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Iron Cycles closes in Albany Park
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I just noticed this weekend that the storefront on Montrose is for rent. From what I can gather online, it sounds like they got fed up with break-ins. I'm very sad as this was only about a block and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donny Dec 27, 2013.

NYTimes article on cycling accidents
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Tries to answer the question "How safe is cycling?"…Continue

Tags: injuries, crashes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Oct 23, 2013.

 

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Heather replied to Yasmeen's discussion This would be an excellent answer to the recent "crackdown" of cyclists riding through the North Shore. Who's with me?
"They only apply to one bicyclist, apparently."
Aug 1
Heather replied to Yasmeen's discussion Know someone with an impressive bike style? Tell us about it!
"I regularly ride in heels . . . I even rode my bike to a wedding once."
Jul 2
Heather commented on DanaW's event Full Moon Fiasco
"Sooo tired. Next month!"
May 2
Heather might attend DanaW's event
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Full Moon Fiasco at Gannon's Pub

May 2, 2015 all day
Not to be confused with an athletic endeavor, we meet up at Gannon's Pub for a couple of drinks and ride to another dive somewhere.  Meet up at 8, ride at 9.  Destination is always TBA.  See you there.See More
Apr 29
Heather replied to mweerd's discussion Another Bike Fit Question
"I got fitted at Iron Cycles a few years ago. Can't remember how much but it was definitely less than $200. I found out I have long femurs. Good to know!"
Feb 27
Heather replied to Melissa Manak's discussion Ladies of Cycling community.. I need help Stat
"My hair is wavy so I'm not sure if this is a good fix for you--but I sometimes just clip the top of my hair in a barrette on the top of my head. That way it doesn't get all flat and has some body when I take it out."
Sep 22, 2014
Heather replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Commuting advice for skirt-wearers from Grist
"The ladies are on it already! This video was posted a week or so ago."
Jul 17, 2014
Heather replied to Julie Hochstadter's discussion The 19th-century health scare that told women to worry about "bicycle face"
"Well, I'm pretty sure I have "car face." Bicycle face sounds much better."
Jul 9, 2014
Heather replied to h' 1.0's discussion New app lets you scan a license plate and send a message to driver
"Well, for instance, I can imagine women getting unwanted messages a la "Hey baby" or much worse.  So more of a potential harassment issue."
Jun 23, 2014
Heather replied to h' 1.0's discussion New app lets you scan a license plate and send a message to driver
"Mmm, I have a lot of privacy concerns about this. And I suspect a lot of other people will too."
Jun 23, 2014
Heather replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Montrose v. Lawrence
"Montrose all the way. I also tend to take Wilson if it's more convenient. I actively avoid Lawrence and Foster--too crazy. I've recently found Leland to be a good route east from the river. A bit off-topic but I've started avoiding…"
Jun 21, 2014
Heather replied to Gopher Biker's discussion Another hit and run death - so sad.
Jun 2, 2014
Heather replied to Jeff Schneider's discussion A Plea for the Idaho Stop
"I also have noticed a marked decline in road rules adherence this spring, for some reason, as both a driver and a cyclist. Just yesterday, a large SUV slowed down for a yellow light, then actually *sped up* as I started to cross the intersection on…"
Apr 26, 2014
John LaVere left a comment for Heather
"Hi Heather, Once I have a few people lined up, I'm going to try to find a time and place for us to shoot a few things. Please add me to your list and I will keep you updated. Thanks! John"
Apr 17, 2014
Heather replied to John LaVere's discussion Commuter Fashion Statements!
"Yes, exactly. if I'm going to a long ride, I will definitely dress for it. But if I'm just hopping on for a few miles, or if I am going to a social event, I will wear my regular clothes, which are usually some kind of "fashion…"
Apr 17, 2014
Heather replied to John LaVere's discussion Commuter Fashion Statements!
"I am happy to help too--I often wear heels etc while running errands on my bike."
Apr 17, 2014

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What I ride:
Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
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At 11:11am on April 17, 2014, John LaVere said…

Hi Heather, Once I have a few people lined up, I'm going to try to find a time and place for us to shoot a few things. Please add me to your list and I will keep you updated. Thanks!

John

At 12:37pm on February 22, 2010, Julie Hochstadter said…
awesome to see you yesterday. see you at lee's ride saturday?
At 9:46pm on February 21, 2010, KatieP said…
Just now reading passiveaggressivenotes.com...am in sarcasm bliss!
 
 
 

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