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Forum: Road Cycling 09-27-13, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 744
Posted By GITride
Great job akeelor, The thing that made me...

Great job akeelor,

The thing that made me look at the post is I was using nearly the exact same phrase when I told people how long it took me to get the Grand Illinois Trail Ride website complete...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-13-13, 11:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,078
Posted By GITride
Get some double wall wheels built with fat...

Get some double wall wheels built with fat spokes.

Since it took a week to get my spokes replaces and wheels "retrue-ed" I had a second wheel built so I didn't have to wait to get back on the...
Forum: Touring 09-13-13, 10:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,555
Posted By GITride
Yea technology moves quick. And some of the apps...

Yea technology moves quick. And some of the apps I've seen are truly spectacular. We're working on a mobile ap for GITride, but if it takes as long as the current update did, it might be while before...
Forum: Touring 09-12-13, 09:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,555
Posted By GITride
Hello Amarony, In 2006 I was new to touring,...

Hello Amarony,

In 2006 I was new to touring, and did a 500 mile 10 self sustained tour on a $50 garage sale bike. It handled the ride however uncomfortably. Somewhere around mile 350, I elected to...
Forum: Touring 09-06-13, 07:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,131
Posted By GITride
I can't really understand how there would be turn...

I can't really understand how there would be turn by turn directions on a trail? This must be a feature for road riding.

17 hours sounds suspect. If I turn the backlight off, I get 10 hours out of...
Forum: Touring 09-06-13, 07:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,422
Posted By GITride
Hi Gustavoang, I will always regret that...

Hi Gustavoang,

I will always regret that when I lived in your neck of the woods I was on a Mad Kaw(asaki) and not a bicycle.



After I returned to Chicago area from London, I got on the...
Forum: Great Lakes 09-06-13, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By GITride
Hi Hibonite, Sorry I didn't see your message...

Hi Hibonite,

Sorry I didn't see your message till now, but I live very near the I&M trail. Most of it is crushed limestone, leading into the Hennepin you will hit some ballast rock that can be...
Forum: Great Lakes 09-06-13, 06:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,330
Posted By GITride
The Grand Illinois Trail Ride Season is typically...

The Grand Illinois Trail Ride Season is typically September - October when the mosquitoes have diminished, and the nights are longer.

Take 10 or 12 days going 50 miles a day so you can really...
Forum: Great Lakes 09-06-13, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By GITride
Hi Bernie GITride12 Map will take you to...

Hi Bernie

GITride12 Map will take you to the loop from Evanston. I think you need to go a little bit West from Evanston to pick it up though. (As I remember?)

Mostly Path.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-06-13, 05:59 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,750
Posted By GITride
I don't use the GPS to keep ride data, but rather...

I don't use the GPS to keep ride data, but rather in place of maps or queue sheets.

I still write down mileage data, but just once a day... i.e, went 80 miles 10 mph avg 36 max... etc....

You...
Forum: Touring 08-22-13, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By GITride
Hi 3speed, Madison? Perhaps you know "Caveman...

Hi 3speed,
Madison? Perhaps you know "Caveman Cycling for Earth" Charles Brigham III. I met him on the Grand Illinois Trail Ride in 2007, when he was just starting his world tour, and he is from...
Forum: Great Lakes Rides and Events 08-22-13, 08:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 660
Posted By GITride
Grand Illinois Trail Ride self directed 500 mile tour

We've put together a website for the Grand Illinois Trail Ride.

It is an approximately 525 mile loop around Northern Illinois.
It touches Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Lake Michigan.

You can...
Forum: Touring 08-22-13, 08:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,268
Posted By GITride
It is certainly possible. But it's nice to...

It is certainly possible.

But it's nice to have a tent just for the bugs....

I have a bug bivy that I have never used since the tent is almost the same size and it does two things the bug bivy...
Forum: Introductions 08-19-13, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By GITride
Thank you for your kind words.

Hey thanks Ronh, Dudelsack and Lacumo,

It has been an interesting slog taking this from a "rider's story" (mine) to the current stage. I am certainly no speedster.

The first set of maps...
Forum: Touring 08-17-13, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 795
Posted By GITride
Thank you for the mention aaronlulz, I just...

Thank you for the mention aaronlulz, I just completed an update of GITride.com and wanted to give all a heads up.

The site as it is mentioned in the post above has changed. You can see the...
Forum: Introductions 08-17-13, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By GITride
Hello Bikeforums.Net We are GITride.com

GrandIllinoisTrailRide.com or GITride.com for short, is a website dedicated to aiding bicyclists attempting a loop of the Grand Illinois Trail Ride.

335320 I rode this Route in 2006 and again in...
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