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Gene Tenner
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6 reasons why cargo bikes are the next big thing
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After (quite literally) walking away from car-ownership five years ago, we experimented with many variations on traveling as a family by bicycle. None have been as transformational as our investment…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Schneider on Saturday.

The technology we need drivers to buy so cycling isn't so dangerous
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For decades, most of the safety advances in cars -- seat belts, air bags, anti-lock brakes -- have been designed to keep the people inside of them safer. But as vehicle fatalities have plummeted as a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Zumwalt Feb 24.

Are Divvy Riders Safer Than Other Cyclists? Data Says Yes
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Despite widely shared videos showing Divvy cyclists riding on busy roadways like the Dan Ryan Expy. and Lake Shore Drive, data released by the Chicago Department of Transportation shows only 18…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Feb 10.

 

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Gene Tenner replied to Brett Ratner's discussion What's Your Favorite Piece of Non-Bike Gear that Happens to Work Great on a Bike?
" Flamingo is shown here with a new, lighted winter bonnet."
15 hours ago
Gene Tenner replied to Brett Ratner's discussion What's Your Favorite Piece of Non-Bike Gear that Happens to Work Great on a Bike?
"I run a small cable from the flamingo to the camera and just sit back and watch. Voila'. "
15 hours ago
Gene Tenner replied to Brett Ratner's discussion What's Your Favorite Piece of Non-Bike Gear that Happens to Work Great on a Bike?
"I bought NeoSocks 3 weeks after a garbage truck diver mentioned them on radio. I have been experimenting with them since. The surprising part is that the foot sections are breathable, so they keep warm in, water out and persperation escapes.…"
17 hours ago
Gene Tenner replied to Brett Ratner's discussion What's Your Favorite Piece of Non-Bike Gear that Happens to Work Great on a Bike?
"All my clothing except the helmet, a grocery basket on my back rack and my flamingo."
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 in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Monday
Jeff Schneider replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 6 reasons why cargo bikes are the next big thing
"If you can already carry what you need to in panniers, there's no need for a cargo bike.  And they have some of the disadvantages of a car - you can't bring them inside like you can a bike, so you need a secure location in a garage or…"
Saturday
Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Feb 27
V W replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 6 reasons why cargo bikes are the next big thing
"Id love a cargo bike but realistically i already have six bikes at my house and dont have room for another, let alone one that big. Plus theyre pricey and wouldnt comfortably fit in any of my usual lock up spots. Plus i have a bike that has a back…"
Feb 26
Gene Tenner replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion Sprained ankle, braces, and riding
"I agree with Yasmeen. Although I have not had your injury, a physical therapist can work wonders; mine was a pinched sciatic nerve. Your primary care physician can write you a prescription for a physical therapist (then it is covereed by insurance),…"
Feb 26
Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Mike Zumwalt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion The technology we need drivers to buy so cycling isn't so dangerous
"The technology needed is very low tech. It's called eyes, and using them to look where you're driving and looking in mirrors to spot bikers. Bikers make sure you have lights and reflectors so you're not "invisible"."
Feb 24
Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Profile Information

What I ride:
Recumbent
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Solutions to problems
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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