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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 Marcelo Marcos's discussion Bike Parking in the Loop
"Alex and VW pretty much summed it up.  Lock with a good cable and U lock that gets both wheels and the frame.  Take anything that comes off...off.  I once had a bike stolen and it was my fault. I used a cheap, thin cable with a new…"
Tuesday
David Barish posted an event
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Ride of Silence- Evanston at Wheel and Sprocket

May 17, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm
The Evanston Ride of Silence will begin and end at Wheel and Sprocket, 1027 Davis.  The ride is sponsored by Wheel and Sprocket and led by the Evanston Bicycle Club, www.evanstonbikeclub.org.  We will leave from Wheel and Sprocket at 7 am in silence and ride 11 miles.  After the ride stick around for refreshments while checking out the bikes and gear at the store. No lights are needed for the ride but if you are riding home you will need a light.See More
Monday
David Barish replied to Waymond Smith's discussion Motorized E Bikes allowed on lakefront path?
"I am less concerned with what the machine can do and much more concerned with what it is doing.  If an E bike is riding like a bike I am fine with it. It is is flying at 20+ I have a problem. If an E bike acts like a motorcycle on the bike…"
Apr 19
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Chainlink Is Turning Ten Next Year
"Rolling(riding) pub crawl? 10 years. 10 bars. This from  the old guy who probably couldn't go...but it just seemed like a cool idea."
Apr 14
David Barish replied to V W's discussion Wrong way cyclists- an observation
"If one decides to ride the wrong way they are taking responsibility. This is the case whether they have the cognitive ability to realize that they have  taken responsibility or not. I will not move for somebody riding the wrong way unless my…"
Apr 12
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Sun-Times Victim Blames in a Report of 17-Year-Old Cyclist Critically Injured in a Crash
"Perhaps it is a personal quirk of mine. I bristle when I see blame inferred on either party in a crash when the facts offered are slim.  This is probably a hangover from  prior post crash discussions.  All of the issues are absolutely…"
Apr 1
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Sun-Times Victim Blames in a Report of 17-Year-Old Cyclist Critically Injured in a Crash
"I read and re read the Sun Times story. I have not looked elsewhere to get information on this crash.  The thread started with an understandable concern over the article mentioning that the rider was wearing dark and unreflective clothing. This…"
Mar 31
David Barish replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"I think the two of you have actually touched  on the crux of the issue. When there is a minor violation of the law there is cause for a custodial stop. This has gone  on for ages with broken tailpipes or broken turn signals or as mentioned…"
Mar 30
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Important Repairs and New Bike-Ped Bridges at Risk Due to Rauner
"I am not sure if this was tongue in cheek or stated in earnest but will assume the latter.  I disagree.  There is no doubt that the Democrats share much of the blame for the deficit run by the state and for unfunded pensions. However, the…"
Mar 28
David Barish updated their profile
Mar 23
David Barish replied to Gage B.'s discussion Enforcement of Dearborn Bike Lane
"Yeah, Anne, peds at intersections seem oblivious to the bikes. I am often standing at an intersection warning my fellow peds to be careful of the bikes and not to stand in the lane. I think most riders who use the lanes in the loop are aware of this…"
Mar 22
David Barish replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"I respectfully disagree.  There is no question that uncivil behavior by motorists is a problem but I do not see it as part of this conversation.  This a a black/white issue not a car/bike issue.  You mentioned,  "You can…"
Mar 22
David Barish replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"I have not weighed in on this forum because I do not see this a a bike related issue. It is an issue but it is a city issue, a societal issue a black/white issue.  Bicycles are simply the means for police contact in these cases but the issue is…"
Mar 22
David Barish replied to Joe Guzzardo's discussion Jon Ossoff
"I agree.  I will look up  Jon and see what he is all about but think the intended message of support was buried in  the complaint about the forum.  The forum is not  the  idealized public square where all can step on…"
Mar 10
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Love Stories Wanted! When Did You Fall In Love With Your Bike?
"When I got a red Schwinn Stingray as a kid I knew that the relationship was for keeps."
Feb 15
David Barish replied to Jeremy's discussion judicial retention vote
"I  am very conflicted.   I agree that society needs to  take cyclists seriously and that  when  cyclists are injured  or killed on  the road that those  responsible need to be held accountable.  I…"
Feb 12

Profile Information

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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