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David Barish
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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.

Condition of North Shore Channel Trail?
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Does anybody know the current condition of this trail? Is it plowed during the winter months? Would you recommend that I use it or is it better to use Kedzie riding in from the north  this time of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Barish Mar 10, 2014.


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David Barish replied to Kevin C's discussion Kenneth Robertson was arrested again (1/11/12)...
"This is one reason why I have posted in a variety of threads with more  interest in civil claims against drivers who hurt cyclists and much less interest in seeking a pound of flesh via the criminal justice system. I don't mean to say…"
David Barish replied to Reboot Oxnard's discussion Bikes vs. Cars: The Deadly War Nobody's Winning
"None of us wants to be defined by the worst behavior of others perceived to be in our same group. There are driver, cyclists, pedestrians...students, teachers, protestants, catholics, Palestinians, Israelis, Democrats, Republicans, White Sox, Cubs…"
Feb 20
David Barish replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"No. I did not ride. I did wear my new windproof fleece balaclava walking to the train. What wind? I didn't feel a thing."
Feb 18
David Barish replied to Haddon's discussion Yo, check out the sweet bike powered beer chiller I just invented !!
"So versatile. It doubles as an egg fryer at different times of the year."
Feb 11
David Barish replied to Jaik S.'s discussion Bike lane stickers...
"ATA had a card available a few years ago that had a tongue in cheek message about bad behavior from the driver. The cards could be put under a windshield wiper. Something along these lines gets the message across, does not cause any damage and…"
Feb 10
David Barish replied to JMG's discussion Sarah Outen will arrive in Chicago Wednesday evening!
"Was she on Rte. 20 between Belvidere and Marengo on Wednesday afternoon around 1pm? I was driving to Rockford via this road and saw a biker with a full facemask and front and rear panniers passing eastbound.  I thought to myself, "I wonder…"
Feb 5
David Barish replied to David Altenburg's discussion Those orange bikes locked to the racks in Wicker Park are advertisements
"As amusing as it would have been to unilaterally remove the bikes Yasmeen's course of contacting Orange Therapy makes more sense. We educate rather than alienate a gym. Gyms are usually friendly to cyclists. Maybe that will come to roost at…"
Jan 28
David Barish replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
Jan 28
David Barish replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
" Indeed.  It was nice to see so many cyclists on a January morning. I'm going with typo and assume we ar lucking out. :-) For those of us commuting north at the end of the day we will have a nice push at our backs. "
Jan 28
David Barish replied to Dean Bekken's discussion Chicago is to consider allowing cyclists 65 and older to ride on sidewalks, as kids 12 and under are allowed to do
"I do not like the idea of allowing those over 65 to ride on the sidewalk.  I agree with Anne's comments.  I understand that a cyclist will on rare occasions be on a sidewalk. This should be an exception for a short period where the…"
Jan 23
David Barish commented on Active Transportation Alliance's event Winter Bike to Work Day
"I will be leading a group from Evanston Bike Club. Feel free to join us as we pedal downtown. I put the following on the EBC listserv-- Come test the penumbra where toughness just might become hubris.  The Winter Bike to Work Rally was created…"
Jan 21
David Barish replied to Beans's discussion Daniel Kish a.k.a. Batman
"That video was pretty cool. I heard part of the radio interview as well. There are numerous hits for a search about Kish's technique.  Here is another...."
Jan 13
David Barish is attending Active Transportation Alliance's event

Winter Bike to Work Day at Daley Plaza

January 23, 2015 from 6:30am to 9am
Join us and other Roll the Cold Bike Challengees for Winter Bike to Work Day on Friday, January 23rd at Daley Plaza for the annual celebration of cyclists who don't let the cold temperatures or snow stop them from biking. From 6:30-9am, warm up and mingle with other winter cyclists with free Dark Matter coffee and Eli's cheesecake.Also be sure to get a jump on your spring plan by registering for 2015's Bike the Drive (Sunday, May 24). Registration opens at 6:30am on January 23rd.See More
Jan 13
David Barish replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Building a list/database of problems
"Skip Thanks for  flipping the helmet, it's funny how memory works. I wonder if we could have a thread here where the initial post is being edited by a thread moderator/handler such as yourself. The initial post which could be a list, map…"
Jan 8
David Barish replied to Jeff Schneider's discussion Lights, Please!
"On Sunday I saw a helmetless ninja riding in the late afternoon as it was nearly dark and  snowing on Dempster Street in Skokie. I did a double take as it is rare to see any rider on Dempster. It is simply not a street for using a bike. He was…"
Jan 7
David Barish replied to Nikul Shah's discussion Paralyzed Bicyclist Sues City, Saying Lakefront Trail Dropped Nine Feet
"This is an interesting point. the difference between a permitted and intended user was the reason why the Plaintiff in Boub v. Township of Wayne (well discussed here by…"
Jan 7

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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.
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