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Forum: Great Lakes 05-11-16, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By billwatson58
any Morris IL riders out there?

I'll be in Morris next week and looking to do some road riding - anywhere around 18mph, up to 70 miles or so. Flexible on when. Was there yesterday, rode from Morris to Ottawa and back. Thanks,...
Forum: Great Lakes Rides and Events 08-05-13, 09:59 PM
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Views: 486
Posted By billwatson58
Oak Park IL Wright Ride August 18th

http://oakparkcycleclub.org/wright_ride
Forum: Great Lakes 04-03-12, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,346
Posted By billwatson58
I've ridden alot in Vilas Cty and can recommend...

I've ridden alot in Vilas Cty and can recommend it. Boulder Junction, Star Lake, Sayner, Conover (Hwy K) - good stuff!
Forum: Great Lakes 04-03-12, 08:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,346
Posted By billwatson58
I can heartily endorse Viroqua and its surrounds.

I can heartily endorse Viroqua and its surrounds.
Forum: Touring 07-27-11, 12:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 798
Posted By billwatson58
I've been on the road* is why I haven't replied. ...

I've been on the road* is why I haven't replied. The dad said they would have driven but they didn't have $500 to get the car fixed. I was worried for them given how hot it was and that they were...
Forum: Touring 07-21-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 798
Posted By billwatson58
a tale of cyclists needing serous help

So Tuesday around 11am I'm about an hour south of Macon GA on Hwy 23 and come over a little rise in the road and I pass 3 people walking their bikes, on the wrong side of the road, and get a sense...
Forum: Touring 10-15-10, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By billwatson58
Add some paragraphs and which Union Station. I'm...

Add some paragraphs and which Union Station. I'm working on a longer write up with more hopefully not boring details.
Forum: Touring 10-13-10, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By billwatson58
Amtrak to La Crosse, then ride home.

Amtrak to La Crosse, then ride home.

On September 27th I boarded the 2:15pm Amtrak train from Union Station in Chicago for La Crosse with my Novara Randonee in a box, and arrived in time to watch...
Forum: Great Lakes 09-18-10, 06:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By billwatson58
Chicago to Milwaukee

When I did the Frozen Snot Century, the directions couldn't have been much simpler: lakefront path to Sheridan Road to Rt. 32. In Kenosha, get off 32 at 91st and take 7th up through town, then just...
Forum: Touring 09-15-10, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By billwatson58
La Crosse to Chicago

Planning a trip from La Crosse to Chicago, via Amtrak on 9/27 to La Crosse, with overnight stops at Wildcat State Park, Baraboo, Green Lake, Sheboygan, and Milwaukee, then back to Chicago. I've...
Forum: Commuting 07-24-10, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 196,348
Posted By billwatson58
warm rain

Had a great commute home today in a warm intermittent rain. So glad I rode. The high in Chicago was 94 today with a heat index of 104.
Forum: Commuting 01-25-10, 07:34 PM
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Views: 196,348
Posted By billwatson58
I was off today, but was glad to see two...

I was off today, but was glad to see two commuters about 15 minutes apart booking down my street tonight in the snow, well lit, and otherwise geared up. Good motivation!
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-23-09, 08:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,484
Posted By billwatson58
I was going to make a new post but this seems...

I was going to make a new post but this seems appropriate here. The other night I had an Elmhurst IL cop pass me going the other way who turned around and caught up to me at the next light and ask...
Forum: Touring 09-08-09, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3,789
Views: 1,598,164
Posted By billwatson58
Randonee w/Tubus & Ortlieb

Maiden voyage with the new Novara Randonee with Tubus racks and Ortlieb bags. I took Metra from River Forest to Elburn, rode to Dekalb and down to Shabbona, and camped at Shabbona. Next morning...
Forum: Utility Cycling 08-04-09, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By billwatson58
Zambulance

http://thesaladmagblog.bloglines.co.za/2009/08/02/retrofit-turns-a-bicycle-to-an-%E2%80%98ambulance%E2%80%99/

Retrofit Turns a bicycle to an 'Ambulance'

Zambikes is a project that retrofits...
Forum: Commuting 08-02-09, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 196,348
Posted By billwatson58
Great day for commuting in the Chicago area...

Great day for commuting in the Chicago area today. Saw a good number of riders out this morning, and had nice tailwind for the ride home. Saw some people working on a bike across the street after...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-07-09, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11,747
Views: 1,875,306
Posted By billwatson58
Schwinn Collegiate found at a garage sale in New...

Schwinn Collegiate found at a garage sale in New Holland Illinois over the weekend. Asked the owner how much, and was told $10. I didn't haggle. Pumped up the tires, raised the seat, and took it...
Forum: Touring 07-07-09, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3,789
Views: 1,598,164
Posted By billwatson58
Randonee with Tubus Racks

After 4 months the Tubus racks arrived and I've mounted them on my 09 Randonee and added stainless bottle cages. Now for some panniers. I'm leaning toward the Ortlieb Front/Rear Roller Plus.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-12-09, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By billwatson58
Remove your posts and talk to an attorney

Remove your posts and talk to an attorney
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-03-09, 10:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By billwatson58
OP cyclist run down by teen -- Brookfield police say driver was drunk at the wheel

Wed. Journal article (http://wednesdayjournalonline.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=14736&TM=83919.28)

These scum had better get some jail time for this
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-26-09, 10:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,891
Posted By billwatson58
From being left hooked, a bruised hip, at least...

From being left hooked, a bruised hip, at least one broken rib, and a slight fracture below my knee, all on my left side. Was sent home the day of the accident with lots of pain meds and was off...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-20-09, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 944
Posted By billwatson58
"Confrontation" turns out friendly

I'm heading to work yesterday morning and ahead of me to my right a small SUV rolls through a stop sign near a school, pulls around the corner and stops. As he's getting out of the car, I mention...
Forum: Touring 03-14-09, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3,789
Views: 1,598,164
Posted By billwatson58
I don't have a definite route but I'm thinking my...

I don't have a definite route but I'm thinking my starting/stopping point will be Athlone as I have cousins there. From there, I'm thinking of heading up toward Achill Island, down to Galway, Berra...
Forum: Touring 03-14-09, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3,789
Views: 1,598,164
Posted By billwatson58
09 Randonee

This morning was the maiden voyage for my new Randonee. I went 32 miles and enjoyed the ride - it felt good. I'm waiting for Tubus racks for front and rear (the Cosmo and the Nova) and I'll put my...
Forum: Touring 02-02-09, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By billwatson58
To save time next time, call the closest REI to...

To save time next time, call the closest REI to you and they can look on the inventory system and see what stores have what you are looking for.
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