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David Barish
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saw a set of keys in the bike lane near Payton School on Wells this morning

I am  sorry to post this later in  the day.  I was  reminded when  I  saw e-mail with new  posts in  that what's in the bike lane thread. I  saw a set of  keys including a key fob for  a car laying…Continue

Started Sep 8

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.

 

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David Barish replied to Maurice's discussion Cycling Comptroller Saves the Day
"Whatever we may think of  Kass's prior columns he did praise a Democrat who was a good citizen in  protecting a cyclist. I almost spilled coffee on myself  when I read his column. There are times when  our humanity overcomes…"
yesterday
David Barish replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Lock your bike
"Your bike was better  locked but  with another Ulock or with a good cable such as a Kryptonite  cable you can  avoid the need to  remove the front  wheel. I leave my bike  outside with  a  U lock and…"
Sep 15
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion What We LOVE LOVE LOVE About Our Fellow Cyclists
"By and  large  we care  about each other  and are aware that  other  cyclists are vulnerable.   When I was doored a couple years ago I  recall I had been  riding  in  front  of a guy with…"
Sep 15
David Barish posted a discussion

saw a set of keys in the bike lane near Payton School on Wells this morning

I am  sorry to post this later in  the day.  I was  reminded when  I  saw e-mail with new  posts in  that what's in the bike lane thread. I  saw a set of  keys including a key fob for  a car laying in the bike  lane by the  Payton  School just  north of Oak in the  southbound  lane this morning. I passed by just  before  8 am. I left  the  keys there thinking that the owner might realize his/her mistake and come to retrieve them.  I  cannot say what  has happened to  those  keys in  the  hours…See More
Sep 8
David Barish replied to Paul Harris's discussion Business casual commute
"My commute is  between 13 and  15 miles  depending on the  route.   I shower  before I leave and  have some clothing - suits,  shoes belt, ties- at the  office.  I bring "software"-…"
Sep 5
David Barish replied to Alisa Hauser's discussion What do you think of the new "dashed" bike lane markings in Wicker Park?
"I have always assumed that broken lines mean that traffic should keep  an eye open but are allowed  to  cross that  broken line. http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~gdguo/driving/UseofLanes.htm I think this is the intent of these…"
Aug 31
David Barish replied to Jaik S.'s discussion Cyclist Seriously Injured in Blody Collision on the 606 during Tuesday Evening Commute
"Having read the discussion since the OP I   wonder  how  our  two cyclists are  doing. Does anybody know?  I  was unable to find anything with a cursory search.  I think the discussion  is good as we are…"
Aug 25
David Barish replied to Kate Thoren's discussion Ms Manners, Cycling Edition
"shoaling can be annoying but  it is rarely  dangerous.  As such I  keep my mouth shut.  If I re pass somebody  many times I will say something like, "Well, hello again" or "We meet  again"…"
Aug 24
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion How Can We Share Our Viewpoints And Win Others Over?
"The difficulty with an online community or a social  media platform is they are open and large. Many voices and many viewpoints participate.  You are going to thrill some,  annoy some and bore others.  There is no way around…"
Aug 15
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Pet Peeves Among the Pedals
"I think it is  perspective  dependent.  Like you, I  dig Dearborn. When I  ride Dearborn I am reveling in being surrounded  by bikes and by seeing bicycle transportation being  a  vital ingredient in the…"
Aug 9
David Barish replied to Renee Patten's discussion Why is no one saying "to your left" anymore on LST? Can we all start that again? Thanks!
"Yes."
Aug 4
David Barish replied to Renee Patten's discussion Why is no one saying "to your left" anymore on LST? Can we all start that again? Thanks!
"Bell, "on your left", whatever. Some sort of communication is courteous and  safe.  I have said this before on  other  threads-- the  tone of the ring,  oral message or shout can be tempered to match the…"
Aug 4
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Shorthand: Acronyms, Terms, Phrases We Use
"At the risk of violating  John's bad manners proviso  against  calling  out those who chose not to don a helmet... ..."Orphans" Orphans are children  wearing  helmets riding with parents  who are not…"
Aug 2
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Do You Think of The Sale of U.S. Steel's Land?
"I just  stopped at that  site this past Saturday for the first time on  a bike ride to  Calumet Fisheries. We got off  our bikes and walked around a bit. It looked like a scene  out  of  a Sara Paretsky novel.…"
Aug 1
David Barish replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Bicyclist Hit By Car, Flipped And Severely Injured Seen On Dashcam Video
"Having  read many of the recent comments the upshot to me is a need for  empathy.  I  have  seen  concern for both the  cyclist and  the driver and  I  think empathy is needed  for both.  …"
Jul 28
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Most Embarrassing Moment On A Bike
"long ago riding to  work with  a  cup of coffee in my right hand on  a  sidewalk going  about 8 mph after having just left  the apartment where I  lived.  I was getting on  the  street a block…"
Jul 26

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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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