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Dan Allison 14.5 mi
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Hello all, I'm a daily bike commuter here in Chicago, from my home in the West Loop up to my job in downtown Evanston (woo-hoo reverse commuter!).  My dedicated foul-weather/winter bike (Scott SUB…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Bullis 5.5-6.5 miles Dec 17, 2012.

 

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Dan Allison 14.5 mi replied to jeremy d herzog's discussion Wicker Park to Northbrook??
"maybe elston to milwaukee to harlem to shermer? you'll have to do some curly-q side street stuff to get through the "the glen" on shermer, but if you're adamant about staying off of waukegan (i would be too), then shermer looks…"
Sep 10, 2013
Dan Allison 14.5 mi replied to hamh's discussion Any folding bike riders here?
"I've got 1.5 folders in my stable. 2007 Dahon Speed P8: 2012 Dahon Mu frame waiting to be built. My Speed P8 pictured above has a small seat tube crack (not serious yet, but will likely end up killing the frame), and this frame was a…"
Aug 5, 2013
Dan Allison 14.5 mi replied to Madeline's discussion Electric Bikes?
"at this point in my life i'm way too deep into appreciating the mechanical bicycle as one of the last 100% purely mechanical 19th century machines common in our daily 21st century experience. and because absolutely nobody asked, i thought…"
May 24, 2013
Dan Allison 14.5 mi replied to Jamais716's discussion Fixing a flat on a wheel with an internal hub
"yeah, a chain tensioner can complicate the issue. that's why most bikes designed to take an IGH use either horizontal drop-outs, sliding vertical drop-outs, or an EBB for chain tension. "
May 22, 2013
Dan Allison 14.5 mi replied to Jamais716's discussion Fixing a flat on a wheel with an internal hub
"one of my bikes has an alfine 8 IGH with disc brakes. removing the rear wheel is pretty simple. not as simple as a derailleur bike with QR, but still pretty simple. 1. loosen the axle nuts with a 15mm wrench. 2. stick a small allen wrench in the…"
May 21, 2013
Dan Allison 14.5 mi replied to Serge Lubomudrov's discussion If you have a bicycle and you didn't ride today, what's your excuse?
"word. i mean, i still rode today, as i do every work day, but a 70 degree morning is certainly less than ideal. hey mother nature, bring back the 40s/50s!!!!!!!!!!!!! "
May 1, 2013
Dan Allison 14.5 mi replied to Mike Weez's discussion What's going to happen to the former Cabrini Green Site/ West of the new Target?
"probably another target. it seems that you can never have too many of them."
Apr 25, 2013
Dan Allison 14.5 mi replied to leftoverbacon's discussion Suburban Developer brings more Auto-Centric "growth" to City
"yuck, what an atrocious site plan. i wish i had been born on the bicycle planet, because the automobile planet sucks, and it only seems to be getting suckier. why hath thou forsaken me lord? oh, i get it now, i must have messed up royally on the…"
Apr 25, 2013
Dan Allison 14.5 mi replied to Serge Lubomudrov's discussion I have to admit . . . (or, Is it too hot for you?)
"anything above 100 will put me on Metra. i once passed out from heat stroke on a roof and nearly killed myself back when i was a house painter in that brutal heat wave of '95. my body is sensitive to extreme heat like that so i don't…"
Apr 23, 2013
Dan Allison 14.5 mi replied to Haddon's discussion Early Lakefront Trail Review
"as a 6 year veteran of daily LFP commuting, i find that the path is usually never terrible in the mornings, even in the height of summer. maybe it's a time thing, i typically hop on the path at oak street around 7:40ish and exit at ardmore by…"
Apr 3, 2013
Dan Allison 14.5 mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"anyone ride the northside LFP today? how is it?  i took my inland route up to evanston this morning (halsted to clark/chicago ave.) because of the brutal north winds, but i'd like to take advantage of some of that north tailwind action…"
Feb 27, 2013
Dan Allison 14.5 mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"the LFT was a thing of beauty this morning. from oak street all the way up to ardmore was plowed and salted. way to go chicago park district! most people must have assumed the worst because i only saw a total of 5 southbound riders as rode north up…"
Feb 22, 2013
Dan Allison 14.5 mi replied to Anne Alt's discussion bike access on Metra - reverse commute and off-peak trips
"done."
Feb 13, 2013
Dan Allison 14.5 mi replied to Serge Lubomudrov's discussion Apparently, we violate moral order. Who would guess this is the reason drivers hate cyclists.
"driving a sporty little coupe through some wide open and twisty country road = pretty damn cool driving a lumbering SUV through congested urban rush hour traffic = a foul and wretched misery riding a bicycle anywhere = a cascading avalanche of…"
Feb 13, 2013
Dan Allison 14.5 mi replied to Lanterne Rouge's discussion Metra to Charge for Bicycles?
"as a folding bike owner, i'm really only concerned about if and how this change might affect folding bikes on metra."
Feb 12, 2013
Dan Allison 14.5 mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"i rode the LFT from north avenue all the way up to ardmore at about 8:00am this morning. HOLY RUTTED ICE, Batman! with the ice, and that oh so lovely 20 mph N wind right in my face the whole way, it took me 95 minutes to get from the west loop up…"
Feb 8, 2013

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What I ride:
Road, Hybrid, Folding Bike
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town

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