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Close call on Washtenaw, near Armitage
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To the bicyclist that almost ended up as a hood ornament on my van, my apologies. I do accept some of the blame, as I failed to see you until you swerved in front of my van. But to those who ride the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David H Apr 11.

Dangerous bus driver on Milwaukee Avenue
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New one for me tonight. I was making a left on Desplaines onto Milwaukee. I took the center of the lane because a car was parked in the bike lane ahead...by the bars just around the bend. When the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Nov 10, 2015.

Any discussion of the Clinton lanes going in?
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I haven't heard much talk...maybe I missed it...of the new two-way lanes going in on the east side of Clinton, south of Randolph...From Randolph, looks like is stretches at least a few blocks. The…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melanie M Dec 17, 2015.

Police escort bike ride on west side today??
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I saw a curious sight today. On Harrison or Congress. I was driving south on Cicero this early afternoon, and saw the road was blocked by police vehicles. Traffic was backed up, and I thought it…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Jun 29, 2015.

 

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David H replied to Brian's discussion Close call on Washtenaw, near Armitage
"Brian, Any cyclist riding the wrong way down a one-way street and cutting in front of oncoming traffic is out of line.  Then flipping you off just proves to me that whoever it was is a douche-bag.  I've had total black ninja's…"
Apr 11
Brian replied to Brian's discussion Close call on Washtenaw, near Armitage
"What does the lack of a helmet have to do with anything? Well, it's my humble opinion that if you're going to indulge in risky behavior, like biking the wrong way down a one-way street, it might be prudent to wear one. While I fully…"
Apr 11
Louis K replied to Brian's discussion Close call on Washtenaw, near Armitage
"What does the lack of a helmet have to do with anything? I keep reading stories from drivers who almost hit a bicyclist who seem to think that not wearing a helmet means the bicyclist deserves what he/she gets. If the guy was riding naked you still…"
Apr 11
Joe Guzzardo replied to Brian's discussion Close call on Washtenaw, near Armitage
"I have to agree with you. It almost sounds like that cyclist had a death wish. I wouldn't be surprised if he was ninja cloaked as well."
Apr 10
Jim Reho replied to Brian's discussion Close call on Washtenaw, near Armitage
"It sounds to me like you were already being careful.  I have no sympathy for cyclists like this.  The one time in my life I was well and truly pulverized while riding, it was by a wrong-way cyclist.  How ironic!"
Apr 10
Brian posted a discussion

Close call on Washtenaw, near Armitage

To the bicyclist that almost ended up as a hood ornament on my van, my apologies. I do accept some of the blame, as I failed to see you until you swerved in front of my van. But to those who ride the wrong way down one-way streets, without a helmet, and cut in front of rather large vans...please be careful. I'm a cyclist (and occasional driver) and would hate to be partially responsible for someone getting injured, or worse. And flipping us off and staring us down doesn't help, when all we…See More
Apr 9
Brian replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane? 2016
"My Milwaukee Avenue bus this a.m. was in the new protected bike lane on the southbound side just before Elston...until the driver realized she wasn't quite fitting between the new concrete sections and sidewalk. Had to back the bus up. Got the…"
Jan 18
Melanie M replied to Brian's discussion Any discussion of the Clinton lanes going in?
"Hah, and the picture they chose for it features a Divvy in the wrong lane."
Dec 17, 2015
Cameron 7.5 mi replied to Brian's discussion Any discussion of the Clinton lanes going in?
Dec 17, 2015
Brian replied to chixieonfixie's discussion In case you were wondering whats happening on Clybourn...
"I re-started physical therapy yesterday for my "protected" bike land ice wipeout last winter. Now starting to lose feeling in my left foot, due to the slipped disc in my back from my wipeout. While I love the concept of the protected…"
Nov 22, 2015
Brian replied to Brian's discussion Any discussion of the Clinton lanes going in?
"Seems like they measured incorrectly? Originally, one side was wider than the other. They just recently added a new green strip on the west side of the bike lane to make it the proper width/to even it out. They just added a white stripe on that edge…"
Nov 19, 2015
Juan 2-8 mi. replied to Brian's discussion Any discussion of the Clinton lanes going in?
"The Clinton street bike lanes look complete even with riders using it despite the barricades. What gives?"
Nov 19, 2015
Maurice replied to Brian's discussion Any discussion of the Clinton lanes going in?
"They finally repainted the crooked lanes by Ogilvie last night."
Nov 11, 2015
Anne Alt replied to Brian's discussion Dangerous bus driver on Milwaukee Avenue
"That's encouraging. There has been occasions when I've seen dangerous driving by a CTA driver and was fortunate enough to spot a supervisor a little further along on the route. I stopped to talk with the supervisor and they did talk to the…"
Nov 10, 2015
Steve G replied to Brian's discussion Dangerous bus driver on Milwaukee Avenue
"Good one. I have had similar experience reporting CTA bus drivers. This is one thing cyclists can do that does make a difference to driver behavior. Also, other drivers will hear about the complaint and understand that cyclists have cell phones and…"
Nov 10, 2015
Brian replied to Brian's discussion Dangerous bus driver on Milwaukee Avenue
"I received two phone calls about my complaint about the dangerous bus driver. One from the customer relations people saying they would most definitely forward it to his manager. And one call from his manager telling me they called him in over the…"
Nov 10, 2015

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Cyclocross, Fixed Gear, Folding Bike
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational

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