"dudes i crashed the other day going over some old railroad tracks. is this a common mishap? or is this something that is only a problem in the winter conditions? i feel like i have gone over tracks before and not eaten shit, but…"
MESSAGE FROM UIC POLICE
At 12:15 p.m. (5/31/10) at 716 S. Oakley, a UIC employee was the victim of an armed
robbery. The employee was approached from behind by two male offenders. The first
offender struck the victim on the left side of…"
"ok there's a church just north of an alley on oakley after you pass jackson, i think i really should post again after i go through there tonight, but i think the church is a good landmark. they came out of the alley. i mean we're talking…"
"i think developing an intimidating look or presence also helps. wacky facial hair and tatoos! i too frequent this route but it's my commute so it is rarely after 8pm. i agree with the problems along damen and second whoever nominated oakley.…"
"yea dr doom that's basicly how it went down. the intersection is set up so as to create problems cuz there's a right turn lane that forks off and then traffic that would continue east on grand or want to turn left go off another fork."
i would like to revive this thread as a discussion of how you handle confrontations with motorists who view the cyclist as an obstacle, rather than another vehicle. this morning riding on grand east coming to the intersection with western…"