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What is this doing locked to a bike rack?
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This has been locked outside the building where I work this week and seems permanently locked. In December it really doesn't matter but in warmer weather this is taking a parking spot that should be…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Dec 19, 2016.

touring bike advice sought
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I am considering getting a touring bike and have some questions for the collective.  I see three options and am seeking opinions. I want to be able to tour with front and  rear racks/panniers.1. I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marc A. Irwin Nov 24, 2016.

More carnage
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http://woodtv.com/2016/06/07/bicyclists-dead-after-crash-north-of-kalamazoo/My stomach…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Montanaro 14.5mi Jun 26, 2016.

May 18 Ride of Silence
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Tomorrow is the International Ride of Silence. There are rides all over the area. Most rides start at 7pm but some ask you to show up earlier.  Check  the  listings.  Come ride with fellow travelers…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. May 22, 2016.

 

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David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion How Can We Share Our Viewpoints And Win Others Over?
"The difficulty with an online community or a social  media platform is they are open and large. Many voices and many viewpoints participate.  You are going to thrill some,  annoy some and bore others.  There is no way around…"
Aug 15
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Pet Peeves Among the Pedals
"I think it is  perspective  dependent.  Like you, I  dig Dearborn. When I  ride Dearborn I am reveling in being surrounded  by bikes and by seeing bicycle transportation being  a  vital ingredient in the…"
Aug 9
David Barish replied to Renee Patten's discussion Why is no one saying "to your left" anymore on LST? Can we all start that again? Thanks!
"Yes."
Aug 4
David Barish replied to Renee Patten's discussion Why is no one saying "to your left" anymore on LST? Can we all start that again? Thanks!
"Bell, "on your left", whatever. Some sort of communication is courteous and  safe.  I have said this before on  other  threads-- the  tone of the ring,  oral message or shout can be tempered to match the…"
Aug 4
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Shorthand: Acronyms, Terms, Phrases We Use
"At the risk of violating  John's bad manners proviso  against  calling  out those who chose not to don a helmet... ..."Orphans" Orphans are children  wearing  helmets riding with parents  who are not…"
Aug 2
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Do You Think of The Sale of U.S. Steel's Land?
"I just  stopped at that  site this past Saturday for the first time on  a bike ride to  Calumet Fisheries. We got off  our bikes and walked around a bit. It looked like a scene  out  of  a Sara Paretsky novel.…"
Aug 1
David Barish replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Bicyclist Hit By Car, Flipped And Severely Injured Seen On Dashcam Video
"Having  read many of the recent comments the upshot to me is a need for  empathy.  I  have  seen  concern for both the  cyclist and  the driver and  I  think empathy is needed  for both.  …"
Jul 28
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Most Embarrassing Moment On A Bike
"long ago riding to  work with  a  cup of coffee in my right hand on  a  sidewalk going  about 8 mph after having just left  the apartment where I  lived.  I was getting on  the  street a block…"
Jul 26
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Best To Avoid The 606 When It's Closed - More Robberies
"Agreeed. Regardless  of whether the trail is  open or closed there are predators and we need  to be mindful of that  reality.  The  nature of the trail makes it a good location for this kind of criminal hunting.…"
Jul 25
David Barish replied to Katy K.'s discussion North Branch Trail - Closures?
"On Tuesday I rode from Beckwith north to Dundee and there were no closures.  There was an area  that lies low just  south of  the  Lake Street bridge that must  have been flooded but had cleared  and  had a…"
Jul 20
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Pet Peeves Among the Pedals
"Leapfrog shoalers do it  to  me.  I  am  fine with  somebody who gets in  front of  me and  stays there. I  don't  do  it  but  if they do it  I will deal.…"
Jun 29
David Barish replied to Alex Z's discussion If another cyclist is in front of you and the light turns green, how patient are you?
"No issue passing. I  would use what  I call a  level 1 announcement.  (higher  levels for  emergent cycling  events culminating  with the blood  curdling war  whoop for the times when  I…"
Jun 28
David Barish replied to ja-chicago's discussion Angry, misogynistic UIC cyclist
"I understand your point that  by it's very nature a brake-less  fixie is  a danger.  I  cannot  dispute that.  my point is that I am loathe to make any other judgments about the  person simply based upon…"
Jun 23
David Barish replied to ja-chicago's discussion Angry, misogynistic UIC cyclist
"Given his  behavior there is no need to extrapolate from his look and  from his machine. No need to judge the book by the  cover when  opening it  up and  reading  the text reveals at best a young man who seriously…"
Jun 23
David Barish replied to Amber Charles's discussion Bike Tune Up
"You are on the north side so you may want to consider The Recyclery which is by the Howard L stop. http://therecyclery.org/. This is another mission oriented group."
Jun 21
David Barish replied to Alex Z's discussion Stop sign pet peeve
"That's a tough one. When I am driving and come to a stop. I am going  to sit for an instant to see what the cyclists are doing so as to avoid giving  them the right hook. Had the driver started to make the right turn this thread would…"
Jun 21

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What I ride:
Road, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Bike Camping, Touring
What brings you to The Chainlink?
bike stuff
About me:
long time commuter. Past President of Evanston Bike Club. I represent injured workers.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.kfeej.com

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