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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 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…"
Friday
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…"
Friday
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."
Wednesday
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…"
Wednesday
David Barish replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Bike Commuting Groups?
"Skip, sorry to hear about your accident. I was not aware before reading this thread today.  The x-ray you posted was indeed worth a thousand words. I hope you feel better.  I am an early bird but not quite as early as you.  If and…"
Jun 20
David Barish replied to Alex Z's discussion Stop sign pet peeve
"There are levels of offense. If they blew through the sign to the right of the driver (and passed you on your right) they are Darwin Award eligible. If they did so to the left of the driver and  if they actually considered the intersection…"
Jun 20
David Barish replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"VERY Interesting! you state "I write this as a white guy who owns up to his privilege, who refuses to give it up, and who insists that the privilege become one of all humans rather than any subset of them." But what are YOU doing…"
Jun 15
David Barish replied to Josh L.'s discussion 'Biking while black': Chicago minority areas see the most bike tickets
"The Chicago Tribune stated that all bicyclists who break the law should be ticketed and I agree. During my rides across the city I see cyclists on the north side breaking numerous traffic laws while the police just watch. I don't agree. I…"
Jun 15
David Barish replied to Samuel Diaz's discussion Places to shower near the Daley Center
"Same. I can close and lock a door. "
Jun 15
David Barish replied to Samuel Diaz's discussion Places to shower near the Daley Center
"Pretty much my practice.  I work near the Daley Center and  have long abandoned Millenium.  I shower, ride, wipe.  I have a suit and tie job and it works fine most days."
Jun 15
David Barish replied to Alex Z's discussion Anyone get caught in the deluge last night?
"Before I left my wife had called me telling me that it was pouring at home. She was concerned.  I think she was disconcerted when I said, "Cool. Can't wait to ride home." I recently got a new waterproof breathable jacket,…"
Jun 15
David Barish replied to OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns's discussion A couple of really ignorant questions to which I probably should know the answers, but nope.
"The left, the chainring tells you what  type of riding you are doing. most riders are really only using one of them depending on how their bike is geared. If it is the middle for you that is your "regular" ride. The big ring is for…"
Jun 6
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Family Friendly: Four Recommended Rides With Kids... What Do You Recommend?
"Years ago I led some kids rides for Evanston  Bike Club.  We would start at Panera Bread in  Wilmette. Ride north on the Green Bay Trail to Harbor. This would mean crossing a few streets that required adults and navigating past Sears…"
Jun 6
David Barish replied to Jaik S.'s discussion Bromptons & Ravinia
"I suggest trying to get a live body on the phone and seeing what they say but being willing to simply lock up. I have ridden to Ravinia and locked up many times with no problems.  I love the ride  home but it's not for everybody as…"
May 30
David Barish replied to Ernesto Martinez-Ordaz's discussion Music... headphones or bluetooth speaker?
"I think not being able to hear is what makes earbuds dangerous. If it was distraction it would not matter  whether you had earbuds or a speaker. You still have music allegedly distracting you. I think the distraction depends on the actor.…"
May 25
David Barish replied to Ernesto Martinez-Ordaz's discussion Music... headphones or bluetooth speaker?
"Wearing headphones would not impact damages.  Damages have to do with how bad somebody is hurt, or what they have lost. The question is whether wearing headphones could effect liability.  Did you fail to hear the horn honking or the man…"
May 23

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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