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Bright ideas for biking at night
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There’s a guy who rides his bike on the streets of Seattle dressed up like a crossing guard who just had a run-in with a Christmas tree. The locals call him as High Vis Man.I used to snigger when he…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fran Kondorf yesterday.

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 Nov 17.

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 Nov 17.

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.

 

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Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"From Montrose to Blemont was well salted, a few puddles and a periodic ice puddle that were easily spotted and avoided. "
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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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Len Krietz replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Bright ideas for biking at night
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Anne Alt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Bright ideas for biking at night
"A string of battery powered LED Christmas lights can also add a lot of visibility. This is NOT a substitute for standard front and rear lights, but a nice supplement. They're fairly cheap and lightweight, and a set of batteries can last quite a…"
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Mike Zumwalt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Bright ideas for biking at night
"A lot of the jogging gear is reflective and these http://revolights.com/# a little cost prohibitive and only 4 hrs of lighting time? Good for commuting I 'spose?"
yesterday
Anne Alt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Bright ideas for biking at night
"Another good item for side visibility: tires with reflective sidewall stripes. I really appreciate this feature of my Schwalbe Marathons.  It doesn't take much light to make them visible. Spoke reflectors help, too."
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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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Bright ideas for biking at night

There’s a guy who rides his bike on the streets of Seattle dressed up like a crossing guard who just had a run-in with a Christmas tree. The locals call him as High Vis Man.I used to snigger when he rode past, until I was hit by a car while riding home from work last summer. (I survived, but not gracefully, as you know if you’ve seen our last video.) Since then, I’ve been getting in touch with my own, inner High Vis Man, trying to make myself utterly impossible to miss — or rather, impossible…See More
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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 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."
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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 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."
Nov 20
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."
Nov 19
Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Nov 19
Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Nov 18
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. "
Nov 17

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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