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Gene Tenner
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Chileans design a 'bike that can't be stolen'
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The "Yerka," a prototype designed by three young Chilean engineering students, is the latest entry in a recent trend of bikes that can be locked using some of their own parts. They include…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fran Kondorf on Tuesday.

We're taking John Kass's bike bullying seriously
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Conventional wisdom holds that the best way to make something go away is to ignore it. But rules usually have exceptions, this one included. For instance, you can't ignore away cancer, disfiguring…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Lieb on Monday.

9 Things Drivers Need to Stop Saying in the Bikes vs. Cars Debate
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There are certain things guaranteed to set off an internet firestorm. Talk about climate change, mention Monsanto, or bring up the treatment of women in video games. And you can, especially in recent…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by yai danche Nov 15.

New Bike, Walking Paths and Transit Wanted in North Lake Shore Drive Revamp
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Separating walkers from bikers on the Lakefront Trail is the most popular idea on a list of 1,600 community comments about the planned $1 billion makeover of North Lake Shore Drive. Click…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Hochstadter Oct 23.

 

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Gene Tenner replied to mweerd's discussion So I got hit again today...
"I see nothing wrong with making a scene. Doing nothing emboldens them more, and they will continue their evil ways. A scene makes them realize that there are consequences to their actions."
yesterday
Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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yesterday
Gene Tenner replied to Mitch Johnson's discussion Shop Recommendations
"I agree with Anne Alt about Amling's and saying hi to Joe. You never know; you may take a liking to a recumbent while you are there."
Thursday
Gene Tenner replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion Shoe covers/cleats vs Boots/platform pedals
"I have never used shoe covers. As a recumbent rider the bottom of my feet face forward into the wind which increases the cold. My current setup is stuffing my former Sorel wool lining into a yellow rubber overboot. Works great. Warm and dry."
Wednesday
Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Wednesday
Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Tuesday
notoriousDUG replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chileans design a 'bike that can't be stolen'
"I think that bike would be quite easy to steal. Ride after, maybe not but steal yes. "
Monday
Gene Tenner replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chileans design a 'bike that can't be stolen'
"You could also lift the bike over the sign post."
Monday
Juan 2-8 mi. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chileans design a 'bike that can't be stolen'
"In this city the frame is all that would be left. "
Monday
rwein5 replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chileans design a 'bike that can't be stolen'
"Clever, but that wheelset still looks plenty steal-able."
Monday
David Lieb replied to Gene Tenner's discussion We're taking John Kass's bike bullying seriously
"Since, as you say, it is a commercial paper and makes decisions based on things like circulation, the only solution that has any probability of success is to address the commercial viability of his vitriol. Merely unsubscribing to the Trib removes…"
Monday
Gene Tenner posted a discussion

Chileans design a 'bike that can't be stolen'

The "Yerka," a prototype designed by three young Chilean engineering students, is the latest entry in a recent trend of bikes that can be locked using some of their own parts. They include Brooklyn-based "Seatylock," which uses its saddle seat as a lock, and Seattle-based "Denny," which is locked with its detachable handlebars.But the inventors of the Yerka have made a twist in that approach. The bike's lower frame opens up into two arms that are then connected to the seat post and locked to a…See More
Monday
Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"'Twas the only thing that reduced my frustration. "
Monday
OLB 0.1 replied to Gene Tenner's discussion We're taking John Kass's bike bullying seriously
"Thanks for the tip. I'll probably use it for some of the other content, but I'm also leaning towards getting my news elsewhere. Their site has been getting progressively more annoying with the advertising and is seldom worth the hassle. "
Monday
Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Monday
notoriousDUG replied to Gene Tenner's discussion We're taking John Kass's bike bullying seriously
"I think we should all take a moment and contemplate how lucky we are that we have it so good in life we have free time to get this upset about what a moron says in the paper. Is this really something that is worth investing time in?"
Monday

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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