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Old 02-20-2012, 08:26 AM   #1381
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'This spring, we're riding to Alton and picking up the Katy and, then, riding it's full length to KC. Still in the planning stages, though. Illinois has a series of bicylcing maps that show all roads that have a designation (meaning an identifier). Those make it handy, to plan a routing.
The Katy Trail is really great. You'll have a great time. Stop in at Cooper's Landing for the Thai food. Be sure to keep your water topped up on the stretch between St. Louis & Columbia; there are some really empty stretches there. Post pics!
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:19 AM   #1382
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Tunnel Hill Trail

Planning an unsupported bicycle campout associated with the Tunnel Hill Trail this April. That is such a great area of Southern Illinois. There are some really nice bicycle paths around Rend Lake in S. Illinois I got to ride part of it yesterday. Definately going back to check out the rest of it. Watch out for the deer, they are everywhere around that lake. Saw quite a few turkey as well. Also, in the planning stages for a overnight campout at Ft. Kaskaskia then north on the bluff road to Fort Du Chartre or Maestown IL. late summer or October.
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:47 PM   #1383
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Also, in the planning stages for a overnight campout at Ft. Kaskaskia then north on the bluff road to Fort Du Chartre or Maestown IL. late summer or October.
A couple sites you might be interested in:

Mississippi River Trail

Madison County Trails-The bike trails, on the IL side of STL.
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:47 AM   #1384
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A couple of the non-steel rides :) There have been a couple of changes to the RSL. This was day one of ownership!




This is an older picture of my MootoX. It now sports a Lefty, different brakes and wheels...same great ride.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:16 AM   #1385
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:51 AM   #1386
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Nice but too much $$$$ for an off the shelf bike.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:51 AM   #1387
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Nice but too much $$$$ for an off the shelf bike.
Who said they were off the shelf? The RSL is custom geometry.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:44 AM   #1388
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OK yours is custom however they charge large for their off the shelf frames.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:07 PM   #1389
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Nice but too much $$$$ for an off the shelf bike.
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OK yours is custom however they charge large for their off the shelf frames.
Anything Ti is expensive. Doesn't matter whether it's US or Taiwanese made or whether it's custom or off-the-shelf.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:22 PM   #1390
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Jesus I thought the steel guys were bad.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:45 PM   #1391
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:20 PM   #1392
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:56 PM   #1393
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Anything Ti is expensive. Doesn't matter whether it's US or Taiwanese made or whether it's custom or off-the-shelf.

My Fat Chance Ti frame was 2300 bucks. In 1999. It will be ridden long after I'm gone...
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:07 PM   #1394
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A basic down tube made of steel can be had for about $25, nothing fancy.....
A basic Ti Down tube of grade 9 is $75, not only is it not fancy, it is not even close to high quality.....
Both tubes 31.8 diameter, ti is straight guage, steel is .8/.5/.8 butted.

Just an idea of the difference. It is very hard to compare though......

This does not take into consideration the differences in handling and such at all.
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:02 PM   #1395
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