, and
    the original bar end shifters re-mounted on the bars using Paul's thumbies. A new stem was
    installed to put...

  • Posted in thread: Touring Handlebars opinion? on 09-12-2017 at 02:01 AM
    I've had really good luck with butterfly bars on gravel roads and mild singletrack.Me, too

  • 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...

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