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Crazy David 84 Furlongs
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Think of This as Another Missed Connection

In September 2011 someone had a great idea for a thread.  Its gotten "taken over" and has gotten too long.  So I am trying to relaunch it.   Here's what the OP said:You blew the red light east bound…Continue

Started Sep 24

Divvy and the Schools
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I noticed that a number of teachers at my Kids' school are now riding.   But the number is still small.  I also see a number of Divvy stations within two blocks of the school.    And I know many of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Crazy David 84 Furlongs Sep 12.

Lawrence Avenue
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Uh... looks like major disruptions on Lawrence Avenue at that one area where a valid alternative may not exist.  Lawrence is going to be closed Eastbound from the Kennedy. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Wirtz Aug 15.

Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
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I am very sad today as I think I have to put my bicycle out of its misery.  Its a 28 year old Raleigh Aleyseka.   It has shown great service.  I purchased it new and had many years of great riding.  …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt M. 18.5KM yesterday.

 

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Matt M. 18.5KM replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
"They didn't work.   I've bought a used pair of Weinmann 610 (now made by Dia Compe) center pulls from the Recyclery.  To get the front to work, I'll have to cut off the top part of the brake boss or stud.  I'll…"
yesterday
Crazy David 84 Furlongs replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Cyclist using camera as 'Insurance Policy'.
"Its a very smart approach.  If you look at the stats, you often find that IF the bicyclist dies, with very rate exceptions its always "all" the bicyclist's fault.  That's because often the only "voice"…"
Oct 14
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
"The new cantis are not dialing in right.  BDOP to the rescue. "
Oct 11
Crazy David 84 Furlongs posted a discussion

Think of This as Another Missed Connection

In September 2011 someone had a great idea for a thread.  Its gotten "taken over" and has gotten too long.  So I am trying to relaunch it.   Here's what the OP said:You blew the red light east bound on Lawrence at Damen at 5:26 pm this evening. There was enough time for the biker in front of me to make it half way into the intersection, northbound on Damen, before you came whizzing past my front wheel. I yelled "You're an idiot!" at your big haired chick, self, and you looked back at me. I…See More
Sep 24
Crazy David 84 Furlongs replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"You:  Riding sanely and carefully in the right direction on Ravenswood across the Berteau Bike Lane after properly stopping for the stop sign. Me:   Acting like a jerk and not noticing you as I "california stopped" on my…"
Sep 19
Crazy David 84 Furlongs replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Divvy and the Schools
"That's interesting because the experience at my Kids' CPS School is very different.   I noticed the riding by teachers increasing significantly over the past four years.    Right now we have probably 5…"
Sep 12
Jordan Schlife replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Divvy and the Schools
"In my experience (which is VERY extensive), the number of teachers who bike is really low. I don't mean that it's below average - just that there are very few who do it. Every CPS location has ample car parking for a reason. When the kids…"
Sep 11
Anne Alt replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Divvy and the Schools
"Cool idea. I've noticed that the Divvy station right in front of Jones College Prep (State & Harrison) seems very popular. No idea what percentage of users are teachers or staff."
Sep 11
Grace Van Moer 8.25 mi replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Divvy and the Schools
"Not a teacher, but chiming in that I love the placement of Divvy station right at my child's school.  Dad & the kiddo ride to school together in the morning.  I take the el from downtown job, get the kiddo & his bike and grab…"
Sep 11
Crazy David 84 Furlongs posted a discussion

Divvy and the Schools

I noticed that a number of teachers at my Kids' school are now riding.   But the number is still small.  I also see a number of Divvy stations within two blocks of the school.    And I know many of the teachers live within a few blocks of other Divvy Stations.     Teachers are, for the most part, young and healthy and care about society.  (Otherwise they wouldn't be teaching in a Chicago Public School).   Has Divvy ever considered an outreach to the teachers?   Say a 2 or 3 week period early in…See More
Sep 11
Crazy David 84 Furlongs replied to Jeff Schneider's discussion ATA: Compliance with Must Stop for Pedestrians law very low in Chicagoland
"I disagree.  I think this is ignored even more than Speed Limits...  I try, whether in my car or bicycle to always stop.   And a few times it has almost gotten the pedestrian hit when the car behind me cuts around at high…"
Sep 8
Crazy David 84 Furlongs replied to Asper K's discussion 'Walk your bike on the sidewalk' sting operation...I got a ticket as did others
"They are no longer supposed to take your license.  The law changed very recently and it is no longer proper for them to do so.  http://wqad.com/2014/08/11/no-more-giving-up-your-drivers-license-if-you-get-a-ticket-in-illinois/ "
Sep 8
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
"The only real downsides of this offset holder is that they might be a little  more difficult setting up to sit on the rim in the correct plane and the correct toe-in.  They will want to rotate if you squeeze the brake lever rather than…"
Sep 1
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
"Wow, guys...thanks!  The offset brake pad holders will probably do the trick if my new Shimano BR-CX70 brakes don't make it happen. Really, it's a relief to finally get this done.  Also for some reason I was thinking that center…"
Sep 1
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
"+1 & bookmarked. These are brilliant.   An elegant solution to this problem that I've never seen before.  Thanks KevinM! "
Sep 1
KevinM replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
"Have these been mentioned yet? Offset brake pad holders that add 7mm of reach. http://www.bdopcycling.com/BDop%20Offset%20Holders.asp "
Sep 1

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