on: August 06, 2018, 09:15:49 PM
|Started by Donny deCAMBr - Last post by Donny deCAMBr|
This workday has been cancelled.
on: August 06, 2018, 05:49:32 PM
|Started by IamEdGein - Last post by IamEdGein|
8/6.... .05" only as of 6pm....more tomorrow
on: August 06, 2018, 03:26:46 PM
|Started by Red Snail Racing - Last post by nancyfallon|
Thank you Jet! This is an awesome video! You are a such sportsman like, thoughtful and considerate rider. As wekk as being a strong and skilled rider. You should teach classes on passing etiquette, as you do it perfectly! I posted your video to the facebook grrup "Palos Riders" and wrote a note about you. You can request to Join the group if you are not in it. HEre is the note I wrote about you in the Palos Riders Fb Group:
" YouTube video of the Novice Race yesterday. Whoever this rider is....he is one of the most humble, thoughtful and considerate racers I've ever seen, and very skillful rider maintaining a great pace! His passing skills are a behavior to model. ..... Who is this racer? I loved the "ride along" feeling, experiencing vicariously those trails we all love to ride!
on: August 06, 2018, 03:10:59 PM
|Started by SSR - Last post by drbell|
The best current map is the Forest Preserve map at:
The MTB Project Ap also has very current trail maps.
on: August 06, 2018, 03:07:05 PM
|Started by SSR - Last post by Jewalicious|
I suggest the MTB Project site, it has many of the most current trails including Half Acre, Campground and Stonehouse. The link is on the Trails Guides North Illinois Palos. (or MTB project).
There are now plenty of maps and numbered locations out in the trails.
on: August 06, 2018, 03:00:38 PM
|Started by Red Snail Racing - Last post by Jewalicious|
Nice job!! You killed it in the heat and humidity!! The video capture was really good for 60 minutes of ballzout pedaling. It was sad at the end when you got passed goin' up the hill....... (that hill is a B , aint it!) A great race capture for sure!! thx for sharing.
General Discussion / Technical Stuff, Product Problems, and Recalls / Just bought a Novara Piedra a couple weeks ago
on: August 06, 2018, 07:02:44 AM
|Started by Brian60077 - Last post by Brian60077|
I was getting tired of riding my mid 1980's schwinn mesarunner since it is a steel frame and heavy and I work as a bike messenger with uber. was looking at craigslist in the chicago area and found this novara piedra listed for $40.00. person selling it said he only rode it lke 3 or 4 times and the reason he was selling it is he has to move out of the country back to italy to help his dad who has serious medical issues. I went and looked at it and it looked brand new so i bought it. it is a 24 speed with Shimano Alivio components, a front shock and disk brakes. I was trying to find a Cannondale for a decent price but the few i found the people selling them on craigslist were flakes. went to try and meet one guy 3 times since he was less than a mile from me and he never showed for the set meetings. Last week i had a food delivery to a pawn shop in the area and found a Cannondale M500 thet was converted to more of a cruiser type bike with the hybrid type tires, cruiser style handlebars and no front shock and rim brakes and is a 21 speed. wondering if i should try to make a deal with them for it or keep the Novara since it is new and has the front shock, 24 speeds and disc brakes and maybe save some money and upgrade the drivetrain components during the off season and deal with not having a high end name on the frame. if i did decide to keep the novara, just wondering what would be a decent drivetrain upgrade to do to it. it does ride nice and the front shock does make the 25 to 35 mile daily rides more comfortable with the way the streets are in chicago. kinda think that disc brakes are overkill for street riding and beginner trails. think the novara is maybe 3 to 4 pounds heavier than the cannondale as well weighing in around 25 pounds.
on: August 06, 2018, 06:52:56 AM
|Started by Red Snail Racing - Last post by jet|
Here is my race for anyone that was next to me in novice:
on: August 05, 2018, 07:17:48 PM
|Started by SSR - Last post by SSR|
I wasn't able to make it to the Meltdown this year, but I've been looking at pictures and other info and it looks like there are some new trails built in the past year? Is there an updated map I can download?
General Discussion / Technical Stuff, Product Problems, and Recalls / Re: What do you drink on your ride???
on: August 05, 2018, 07:39:46 AM
|Started by mr_z - Last post by Brian60077|
what i drink on rides depends if it is during work hours or not, i am an uber bike messenger during the week from 9 am until 2. usually have some kind of mixture of lemonaide and sprite or lemonaide and 7 up in the bottle, and if it is really hot i will stop at a mc donalds and get the $1.00 large coke drink one and refill the bottle with the refill coke. if i am not working it is usually vodka lemonaide or vodka red bull in the bottle with no more than 3 ice cubes to not dilute it too much.