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Gene Tenner
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Chicago is second city in Bicycling Magazine’s rankings
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Bicycling Magazine has named Chicago the No. 2 city in the nation for biking, an improvement from the Windy City’s last ranking of No. 5.The second-place spot is a feather in the bike helmet of Mayor…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by h' 1.0 Sep 6.

New Divvy Stations on Far North, South, West Sides Announced (MAP)
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By Josh McGhee on August 21, 2014 7:51amCHICAGO — The city is planning to add Divvy stations to areas lacking them on the Far North and South Side — which will make Chicago's program the biggest…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by h' 1.0 Aug 21.

Evanston: Wheels keep spinning on bike plans
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Evanston: Wheels keep spinning on bike plans By Bill Smith on August 14, 2014 - 9:55amPlans to add three blocks of protected bike lanes to Chicago Avenue from Sheridan Road to Davis Street were put…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thunder Snow Aug 19.

State Street bridge closing for 10 days starting Wednesday
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The State Street bridge over the Chicago River will close for 10 days beginning Wednesday for construction on the Chicago Riverwalk. The bridge will close to all traffic from 6 a.m. Wednesday through…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Aug 29.

 

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Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Gene Tenner replied to grayn8 (5.3 - 36)'s discussion Friday Frivolity: when the mercury drops, what first for you? Longer pants, long sleeve shirt...jacket?
"Gee whiz. Happy to help. At 45 degrees I woud wear light balaclava over a light knit cap, a goretex jacket over a long-sleeve wicking undershirt, lose-fitting quick-dry pants over light tights, heavy smartwool socks or goretex socks over medium…"
Saturday
Gene Tenner replied to grayn8 (5.3 - 36)'s discussion Friday Frivolity: when the mercury drops, what first for you? Longer pants, long sleeve shirt...jacket?
"My core (abdomen) and head are my top prioriities. I keep a chart which makes adjustments to sudden weather changes a snap. The phrases here may mean little to others, nut you get the idea; keep track of what you wear: Bicycle Clothing…"
Saturday
Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"There were moments when it seemed to be nighttime, Lisa. It helps to have a good camera. Fortunately, I was not bedraggled. As others have mentioned, playing in the rain makes me feel like a 'yute' again."
Wednesday
Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Gene Tenner replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Have the 'Monsoonal' rains in our current climate situation affected your ride schedule?
"It only affects my photos. "
Sep 9
Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Sep 9
Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
Sep 8
Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Sep 6
Tony Adams 4 mi replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago is second city in Bicycling Magazine’s rankings
"Meanwhile, on the south side, at least on Archer, we are actually losing sections of the meager bike lanes we do have. Only 5% or so of Archer has bike lanes and we are losing parts of that tiny fraction to parking for condo dwellers (at Canal) and…"
Sep 6
SixtyTwoPercent replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago is second city in Bicycling Magazine’s rankings
"On a side note, I showed a friend part of my route to work (Damen to Elston to Milwaukee) and when we arrived at the section where the cars serve as buffer to cyclists, he commented. "I would ride my bike to work if the route was like this the…"
Sep 6
OLB 0.1 replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago is second city in Bicycling Magazine’s rankings
"The only thing we're First at is being Second!! Back to the topic, I doubt that our infrastructure has improved enough to move this high. Even if it did, we still have a long way to go. "
Sep 5
Gene Tenner replied to grayn8 (5.3 - 36)'s discussion Friday frivolity - do you sing aloud while riding your bike?
"When I cross Broadway in the morning, if I see the street sign, "Give My Regards to Broadway" sticks in my brain for the rest of the ride. I will sing it out loud a few times until I get to work."
Sep 5

Profile Information

What I ride:
Recumbent
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
About me:
I am the Communications Director for the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters which represents 47,000 union men and women in three states who swing a hammer for a living. I work as a volunteer to aid refugees from southern Sudan and its western region Darfur who are now living in Illinois. I am on 46th Ward Alderman James Cappelman’s Transportation, Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Team and am the guy on the lakefront with the pink flamingo on his trike.

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At 9:53am on June 25, 2012, in it to win it 8.0 mi said…

Gene, was that you riding for Cappleman in yesterday's parade.  I got dizzy just watching you!!!

 
 
 

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