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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 Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"No bikes in this interlude. I stood at the corner of Randolph and Clark watching a couple of well dressed pedestrians cross against a red light. They look surprised as they notice cars approach the green light those cars had. The pedestrians hop…"
David Barish replied to Kevin C's discussion Road Construction Report(s)
"Main Street in Skokie has always been a desirable east-west route between Evanston and all points west. The segment  between Crawford and McCormick has been a rutted disaster for a number of years. The road is being resurfaced!!! The…"
David Barish replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"As I rode in today I mused on the discussion on shoaling. I saw plenty of it and it really didn't bother me. I asked myself why and finally realized that I was at least happy that people were stopping at the light. When plenty of people ignore…"
Sep 23
David Barish replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"I was on Clark at Irving and starting to slow down as I was going to the ball game. You were behind me on a fixie. I thought I would be courteous and wave you by. For some reason you annoyed thinking I was telling you what to do. I saw your…"
Sep 20
David Barish replied to Tristan Jackson's discussion Moderators Should Use A Light Handed Approach, IMO
"I started to write a PM to you but decided, based on your posts, that you would prefer a public response. In contacting you I am in no way concerned with your behavior on the thread. You raised a point that was a good one and I felt compelled to…"
Sep 18
David Barish replied to grayn8 (5.3 - 36)'s discussion Friday Frivolity: when the mercury drops, what first for you? Longer pants, long sleeve shirt...jacket?
"Riding this time of year is like a burlesque show. You start with plenty of clothes on especially with an early morning commute. yesterday I had a cap that covered my ears, fingered gloves, and a wind resistant sweater. I still had shorts. Once…"
Sep 18
David Barish replied to S.Presley☠'s discussion did I hear right?...northside bikeshop broken into?
"Nope. I know nothing. I just figured 5 bikes was not that unusual. If it really is that unusual I wonder if the thieves knew the bikes would be there."
Sep 17
David Barish replied to S.Presley☠'s discussion did I hear right?...northside bikeshop broken into?
"Why the surprise? The story mentions its five bikes. At 4k each that is high end but not highly unusual. That does not sound like a lot of high end inventory. The 20k figure is, I am sure, the retail value of the bikes. Its unknown, at least from…"
Sep 17
David Barish liked Jeff Miller's event North Shore Century
Sep 17
David Barish replied to Laura's discussion Turned away at Walgreens Drive-thru Pharmacy
"I disagree with it but the thinking as far as I know is that anybody not in a car is more dangerous, especially after hours. My local Walgreens has served me at the window but has told me they are not supposed to do so. At times I have been turned…"
Sep 17
David Barish replied to Anne's discussion Beware the Glare
" So true. If you can't see you can't go. This morning about 7 am I had big glare heading east in a car. Until I could get my visor to a place where I could see I simply did not  proceed.  "
Sep 16
David Barish replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion North Shore Century Sept 21, 2014
"I looked on the website at and there is a tab for NSC where I found a link to this- The 2013 routes should be pretty similar to the 2014 routes. "
Sep 16
David Barish commented on Jeff Miller's event North Shore Century
"I was out tagging the north shore yesterday. The 25 mile route is marked. If you want a 75 mile option consider doing the 50 then the 25."
Sep 14
David Barish is attending Jeff Miller's event

North Shore Century at Dawes Park, Evanston, IL

September 21, 2014 all day
 The North Shore Century offers incredibly scenic biking. You'll experience luxurious neighborhoods, view unique architectural treasures, pedal down tranquil tree-lined streets and feel the refreshing breezes of Lake Michigan. Open it up in the flat to rolling countryside between Chicago and Wisconsin. Join us on Sunday, September nd when the Evanston Bicycle Club sponsors one of Chicagoland's premiere invitational rides - the 30th annual North Shore Century. Hundreds of riders make the North…See More
Sep 14
David Barish replied to Jaik S.'s discussion First person perspective of being Doored
"That is an issue with the design of the bike lane. The lane is protected. Passengers have the option of getting out of the car on the right into traffic or  on the left into the bike lane. There is no good option. Its not a comment on this…"
Sep 12
David Barish replied to Jeff Schneider's discussion How to get to Evanston?
" When I take Glenwood I cut over at Pratt to find another north south side street. No need to Salmon and Glenwood north of Pratt is a little narrow and claustrophobic. "
Sep 12

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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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