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    Oak Park IL Wright Ride August 18th

    http://oakparkcycleclub.org/wright_ride
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    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!
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    I can heartily endorse Viroqua and its surrounds.

    I can heartily endorse Viroqua and its surrounds.
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
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    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.
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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.
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    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!
  12. 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...
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    Sticky: 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Sticky: 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.
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    Remove your posts and talk to an attorney

    Remove your posts and talk to an attorney
  19. OP cyclist run down by teen -- Brookfield police say driver was drunk at the wheel

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    These scum had better get some jail time for this
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    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...
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    "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...
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    Sticky: 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...
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    Sticky: 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...
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    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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    Sticky: 19 miles RT to work. It was pretty dry and over...

    19 miles RT to work. It was pretty dry and over freezing today.
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