"Short answer: I ride a fixed-gear bicycle because it's fun. Same reason you ride your road bike.
Long answer: There is nothing "wrong" with shifting gears, it's just a personal preference. It's way easier to maintain,…"
"This morning was pretty slick on the LFP (From Lawrence to Northish) with the sleet and all, but the streets were fine. Getting sick of winter and wearing that damn Balaclava. Anyone know if the LFP is still slick or just wet? "
"+1. The grates (aside for traffic) are the most dangers aspect of riding in the city IMO. During the winter they go from being hazards to being damn near life threatening. I really hope the city can do something about that. As far as bike lanes go,…"
"Just rode into work about 20min ago, from Grand and Oakley to River North, not bad at all. We'll see what tonight brings. But come on damnit, we're Chicagoans, we should be able to handle a little fucking snow without freaking out. "
"They redid a whole stretch of Hubbard a couple years ago, Ashland to Ogden, and Damen to Ashland before that. I find Hubbard to be one of the smoothest rides around up until Ogden (and then it's only a few blocks to Kinzie). Can't wait for…"
"I was out at the lake this afternoon, around belmont harbor and it was pretty damn windy, that being said, it's kind of fun to ride in. I'd stay clear of the path where it goes right along the lake, the breaks are getting pretty big.…"
"I find screaming "NO BRAKES. AAGHHHHHH! LOOK OUT" really loud tends to get peoples attention and scare the shit out of them, hopefully enough to not be in the bike lane, or if they are, at least watch the fuck out. "
"Wayyy Happier. Sitting on a bus is sad, sitting in a car (even a really expensive one) is sad, riding a bike is happy. I think the recklessness and all around crazy is just part of living in a city. Cities are fucking crazy, no way round it,…"