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Started Nov 28, 2012

Leapfrogging other cyclists @ intersections
46 Replies

So the story starts on any random commute into or out of the loop on Milwaukee.   A cyclist, or many cyclists, passes another rider that is moving at a casual rate, struggling to climb over a bridge,…Continue

Tags: passing, leapfrog, etiquette, intersection

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tommy Boy Apr 23, 2012.

 

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Derek replied to Jeff K's discussion Dearborn 2-way bike lane. Is it working?
"Heading north out of the loop for my return commute used to be quite harrowing.  Those few blocks on LaSalle were always sporting.  The Dearborn lane may not be perfect but it feels way safer going slow watching for ped vs competing with…"
Nov 7
Derek replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"I believe the definition of shoaling in question…"
Sep 23
Derek replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"That seems likely or maybe giving me the evil eye since there wasn't any sway the second time she buzzed me. "
May 13
Derek replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"I was commuting home down Grand and was slowly edging along side the stopped traffic to get up to Milwaukee when a door start to swing open in front of me.  Apparently the car was going to swap drivers in the stopped traffic.  I yelled,…"
May 13
Derek replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Happy Friday!"
Oct 4, 2013
Derek replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"To the lady that almost doored me.   Yes I scream like a wild banshee when I see a door swing wide open two bike lengths in front of me.  Getting out of your car and flapping your arms like a chicken mocking my terrified screech speaks…"
Jul 16, 2013
Derek replied to Velociraptor's discussion I rode Dearborn today...anyone else?
"I saw / heard the guy riding in front of me use one of those compressed air horns as he approached a horde of people standing in the bike lane @ Lake.  I literally laughed out loud as they jumped and scrambled back onto the sidewalk. "
Jan 16, 2013
Derek replied to Velociraptor's discussion I rode Dearborn today...anyone else?
"I've taken the new Dearborn lane south from Kenzie twice on my morning commute now. Both times there have been cabs(more than one) parked in the bikelane by Carrol St, based on the fact that the cabbies flipped off the group of cyclists as we…"
Dec 18, 2012
Derek replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"I'm currently too jacked up on adrenaline to type in the 3rd person. I'm heading home on August and just past Western I see there are two cars parked in the bike lane up ahead.  Just taking off from the stoplight a few cars pass me…"
Dec 14, 2012
Derek replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"That's a super classy maneuver.  "
Dec 11, 2012
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Nov 28, 2012
Derek replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"I witnessed this.  The Mercedes almost sideswiped the cyclist and then accelerated down the remaining bike lane to turn right on Clinton.  Still can't believe it happened. "
Nov 16, 2012
Derek replied to Kara B's discussion is biking to work making you a happier person, or an angrier one?
"Always happier.  On the rare occasion I don't ride in I find the urge to drink excess amounts of coffee in the morning far harder to resist. "
Nov 9, 2012
Derek replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"But the truck was behind me.  I was stopped at the red light with one foot down waiting for a green.  He had a green arrow to the right but wanted to swing wide through the bike lane which became clear upon glancing back and seeing him…"
Nov 6, 2012
Derek replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Dear semi driver: I understand your desire to urgently turn North onto Elston from Milwaukee.  It must be annoying to drive a tractor trailer through the city.  But for future reference if you would like to make a sweeping right turn and…"
Nov 6, 2012
Derek replied to Julie Hochstadter's discussion Homophobia, 2012: Alive and Well in the Sports World - What about Cycling?
"Probably not intentionally. "
Oct 4, 2012

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Hybrid, Cruiser
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town
About me:
Started riding single track in 2001 but city riding is almost as sporting... just need some hills.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.djcdevelopment.com

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