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What did you learn about riding in the cold and snow this winter?
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I learned the power of air pockets. My base layers have always been close to the skin, but I discovered that loose fitting layers over those provide pockets of air that mean extra warmth ...…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by MK 18 minutes ago.

Chicago E-Bikes Will Get Rules for the Road if Ordinance Passes
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By Ted Cox on April 9, 2014 6:03amCITY HALL — Hybrid e-bikes would get a place on the road — and in the city's regulations — with a new ordinance proposed in the City Council.Aldermen Joe Moreno…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by AM 9.5 Apr 10.

Florida Library Peddles Bikes
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Florida Library Peddles BikesGearing up for spring, the Winter Park (Fla.) Public Library (WPPL) rolled out a new lending program: eight new bicycles, including a two-seater tandem, along with locks,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Avery Schleichkorn Apr 2.

How do you know what tubes go with which tires?
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My new-used Burley Taiko has these two tires and I want to know what tubes to use? Continental 28-406 (20x1-1/8) and Continental 25 -559 Grand Prix.I confess that tire and tube sizes confuse me…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by djm Mar 31.

 

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MK replied to Gene Tenner's discussion What did you learn about riding in the cold and snow this winter?
"I learned there are some days I need to take advantage of the CTA. If I'm at risk of falling over from some ice I can't see it's best to just stay off the bike... lest I hurt myself and need to stay off much longer than I'd like."
18 minutes ago
Eli replied to Gene Tenner's discussion What did you learn about riding in the cold and snow this winter?
"I learned that the part of a fender which is covered by a mudflap can get really rusty and corroded without my noticing it."
44 minutes ago
Ryan Stahlman replied to Gene Tenner's discussion What did you learn about riding in the cold and snow this winter?
"Wow, I just learned that my fenders were my savior this winter. My chainrings never looked that bad and I cleaned them maybe every other week.  "
1 hour ago
Jaik - 4.3mi replied to Gene Tenner's discussion What did you learn about riding in the cold and snow this winter?
"This past winter will mark my first with clips. If you think tomorrow is a good day to take of those shoes and use the other ones, don't hesitate. Black ice is much more scary when you're clipped."
2 hours ago
Juan 2-8 mi. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion What did you learn about riding in the cold and snow this winter?
"Very important to wash off most of the salt and grime after each commute from work at home to keep my parts from corrosion."
2 hours ago
Rich S replied to Gene Tenner's discussion What did you learn about riding in the cold and snow this winter?
"That the city won't be as good at removing snow and salting streets as they have been in the past. At least not during heavy winters like this last one and especially not side streets. Therefore I learned to be better prepared for black ice and…"
2 hours ago
dan brown replied to Gene Tenner's discussion What did you learn about riding in the cold and snow this winter?
"good points gene. I know that but still put on multiple tight layers. hard to teach an old dog new tricks.. here is what I did learn : (my new route in the a.m. is Lincoln Ave (from Bryn Mawr) to Wells to downtown btw) Starbucks all have nice…"
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Simon Phearson replied to Gene Tenner's discussion What did you learn about riding in the cold and snow this winter?
"This was my first winter bike-commuting in Chicago, so I learned a lot. The air pocket thing - yes, definitely. My hands were warmer with my lobster gloves than with my five-fingered gloves; and I quickly learned it was better not to try to layer a…"
4 hours ago
Scott Chillson replied to Gene Tenner's discussion What did you learn about riding in the cold and snow this winter?
"I learned I hate rollers and trainers so next year I'm buying a fat bike!"
4 hours ago
Gene Tenner replied to John Gamble's discussion What's Your Most Interesting Bike Attachment?
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What did you learn about riding in the cold and snow this winter?

I learned the power of air pockets. My base layers have always been close to the skin, but I discovered that loose fitting layers over those provide pockets of air that mean extra warmth ... everyhwere: a quarter-inch air pocket at the end of my fingers, an oversized pair shoes or boots, baggy pants and a loose jacket.I also discovered that an even stroke (push-pull) gets you through deeper snow better than an uneven (push-push) stroke.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 in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"You are very observant, Lisa. Yes, I was. I am finally to the point where I am not a harm to myself, can start with not too much wiggle and can hold a quasi-straight line ... all without training wheels. The past few weeks made me feel like I was…"
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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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