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delcrossv 12-17-12 02:23 PM

Enjoy it while it lasts folks, looks like they're pulling the plug by next week (back into the 20's). Still, above freezing commuting in late December! Let's hear it for Global Warming :lol:

darukhan 12-27-12 11:32 AM

Here comes the SNOW! To all the commuters out there today. Be careful!

I live in the far north suburbs (I'm actually less than 10 miles from the IL/WI border!!!)... but I commute by bike and Metra train everyday to my office in downtown Chicago.

At the rate the snow is falling right now, I may not be riding this evening.... good thing my bike is a folding bike and I have a shoulder bag it fits into.

EdgewaterDude 12-27-12 11:49 AM

Hey guys - I'm not sure how I missed this thread.

I live in Edgewater (andersonville, specifically.)

I will ride with anyone, any time.

darukhan 12-27-12 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by EdgewaterDude (Post 15092023)
Hey guys - I'm not sure how I missed this thread.

I live in Edgewater (andersonville, specifically.)

I will ride with anyone, any time.

I miss living in the little Edgewater Beach neighborhood ...yes, with an emphasis on 'hood' for the block I was on. At least the gangbangers on my block knew who I was and didn't mess with me... they just wanted to sell weed to Loyola students it seemed. :lol:

I used to ride my vintage muscle bikes and custom cruisers every night between 8pm and 10pm around Edgewater and Andersonville back in the late 90's. Maybe you saw me cruising around back then? Good times. :)

Sponge 01-03-13 12:47 PM

In Oak Lawn, and work in the city (River North) and always looking for a group to ride with close to home.

DGalt 02-18-13 07:37 PM

In Rogers Park, work down at/near/in Feinberg med school (so around Michigan ave touristy area lol). That's my daily commute anyway. Looking for suggestions for good long day rides when the weather warms up :)

garciagomez23 02-24-13 01:25 AM

Jose from Skokie....work in lakeview so ride to work. about 10 miles. depending the day and place I work...Wouldnt mind riding with a couple of guys mornings or whatever.

Chitown_Mike 02-25-13 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by garciagomez23 (Post 15310071)
Jose from Skokie....work in lakeview so ride to work. about 10 miles. depending the day and place I work...Wouldnt mind riding with a couple of guys mornings or whatever.


Jose I live up in the Jeff Park neighborhood and work in Morton Grove. Once the weather is better I plan on doing my long mile rides (30+) on Saturday mornings. PM me and we can chat and plan something out in the near future.

garciagomez23 02-28-13 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Chitown_Mike (Post 15315037)
Jose I live up in the Jeff Park neighborhood and work in Morton Grove. Once the weather is better I plan on doing my long mile rides (30+) on Saturday mornings. PM me and we can chat and plan something out in the near future.

hey man just relooked at the thread.....yeah that be cool anyone else interested?

what do you ride?

JonMejd 03-05-13 11:29 AM

Yes, I would be very interested - just have to work out scheduling for others events (little folk who rule the roost). Been riding a bit in this weather - need boots - dang cold... Looking forward to spring...

garciagomez23 03-06-13 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by JonMejd (Post 15347570)
Yes, I would be very interested - just have to work out scheduling for others events (little folk who rule the roost). Been riding a bit in this weather - need boots - dang cold... Looking forward to spring...

Yeah I hear you man. I deliver food so yesterday was a bummer! I usually ride to work but this past 2 weeks haven't been able to. :(

atallen223 03-18-13 08:37 AM

Can we organize a ride to Pennsylvania? Capture that lying groundhog and eat it?

EdgewaterDude 03-18-13 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by atallen223 (Post 15400379)
Can we organize a ride to Pennsylvania? Capture that lying groundhog and eat it?

I was just thinking how the 'groundhog was wrong'.

If anything, it's like we're Bill Murray in "Groundhog Day"..crappy January/February weather seems to keep on repeating itself over and over.

DVC45 03-19-13 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by atallen223 (Post 15400379)
Can we organize a ride to Pennsylvania? Capture that lying groundhog and eat it?

' tastes like chicken?
Never had one before.

Chitown_Mike 03-20-13 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by garciagomez23 (Post 15329826)
hey man just relooked at the thread.....yeah that be cool anyone else interested?

what do you ride?


I have been on my old Trek 800 that I take on short trips, in the mud and to get my legs back under me. I also have my old Schwinn Conti I roll for longer trips in the warmer months. I have been putting in about 12-15 miles a week right now. But got the Trek fixed and should be riding to work once more.

I do have some cold weather gear so I'll ride anytime.

voldemort 05-13-13 10:36 PM

Looking for anyone interested in doing occasional Sat. or Sun. morning rides north from St. Charles on the Fox River Trail. A couple hours. Or 4-5 hours. Depending on weather and weekend commitments. I haven't made it too far past McHenry yet, but willing to try.

derek.fulmer 05-13-13 11:45 PM

I've been doing a lot of riding at Bussee Woods so far this year. Moved to the area last June. So far doing laps has been helping me build endurance which is great. I'm not much for riding in traffic after getting hit a couple years. I might do some shop group rides but not for a while. Still working on getting my legs back in shape.

Chitown_Mike 05-14-13 12:16 PM

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Originally Posted by voldemort (Post 15622904)
Looking for anyone interested in doing occasional Sat. or Sun. morning rides north from St. Charles on the Fox River Trail. A couple hours. Or 4-5 hours. Depending on weather and weekend commitments. I haven't made it too far past McHenry yet, but willing to try.

What time do you usually ride? I have been wanting to ride the Fox River Trail but haven't.

black_box 05-14-13 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by derek.fulmer (Post 15623026)
I've been doing a lot of riding at Bussee Woods so far this year. Moved to the area last June. So far doing laps has been helping me build endurance which is great. I'm not much for riding in traffic after getting hit a couple years. I might do some shop group rides but not for a while. Still working on getting my legs back in shape.

Busse isn't much better for "traffic" if you include kids and slow people :) Try Paul Douglas preserve just north of Route 90 and west of Roselle. You have a couple street crossings (with lights), but fewer people. I've heard poplar creek/shoe factory is good, but haven't been out there yet (I'm on the other side of 90).

BikingGrad80 05-15-13 11:18 AM

Steven from Niles coming out of hibernation. The usual routes are Gurnee/Waukegan, or Barrington.

voldemort 05-15-13 08:40 PM

Somewhat temp dependent. Once summer arrives in full force, I try to get out there no later than 8:00. Otherwise, it gets too hot too fast. But I'm flexible. You would have the drive to get out here. What time could you get out here by? Why don't you PM me and we can try and work out details. It's a nice ride. A good amount of shade as long as the sun is not right above you. Not very crowded.

Chitown_Mike 05-16-13 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by BikingGrad80 (Post 15628540)
Steven from Niles coming out of hibernation. The usual routes are Gurnee/Waukegan, or Barrington.

I live on the NW side of Chicago, so if you're ever down for an early morning ride I go up the North Branch Trail quite often. Look for the guy on the 30 year old Schwinn that isn't 30 yet himself!

CenturionIM 05-16-13 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by voldemort (Post 15630492)
Somewhat temp dependent. Once summer arrives in full force, I try to get out there no later than 8:00. Otherwise, it gets too hot too fast. But I'm flexible. You would have the drive to get out here. What time could you get out here by? Why don't you PM me and we can try and work out details. It's a nice ride. A good amount of shade as long as the sun is not right above you. Not very crowded.

I wouldn't want to ride with Lord Voldemort, hehe.

voldemort 05-16-13 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by CenturionIM (Post 15632094)
I wouldn't want to ride with Lord Voldemort, hehe.

Did I say Voldemort? I meant Tom Riddle:innocent:

BikingGrad80 05-17-13 06:56 AM

I heard last year they were giving speeding tickets to cyclists on the North Branch Trail for going more than 8mph I believe is the stupid speed limit. I've stayed off that trail since then.


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