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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 on Thursday.

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.

Family of dead cyclist sues alleged drunken motorist

Family of dead cyclist sues alleged drunken motoristBY JON SEIDEL Staff Reporter March 26, 2014 12:34PMThe family of a Groupon employee killed riding his bike in River North last year is suing the…Continue

Started Mar 26

 

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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?
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Gene Tenner replied to Phil Fox's discussion Northerly Island
"I was out there two weeks ago and the southern half of the island was still blocked off for construction, and the northern half was ridable, as it was last year. "
Thursday
AM 9.5 replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago E-Bikes Will Get Rules for the Road if Ordinance Passes
"All the above for those overconfident in their abilities. "
Thursday
Reboot Oxnard replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago E-Bikes Will Get Rules for the Road if Ordinance Passes
"Which is the greatest danger? An e-bike in a bike lane. A lycranaut on the LFT. A fixie approaching a stop sign. "
Thursday
envane (69 furlongs) replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago E-Bikes Will Get Rules for the Road if Ordinance Passes
"The hazards you speak of could get you at slower speeds as well.   Some idiot can throw a door in your path before anyone could have time to react going 12 mph.  I'm sure there is a speed-safety curve, but who knows what it looks…"
Apr 9
Lee Roy Carrier replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago E-Bikes Will Get Rules for the Road if Ordinance Passes
"I wish all types Motorized Bike riders would be courteous. There is much discussion within our (MB) community about responsible riding, safety, and noise pollution. Cutting off/Modifying the exhaust, increasing compression, and driving like a…"
Apr 9
Andrew N replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago E-Bikes Will Get Rules for the Road if Ordinance Passes
"Well said.  Regarding commuting, I've found over the years that the more I ride, the slower I go (by design). "
Apr 9
Jeff Schneider replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago E-Bikes Will Get Rules for the Road if Ordinance Passes
"You are more fearless than I am, and/or your reflexes are much faster.  Drivers pull out of parking spots or throw open doors without looking, cabbies swerve into bike lanes to pick up or drop off fares, pedestrians step into bike lanes from…"
Apr 9
Nick G replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago E-Bikes Will Get Rules for the Road if Ordinance Passes
"I second Davis' feelings on the perils of E-Bikes in the bike lanes.  Electric assist can be useful for pedicabs, cargo bikes, seniors and people with disabilities, but that's probably not what it'll be mostly used for. What…"
Apr 9
Steve Courtright replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago E-Bikes Will Get Rules for the Road if Ordinance Passes
"I was a test rider for an e-bike system developed here in Chicago and rode it over a year exactly like I do my conventional bikes.  Not once did it create any concern with bicyclists or traffic, for that matter.  Most of the time,…"
Apr 9
Jeff Schneider replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago E-Bikes Will Get Rules for the Road if Ordinance Passes
"That's my guess, too.  I WISH they would be sold to experienced cyclists who have aging knees or heavy cargo bikes or very long commutes, but I think it is more likely that they will be promoted as the 'solution' to to the…"
Apr 9
Jeff Schneider replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago E-Bikes Will Get Rules for the Road if Ordinance Passes
"I have encountered these in Amsterdam.  It can be disconcerting to be passed closely by a fast-moving moped. "
Apr 9
Davis Moore replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago E-Bikes Will Get Rules for the Road if Ordinance Passes
""E-bikes can be a great benefit for people who need some extra assistance while bicycling, particularly older people and individuals with disabilities," spokesman Ted Villaire said.That's a great sentiment, but I seriously doubt…"
Apr 9
envane (69 furlongs) replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago E-Bikes Will Get Rules for the Road if Ordinance Passes
"20 mph isn't too fast for bike lanes.   You just have to be smart enough to know when its not appropriate to go that fast."
Apr 9
Jeff Schneider replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago E-Bikes Will Get Rules for the Road if Ordinance Passes
"I understand the advantages of e-bikes for certain uses/riders, and don't want to get anyone going on an anti e-bike rant.  However, I do have some apprehension about sharing bike lanes and paths with them.  My small exposure to…"
Apr 9

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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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