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Nice first ride in the COLD.

 

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At work. The first two blocks were serious cardio but it got easier once I hit California. I saw more Cal. and Cermak buses then I knew existed. Running smoothly.

A cyclist came at me southbound on California, doing maybe 8-10 mph. Got a pic but no bluetooth at work.

Mrs Duppie and I walked over to our favorite watering hole last night and it was fun for the 2 blocks. But I am sure glad I can work from home another day. Gives me a chance to shovel the 3-4 feet snow drifts on the sidewalks.
at work in the loop right now... cta's red and purple lines running. edgewater was stacked up 2ft. high on most side streets. using snowshoes to get around.

What a great day for riding!  I was admittedly late to work this morning after shoveling out my pregnant neighbor.  (I hope the baby can hold off for a few days)

No traction on side streets, snow past BB. had to jog down the tires ruts pushing my machine.

North was empty so riding down the middle was fine.  Saw a bunch of folks walking in the street coming from the Jewel, felt a little like the "day after tomorrow" if you know the film.

 

narrow tire fixed gear city bikes can still work in this crap, just take those corners easy.  Its like ice skating!

Be careful out there!  The commute home to Rogers Park along Sheridan was pretty scary even in the early afternoon, especially the curve between Chicago and Evanston.  They had to close that stretch at 10pm due to wind and snow drifts.  I biked some groceries home later yesterday and my bike toppled over when I was walking it.  Thankfully the snow kept my beer bottles from breaking!  Hope you all find some plowed road somewhere because there isn't a whole lot up here.
Good shoveling karma to you, Phil. Now that I know Copenhagen is open I'll have somewhere to hang out today.

Phil Marmet said:

What a great day for riding!  I was admittedly late to work this morning after shoveling out my pregnant neighbor.  (I hope the baby can hold off for a few days)

No traction on side streets, snow past BB. had to jog down the tires ruts pushing my machine.

North was empty so riding down the middle was fine.  Saw a bunch of folks walking in the street coming from the Jewel, felt a little like the "day after tomorrow" if you know the film.

 

narrow tire fixed gear city bikes can still work in this crap, just take those corners easy.  Its like ice skating!

I rode today!!! W00T!!!!
They've cleared Sheridan around Loyola.

Kimberly said:
Be careful out there!  The commute home to Rogers Park along Sheridan was pretty scary even in the early afternoon, especially the curve between Chicago and Evanston.  They had to close that stretch at 10pm due to wind and snow drifts.  I biked some groceries home later yesterday and my bike toppled over when I was walking it.  Thankfully the snow kept my beer bottles from breaking!  Hope you all find some plowed road somewhere because there isn't a whole lot up here.

From what I can see out of the office window, the downtown streets are clean. May be I'll ride to work tomorrow . . . properly layered, of course :)

I rode today because no one plowed our streets, so i carried my bike to a single tire lane and then to a somewhat main street.  Instead of car's, Hooray only plows, it was just wonderful other than the bad wind.  It took me 45 minutes today when normally only 20, but i don't really think it was that bad. When i got to work i found out it was closed and no calls to let everyone know.  But it was a nice bike ride.
I've had good luck finding plows to tailgate today.
Rode to Logan Square and back this afternoon.  Streets like a scene from The Road, scavengers out in search of human flesh (or maybe just clearing their driveways).  Bike is trashed, but ego boosted by being told I was "one tough motherfucker".  Wasn't really that bad, it's been a lot worse here, but happy to take the unwarranted credit.

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