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Forum: Commuting 11-08-08, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By mcoons
Riding your bike to work or riding a lot in...

Riding your bike to work or riding a lot in traffic is a lot like living in any neighborhood. If you really want to look for problems, you'll find them. We all live near sex offenders, there may be...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 04-26-08, 10:47 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 32,457
Posted By mcoons
I went to Parsons for Spring Break during college...

I went to Parsons for Spring Break during college (from Baker) and we went to Girard- as one of my teachers mentioned that it was the anarchist capital of Kansas...really interesting book called...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 11-25-07, 09:41 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 32,457
Posted By mcoons
One of my favorite rides when I lived in Lawrence...

One of my favorite rides when I lived in Lawrence - even without a road bike- was to ride out to lakeview road - where there is an old oxbow of the Kansas River and I've seen cranes out there. I...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 10-23-07, 07:57 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 32,457
Posted By mcoons
TONIGHT, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd 2007 Battle of...

TONIGHT, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd 2007
Battle of Westport Alleycat/Ride
Meet at 7, start at 7:30
Westport and Pennsylvania in KCMO
10ish miles - the first 12 checkpoints on this auto-tour...
Forum: Commuting 07-26-07, 06:52 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,329
Posted By mcoons
ok, so I just got my Superflash and can't remove...

ok, so I just got my Superflash and can't remove the clip from the back to attach the other pieces...is there a trick?

thanx
Forum: Commuting 07-16-07, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By mcoons
Insta-wipeout. I don't think I even had time to...

Insta-wipeout. I don't think I even had time to get my hands off of the handlebars, because I came down on my left hip, left forearm scraped just above the elbow, and on my left brake hood.

I've...
Forum: Commuting 07-15-07, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By mcoons
Oil Slick! Yeaoh!

So I hit my first big oil slick on Friday on the way home from work.

I was coming down Grand in downtown Kansas City, MO, a gradual but steady hill and I was going at a pretty good clip. I come...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 07-11-07, 07:11 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 32,457
Posted By mcoons
Kansas City Bikes & Trikes for Tykes must close...

Kansas City Bikes & Trikes for Tykes must close its doors.
We're being evicted from our warehouse--it' s being razed next month.

JULY 14th 8 am to 5 pm....Total clearance!!!
1415 IRON Street...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 07-10-07, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By mcoons
If you're going North, I would go Waukomis to...

If you're going North, I would go Waukomis to 64th, as the road past there is pretty steep and little or no shoulder, but 64th and Prairie View are ok for riding on. Southbound Green Hills/Waukomis...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 07-09-07, 06:40 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 32,457
Posted By mcoons
The underground section of the course is really...

The underground section of the course is really fun - 58 degrees year round - you swoop down this long hill then enter the caves - then just cruise in a big circle through the caves and come out...
Forum: Commuting 07-06-07, 02:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,023
Posted By mcoons
I have a pair of Cars-r-Coffins NEMA brand (NEMA...

I have a pair of Cars-r-Coffins NEMA brand (NEMA JEWEL SHORTS are what they sell now, but I bought them a few years ago)Mountain-bike style shorts that I like a lot, but they're a bit warm in the...
Forum: Commuting 07-06-07, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By mcoons
brooks creaking...

I've had the saddle for 6-ish months, 1000 or so miles, but I ride every day. Friday, the saddle started creaking when I climb. Is this some signal that my saddle is trying to send that I should...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 07-06-07, 07:12 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 32,457
Posted By mcoons
The only paved trail in KCK runs for a mile or...

The only paved trail in KCK runs for a mile or two along a creekbed where Parallel enters downtown KCK. For real MUPS you have to go into Johnson County...the greenway that runs through Shawnee...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 07-05-07, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By mcoons
D'oh, it just struck me that today isn't...

D'oh, it just struck me that today isn't Monday...I was hanging out waiting by the Strasser to see if I could time it right to ride downtown with you guys, but it just struck me that today is...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 07-05-07, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By mcoons
Which way are you going? North to Barry or South...

Which way are you going? North to Barry or South to the River Market?

I ride the bus into work from Downtown to the Boardwalk Shops at I-29 and Barry Rd. The 129 leaves every 1/2 hour at rush...
Forum: Rides and Races 07-05-07, 07:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 163
Posted By mcoons
KC 777 Alleycat

Just passing it on...

07-07-07 Alley Cat Race
Published July 3rd, 2007 in calendar
July 6, 2007
10:30 pm

Location: The Brick, 1717 McGee, KCMO 64108 (map)

From Jason Wingate...
Forum: Commuting 07-02-07, 11:36 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 25,390
Posted By mcoons
a- Demand Planner/Forecaster for Scrapbooking...

a- Demand Planner/Forecaster for Scrapbooking company
b- 12 miles with bus -21 without...
c-change clothes
d - chained to smoker's deck out back
e. 4-5 years part time- 1 year fulltime (just went...
Forum: Commuting 06-26-07, 11:47 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,902
Posted By mcoons
I think that was $30 for 2 shirts...

I think that was $30 for 2 shirts...
Forum: Touring 06-19-07, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By mcoons
Here's a route to check out... ...

Here's a route to check out...

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=1061716

I can get you South out of town, but I haven't ever been to Harrisonville, so I'm not sure what the roads are like past...
Forum: Commuting 06-11-07, 03:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,235
Posted By mcoons
I've been commuting for almost exactly a year -...

I've been commuting for almost exactly a year - 1800 miles - 3-5 times a week.

No close calls to speak of, and only a few honkings of the horns. My wife also worries, but has gotten better the...
Forum: Commuting 05-31-07, 01:08 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,235
Posted By mcoons
I saw 2 snakes this morning, both quite large,...

I saw 2 snakes this morning, both quite large, and both quite smooshed...I think they slithered up onto the warm rock that happened to be the road.

A couple days ago I almost hit a raccoon...
Forum: Rides and Races 05-18-07, 03:23 PM
Replies: 926
Views: 71,790
Posted By mcoons
The Greater Kansas City Bicycle Federation...

The Greater Kansas City Bicycle Federation presents:

833rd annual Tour de Cowtown

alley kat races
and the Everything Bicycle Swapmeet

Saturday May 19th

hosted by
Forum: Mountain - Plains 05-18-07, 03:22 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 32,457
Posted By mcoons
The Greater Kansas City Bicycle Federation...

The Greater Kansas City Bicycle Federation presents:

833rd annual Tour de Cowtown

alley kat races
and the Everything Bicycle Swapmeet

Saturday May 19th

hosted by
Forum: Rides and Races 05-18-07, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By mcoons
HOPE you peoples can make it!

HOPE you peoples can make it!
Forum: Mountain - Plains 05-14-07, 08:34 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 32,457
Posted By mcoons
McCoy's is on Tuesday after work... Tuesday,...

McCoy's is on Tuesday after work...

Tuesday, May 15

4:30 PM Rendezvous at McCoy’s Public House
Ride your bike to McCoy's and meet up with other cyclists to enjoy a pint and share your bike...
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