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Forum: Great Lakes
10-27-17, 02:49 PM
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Posted By 3bluebikes

And, if you have the time, hike Trail #3 at...

And, if you have the time, hike Trail #3 at Turkey Run State Park, beautiful sandstone canyons.
10-03-17, 07:00 AM
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Posted By 3bluebikes

CHECHO, Looks to me to be the Chicago Lake Front...

CHECHO, Looks to me to be the Chicago Lake Front Bike Path just south of Oak Street Beach.
09-12-17, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,899
Posted By 3bluebikes

The Continental Sport Contact 700 x 37 tires we...

The Continental Sport Contact 700 x 37 tires we just retired from our Cannondale road tandem worked great for roads or gravel for us for 3000 flat free miles, bike plus 2 riders and trunk bag total...
01-31-17, 01:52 PM
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There were three of us, all septuagenarians at...

There were three of us, all septuagenarians at the Show and Go Club Ride this morning at 9 AM, 38 degrees, cloudy, 14 mph wind out of the west. We decided to shorten the usual route. Rode 20 miles...
01-30-17, 05:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,645
Posted By 3bluebikes

Here are my stats from 2016: 22% on my 29er,...

Here are my stats from 2016:
22% on my 29er, mostly crushed limestone trails.
49% on my road bike, mostly club rides on suburban and rural roads.
29% on our tandem, mostly club rides on suburban...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-13-17, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,036
Posted By 3bluebikes

Here is the link to the website:...

Here is the link to the website: https://www.divvybikes.com
08-03-16, 09:10 AM
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June 29, 2016. We parked our Grand Caravan at...

June 29, 2016. We parked our Grand Caravan at Elroy Wisconsin and rode our tandem (700 x 37 tires) to Sparta on the Elroy Sparta Trail to celebrate our 53rd wedding anniversary. We stayed at the...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-03-16, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 758
Posted By 3bluebikes

Jim Saplis at Orland Park Cyclery is certified by...

Jim Saplis at Orland Park Cyclery is certified by Specialized.
Forum: Great Lakes
08-03-16, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,516
Posted By 3bluebikes

June 29, 2016. We parked our Grand Caravan at...

June 29, 2016. We parked our Grand Caravan at Elroy and rode our tandem (700 x 37 tires) to Sparta to celebrate our 53rd wedding anniversary. We stayed at the Best Western and rode back next day. (We...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-09-16, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 737
Posted By 3bluebikes

We recently rode the section between Channahon...

We recently rode the section between Channahon and Morris. Had a burger and curly fries at Tully Monster before riding back. Yes, 28 wide will work there. We also recently rode the section between...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-25-16, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,966
Posted By 3bluebikes

Take a look at our Ride Schedule. We have over...

Take a look at our Ride Schedule. We have over 400 members in Chicago and 70 suburbs. Rides start in many locations. All rides are no drop, helmet required. Elmhurst Bicycle Club Home Page...
12-24-15, 10:22 AM
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Posted By 3bluebikes

494895 Ours was 1 of 5 tandems and 18 singles...

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Ours was 1 of 5 tandems and 18 singles dressed up with battery powered lights participating in the Christmas Lights Ride in Elmhurst, Illinois Sunday evening. The picture is a little blurry...
12-21-15, 07:23 PM
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Views: 441,574
Posted By 3bluebikes

Here is our Cannondale decorated with battery...

Here is our Cannondale decorated with battery operated Christmas lights for the December 12th Holiday Lights Ride in Arlington Heights, Illinois and the December 20th Christmas Lights Ride in...
08-27-15, 11:22 AM
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Views: 839
Posted By 3bluebikes

Done. Thank you. Sincerely, 3bluebikes

Done. Thank you. Sincerely, 3bluebikes
08-27-15, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By 3bluebikes

Thank you for expressing you concern for the...

Thank you for expressing you concern for the privacy of those attending MTR 2015. It has been changed. Sam Waterstreet says "Thanks" and "Brian, please post your email, bank account, social...
08-26-15, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By 3bluebikes

Go to www.MTR2015.org (http://www.MTR2015.org)...

Go to www.MTR2015.org (http://www.MTR2015.org) and click on the "Who's Coming" button.
08-01-15, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,428
Posted By 3bluebikes

TwoinWI, Registration will set up your...

TwoinWI, Registration will set up your identification badge for rest stop refreshments and lunch on Saturday and Sunday and make sure we have your emergency contact information. Also, we need to have...
07-28-15, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,428
Posted By 3bluebikes

During one of our planning meetings last...

During one of our planning meetings last Saturday, we learned that so far, 255 teams have registered. MTR2015.org
06-10-15, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,428
Posted By 3bluebikes

You are right, DubT. It is expensive for many of...

You are right, DubT. It is expensive for many of us. But my stoker and I really enjoy being with so many like minded riders; seeing all the different tandems, triples, and quads; and being a part of...
06-07-15, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,428
Posted By 3bluebikes

456427 Just a reminder, register before June...

456427
Just a reminder, register before June 15th and SAVE. MTR2015 Main Page (http://www.mtr2015.org/index.htm)
04-27-15, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,428
Posted By 3bluebikes

Good News. The MTR 2015 jerseys will be...

Good News. The MTR 2015 jerseys will be manufactured by VOmax, the same people who made the jerseys for MTR 2012 in Middleton, Wisconsin. If you like the 2012 Middleton jersey, you'll like these too.
04-15-15, 08:07 AM
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Posted By 3bluebikes

There were at least 5 of us > 70 among the 15...

There were at least 5 of us > 70 among the 15 riders on our Tuesday morning club ride yesterday. 33 miles, 15 mph average, a beautiful Spring morning ride through parts of Woodridge, Lisle,...
04-13-15, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,428
Posted By 3bluebikes

We CATS, Chicago Area Tandem Society, had our...

We CATS, Chicago Area Tandem Society, had our Annual Meeting on Saturday. We tried on samples from the chosen vendor for MTR 2015 jerseys and t-shirts. They run small. Check the size chart before you...
03-29-15, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 458,942
Posted By 3bluebikes

441810441811 One week ago at the Wheeling...

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One week ago at the Wheeling Wheelmen St. Patrick's Day Ride in Wauconda, Illinois, 184 riders, 28 degrees, cold wind out of the east. If you look closely, you can see that Ginny is...
Forum: Great Lakes
03-26-15, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,457
Posted By 3bluebikes

Shona, May I also suggest renting a DIVVY bike? ...

Shona, May I also suggest renting a DIVVY bike? https://www.divvybikes.com/
03-06-15, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,428
Posted By 3bluebikes

Rudy and Kay, Thank you. Then you probably...

Rudy and Kay, Thank you. Then you probably remember Tom and Sherry Masers. They also are still "recumbent tandeming" strong and have been very involved with the planning for MTR 2015.
03-04-15, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,428
Posted By 3bluebikes

chris ss, yes, there are usually short, medium,...

chris ss, yes, there are usually short, medium, and long rides (approximately 30, 50, and 75 miles) both Saturday and Sunday, all from the mass start; and yes those will be posted later. Thank you.
03-03-15, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,428
Posted By 3bluebikes

Midwest Tandem Rally 2015, September 4-7, Registration now open

Please save the date and please join us Labor Day week-end to ride with more than 300 tandems along country roads in north central Illinois, just 75 miles west of Chicago at the Midwest Tandem Rally...
02-06-15, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3,163
Views: 382,464
Posted By 3bluebikes

432773 Two of us rode mountain bikes with big...

432773
Two of us rode mountain bikes with big knobby tires. Two of us rode cross bikes with studded road tires. All four of us enjoyed the ride at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois on Sunday,...
02-02-15, 10:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,136
Posted By 3bluebikes

We are retired, married 50+ years and live in a...

We are retired, married 50+ years and live in a suburb of Chicago. We ride with 2 clubs and just us. We rode 60 times in 2014 for a total of 1440 miles. We'll never catch Rudy and Kay.
Forum: Great Lakes
01-28-15, 10:28 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,227
Posted By 3bluebikes

AlmostTrick, all three bikes are beautiful. You...

AlmostTrick, all three bikes are beautiful. You are gifted. Thank you for sharing.
01-05-15, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1,405
Views: 458,942
Posted By 3bluebikes

426688 12-13-14. Second Annual Holiday Lights...

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12-13-14. Second Annual Holiday Lights Ride in Arlington Heights, Illinois. 10 tandems and 7 singles. Chicago Area Tandem Society and Arlington Heights Bicycle Club. What a fun way to enjoy...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-06-14, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,192
Posted By 3bluebikes

We like to start at the trail head at the west...

We like to start at the trail head at the west end in Joliet and ride to Frankfort for lunch.
09-04-14, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,405
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Posted By 3bluebikes

403817 A herd, or is it a pride of CATS...

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A herd, or is it a pride of CATS (Chicago Area Tandem Society) shortly before the mass start last Saturday morning at the Midwest Tandem Rally 2014 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
09-04-14, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By 3bluebikes

Midwest Tandem Rally 2014 Fort Wayne, Indiana

A great big thank you to all of the committees and volunteers for an excellent Midwest Tandem Rally 2014. Thank you too to the Fort Wayne Police Department for the rolling blockades for the mass...
05-28-14, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3,163
Views: 382,464
Posted By 3bluebikes

Biker395, Wow!

Biker395, Wow!
12-02-13, 11:22 AM
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I'm a much better and stronger rider now at 70...

I'm a much better and stronger rider now at 70 than I was at 35 primarily because now that I've been retired for 5 years I have been able to ride many times each week, not just week-ends or before or...
08-26-13, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2,344
Views: 441,574
Posted By 3bluebikes

337016 My new Trek Superfly AL. We were...

337016
My new Trek Superfly AL. We were practicing the "front wheel lift" before a trail ride with the club.
08-26-13, 02:07 PM
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Posted By 3bluebikes

Thank you for posting, lenA...

Thank you for posting, lenA (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php/212009-lenA). Very impressive numbers! Hats off to the riders, no athletes.
Forum: Great Lakes
05-03-13, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,268
Posted By 3bluebikes

nolalala, here is current ride list Elmhurst...

nolalala, here is current ride list Elmhurst Bicycle Club. Scroll through. There is quite a variety.
http://www.elmhurstbicycling.org/rides/currentRide.aspx
04-09-13, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24,319
Views: 2,261,205
Posted By 3bluebikes

Here is a picture from last Friday morning's club...

Here is a picture from last Friday morning's club breakfast ride,
16 miles out, 12 miles back.
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03-26-13, 02:55 PM
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There were 10 riders today for the Tuesday club...

There were 10 riders today for the Tuesday club ride. At least 4 of us are old enough to post here. Good ride, 33 miles, 13+ mph average speed, coffee stop at Panera, 3 hours total, temperature in...
03-06-13, 12:59 PM
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Posted By 3bluebikes

I'm the guy in the middle in the blue jacket, the...

I'm the guy in the middle in the blue jacket, the only one old enough in the photo to post here. (I hit 70 in January.) This picture was taken Sunday, 3-3-13. Temperature about 25 degrees F. If the...
02-05-13, 03:52 PM
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Views: 1,387,938
Posted By 3bluebikes

My new Trek Superfly AL, this past Sunday, Green...

My new Trek Superfly AL, this past Sunday, Green Valley Forest Preserve.
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02-03-13, 05:10 PM
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Same spot, 24 hours later, 24 degrees F. Just...

Same spot, 24 hours later, 24 degrees F. Just love my new Superfly AL!
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02-03-13, 11:07 AM
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Rode my new mountain bike over to Green Valley...

Rode my new mountain bike over to Green Valley Forest Preserve again yesterday. Love the way those big 29" tires roll through the snow. Wonderful Winter Ride!

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01-27-13, 11:25 AM
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Yesterday was a beautiful winter day in the...

Yesterday was a beautiful winter day in the suburbs southwest of Chicago. We live only a mile from Green Valley Forest Preserve, so I rode my new mountain bike over and enjoyed the sunshine, blue...
Forum: Great Lakes
11-27-12, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 932
Posted By 3bluebikes

atellen223, throw your bike in the car and join...

atellen223, throw your bike in the car and join us sometime. here is a link to current ride schedule.
http://www.elmhurstbicycling.org/rides/currentRide.aspx
11-12-12, 05:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,848
Posted By 3bluebikes

We are a 360 lb team. We have 1600 miles on our...

We are a 360 lb team. We have 1600 miles on our 700 x 28 Gator Hardshells. They still look good. Starting to show a hint of flat spot in the center of the tread. No flats yet. Knock wood. Mostly...
09-04-12, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By 3bluebikes

The COWs did a great job planning and the...

The COWs did a great job planning and the remnants of tropical storm Isaac did not get far enough north to cloud the sky. Great weather, great MTR! Thank you COWs.
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