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David Barish
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Bike week Karma
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I have not ridden my commuter in about a week. I forgot that it had been low in pressure the last time I rode it. I topped it off that time and told myself I needed to change the tube. When I got…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Hochstadter Jun 16.

Two tickets to Ratdog at Ravinia 8-31 available at face value

I have two extra tickets available for Ratdog at Ravinia. Ravinia is a great destination for cycling. The tickets are $60 each. They are in the pavillion but are near the back. You have a seat and…Continue

Started May 27

Evanston Ride of Silence wrap up
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We had twenty riders and one dog. We also had a visit from Bart Longacre who was injured in April when a driver took out him, another car and a scooter in a series of crashes. Bart is coming along…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt May 22.

Condition of North Shore Channel Trail?
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Does anybody know the current condition of this trail? Is it plowed during the winter months? Would you recommend that I use it or is it better to use Kedzie riding in from the north  this time of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Barish Mar 10.


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David Barish replied to milesperhour's discussion Your help please
"The forum worked. Self policing is much better than the other kind. Based on the horns on the handlebars I wonder if the owner has seen the movie Tampopo."
18 hours ago
David Barish replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Evanston: Wheels keep spinning on bike plans
"Are you sure of that? I do not know of any ban on Chicago Ave and see bikes on it all the time including mine. "
David Barish replied to h' 1.0's discussion Winter 2014- who's still riding?
"If that is his get up today I suspect there are no bike winter stickers on his bike. He won't be out when it gets below 50. I still had sandals and a t shirt for my ride. "
David Barish replied to Matt Talbert's discussion Footage of a driver getting into the bike lane and parking
"This seems unclear. It seems that two legitimate uses are at cross purposes here. I wonder if the powers that be who created both  a loading zone and a bike lane were aware that they created an anomaly or whether two different agencies…"
David Barish might attend Julie Hochstadter's event

Chainlink Bar Night: Karaoke Dan Brown Style at Spyners

August 21, 2014 from 8pm to 11:45pm
Let's get together to celebrate (hopefully with) Dan Brown, longtime Chainlinker who has been missing after a sailing accident on Lake Michigan.All are invited, even those who didn't know Dan.We will celebrate with beer and karaoke.See More
David Barish replied to Jose A. Terrazas's discussion Possible chainlinker tragedy,
"I sent a Facebook Message to Jason McInnes at the Old Town School. He will be leading the jam on Thursday from 830 to 10pm. They will sing a song for Dan. Jason said that Dan had been one of his students. I don't think I can get there Thursday…"
Aug 12
David Barish replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Good commuting panniers?
"I had Banjo Bros and liked the bag. I had trashed it riding around a washed out path and foolishly trying to plow through some brush. Anyway,  I have a pair of Ortlieb back rollers and agree. I love the secure mounting and yes they are…"
Aug 12
David Barish replied to Jose A. Terrazas's discussion Possible chainlinker tragedy,
"Oh my, this is a sad story. I used to see Dan at the Thursday night jams at the Old Town School. He brought his guitar, his smile and is infectious attitude. After a while we both figured out that we were riders."
Aug 11
David Barish replied to Tristan Jackson's discussion Good Morning vs On Your Left
"Wow.  Since I posted to this thread a few days ago I have received a volume of email indicating that we are no longer talking about passing on the road and how one should or should not warn of  such a pass. I take it that the original…"
Aug 6
David Barish replied to Tristan Jackson's discussion Good Morning vs On Your Left
"I read all the posts before chiming in. I have read and responded to similar threads in the past. There is wisdom on all sides here. I think ( and have no problem being corrected here) that the original poster has in issue with tone. I get that.…"
Aug 4
David Barish replied to Jeff Schneider's discussion Need Route Advice from NW Suburbanites!
"I could not get your map. I assume you are starting near the Oberweis Dairy on Northwest Hwy just south of Central. I have ridden in that area. You can take side streets of your choice to get yourself to downtown Des-Plaines without killing…"
Jul 28
David Barish replied to cutifly's discussion Celebs on bikes
"Is Lebron's seat a little low?  Ever since I saw a video of him riding in Miami Critical Mass I have been a fan, except when he plays against the locals. "
Jul 25
David Barish replied to jolondon30's discussion Stolen Bikes Recovered with Help of Heritage Bicycles and CPD
" I met him when he was involved with a union protecting bicycle messengers. We sat down for a beer and talked about the issues they face. I did not know that he is now a mechanic. Next time, the beer is on me! "
Jul 24
David Barish replied to jolondon30's discussion Stolen Bikes Recovered with Help of Heritage Bicycles and CPD
"I read and heard a lot of lousy news today- conflict in Gaza, children mistreated by border agents, bodies still in a field in the Ukraine etc. Then I read the story about Ben Fietz bike mechanic and stolen bike sleuth and it made my day. "
Jul 24
David Barish replied to Louis K's discussion Rear Facing Camera Catches Driver (Deliberately?) Hit Cyclist
"Having seen the video we do know how close the cyclist was to the white line. That is no longer  an issue and the only remaining one is whether the driver of the truck is evil, intentionally running him over or whether he is incompetent,…"
Jul 22
David Barish replied to Damir's discussion church st. going west to n. branch trail
"I use this route going west. Coming east I just stay on Church all the way. As long as you are comfortable riding with moderate traffic this is a very good route. "
Jul 17

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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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