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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 john89 Apr 13, 2016.


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Heather replied to Kevin's discussion Another cyclist killed, 9/26, North Center
"Terrifying. I'm always vigilant about watching for the signs that a vehicle is going to turn right in front of me, but of course even slow-moving vehicles are actually moving pretty quickly. Going to give trucks an even wider berth from now on."
Sep 26, 2016
Heather replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Locks Cut at Millenium Park by Management Last Night
"Just FYI, for anyone going to Millennium Park in the future, there are some bike racks on the east side of the Art Institute--as a fellow cyclist said to me as he was leaving and I was arriving, "Best-kept secret bike parking in the city!""
Aug 27, 2016
Heather replied to Kelly Goldthorpe's discussion What's your bike storage set-up?!
"I keep mine in our building's basement, but I lock them because I've heard too many stories of people having their bikes stolen out of their basements. I trust my neighbors but you never know when a door might be left open, etc."
Jul 20, 2016
Heather replied to Yasmeen's discussion A Female Divvy Rider Was Killed After Being Hit By a Truck This Morning
"I think you are thinking of Belmont and Kedzie, which is indeed very dangerous. This was Belmont and Sacramento."
Jul 1, 2016
Heather replied to Yasmeen's discussion Does Riding Your Bike Still Make You Happy?
"It makes me so happy that I get really annoyed if something intervenes in my ability to do so, like a potential storm or going someplace with a friend who doesn't ride."
May 24, 2016
Heather replied to Jennifer's discussion Bridgestone 300
"I have a Bridgestone CB1 that I bought in 1990? '91? It's a great bike. I had some more major work done on it a few years ago but really it has required very little maintenance considering all the years of use."
May 3, 2016
john89 replied to Heather's discussion NYTimes article on cycling accidents
" The Dangers in Terms of Cycling Safety? Accident rates per kilometer are 26 to 48 times higher for bikes than for automobiles (13). Nearly 44,000 cyclists have died in traffic crashes in the United States since 1932 (the first year in which…"
Apr 13, 2016
Heather replied to Yasmeen's discussion Feel-Good Article About Why Cycling Makes Us So Happy
"This reminds me of when a late aunt incredulously asked me why I liked riding in the city so much. Feeling defensive, I sputtered something about the environmental aspects and the exercise . . . and then I realized the main reason is because…"
Jan 24, 2016
Heather replied to Erin Vogel's discussion A Few Fun Facts from My Commute Tonight: Skirtsplaining & A Near-Dooring That Ended in a Flip-Flop Shaming
"Women distracting men with their bare legs and arms! Shameful."
Nov 6, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
Heather commented on DanaW's event Full Moon Fiasco
"Sooo tired. Next month!"
May 2, 2015
Heather might attend DanaW's event

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, 2015
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, 2015
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 14.5mi'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

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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!


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 in sarcasm bliss!


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