"I've noticed that most of the links you provided are comments from 2011 and 2014. I didn't see anything relatively new. It also appears that there are a few very angry (and illiterate) people commenting on that blog. I…"
"I think the emergency vehicles here in Chicago overdue it when it comes to using the siren. There is no reason to have it blasting continuously as they progress down the street. In Washington DC they only use it at intersections and give…"
"Ii just rode Milwaukee for the first time in a week (waiting for the paving to be completed). I do like the fact that the dashed white lines go all the way through the intersections, something most bike lanes don't do. But they…"
"I agree. I used to use Milwaukee all the way to downtown from Lawrence, but since they milled the surface for several miles lately, I have tried Elston and am pleasantly surprised. Now I do Montrose to Elston, to Division to Clark.…"
"I usually don't say much, just watch the behavior, except when it comes to watching someone ride right alongside the parked cars, maybe only one foot away. I have missed being doored by inches more than once this year. I usually try…"
"Just the other day, commuting into the loop, at Milwaukee and Kinzie, I say an older guy, my age, around 55 or 60, riding a fixie with no brakes, into the loop. I didn't say anything but my mind was in overdrive. Seriously, no…"
"Where are you going to be storing your bike while you're at work? Will it be outside, or in a secure place indoors? That would make a big difference to me. You will notice that most commuter bikes that are stored outside…"
"Yasmeen, I'm not on Facebook so I haven't seen the photo, but speaking for myself, I'm happy when I see cops on bikes. With all of the misunderstanding going on, I'm happy to see law enforcement walk in our shoes. I think it…"
"Maybe it's not too bad during off rush-hour periods, but I ride it regularly to work and back. Between dodging the manholes north of Daly Plaza (where they paved the lane but didn't adjust the structures as they should have) and the…"
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Social
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Returning after a hiatus.
Currently commuting in to downtown on Milwaukee from Lawrence, about 12 miles. Going on 3 years now. I enjoy building bikes and restoring old beautiful classics. I ride all over Chicago whenever and wherever I can.
My first bike:
My first two-wheeled bike was a 20 incher (red) and I rode it everywhere at 8 years old. Never looked back.