"The idea of extending the Bloomingdale east over the river was brought up at every preconstruction design workshop. The Finkl redevelopment creates an opportunity to make it happen, plan space to make it easier to implement in the future, or block…"
"There really isn't a cost effective fix for the current path. Any successful project would have to reconstruct and redesign the lake wall. A more cost effective option would be to build a two way PBL on the east side of the inner drive between…"
"It depends on the trip. Meeting friends for drinks I typically carry nothing because I don't want to carry a bag. Commuting I typically carry a tube, pump, and tire levers. Touring I carry 2 tubes, a patch kit, a tire, pump, tire levers, multi…"
"You want Pogies or Bar Mitts (two brands making essentially the same product). They attach to your handlebar and create a sheltered, insulated pocket for your hands. They let you have the warmth of heavy gloves with the bulk on your hands and the…"
"One of the news articles described the cyclist as traveling south. Since the crash location is listed as the on ramp, this probably means that he was in the cross walk and the truck was turning onto the ramp.
"I know a fair amount about bikes and wind. I don't have the time or interest to calculate the wind forces for this exact scenario, but wind loads as high as 40 psf do happen. The skirt guard probably has an area around 1 sq. ft. (assuming…"
"I'm at least close enough to a scientist that I could play one on TV. The easiest way to picture how Chicago's buildings impact wind is to think of a river. This isn't an entirely accurate comparison because unlike water, air is a…"
"They're down but not out. Despite all of his problems, Rob is still a city councilman and dispute a late campaign start and the bad press of being Rob's brother, Doug didn't get completely trounced in the mayoral race. The fact that…"
"Kids have never been able to walk to school in rural counties because of the distance involved. The district I went to had one elementary school. The neighboring district's school was 15 mi away. The farm kids in between schools like that will…"
"If the issue is that your seat and handlebars are too close together a longer stem might be a better option. This will increase the space between the seat and handlebars without changing the relative position of the seat and pedals. Moving the seat…"
Hey Cameron! I actually got word this morning that they found us a host family. Yeah! They're pretty close to the campgrounds actually. I'd love to meet up that evening or somewhere along the way for some good ol fashioned chainlink fun. Thanks again for looking into it for us. Cheers!
Hey, for the IL beach SP ride, would you mind if myself and Brittany were to share a site with you and liz? we have a 2 (and 3) person tent of our own. I wasnt sure how this all worked so I put our names down on the spread sheet but that can easily be changed.