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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.

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

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.

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.

 

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David Barish replied to Haddon's discussion Thoughts on the P.A.C.E. (Post Antagonism Chainlink Era)
"OK, lets be blunt here.  I specifically commented that your first comment was tongue in cheek.  You have now called  Andronoymous a "shitliberal". I do not take that as tongue in cheek but as a direct personal attack.…"
Oct 13
David Barish replied to Haddon's discussion Thoughts on the P.A.C.E. (Post Antagonism Chainlink Era)
"I take the first reply as tongue firmly in cheek; the second as an indication that the op was correct given their previous history; and the third as a healthy challenge to us all.  (sigh)  Still, in the past we would already be at a bad…"
Oct 13
David Barish replied to Haddon's discussion What happened to biking hand signals?
"I use them all the time. I have used bike hand signals when walking. If the sidewalk is crowded I will signal that I am about to turn left into the Starbucks. I really wish more people would signal their intention on bikes and  in  cars.…"
Oct 13
David Barish replied to Andy J (9.2 miles)'s discussion Any Recourse for a Close Call?
"I may have put a note under his/her windshield wiper- Dear motorist- I was riding a few miles south of here and you nearly ran me off the road.  The road was wide open and you had no reason to be so close to me. Please remember that you need to…"
Oct 13
David Barish replied to Amy Dee's discussion How late in the winter season is reasonable for riding?
"Take whatever route you normally use to get to Evanston. Go west on Church to McDaniel which is the same as East Prairie. Take it both to Linden which is the border with wilmette. West to 17th. North a short bit to Wilmette Ave West up a hill to…"
Oct 10
David Barish replied to Amy Dee's discussion How late in the winter season is reasonable for riding?
"ENvane and MK gave you good advice. Trails are bad during the winter and stay wet longer than roads. Not all of them get plowed. There are plenty of decent  roads you can take and based on the trails you like to use I suspect there is a…"
Oct 10
David Barish replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Three things all cyclists and motorists should do
"Skip, you should blog more often. You have something to say and express it in a way that is easy on the eyes. I think your three points bear repetition for anybody who did not hit the link. The common thread to me behind your points is empathy. You…"
Oct 9
David Barish replied to Marcus Moore's discussion "Ghost Bike Project" art installation in Rockford IL
"I hear you. I am interested to know what the artist was thinking. He had to have thought of this. "
Oct 8
David Barish replied to Marcus Moore's discussion "Ghost Bike Project" art installation in Rockford IL
"I was in the area on Monday and  there was a story in one of the local papers on the project. http://www.rrstar.com/article/20141005/News/141009641 I remember having conflicting feelings. I felt its great to raise awareness and the poetic…"
Oct 8
David Barish replied to h' 1.0's discussion Anyone here been to Mayne Stage?
"I have only been there for jazz and bluegrass. I think the vibe and arrangement will differ for a rock show.  I think the other comments are probably correct. I guess the tables  for a more nightclub setting that I saw will be…"
Oct 3
David Barish replied to h' 1.0's discussion Anyone here been to Mayne Stage?
"There are plenty of seats and its pretty comfortable. If the show is solidly booked seats might be tough.  I think if you called in advance to get a live body you should get some sympathy. If the theater is closed maybe you can try the pub. It…"
Oct 3
David Barish replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"No bikes in this interlude. I stood at the corner of Randolph and Clark watching a couple of well dressed pedestrians cross against a red light. They look surprised as they notice cars approach the green light those cars had. The pedestrians hop…"
Sep 29
David Barish replied to Kevin C's discussion Road Construction Report(s)
"Main Street in Skokie has always been a desirable east-west route between Evanston and all points west. The segment  between Crawford and McCormick has been a rutted disaster for a number of years. The road is being resurfaced!!! The…"
Sep 29
David Barish replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"As I rode in today I mused on the discussion on shoaling. I saw plenty of it and it really didn't bother me. I asked myself why and finally realized that I was at least happy that people were stopping at the light. When plenty of people ignore…"
Sep 23
David Barish replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"I was on Clark at Irving and starting to slow down as I was going to the ball game. You were behind me on a fixie. I thought I would be courteous and wave you by. For some reason you annoyed thinking I was telling you what to do. I saw your…"
Sep 20
David Barish replied to Tristan Jackson's discussion Moderators Should Use A Light Handed Approach, IMO
"I started to write a PM to you but decided, based on your posts, that you would prefer a public response. In contacting you I am in no way concerned with your behavior on the thread. You raised a point that was a good one and I felt compelled to…"
Sep 18

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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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