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Transport buses on Clinton St
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I often take Clinton St south on my daily commute home.  All is dandy riding the bike lane until the war zone from Madison to about Harrison. The biggest problem are those buses that trasport workers…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by We all have an inner Beast... May 1, 2013.

Archer construction
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As many of you south siders may of noticed...Archer ave has be re-surfaced with new asphalt.  This was badly needed and I'm so happy that my commute is now much smoother.However I have noticed that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by We all have an inner Beast... Dec 21, 2012.

Smells like Otto's jacket
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I am always amazed at the amount of weed I smell from cars on my morning commute.  Morning!!!! Like 8:30am...! I can understand a hit after a hard day of work, but wow people....You can smell it for…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by peter moormann Dec 5, 2012.

Recomendations for a bike trailer for winter riding

I'm a year round rider and want to start taking my 3 year old to school using a trailer.Does anyone have any experience with a trailer that they use all year?  I will use it in snow, slush,…Continue

Started Oct 29, 2012

 

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Robot Gabe replied to We all have an inner Beast...'s discussion Archer Ave Construction (SW-bound, West of Halsted)
"Thanks for the heads up. That' the beginning and end of my journey home.  Any idea what they're doing? They just repaved all of that.  Hopefully they're completing the bike lane. "
May 1, 2013
We all have an inner Beast... replied to Robot Gabe's discussion Transport buses on Clinton St
"It might also help if someone with a video camera could tape them doing these things. The purpose is two-fold: 1. - You could use it to show the "bosses" what their employees are doing. 2. - You could give it to a news outlet (Channel 2 or…"
May 1, 2013
Will G - 10mi replied to Robot Gabe's discussion Transport buses on Clinton St
"John is correct. Reach out to the bus company instead. Call them, email them, etc. We were having a sort-of related issue with a Sysco truck parking in the PBL on Dearborn this winter. Talking to the driver resulted in nothing, calling the company,…"
May 1, 2013
Robot Gabe replied to Robot Gabe's discussion Transport buses on Clinton St
"Thanks everyone, glad to hear that I'm not the only one seeing the problem. I'm going to start writing down bus numbers and driver discriptions. I would encourage everyone to do the same. The more people that notify the employees the…"
May 1, 2013
JohnO replied to Robot Gabe's discussion Transport buses on Clinton St
"Yeah, these buses cause me to avoid Clinton completely. I take Des Plaines instead. The drivers have no qualms about blocking crosswalks either. When I come out of Union station in the evening there is more likely than not a 'Free…"
May 1, 2013
dan brown replied to Robot Gabe's discussion Transport buses on Clinton St
"good advice john. I'm sure the owners of these companies don't want the liability that an incident would create (I've also noticed they are terrible on clinton just north of washington. just outside the ogilvie train station entrance.…"
May 1, 2013
Robot Gabe replied to Robot Gabe's discussion Transport buses on Clinton St
"This is my biggest concern. It does appear like a game to them...  "
Apr 30, 2013
Apie (10.6) replied to Robot Gabe's discussion Transport buses on Clinton St
"These buses try their best to take me out at Fulton and Des Plaines, and especially by the bridge where Clinton meets Fulton.    I think they are all playing a game who can scare cyclists most.  They are worse than any Taxi I…"
Apr 30, 2013
Tony Adams 0 mi replied to Robot Gabe's discussion Transport buses on Clinton St
"There is a plan, http://www.cityofchicago.org/dam/city/depts/cdot/CDOTProjects/Chicago-Union-Station-Master-Plan-Study.pdf to fix this problem for Union Station anyway. I'm not sure it is still happening or on schedule or what. Here is a…"
Apr 30, 2013
Robot Gabe replied to Robot Gabe's discussion Transport buses on Clinton St
"I often switch for Des Plaines for this reason. I would avoid Clinton entirely if not for the bike lane.   "
Apr 30, 2013
Lisa Curcio 4.1 mi replied to Robot Gabe's discussion Transport buses on Clinton St
"Des Plaines instead?"
Apr 30, 2013
Robot Gabe posted a discussion

Transport buses on Clinton St

I often take Clinton St south on my daily commute home.  All is dandy riding the bike lane until the war zone from Madison to about Harrison. The biggest problem are those buses that trasport workers from their corporate office to the Metra and Amtrak stations.They usually are the size of CTA buses and drive like taxis cutting over three lanes, pulling into bike lanes while randomly and abruptly slamming on their brakes. Worse is when they stop in the middle of traffic and open their doors to…See More
Apr 30, 2013
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"Just saw this bike this morning! I was wondering what the story is on this bike. Thought it was a prank someone played. "
Jan 11, 2013
We all have an inner Beast... replied to Robot Gabe's discussion Archer construction
"Noticed that they have some of the bike lanes already painted/taped in (Kudos to CDOT or whomever got that done !!!...I think it was the today - 20 Dec 2012-  after we mentioned it on here - Thank You, Tony Adams !!!) .....but what…"
Dec 21, 2012
Tony Adams 0 mi replied to Robot Gabe's discussion Archer construction
"CDOTNews <CDOTNews@cityofchicago.org> 9:11 AM (5 minutes ago) to tony Thank you for your e-mail.Bike lanes and a few remaining crosswalks will be restored.  CDOT is working with the contractor to get a…"
Dec 19, 2012
We all have an inner Beast... replied to Robot Gabe's discussion Archer construction
"Sorry this is a week late. Construction on south side of Archer, from approx. Kedzie to Sacramento. Soft gravel and such used as filler on the construction. (Why is there a fire hydrant in the middle of the south side, NE-bound lane ?) Just…"
Dec 18, 2012

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What I ride:
Fixed Gear
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
About me:
designer - artist - first time year round bicycle commuter - vintage motorcyclist
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At 10:21am on March 24, 2011, globalguy said…
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Our friend Bryan Rautenberg passed away in his sleep Tuesday morning. Some of us will be meeting tonight, Wednesday 5/12, around 9pm at Bernice's Tavern, 3238 S. Halsted. Wednesday is Bingo night at Bernice's, and the games tonight will be in Bryan's honor. Please join us if you'd like; there will be hugs and Malort shots for all.
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