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Need a custom fabrication for bike accessory done - who does this?
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I am hoping someone on here can point me towards someone willing and able to manufacture me an accessory for my longtail based on a recent product that xtracycle came out with.We are loaning our…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anika Jan 19, 2013.

Effectively dealing with cars that drive in the bike lane
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I could use a couple of good suggestions after nearly being hit by 3 seperate drivers within 1 block near the Logan & Elston intersection on Sunday. Suggestions need to be acceptable to use in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Guzzardo Jan 5, 2013.

Doored and filing a police report
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It must be in the air...I was doored this afternoon near Palmer Square while biking with both of my kids (ages 1 and 5) on my bike. Riding in a bike lane and the door felt like it came out of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anika Aug 21, 2012.

Hassled and threatened by police in Logan Square
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I am looking for some resources to file complaints against an officer's treatment of me while biking this morning.  This officer was clearly uninformed about biking rules of the road and made lots of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James BlackHeron Aug 3, 2012.

 

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Anika replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Yes. For 1.5 miles on the cargo with a kid. We have up an bailed to the bus for the rest of the afternoon."
Feb 17
Anika replied to Jennifer on the lake's discussion Injury-related angst
"My oldest is currently using "did you see us? Then we're good" all while making the 'I'm watching you' sign with her fingers. The baby just yells "hey - hippos can fly too!" I don't understand why he…"
Jan 30
Anika replied to Jennifer on the lake's discussion Injury-related angst
"My husband gets "it's so great you're biking with your kids". I just get "wtf lady - don't you care about your kids" (usually from other women with kids in their car). My kids now have developed their own responses…"
Jan 28
Anika replied to Ezra H.'s discussion Green Machine Cycles, Chicago's premier cargo bike shop, is getting a face lift and wants your suggestions
"There are a few cargo bikes out there that for petite women are fine. Some better than others but steering hasn't really been an issue when set up properly. My kids would never ride with me if it were. I like the rental idea - have a friend…"
Jan 14
Anika replied to Laura's discussion Turned away at Walgreens Drive-thru Pharmacy
"PNC doesn't allow you to bike thru the drive thru for service either. It's a pretty big ordeal to unload two kids and lock up a cargo bike just to make a business transaction but they cite insurance as the reason. There is a walk up window…"
Jan 7
Anika replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Was the water solid when you checked on them? If not, they are probably fine. It's more about wind protection than actual cold. Huddling helps them maintain body temps. Tossing them something rich and fatty (like scratch) also helps bring up…"
Jan 6
Anika replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"It's ok out. At least the sun is shining. Duppie, no heated waterer? It saves us the trouble of opening up our coop on the most frigid days and keeps the warmth inside."
Jan 6
Anika replied to h' 1.0's discussion Winter 2014- who's still riding?
"No problems with the Kroops for me. This is at least the second year I've used them and I ride more than a little bit pretty much every day."
Dec 12, 2013
Anika replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Yup - I rode but gave my kids a pass on riding to school today. It's just too cold for them when it's still nearly dark out when we leave. I did decide that 15 miles was probably good though instead of the 35 I was planning. Going to use…"
Dec 12, 2013
Anika replied to h' 1.0's discussion Winter 2014- who's still riding?
"Too bad I can't edit after hitting reply anymore - Just checked their website and they now carry a form vented goggle which is much pricier. I just use the original racing goggle. For less than $15 you can't go wrong. I also appreciate…"
Dec 11, 2013
Anika replied to h' 1.0's discussion Winter 2014- who's still riding?
"Jockey goggles work well - they are light weight, provide good peripheral fields of vision, don't fog up and are affordable. I particularly like Kroops brand. For me it's all about eye protection from the wind."
Dec 11, 2013
Anika replied to h' 1.0's discussion Winter 2014- who's still riding?
"And for those heading north, the trail along the sculpture park and McCormick thru Skokie/Evanston was clear as of 6pm last night."
Dec 10, 2013
Anika replied to h' 1.0's discussion Winter 2014- who's still riding?
"How's the lakefront path heading south from downtown? I'll need to head to Hyde Park from Logan Square on Thursday and want to have my route prepared."
Dec 10, 2013
Anika replied to Kevin C's discussion Road Construction Report(s)
"I never think to take an alternate route until I am upon the construction. Are others not just taking the lane? With the narrow lanes, it is just not safe for cars to pass so I haven't been giving them the opportunity to do so. I am not a fast…"
Nov 22, 2013
Anika replied to Suzi's discussion Looking for tandem with short stoker position--on a budget! Need it yesterday!
"Most cost effective would just be to add a tag-along bike to one that the mother already has.  Many are small enough for a 5 year old and trail riding on it wouldn't be a big deal.  Personally, I find the wee-hoo's to be somewhat…"
Nov 15, 2013
Anika replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Yup - snow at 6:20 this morning in Logan Square. Lovely and serene."
Oct 24, 2013

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What I ride:
Cruiser, Tandem
The kind of riding I do:
Commuting, Other

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At 9:46am on September 20, 2013, KayCee said…

I'm considering the new monkey bars, I understand we'll have to wait awhile (constantly backordered!)  My biggest concern is sleepy kids.  Not so much the 5 year old, though it's happened and it would be nice to have her a little more contained on longer rides...  But the almost 3 year old falls asleep a LOT in the Yepp and slumps and droops.  I've rigged up a strap that goes from the back of his helmet to the back of the seat and it works okay- but I'm wondering if a set of monkey bars would keep a sleeping kid in?  I saw you took yours off, so thought I'd get your input before I order.  Another thought I have is that it will be warmer for them to be together when the weather is cold.  Thanks Anika!

 
 
 

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