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Old 03-14-13, 08:34 AM   #876
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On the West Coast of Wisconsin north of La Crosse in the Driftless Area. Just another geezer who's had the time to get back in shape after retiring.

'11 Surley LHT......... on the prowl for a early 2000s Lemond Zurich or something similar in steel..... 30/31" standover

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Old 03-21-13, 03:30 PM   #877
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Madison, Wisconsin here. Looking to start the touring phase of my riding life. Cheers!
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Old 03-25-13, 06:29 AM   #878
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Madison, Wisconsin here. Looking to start the touring phase of my riding life. Cheers!
If you don't know it

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/

has it all for touring info and motivation
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Old 04-14-13, 05:48 PM   #879
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Old 04-21-13, 09:42 PM   #880
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Hello; I haven't been on here in a while, but I'm in Bowling Green, OH, about 24 miles south of Toledo.

I'm finishing up my first year at BGSU and have recently gotten more into cycling. I'm fixing up my dad's old DX-2000 that he bought when he was in college many years ago. We have a pretty nice bike shop in town (Cycle Werks). I'm interested in touring and would like to get to know others in my area.
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Old 04-22-13, 07:53 AM   #881
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http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/

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Cool. Thanks!
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Old 04-29-13, 07:26 AM   #882
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In Grand Rapids. Using cycling as a primary part of my recovery. I had hardware removed from my leg last week (think Kevin Ware) and I'm itching to get on the road. I'm currently riding a tadpole trike (Terra) on a trainer.

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Old 05-10-13, 09:33 PM   #883
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I live in Akron, OH (Highland Square) near the Cuyahoga River Valley. Lots of hills and great scenery, if you know which way to go.
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Old 05-27-13, 06:05 PM   #884
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Hi all,
I live on Chequamegon Bay (Washburn, WI) of Lake Superior. Mostly ride solo in 25 to 50 mile jaunts. In a couple of weeks will take my first long (220 mile) journey to the Twin Cities to visit the grandkids. Plan to do a little stealth camping along the way. The only way home is to do it in reverse. Anyone else from around these parts?
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Old 05-28-13, 06:42 AM   #885
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Hi all,
I live on Chequamegon Bay (Washburn, WI) of Lake Superior. Mostly ride solo in 25 to 50 mile jaunts. In a couple of weeks will take my first long (220 mile) journey to the Twin Cities to visit the grandkids. Plan to do a little stealth camping along the way. The only way home is to do it in reverse. Anyone else from around these parts?
No, but I love the south shore of Superior and visit often. I actually had tried to sell my SO on retiring to the Port Wing - Cornucopia area.. it's so nicely off the beaten track

Do you have your route laid out? Lots of choices.
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Old 06-23-13, 08:34 PM   #886
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Hi all,
I live on Chequamegon Bay (Washburn, WI) of Lake Superior. Mostly ride solo in 25 to 50 mile jaunts. In a couple of weeks will take my first long (220 mile) journey to the Twin Cities to visit the grandkids. Plan to do a little stealth camping along the way. The only way home is to do it in reverse. Anyone else from around these parts?
I spend a fair amount of time in the area. I'm from "close by" Duluth. Though I mostly travel.
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Old 06-25-13, 02:05 PM   #887
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Old 07-17-13, 12:05 PM   #888
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Hi! I have been lurking on BF for awhile and finally decided to register. This is a fantastic resource for all things bike and I love it here! My name is Geoff and I live in Joliet, IL which is located about 40-50 miles south west of Chicago. I primarily ride the local rail trails and commute to work occasionally (roughly 15 miles RT) on my 2011 Trek Earl.
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Old 07-25-13, 04:52 PM   #889
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Hello! I just joined. I'm in Chicago. I mainly commute to work and try to ride on the nice trails in the Chicagoland area on the weekends. I would love to do more touring but am pretty new to it.
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Old 07-26-13, 05:02 PM   #890
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Chicago, NW side, I live a couple of blocks from the North Branch trail.
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Old 08-07-13, 11:50 AM   #891
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Northeast Ohio, just north of Youngstown.

Mostly a singletracker, but I take the mtb out on the rail trail whenever the dirt is too wet (which seems to be all of this summer).

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Old 08-23-13, 10:02 AM   #892
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Old 10-02-13, 03:22 PM   #893
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Hello. Nice forum. I live in Bayfield, Wisconsin right next to Lake Superior. I bike to school and to the bike shop I work at from home. One way it is 5.3 miles.
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Old 10-03-13, 07:53 AM   #894
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Chicago, NW side, I live a couple of blocks from the North Branch trail.
I didn't check this when you posted, but welcome! I do as well. I live by the Ardmore/Austin/Milwaukee intersection and grew up on the NW side my whole life. I ride the NBT up to the lagoons and back, sometimes up the Skokie Valley Trail, quite often. Been meaning to get my butt out of bed earlier to ride in the mornings but been too lazy sadly.....but if you're down for an early ride let me know!
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Old 12-06-13, 07:36 AM   #895
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Richmond, IL, here. Very far northwest suburbs -- walking distance from the Wisconsin border. I ride roads and trails year-round with a local bike club of retirees throughout northeast Illinois/southeast Wisconsin.
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Old 12-07-13, 08:28 AM   #896
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Old 12-27-13, 07:11 PM   #897
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La Crosse, WI. I moved here about seven months ago. I bike to work and around town, and I'm having a blast riding in the snow. I'm looking forward to exploring some of the local road routes once the snow melts.
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Old 01-28-14, 05:34 AM   #898
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Old 03-13-14, 06:46 PM   #899
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Old 03-14-14, 06:19 AM   #900
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La Crosse, WI. I moved here about seven months ago. I bike to work and around town, and I'm having a blast riding in the snow. I'm looking forward to exploring some of the local road routes once the snow melts.
You have a lot to look forward to.

The Driftless is a great area for riding with many miles of paved low traffic rural roads, nice climbs and excellent scenery.
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