I just missed the press conference and just hung out at lunch to see how it would all work. It seemed easy enough, so I took Dearborn as my starting route home to Roscoe Village. Normally I hit Franklin to Orleans then north to Lincoln.
I have to say, it was pretty easy and relatively safe. The ambassadors were helpful with the the auto traffic. The walkers were easy enough to avoid. I had to chuckle at two riders riding side by side in the lane.
What I didn't see was any oncoming traffic; southbound riders. I am guessing that will come in time or at other times during the day.
Way to go Mayor RE! This is really making a statement.
Who else rode the new path?
HAhahahahaha very funny to have been there I'm sure
Tony Adams 7 mi said:
So I'm riding up Dearborn this morning around 8 AM. It's been one of those great commutes where nothing bad or even obnoxious has happened. As I approach Harrison I see a motorcycle parked in the lanes north of Harrison. When the light changes to green for bikes, I ride though and while myself and about four other riders are passing the Sportster (i'm pretty sure) I hear a voice on a VERY LOUD PA yelling at the biker something to the effect of "Hey motorcycle rider! Get that thing out of there!" It was like the voice of G*d or something - i mean LOUD. Turns out it was from a firefighter in a Chicago Fire Department SUV. The biker came running toward his bike from about half a block away as if he too thought it might be the voice of G*d. He hopped on his dainty hog and cleared the lane pronto.
I'm really impressed that a firefighter would have the initiative and take the time to help keep our lane clear. Bravo CFD!
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Domenica Cresap said:
Take a ride this afternoon. Great sunny day for a ride!