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David Barish
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  • Skokie, IL
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weird magnetic field?
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Every time I lock up near Clark and  Washington I notice that my wireless bike computer thinks it is travelling fast, like 30, 60 or even 90 mph. The numbers move around as I pick up the device to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Oct 3, 2015.

El Nino may mean a good Winter for bike riding here in the Windy City.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by David Beazley Sep 23, 2015.

This commuter must be a prodigy
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Started this discussion. Last reply by OLB 0.1 Aug 21, 2015.

Ride of Silence
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Just a reminder that  there are multiple Rides of Silence this evening. The International Ride of Silence has rides leaving at 7pm…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. May 23, 2015.


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David Barish is attending stuart's event

19th Bike Winter Art Show Call for Submissions at Motor Row Gallery

December 8, 2015 at 6pm to February 7, 2016 at 6pm
As the first snow of Bike Winter dusts our fair city, co-curators Steven Lane and Stuart Hall once again announce the open call for submissions to the 19th Chicago Bike Winter Art Show. The good folks at Motor Row Gallery, 2345 S. Michigan Avenue, have graciously accepted our bid for this year’s installment, Feb 12–26, 2016.Accepting works in all media – paint, print, installation, sculpture, photography, video, craft and fashion. Our only stipulation is it must be bicycle themed or…See More
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Why don't I lose weight when I ride my bike all the time?
"The glass is half full and  the stomach is  half empty. Think of all the weight you would  have gained if you had not been biking. Now, reach around, if  you can, and pat yourself on the back."
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion More Bad Bike-Related Legislation: Require Cyclists to Dismount Their Bikes for Motorists (South Dakota)
"Well, perhaps "napalm" was a rhetorical flourish. A flourish  intended to show the negative peripheral consequences of the current  proposal regarding bicyclists.  Perhaps "distraction" would be a better term.…"
Jan 28
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion More Bad Bike-Related Legislation: Require Cyclists to Dismount Their Bikes for Motorists (South Dakota)
"Understood.  However, there is a big difference between smart cycling and smart law.  Smart cycling may tell you to get off the bike in such circumstances.  I agree that the proposed law may empower a motorist to  simply remove…"
Jan 27
David Barish is attending The Chainlink Events's event

Active Trans Winter Bike to Work Day at Daley Plaza

January 22, 2016 from 6:30am to 9am
Join Active Trans and other Winter Bike Challenge participants for Winter Bike to Work Day on Friday, January 22nd at Daley Plaza for the annual celebration of cyclists who don't let the cold temperatures or snow stop them from biking. From 6:30-9am, warm up and mingle with other winter cyclists with free Dark Matter coffee and Eli's cheesecake. Be sure to grab some free samples from Nuun and …See More
Jan 19
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Proposed Missouri Law Requiring Cyclists to "Fly a Flourescent Flag"
"I could imagine a protest ride with hundreds of bikes brandishing such flags but having a coherent message about the true intent of  the law serialized from flag to flag. The first riders in line would be youngsters with training  wheels…"
Jan 14
David Barish liked DuWayne Wright's event Cycling video
Jan 14
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion DNAinfo, "A Bike Lane That Would Connect Edgewater to Evanston Is In The Works"
"I am with Skip on counterflow lanes. I doubt I would use this route much but I do not live that close to the lake. If I did I might use it more. I prefer California/Dodge. I use that route a lot.  I am content to ride Clark/Chicago during…"
Jan 13
David Barish replied to Tayter's discussion Seeking Glenview/Skokie commute advice
"If you are taking the train this is easy and mostly on trail. Take the MD-N (Milwaukee) line to Morton Grove. Go north from the station and cross Dempster St. at the light.  You will be on the North Branch Trail. Take that to Old Orchard Rd and…"
Dec 22, 2015
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Dec 14, 2015
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Dec 14, 2015
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Request for help: Joe Reichart who runs the Amlings Toys for Tots bike ride suffered an aneurysm
"There are now more ways to help. There is the Redbasket link that Yasmeen posted. I believe there is a separate crowdfunding link but do not  have it at hand. Now, two of the recumbent bike manufacturers that have their bikes sold at Amlings…"
Dec 11, 2015
Rich Scott liked David Barish's event Amlings Toy Ride
Dec 10, 2015
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Amlings Toy Ride at Amlings Cycle

December 11, 2015 from 6:30am to 9:30am
The  10th Annual Amlings Toy  Ride will be held on December 11, 2015 leaving at 6:30 am. The ride leaves from Amlings Cyce, 8140 N. Milwaukee, Niles.  We ride about 10 miles with a police escort pulling trailers filled with gifts to Mystic Celt, 3443 N. Southport, Chicago.  Please bring at least one unwrapped toy either in advance or to the ride.  The shop will open at 6:00 am. for registration. Please register in advance at We…See More
Dec 10, 2015
David Barish replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Every year or so I post this minority view when an appropriate thread arises- I find the  crosswalks at larger intersections are a great idea. They are marked and they let bikes and cars know to simmer down. I see such crosswalks at minor…"
Dec 9, 2015
David Barish replied to Irvin Steinert's discussion Group Rides?
"You have to be able to look in the mirror and accurately assess the guy you see. What speed does he like and how  does that compare to what he thinks he does? Once you  know that find a group that rides a similar pace.  Evanston Bike…"
Dec 7, 2015

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
About me:
long time commuter. Past President of Evanston Bike Club. I represent injured workers.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):

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