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David Barish
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Bike Ride song
2 Replies saw Nora Jane Struthers sing this song at her delightful show at Shubas Friday night.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Curcio 4.1mi Feb 28.

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, 2014.

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, 2014

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, 2014.


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David Barish replied to Ike Swetlitz's discussion Biking from Lakeview to Evanston
"From where you are LFP to the end at Ardmore.  Kenmore north (Winthrop on your return home) to Granville.  Left (west) on Granville to Greenview. Right (north) on Grenview. You jog a bit as you cross Devon.  (this is one way north. On…"
7 hours ago
David Barish replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"To the genius who raced past the group I was leading single file on the right side of a quiet suburban road an looked at me when we reached the intersection and told me to ride legally I just want let you know that I was doing so.If you need any…"
David Barish and Marc A. Irwin are now friends
David Barish replied to Jaik S.'s discussion Bicycle Camping - 2015
"Marc I don't mean to derail this thread. You can e-mail me at  I did not  know bikes were allowed on the train that goes towards Michigan. I have friends in KZoo and  was considering a trip where I would…"
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Should you wear a helmet?
"A friend, a very experienced rider, rode his bike to a class. He left his helmet at the class. After riding a mile or so on the way home he realized he had forgotten his helmet. So, what should he do? He decided to ride back to get his helmet. Then,…"
David Barish replied to Maurice's discussion Particularly dangerous bike lanes
"I wonder the same thing as you Lisa. Even more than bikes you can have cars doing a right hook to a bus! As I look at the drawing the bus stations are mid block and at the corners there is just a bike lane and a bus lane. The drawing above also…"
Apr 28
David Barish replied to Maurice's discussion Particularly dangerous bike lanes
"It will be interesting to see how the new lane on Washington in the loop will work. You can see that a driver wanting to make a right turn to go southbound will have to turn past a bus lane, a bus station and a protected bike lane to the right.…"
Apr 28
David Barish replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Your two paragraphs give us such a good perspective for our encounters on the street. The glass can be half empty with angry riders or it can be half full with a concerned driver. How we approach this can guide our mental health. Julia, cheers to…"
Apr 24
David Barish and Dave Grossman are now friends
Apr 14
David Barish posted an event

Evanston Ride of Silence at Chandler Newberger Center

May 20, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
We will ride in silence in memory of riders who have been killed on the road and in honor of those who have been injured. There will be rides in Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Elk Grove Village and Chicago. All rides start at 7 pm and will proceed about 10-12 miles in silence. The Evanston ride will start at the Chandler Newberger Center and  end at Wheel and Sprocket 1027 Davis, Evanston, ILSee More
Apr 14
David Barish replied to David Barish's discussion like new Elektra Amsterdam with a wicker basket $250
"Well, I thought I would bump this. The bike has been living in my basement while my daughter rode another bike. That  bike, although small, has a horizontal top tube and is too high for her to stand over when she stops. She is still looking to…"
Apr 14
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Article, "Haters Gonna Hate. And We're Just Gonna Potate."
"Oh #$%&!!, I just deleted my comment by accident. I meant to edit it as I had put "my" instead of "may". Sorry about that. The upshot is that I dictate angry and send sober.  It allows me to cool down while I wait for a…"
Apr 8
Bob Kastigar and David Barish are now friends
Apr 7
David Barish replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I look forward to what he will have in the next few weeks as the buds really come out.  I also look forward to riding home in shorts!"
Apr 1
David Barish replied to Renee Patten's discussion Upset and concerned about the current rhetoric and plans on red light/speed cameras
"This is an interesting side effect of the cameras. They see everything at the intersection and that data can be captured for reasons other than giving a ticket. They can see who ran over somebody, or perhaps who did some other bad act at the…"
Mar 26
David Barish replied to Renee Patten's discussion Upset and concerned about the current rhetoric and plans on red light/speed cameras
"My problem with red light cameras apart from the many good reasons already stated in this discussion is that I don't think failure to stop is a large problem. Most drivers do stop. I find it very rare that somebody blows off a stop light.…"
Mar 24

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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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