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Belated Thanks!
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To everyone who dropped by Cunneen's last Thursday for a Chainlink meet-up.  Had fun tending bar and eating pizza and talkin' w/y'all.  See you on the street!  I'm the guy with the helmet, dark…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Bertocchini Jan 22, 2013.

2013 Winter Biking: What I Learned Today
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So, not trying to take over for the I Rode Today forum, but it's got a million comments, so let's start a Winter Bike thread for this season.What I learned today, riding from Rogers Park to 5600 West…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Herstein Oct 28, 2013.

Cyclists are better for the economy
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Or so actual science says!…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gene Tenner Dec 5, 2012.

PBL Passenger Side Dooring
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Hey Chain Linkers:Have any of you who  ride on Protected Bike Lanes experienced issues with getting doored (or almost doored) by passenger-side doors?  I'm leery of riding in PBL's in part because…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Dec 3, 2012.

 

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Adam Herstein replied to Bill Savage's discussion 2013 Winter Biking: What I Learned Today
"Anyone have any experience with the Showers Pass gloves? My Pearl Izumi lobster gloves are starting to wear out and become less effective."
Oct 28, 2013
igz replied to Bill Savage's discussion 2013 Winter Biking: What I Learned Today
"its rather slim and compact with a cut of a shirt.  yeah, i could see it being viewed as a "light" jacket, but id like to compare it to the difference of a denim shirt vs a denim jacket. and update - 5th gloves just came in from…"
Oct 28, 2013
Julie Hochstadter replied to Bill Savage's discussion 2013 Winter Biking: What I Learned Today
"It looks like a coat, not a shirt.  "
Oct 28, 2013
igz replied to Bill Savage's discussion 2013 Winter Biking: What I Learned Today
"im also running with 2 panniers, 4 pairs of gloves, 2 hats, 2 neck gaiters. my additional morning layers get tossed in the bags in the afternoon. rain gear gets kept in a separate stuff sack. so far, this years best purchase was a Nau down…"
Oct 28, 2013
Bill Savage replied to Bill Savage's discussion 2013 Winter Biking: What I Learned Today
"Yes, thanks! "
Oct 26, 2013
Lisa Curcio 4.1 mi replied to Bill Savage's discussion 2013 Winter Biking: What I Learned Today
"Bill, is that you in the video about the World's Fair that was featured on WBEZ's web site? Nice. "
Oct 26, 2013
Andy J (9.2 miles) replied to Bill Savage's discussion 2013 Winter Biking: What I Learned Today
"I've learned that if I want to keep commuting from Evanston, cold stiff wind out of the west is going to be a fact of life."
Oct 25, 2013
Wolf-Pup replied to Bill Savage's discussion 2013 Winter Biking: What I Learned Today
"Yeah I like the side streets too but it sucks when you get to a major intersection (e.g., Austin/Oak Park ave) and you don't have a stoplight or stop sign. I'd still rather bike side streets than go on Cermak.…"
Oct 25, 2013
Bill Savage replied to Bill Savage's discussion 2013 Winter Biking: What I Learned Today
"I carry four sets of gloves in this sort of weather: heavy duty, medium, liners/lightweight and summer-fingerless.  But I'm a pack mule who always has two panniers, usually full.  Layering is the key for sure. "
Oct 25, 2013
Anne Alt replied to Bill Savage's discussion 2013 Winter Biking: What I Learned Today
"Good stuff to remember in our current "almost winter" temps."
Oct 25, 2013
Lisa Curcio 4.1 mi replied to Bill Savage's discussion 2013 Winter Biking: What I Learned Today
"With it having gotten a bit chillier than normal for this time of year, and people acting like it is winter when it is not, I thought I would bump this thread from last year.  For anyone riding in cold weather for the first time, it is worth it…"
Oct 24, 2013
Bill Savage replied to MagMileMarauder's discussion Chicago Rail Map from 1936 and what was to become the IPP
"Very cool stuff. "
Mar 6, 2013
Adam Herstein replied to Bill Savage's discussion What do you look forward to about winter biking?
"Spring."
Feb 25, 2013
dan brown replied to Bill Savage's discussion What do you look forward to about winter biking?
"I agree with this one. today I chose the layers pretty well....also I still love passing busses. not sure why...     DB "
Feb 25, 2013
Lisa Curcio 4.1 mi replied to Bill Savage's discussion What do you look forward to about winter biking?
"+1.  Another snow day (and its nasty aftermath) on the way and I won't ride my bike.:-(  Today should be nice, though. "
Feb 25, 2013
Gene Tenner replied to Bill Savage's discussion What do you look forward to about winter biking?
"Crunching salt under my tires. It is almost as good as popping bubble-wrap."
Feb 24, 2013

Profile Information

What I ride:
Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
About me:
College professor, bartender, writer, cyclist.

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