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Crazy David 84 Furlongs
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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 on Friday.

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 Jul 13.

Garage Sale Bargins
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I had an interesting discussion this morning with one of the parents at my Kid's school   He was locking up his Kid's bike.   I asked him where he was going to take them biking this summer.  He said…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Montanaro 12mi Jun 13.

Counter Protest on Saturday 6 14?
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The Speed Camera foes intend to hold a protest from 11 am to 2 pm at Addison and Western (Lane Tech) fighting "Speed Cameras" and the like.  Most of these folk are also rabid anti-bicycle and this is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Z Jun 13.

 

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John Wirtz replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Lawrence Avenue
" I think there are buffered lanes going in there soon."
Friday
Bob Kastigar replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Lawrence Avenue
"Even if you're not interested bike lanes ARE important to other bicycle riders, tho. "
Thursday
envane (69 furlongs) replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Lawrence Avenue
"As someone who commutes 3 miles on Lawrence, whether the bike lanes are painted or not is completely irrelevent to my interests. "
Thursday
Bob Kastigar replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Lawrence Avenue
"Lawrence is supposed to have dedicated bike lanes - but the painted lines have faded from river all the way west.  Will these ever get repainted?"
Thursday
Chitown_Mike replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Lawrence Avenue
"Ainslie would be a fine alternative, or Elston to Foster and then to Higgins.  Foster is decently wide between Elston and Milwaukee, the section from Milwaukee until the Kennedy is a little skinny, but then once you're under the Metra…"
Aug 12
envane (69 furlongs) replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Lawrence Avenue
"Sucks that this is eastbound instead of westbound since I could then just take Montrose in the morning.  Ainsel looks OK, but going home I will probably take Higgins->Foster->Elston->Lawrence to…"
Aug 12
Rich S replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Lawrence Avenue
"Ah I just realized I was confusing crossing the Edens on Wilson with the Kennedy. Oops!  If you want to avoid that area completely then you can take Montrose to either Milwaukee or Long then north to Higgins. If a northern route is better and…"
Aug 12
Cameron 7.5 mi replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Lawrence Avenue
"Per the article only east bound Lawrence will be closed and only between Lavergne and the Kennedy. Since only one direction is closed for a short distance you might be able to get around the construction by walking/sidewalk ridding for a block.…"
Aug 12
Rich S replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Lawrence Avenue
"I wouldn't ride Cicero over there either! Makes Western look nice almost.  Try something like this: http://goo.gl/maps/SeOtj "
Aug 12
Crazy David 84 Furlongs replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Lawrence Avenue
"Uh.. okay.   But I am trying to link to Higgins and I have never found a path from Wilson to Higgins (other than Cicero... and I am not crazy enough to ride on that.   Wilson dead-ends in the triangle formed by Lawrence, Cicero…"
Aug 12
Rich S replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Lawrence Avenue
"Wilson is 2 blocks south and is a good option for crossing the Kennedy. There'll be more traffic for sure but it's not too far out of the way. "
Aug 12
Crazy David 84 Furlongs posted a discussion

Lawrence Avenue

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. http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140811/jefferson-park/jefferson-park-sewer-project-will-require-crews-use-explosivesAssuming Ainslie is still open, I am guessing it will be chock-a-block.  I am…See More
Aug 12
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Is it Time to Put a Bullet in the Old Horse
" Good. Here's another fine example of something they made in the UK (or possibly Oklahoma?) in 1990 or so....the Raleigh Randonneur http://imgur.com/a/Olc2i "
Jul 13
Crazy David 84 Furlongs replied to Nikul Shah's discussion The Curbee Invites Cyclists to Rest at Red Lights
"I think that these work well in parts of Europe because of the nature of the Bike Paths and the like.  I think in the US they would work in some places, but not all.  For example, I think they would likely be wonderful in the Washington DC…"
Jul 3
Crazy David 84 Furlongs replied to Nikul Shah's discussion The Curbee Invites Cyclists to Rest at Red Lights
"My gut feeling is that this is going to be a failure simply because of the metal "recyclers" in Chicago.  They have cut down air conditioning units from the top of businesses, they have stolen metal signs identifying neighborhoods,…"
Jul 3
Crazy David 84 Furlongs replied to Tania Sebastian's discussion Do you know how to trigger a demand-actuated stoplight on your bike when there are no vehicles around?
"Yes.   They clearly have these in Chicago.  I run into the one at Bryn Mawr and Cumberland with some frequency.   I have seen them a few other places in the City as well.  It is REAL annoying."
Jul 1

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