I wiped out while biking near the planetarium this morning and dislocated broke my shoulder. The pavement on the lower level by the looks wet but is also very slippery algae. Please avoid at all costs!
Yikes! Wishing you a speedy recovery!
(And thank you for the heads up)
Yikes! I hope you heal up soon.
I tweeted this thread to Chicago Park District. If you want to retweet, look for @aka60643.
A couple of weeks ago I warned a family about riding there - very slippery indeed. We actually helped them move their bicycles up to the higher level.
Where you were riding is not technically part of the bike path.
I think it is more about judgement than Chicago Park District responsibility.
Agreed. I fell not far from there in July of 1994 riding along as well. Shredded my hip really bad and tore my shorts.
Yeah, and last week a guy took me down by Ohio St Beach on the bike path. He slipped coming at me. I went over the handlebars and fell on top of his bike.
It was caused by lots of water on the path from the waves.
Yeah, good thing for helmets! He was wearing on e as well.
Just a bit bruised, no blood.
Guy was very apologetic. I just didn't respond. Picked up bike, adjusted the right brake lever, and kept riding home.