Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Chicago BLT Fixed/SS group
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08-12-03, 08:03 PM
Okay Chicago fixies/trackies/SSers...
I have done this before and am contemplating it again this year (it is a good way to see parts of Chicago you may not see everyday), but want to know if there is anyone else out there who would go 'a la uno'...one gear only. Just want company as the GF does not have a bike as of now (DON'T CALL ME A SLACKER YET...). Maybe we can get a nice group together, or maybe not. :)
08-12-03, 10:01 PM
If I were not 1200 miles away I would go. I have done half century's here (Hilly) and they were fun. If you ride with the multigeared sissies just make sure you chose a ratio that keeps you at a comfortable spin with that group.
P.S. my page is up.
08-12-03, 10:44 PM
I hear ya Rev. I will be running a 48-18 freewheel...I was wanting to have a fully fixed up and running, but funds fell short (I gota eat too!). Next year will be...2004: The Return of the Fix.
Or I will kick my own ass...
08-13-03, 06:30 AM
Aww, I'd do it but I'm not willing to pay $40 to ride on a road that I pay taxes for. I'm down for trying to sneak on (can't be that hard) and doing it without paying though! Everything is better when it's free.
This is good to know so I can avoid these spots and not get annoyed with all the traffic.... :D
Have a great ride, though!
08-13-03, 08:48 AM
Originally posted by dumpstervegan
Aww, I'd do it but I'm not willing to pay $40 to ride on a road that I pay taxes for.
The money goes towards other Chicago Bike Federation initiatives....trust me, very little of our tax dollars go to improve the riding conditions of roads (Aldermen gotta eat donuts ya know! w00t!). I see it as keeping an integral part of riding available for years to come: the Chicago Bike Federation. The improvements are based on what the DRIVERS need...Yeah, Daley has been a better Mayor for Bike Plannig, etc, and I give him credit for what he has supported so far. Cheers-
Now if we could only get the lazy suburbanites and their cities to connect trails to Chicago that are well-maintained and usable...but, Soccer moms and SUVs rule the day.
To each their own...
...and don't be so anti-social Koffee:D
i support the chicago bike fed. i just don't helmut co. was there a thread on that??
btw: cutting & sanding sucks, painting better not be
jeff - post some pics in a new thread!
08-14-03, 12:26 PM
Originally posted by 165-48:17
(DON'T CALL ME A SLACKER YET...).
Can I call you a slacker now?
08-14-03, 01:28 PM
Originally posted by William Karsten
Can I call you a slacker now?
Wait 5 minutes...then it should be fine
08-14-03, 01:41 PM
missed your chance
08-14-03, 02:22 PM
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