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Forum: Great Lakes 09-03-11, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By wireless
Last year we were in UP around Oct 2nd - it was...

Last year we were in UP around Oct 2nd - it was peak of foliage colors. We drove back through Traverse - and you can see the difference - still another week before the peak.
Here are couple of...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-13-11, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By wireless
I am in Hoffman Estates. Riding Poplar Creek and...

I am in Hoffman Estates. Riding Poplar Creek and Busse Woods trails several times a week.

Here are some good links to find rides around Chicago area:
...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-11-11, 08:44 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 15,323
Posted By wireless
Great riding with my brand new Roubaix : 31 miles...

Great riding with my brand new Roubaix : 31 miles on Saturday and 24 on Sunday. Warm Chicago weather even allowed riding in shorts and short sleeves.
...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-27-11, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25,644
Views: 14,399,551
Posted By wireless
Depke - what size frame did you get? I am 6'5"...

Depke - what size frame did you get? I am 6'5" too and wondering if 61cm frame is big enough?
Forum: Great Lakes 09-02-10, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 953
Posted By wireless
hmmm.. I was thinking about Harmon Hundred on...

hmmm.. I was thinking about Harmon Hundred on 12th, but Door County is tempting, since I never done it before.
Forum: Great Lakes 08-14-10, 01:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,427
Posted By wireless
Last time I was there ( may be 3 weeks ago) ,...

Last time I was there ( may be 3 weeks ago) , someone put a lot of fallen trees across the brown trail - probably to block bike & equestrian traffic.

Dirt trail is kind of short. I just add dirt...
Forum: Great Lakes 06-29-10, 08:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,427
Posted By wireless
4 posts above yours is a link to Forest Preserve...

4 posts above yours is a link to Forest Preserve District of Cook County with all the maps
Forum: Great Lakes 06-27-10, 12:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,427
Posted By wireless
Fox River is obvious choice for Elgin due to...

Fox River is obvious choice for Elgin due to close proximity, but here is another suggestion - combine trip to Botanic garden with riding North Branch trail from Garden to Devon and back ( 15 miles...
Forum: Great Lakes 06-06-10, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By wireless
I did 62 miles. And yes - that northwest wind...

I did 62 miles. And yes - that northwest wind made last 20 miles very fast ( and first 30 miles a little more interesting :-) ). I am glad it was not other way around...
Did not see any familiar...
Forum: Great Lakes 04-16-10, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By wireless
Specialized BG Pro Road Shoe is available in 49...

Specialized BG Pro Road Shoe is available in 49 and 49 Wide.
Forum: Great Lakes 04-11-10, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By wireless
- If you done centuries before - yes , you can...

- If you done centuries before - yes , you can get there in one day , may be even faster. North Shore Century ride is from Evanston to Kenosha and back - most people do it in 6 hours. Start early to...
Forum: Great Lakes 04-06-10, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By wireless
Singlespeed is fun!

... well, technically it was double speed, but...
The cable fell off the shifter about 8 miles from my house. And, of course , rear derailleur got stuck at the smallest ring. :thumb:
So I got all...
Forum: Great Lakes 03-13-10, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By wireless
just came back from squaw. Cable car ride was...

just came back from squaw. Cable car ride was scary....
Forum: Great Lakes 11-07-09, 04:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,054
Posted By wireless
Answering my own question - the trail is clean!...

Answering my own question - the trail is clean! Either they cleaned it up or strong wind blew all the leaves away from asphalt.
Nice day for a ride today - did 31 miles.
Forum: Great Lakes 11-05-09, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,054
Posted By wireless
Yes , but it's not the bike - it's me... I had...

Yes , but it's not the bike - it's me...
I had one of my hardest crashes on slippery trail covered by leaves. So,now, every time I see leaves I slow down to 10 Mph...
Forum: Great Lakes 11-04-09, 04:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,054
Posted By wireless
Is forest portion of the trail covered with...

Is forest portion of the trail covered with fallen leaves now?

I usually ride in Busse Woods 3-4 times per week during summer ( and meet JT1 quite often) , but started using Poplar Creek since...
Forum: Great Lakes 11-01-09, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6,083
Views: 209,805
Posted By wireless
22 miles - it was a nice day for riding in...

22 miles - it was a nice day for riding in Chicago area today.
Forum: Great Lakes 10-04-09, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6,083
Views: 209,805
Posted By wireless
10/4 - 32 miles on local trail. Perfect day for...

10/4 - 32 miles on local trail. Perfect day for fall ride.
Forum: Great Lakes 09-28-09, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6,083
Views: 209,805
Posted By wireless
How is Shoe Factory road between Poplar Creek and...

How is Shoe Factory road between Poplar Creek and Elgin? Busy?
I ride both Poplar Creek and Fox River trail quite often, but never figure out the way to ride from Hoffman to FRT.
Forum: Great Lakes 09-18-09, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6,083
Views: 209,805
Posted By wireless
27 miles today - and - got my first crash of the...

27 miles today - and - got my first crash of the season trying to avoid dog on a trail ... nothing serious , but I cut my ride short ....
Forum: Great Lakes 09-13-09, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By wireless
I did 103 miles there today. I would agree that...

I did 103 miles there today. I would agree that new route is in parts better than last two years. They also changed couple of rest stops too.
Beautiful weather compensated for some bumps on...
Forum: Great Lakes 09-10-09, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By wireless
+1 I've done it once going from Botanic...

+1

I've done it once going from Botanic Garden to North Pier following the same route. Do not remember any bad traffic..
Forum: Road Cycling 09-06-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,126
Posted By wireless
+1

+1
Forum: Great Lakes 09-06-09, 07:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,857
Posted By wireless
You know, guys - good way to bring it back - try...

You know, guys - good way to bring it back - try riding unpaved trail for a change. I did 38 miles today on Des Plaines river trail. Back on paved road after that I felt like I was flying!
Now I...
Forum: Great Lakes 08-30-09, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,099
Posted By wireless
OK - I did 50 miles. I did like some rolling...

OK - I did 50 miles. I did like some rolling hills, food at rest stop was great , did not like traffic at first 20 miles ( probably should have started earlier).
If they keep the same location next...
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