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WAZE app results in clogging of secondary and residential streets
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Anyone seeing an uptick in congestion on their normally quiet routes? I was surprised at the amount of traffic on 16th earlier, but I rarely see it during rush hour.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Nov 17, 2015.

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A bicyclist was killed in a crash Sunday night in west suburban Oak Brook.The crash happened at the intersection of Route 83 and 16th Street near Oakbrook Center mall just before 6 p.m., according to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Hainey Nov 9, 2015.

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Cyclist sues other cyclists for 2013 Lakefront Trail collision
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Fuegofan replied to h' Zerocats's discussion How many other cyclists did you see on your commute this morning?
"Counted 40 this morning between 55th and Museum Campus on LFT."
5 hours ago
Fuegofan replied to h' Zerocats's discussion How many other cyclists did you see on your commute this morning?
"Thanks for the info!  I knew it had to be something unusual, and more than just Bike Week."
5 hours ago
Yasmeen commented on h' Zerocats's group Chicago Ghost Bikes
"From Lindy:Meeting Planned for Crash Victim Families My life was forever changed when my husband, Jay, was killed in 2014, struck from behind while riding his bicycle by a then 89-year-old driver returning home at dusk in a rental car after visiting…"
Jun 24
Not too hip replied to h' Zerocats's discussion How many other cyclists did you see on your commute this morning?
"Not a single one stopped for a red light. Sometimes I feel really dorkish and I do roll through stops."
Jun 23
dauber replied to h' Zerocats's discussion How many other cyclists did you see on your commute this morning?
"Heh...today my morning commute down the LFT was surprisingly...isolated. Very few cyclists out. I was surprised. It was a perfect time to ride the trail: not too hot, not too sun-glaring..."
Jun 23
Lisa Curcio replied to h' Zerocats's discussion How many other cyclists did you see on your commute this morning?
"If that was in the morning, it was probably those of us who were riding Le Tour de Shore.  We left from Millenium Park and rode down the LFT with the first day ending in Chesterton, Indiana.  It was a really long commute!"
Jun 23
Fuegofan replied to h' Zerocats's discussion How many other cyclists did you see on your commute this morning?
"Last Friday (June 17) I counted 450 from 55th Street to the Museum Campus on the LFT.  I have no idea why there were so many.  About 1/6 had numbers.  Most looked like commuters.  I know it was the end of Bike Week, but imagine…"
Jun 23
Andrew Bedno commented on h' Zerocats's group Chicago Ghost Bikes
"I've added the new Joseph "Jay" Korner bike to my reference content. Details: http://bedno.com/body/bike/ghostbikes/details/korner G.Map (there are current 15 believed standing): http://bedno.com/body/bike/ghostbikes/map "
May 25
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Chicago Ghost Bikes

This group is intended to be used as a tool for tracking information and getting ghost bikes made and placed.
May 21
Yasmeen commented on h' Zerocats's group Chicago Ghost Bikes
"Thanks, I'll go ahead and reach out to Howard via email."
May 19
Duppie commented on h' Zerocats's group Chicago Ghost Bikes
"I've installed half a dozen ghost bikes over the years. To the best of my knowledge there was no dedicated group. Instead it was an ever changing group of individuals that was involved with preparation and installation. The only constant was…"
May 19
Yasmeen commented on h' Zerocats's group Chicago Ghost Bikes
"I don't think it will hurt to have a resource on The Chainlink with a page explaining the process, provided some contacts, etc. I am not sure if the same people are still involved. They did a wonderful job before but it's also a…"
May 19
MJ E. commented on h' Zerocats's group Chicago Ghost Bikes
"It is worth noting, that Jay's widow noted difficulty last night when figuring out who to contact, that prompted the delay in having a bike installed for her husband. Before I joined this community I figured they were only produced if the…"
May 19
Yasmeen commented on h' Zerocats's group Chicago Ghost Bikes
"To answer your question, yes, it did occur to me which is why I posted the discussion here. I also posted the discussion here when I was seeking help for the ghost bike and the person that started this group never responded. "
May 19
Chicago Ride of Silence commented on h' Zerocats's group Chicago Ghost Bikes
"In my experience, many folks who ride have friends who ride and they point the way OR just do it themselves -- as was the case in many of the ghost bikes that still exist. When needed, folks in this ghost bike community step up and rally to make it…"
May 19
Yasmeen commented on h' Zerocats's group Chicago Ghost Bikes
"Thanks Elizabeth, I think this is a good discussion to have. You mention it being "unofficially official". If I was a family member and needed help creating and installing a ghost bike, where would I begin? How would I know how to get…"
May 19

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What I ride:
Funny Bike
The kind of riding I do:
Commuting
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Looking for a lover who won't find another.
About me:
Just a regular chainlinker . . .
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At 8:55am on March 14, 2014, dan brown said…

three one two     three five one  four zero five too

At 6:42pm on August 3, 2012, h' Zerocats said…

IN response to O, who censors comments to his wall:
Yes, in fact I do grease my lens.  Is that bad?

At 4:42pm on November 23, 2011, Louie Louie said…

I saw you posted on my cannondale for sale thread.  I know the bike looks deceiving but it is 23'.  Those aluminum tubes make those bikes look smaller. 

At 7:22am on February 15, 2011, Terry Bloom said…

I understand your frustration.  I was asked to help out after there was some problems with the original dates and the former producer back in late November(or so i understand)... They didn't want it to be in February in Chicago, but rather the fall, but instead of skipping Chicago after the problems they said they still wanted to try to do the 10th Anniversary show and then hopefully the 2011 tour later this year(fall) instead of having Chicago miss a year.

So I will be in touch, and I do agree that we should coordinate dates, I am from the nonprofit world where I feel more organizations need to combine efforts rather than compete.  I appreciate your candidness and I hope we can work together in the future.

At 1:56am on January 25, 2011, Paul Fitz, Scrabblor said…

Open shop was a bit on the slow side, but we were competing with some afternoon snow and a bears game.  We had about 6 or 7 folks come thru, mostly prolific volunteers.  DJ Ang.g played some tunes for us + good times were had. 

That strip on oakley was always what I understood as heart of chicago.  I've never heard it called heart of italy, but that would make some sense.  I like discussing/defining/debating neighborhood boundaries and am intrigued, but I'm not buying west of ashland as a contemporary 'heart of chicago'.  It would be a logical name, what with it being in the middle, but I think an overwhelming (90%+?) majority of residents know it as pilsen (particularly east of hoyne + certainly anywhere near ashland).  It seems like either an arcane title or a specific community/neighborhood within another (like hamilton park to englewood, scottsdale to ashburn or palmer square to logan square).   I think people get some rights of community definitions though so sure, I'll toss it up under the neighborhood description.  

At 12:42am on January 25, 2011, Paul Fitz, Scrabblor said…

Working Bikes open shop is going to be monthly until it warrants a weekly.  The next one will be Feb 20th, hopefully we can get enough folks to make it weekly! 

 

I had been thinking of listing the location as pilsen/littlevillage due our location being on the border, but wouldn't say heart of chicago as I always saw that as a neighborhood/community within pilsen.  I've never heard of heart of chicago starting at ashland and am a little curious to where you get that, Damen seems overly generous.  I definitely wasn't trying to diss little village, I just id it a lil westernly of us.   A lot of neighborhoods have somewhat sliding borders, marquette park/west englewood, brightonpark/gage park, back of the yards and everything around it... I'm comfortable saying working bikes is on a border, but folks I've known in lil village seem to call it pilsen till you start rolling west.   I hope that makes some sense to why I wrote 'pilsen'.

At 7:46pm on December 2, 2010, Ron said…
Hi Howard! I'm winter vacationing in New Orleans until April. I'm looking to perhaps open up here as well. Hope all is well with you and all in the recovery collective.
At 1:58am on October 30, 2010, Genaro said…
Remember "we're Little Village people"..?

Love the fact that it sounded like we're people from a diminutive village. ^5
At 4:01pm on October 11, 2010, pjc jr said…
Hey Howard, not sure who is doing daily admining, but could you see if you could get my Heartland Cafe gathering up on the calendar soon. Its for Wednesday night and wanted people to have a chance to see the post.
Thanks, PJ
At 5:21pm on September 27, 2010, Anne Wieland said…
i could possibly go tomorrow with whom ever is hoping to go...do you know when they want to go or thier info--email me at annepwieland@gmail.com :) thanks
 
 
 

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