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Allan
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Allan replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion North Branch Extension
"I didn't realize the part between Forest Glen and Foster had been paved. It'll be nice to try out going on this trail, soon. Even if unofficially before its grand opening. :)"
Jun 11
Allan replied to Yasmeen's discussion Dreaded Bike-Unfriendly Streets
"I don't even bother biking on the street portion of Devon. For those rare segments I ever bike on Devon(i.e. going over the I-94 bridge), I bike on the sidewalk instead. Illegal yes, but you have to do what you have to so that you protect your…"
May 31
Allan replied to Yasmeen's discussion Dreaded Bike-Unfriendly Streets
"Good mention, that should get more attention there. I know it's illegal, but at times(mainly if I'm going to the Target near Rosehill Cemetery) I have biked on the sidewalk there. Luckily almost noone walks on the Peterson sidewalk, so I…"
May 31
Allan replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Are Your Favorite Chicago-Area Bike Lanes, Paths & Routes?
"I tried commenting on the Disqus part of the Streetsblog article,but oddly my comment wasn't going through there. So I'll repost here, what I was intending to post there in the Disqus comments section. Sigh: I'm very surprised Elston…"
May 31
Allan replied to Gary Elfring's discussion Anyone riding LE TOUR DE SHORE and have space for 2 riders going back to Chicago?
"I thought more than one of the Amtrak Chicago-Pontiac Michigan Amtrak trains permitted bikes, but sadly it doesn't. (source: https://www.amtrak.com/ccurl/878/628/Michigan-Services-Schedule-103116,0.pdf ) The Blue Water(once in each…"
May 16
Allan replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Lakefront Trail From Diversey To North To Close For Construction May 22
"Thanks for posting this info. Wish they'd gotten this done before May, but better late than never to start the project. I should remember that CPD lakefront trail website, since it does have a lot of construction and detour map pdf info on it."
May 16
Allan replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Are Your Favorite Chicago-Area Bike Lanes, Paths & Routes?
"I'm assuming Mike meant that path north of Belmont that goes along the west side of the river, to the east end of Roscoe. Right by WMS'(formerly Williams) headquarters, and where Cafe Tola(former Franks Meats Patty, and of course former…"
May 16
Allan replied to Marcelo Marcos's discussion Recommended bike route to get to Big Marsh
"So you took the Red Line to 95th St., went east on 95th to King Dr., south on that to 103rd,east on that to Doty, made a right on Doty and then a left onto Stony Island, and then south on that to Big Marsh? Interesting, since I'd never gone…"
May 16
Allan replied to Yasmeen's discussion Dreaded Bike-Unfriendly Streets
"Thanks for posting this update, on the Riverview Bridge project. I had explored the rear of California Park before(just south of Horner Park) last year one late night when I was bored, and I got that sense looking at the land that there'd…"
May 16
Allan replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Are Your Favorite Chicago-Area Bike Lanes, Paths & Routes?
"I hadn't tried Central Park yet, but is it really that bad? That's too bad, I was thinking about trying Central Park to see how it is for biking. It looks like it'd be a doable street to bike in some areas, like say south of…"
May 16
Allan replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Are Your Favorite Chicago-Area Bike Lanes, Paths & Routes?
"What Carter said, if it only went further. :) Usually I use Ravenswood, since it's more continuous of a street vs. Leavitt. Though I have used Leavitt, at times."
May 16
Allan replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Are Your Favorite Chicago-Area Bike Lanes, Paths & Routes?
"The extension of the North Branch to Foster is almost complete, from the times I've gone by there on Foster. Only thing that needs to be done is to pave the path between Forest Glen Ave. and Foster, and of course stripe the trail."
May 16
Allan replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Are Your Favorite Chicago-Area Bike Lanes, Paths & Routes?
"Where in Edgewater do you live? If I'm biking a route like that, usually I take Clark south to Southport, then go on Southport to Clybourn, then take that south to Division, then Orleans. Of course it gets a little tricky the further south you…"
May 16
Allan replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Are Your Favorite Chicago-Area Bike Lanes, Paths & Routes?
"I didn't realize those pedestrian plazas were added. I'll have to see what you mean, next time I go by those 2 places on Elston."
May 16
Allan replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Are Your Favorite Chicago-Area Bike Lanes, Paths & Routes?
"I was thinking about trying Loomis out, going through Bridgeport there and back. I probably will, eventually. "
May 16
Allan replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Are Your Favorite Chicago-Area Bike Lanes, Paths & Routes?
"Yes 110%, to Ravenswood! Glenwood is nice too, but yep it does have too many speed bumps. Plus a few rare ones(just the 2 immediately south of Granville, but most especially the one between Hood and Granville) that are rough to bike over, where…"
May 16

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What I ride:
Road, Divvy (bike share)
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I always lurked, and read the threads posted there. Probably should've registered a while back, but better late than never.

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