Beer, Brats, Bikes and Trains

My buddy John is a writer in Chicago who walks, bikes and takes transit everywhere he goes.  He recently wrote a bit about riding across southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.  The nice weather today got me dreaming about my own summer bike camping trips.  I would like to plan a few sub-24 hour overnight camping trips and put them on the OTB ride calendar. The term S24O was coined by Rivendell’s famed Grant Peterson, but is now part of general cycling nomenclature as much as Liggettisms are. John’s ride was a bit longer than the classic S24O trip, but I thought I would share it with you, because I like how he makes a point of touching the local culture on his rides. Click on the photo below to be taken to John’s Vote with Your Feet blog and read about his adventures.

About Dave Schlabowske, Deputy Director

Dave was the first full-time staff member hired to open the Bike Fed's Milwaukee office 15 years ago. A former professional photographer and life-long Milwaukee resident, Dave likes wool, long rides, sour beer, and a good polar vortex once in a while.

5 thoughts on “Beer, Brats, Bikes and Trains

  1. Wow, I never read your first post before, how’d I miss it? Really great. Congrats on your anniversary, Dave. Really like the new daffodil header photo for spring, too.

  2. Hi Dave,

    Any interest on your part to share your perspective on the Wisconsin Challenge after 3 weeks. We are now over 3800 riders strong and growing daily. I have heard some positive comments from some riders that this has given them motivation to do more biking than normal. However, I know there are a lot of things we could improve for the future and would be interested in learning more about those as well.

    • Thanks for the question Rob and thanks to Scott for the Challenge. While Bike to Work Week is in the Bike Fed’s wheelhouse, I do plan on writing a bit about it for Monday.

  3. hopefully, drunk driving won’t be a prbolem on Comm. Ave, though during Red Sox season, you never know. @Adry: Yeah, that’s awesome, especially since the T does shut down. Though I bet drunk biking might become more commonplace.@JonT: It’s a Giant Halfway I’ve got, and the rack on it is a custom on made for the bike, which isn’t the greatest, but I’ll save my thoughts on that in a post coming later this week. The pannier is an Ortlieb Shopper, one of their smaller panniers. A friend of mine with a Xootr folding bike loves the . I’m thinking of getting one of those.

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