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Gene Tenner
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Chicago's Spring Weather: 80-Degree Days, Less Rain, Early Summer Days
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The last week of February or first week of March could see some cold, but after that things will warm up, Pastelok said.And summer weather could hit the city early, Pastelok said, with "summer heat"…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen on Sunday.

Think You're Tough? This Runner is About To Race 135 Miles in -40 Temps
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CHICAGO — Running 135 miles straight without sleep in minus-40 degree temperatures — while pulling a 30-pound sled filled with supplies — might be the craziest athletic competition ever created.But…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Schwab Jan 21.

Is there such a thing as eco-friendly bike lube?
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Q: Could you recommend a homemade, environmentally friendly lubricant that I can use on my bicycle chain? When I purchased my bicycle several years ago, the shop owner recommended a particular lube…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Adams 4 mi Jan 20.

New Lakefront Park (at Fullerton) Offers Separate Paths For Cyclists, Pedestrians
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A construction project at Fullerton Avenue and North Lake Shore Drive that …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael B Jan 6.

 

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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 Mike Keating's discussion "Bicycling In An Automobile's World" Article
"Nice article, Mike. Loads of fact and an overarching view of the problem shows to me that progress will be slow and ongoing; behavior is hard to change, but will work with steady pressure. Civil rights do not happened overnight."
13 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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Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Thanks, George, for the kind words. A lot of it is pracice, practice and more practice."
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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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Yasmeen replied to Gene Tenner's discussion These Maps Show A Massive Gender Gap in Bicycle-Riding
"Thanks John! Is there any new information you can point us to on the topic? "
Monday
John Greenfield replied to Gene Tenner's discussion These Maps Show A Massive Gender Gap in Bicycle-Riding
"This is old data -- the article is from 2014, befor Divvy expanded to 475 stations."
Monday
Yasmeen replied to Gene Tenner's discussion These Maps Show A Massive Gender Gap in Bicycle-Riding
"Another option - women and men can ride their kids to school with a cargo bike. There are different options and many schools are close enough to home for this to be a realistic…"
Sunday
Paul Lazzaro replied to Gene Tenner's discussion These Maps Show A Massive Gender Gap in Bicycle-Riding
"Another reason for fewer women riders is that many women have to act as chauffeur for kids, often doing this in combination with other errands or their work commute.  This keeps them chained to cars. Because so many of us live in sprawling…"
Sunday
Yasmeen replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago's Spring Weather: 80-Degree Days, Less Rain, Early Summer Days
"It'd be great to do longer rides outside earlier in the spring. There are some new rides I'm really excited to try. "
Sunday
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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Feb 5
Gene Tenner replied to Yasmeen's discussion Why don't I lose weight when I ride my bike all the time?
"Exercise has its limits for shedding pounds, study finds That daily 5-mile run may not be burning as many calories as you think, a new study suggests. In fact, the researchers found, moderate exercise — the equivalent of walking a couple miles…"
Feb 4
Tom A.K. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago's Spring Weather: 80-Degree Days, Less Rain, Early Summer Days
"80 degree days in May, okay. As long as it's not 105 degrees in July and August. Accuweather said their earlier prediction for a mild winter was pretty spot-on so far. Except for the spots where we were all suffering from frostbite after…"
Feb 4
Joe Guzzardo replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago's Spring Weather: 80-Degree Days, Less Rain, Early Summer Days
"You can show me all the statistics, satellite data, Doppler radar, computer simulations, jet stream and El Nino / La Nina analysis you want. This year, I'm going with the Phil's predictions. In the past 130 years, he's never…"
Feb 4

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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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