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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.

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 pelotom May 22.

I wanna ride one of these things
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The  Ben Miller Band (which  you ought  to see) posted this video to their Facebook page.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen May 16.

Telling a bike related story
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I will be telling a bike related story at the Thread reading on Sunday,  April 3 at 4pm. The  reading  is at The Curragh, 8266 N. Lincoln, Skokie, IL.  Thread is on online literary magazine published…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Barish Apr 7.

 

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David Barish replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
Monday
David Barish replied to Kat's discussion Jeremy Piven doors cyclist
"I have been doored and  agree that dooring is offensive.I am lucky that  I was not injured. However, I am not willing  to lump all doorers in  one  category. Yes, there are some who live in their own little world and the…"
Monday
David Barish replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Are bicycle tire valve caps necessary?
" Yup. That is pretty much  the story. I use 'em until I lose 'em. If I find a cap laying around and  see an uncapped tube I am likely to screw it on. If I have an uncapped tube I think to myself how fortunate I have been to…"
Jul 21
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Cyclists at Risk - Cause and Prevention
"Dooring- cyclists- keep an eye on the driver's side mirror of parked vehicles to see if you see an eyeball. If so, there is a risk of a door opening.  Keep an eye open for lights or parking lights in a vehicle. If  the mirror is…"
Jul 5
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Cyclists at Risk - Cause and Prevention
"I am with Lisa on this. A subset of impatience is entitlement. "I am in a hurry and you don't matter." This does apply to both cyclists and motorists.  Driving and riding are things we do by ourselves but they are not solitary…"
Jul 5
David Barish replied to Jim Reho's discussion More Bad Pub
"No matter who we are we cringe when news of somebody doing something bad, evil or simply stupid is  associated with a group with which we identify. We will yell back at the television, "Don't let  him/her be ...[a Muslim, Jewish,…"
Jun 30
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion New Separated Bike Lanes on California Between Touhy and Dempster
"I rode it last week and again this morning. It is sub optimal.  I strongly preferred the previous design with cars closest to the curb and still plenty of room for bikes to ride with minimal  dooring fear.  The reality is  the…"
Jun 29
David Barish replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"The flora Gene found tell help tell the story of how lovely a day it is and how lovely it was to ride to work in such conditions.  It was still lovely after I went under the viaduct on Damen just south of Fullerton and went over a…"
Jun 29
David Barish replied to Jim Reho's discussion So What Can We Do To Make It Better, Specifically?
"I think you have given us some  good perspective. The question is where we are in that generation. I look back to the late 70's and early 80's and see how far things have come since then. There are still miles to go but we are not at…"
Jun 28
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to David Barish's discussion More carnage
"> I'd be really interested in working to figure out how to provide near constant notification as you mentioned? When anyone learns of a cyclist's death in a motorist-involved crash, you tweet (and/or post to FaceBook) using a…"
Jun 26
Mark Hagar replied to David Barish's discussion More carnage
"It's a wonderful idea, taken to the extreme as you mentioned, though logistically would be hard to pull off for every lost cyclists on a day to day basis, sadly considering we lose 700 - to 900 annually. Personally, in the 13 years I've…"
Jun 26
Yasmeen replied to David Barish's discussion More carnage
"All day Sunday, to show our support, cyclists everywhere are being asked to ride, take pictures and tag them on social media with‪#‎ridekalamazoostrong‬ (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)This is to help show our solidarity for the 9…"
Jun 25
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to David Barish's discussion More carnage
"I understand the Tribute Ride option. That's not what I'm after. Taken to the extreme, what I would want is for (nationwide) all normal group rides and individuals riding alone to simply (and nearly automatically - no coordination…"
Jun 25
Mark Hagar replied to David Barish's discussion More carnage
"Skip and all, Actually there is an alternative to the once only per year Ride of Silence, held the 3rd Wed. in May at 7 PM. (RofS is Trademarked for the 3rd Wed. in May, just like T'giving is always the 4th Thur. in Nov., the only approved…"
Jun 25
David Barish replied to Thunder Snow's discussion Cyclist Hit by Tour Bus @ Michigan & Oak
"John- I think my prose was misleading. I was speaking universally and not about you. Re reading my hastily posted note I can see  where it could be read otherwise and I apologize. If anything, I meant to say that re reading your blog made…"
Jun 24
David Barish replied to Jim Reho's discussion So What Can We Do To Make It Better, Specifically?
"The visibility of this is appealing.  If word got out and the day after such a tragedy occurred as many as possible were wearing yellow whether in a group or hosts of individuals simply on their way between points A and B it would be seen and…"
Jun 22

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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.):
http://www.kfeej.com

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