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Gene Tenner
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Why Chicago's Divvy Lags Far Behind New York's Citi Bike-Sharing Program
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Why Chicago's Divvy Lags Far Behind New York's Citi Bike-Sharing ProgramBy Ted Cox on July 30, 2014 5:25am, DNAinfoDOWNTOWN — No matter how fast Chicagoans pedal, the city can't quite catch up to New…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Hochstadter 9 hours ago.

Could Cargo Bikes Become the New Minivans for Chicago Parents?

Could Cargo Bikes Become the New Minivans for Chicago Parents?By Paul Biasco on July 30, 2014 8:14am - DNAinfoAlt-Cycle Shop Comes to Lincoln Park DNAinfo/Kyla GardnerLINCOLN PARK — Lincoln Park's…Continue

Started 12 hours ago

Bike Lane Would Have Three-Foot Wide Curbs on Clybourn in Old Town
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Plans are underway to install Chicago's first barrier protected bike lane along Clybourn Avenue in Old Town, which will serve as a test run for the city.The proposal, presented to the public at a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chitown_Mike yesterday.

'This is the bike for Chicago'
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The worst winter in decades inspired a design firm and frame builder to fashion a bike tough enough for this town.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Quist 7 hours ago.

 

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Jonathan Quist replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"Uh, yeah. What you said. Actually, if an approaching vehicle has obnoxiously bright lights, retroreflective material is probably more effective than an opposing set of obnoxiously bright lights. Of course, that's just my opinion pulled out of…"
7 hours ago
James BlackHeron replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"Because the rules about speeding, selling & buying drugs, stealing, and so on have been such a big help so far. "
7 hours ago
Jonathan Quist replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"Yeah. Gee. Sort of like the rules that the US should have about "fog lights", "driving lights", etc., etc. "
7 hours ago
James BlackHeron replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"That's the nice thing about the AXA, it really puts the light where you need it in front of you, not leaking out everywhere to the sides.  That's the Germans for you and their strict dyno lighting rules on lenses and not blinding…"
7 hours ago
Jeff Schneider replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"I have also used various B&M lights and SON dynamos on my bikes for a few years now - and love them.  Still in the halogen era, though, with my headlamps.  I find them sufficient in the city (plus not too great a loss if broken or…"
7 hours ago
Tricolor replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"I've got a rear B&M battery light which looks pretty bright for two LEDs (granted they're hitting a reflector) and a Lumentrail front light that works pretty well, but I still think something that looks a little farther ahead and…"
7 hours ago
Anne Alt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"I've got Busch & Muller dynamo powered lights on one of my bikes - awesome!  My Lumotec Lyt Senso Plus (30 lux) is bright enough to light up street signs and license plates 1 block away.  It also shows road imperfections very…"
8 hours ago
Julie Hochstadter replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Why Chicago's Divvy Lags Far Behind New York's Citi Bike-Sharing Program
"not important enough for you to search tonight.   "
9 hours ago
Jonathan Quist replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"You mention two things - do you want a light to see the road, or a light to be seen? I use a Bontrager Ion 1; it's not really bright enough to ride on dark unfamiliar streets or anywhere with loads of potholes, but I attached the bar mount to…"
9 hours ago
James BlackHeron replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"My AXA Luxx 70 (70lux) is pretty darn bright for a bike light powered by the hub dynamo. "
9 hours ago
KevinM replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"It could easily be done with battery power, but why? There are a number of nice dyno lights on the market that give plenty of light for speeds from 5-30mph. "
9 hours ago
Tricolor replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"Riding home around eight last night I did wonder if anyone's worked at adapting a small (maybe LED) motorcycle headlight for bikes.  Most bike lights are neigh-useless for anything but irritating people and/or so faint no one's going…"
10 hours ago
James BlackHeron replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"I'm leveraging this post to effectuate even more exposure to BikeSnob's continued lambasting of the Vanmoofy designer douche chariots. "
10 hours ago
Julie Hochstadter replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Why Chicago's Divvy Lags Far Behind New York's Citi Bike-Sharing Program
"h' was it in the general divvy discussion? Can you point us there? "
11 hours ago
Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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11 hours ago
Julie Hochstadter replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Why Chicago's Divvy Lags Far Behind New York's Citi Bike-Sharing Program
"I've asked the writer to update a few of my quotes like the fact that there is a station at Berwyn (I had said for awhile Winnemac was the farther north but that there may be more installed recently) and that I'd love to have a back rack…"
11 hours ago

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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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