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April 10 Meeting Regarding Foster Safety Improvements
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 Howdy folks,I just recieved this announcement on a meeting about Foster Ave upgrades. Involvement in the process is one way to be heard and show the community that bikers are a functioning part of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Hochstadter Apr 4, 2013.


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Jeff Markus replied to Amanda's discussion Car-less and need to haul...
"OK, OK, OK so 2 years ago I bought an electric (assisted) bike for commuting (etc) and since the battery sat on a seatpost mounted rear rack I lost the carrying capacity of a trunk/pannier. So I began a search and since I was working at the time…"
Mar 21
Jeff Markus replied to Debbie Mossburg's discussion Bike Mechanics, Vendors (biking related) & Volunteers needed for "Bike Bald" Bike Rodeo
"OK, OK, OK so this is DOWNTOWN Naperville....gotcha. While a bit of a hike for a northside Chicago boy I might visit just ta see how the 'burbanites do the Rodeo. Jeff"
Feb 24
Jeff Markus added a discussion to the group Northwest Side Cyclists

Wrong Ward Map

I was just checking the group before hitting the shower to go to the meeting (wed 1/29...7-9PM) and I noticed ya got the old ward map up. Check the 39th site (Ald Laurino) for a more current map. The y gerrymandered me out of the 45th just after last election. I fought for Arena as a bike centric Ald. and then ended up in Laurino's who had a bike co-ordinator or at least a person whose desk gathers Bike info. The 39th now goes west to Elston including the golf course back into Sauganash.This…See More
Jan 29
Todd Allen replied to Jeff Markus's discussion The Devils in the details in the group Motorized
"Jeff, sorry for the super late reply.  I hadn't checked into this group in a long while. I hope you sorted out the issues with your bike.  I've never owned a commercially produced ebike but your experience matches my…"
Dec 6, 2013
Jeff Markus commented on Active Transportation Alliance's event Open Streets Chicago - Milwaukee Ave.
"This should be abscrewlutly amazing. GET EVERYBODY YA KNOW OUT would be great if we could get people out there spending like the economy has busted out in roses but just showing retailers that there is a powerful movement of bicyclists…"
Aug 29, 2013
Jeff Markus might attend Active Transportation Alliance's event

Open Streets Chicago - Milwaukee Ave. at Milwaukee Avenue - Division to Logan

September 15, 2013 from 10am to 3pm
Enjoy a free pedestrian playground on 3 car-free miles of Milwaukee Ave. on Sunday, September 15 in Wicker Park, Bucktown and Logan Square. Join Open Streets Chicago in these landmark neighborhoods from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Experience Milwaukee Avenue when it’s closed to car traffic and open for biking, running, free yoga classes and skate jams. There will be dancing lessons, a variety of games for adults and kids, fencing demos, a beer garden hosted by Revolution Brewing and an Aldi rest stop…See More
Aug 29, 2013
Jeff Markus replied to tim's discussion looking for route from chicago to starved rock
"Enjoy the ride and Starved Rock State Park NOW for the area is going to be decimated. The very rock that allowed the formation of the features along the Illinois River and the construction of the I&M Canal is being lusted for by the fracking…"
Jul 6, 2013
Jeff Markus commented on Cameron 7.5 mi's event Ride to Ride the Rails
"My e-bike must whimp out but I'll drive thus opening 2 bikes on the rack and room for their riders in the car in case the weather shuts in."
Jun 22, 2013
Jeff Markus commented on Cameron 7.5 mi's event Ride to Ride the Rails
"OK ya'll gots me thuroly confused....I'm lookin' at hitting the UPNW@Jeff Pk #701 (8:48A) with my e-bike. Then after humping the 50# bike and my stuff into  the train I'll rest fer the ride out to the boonies. Once I hump…"
Jun 21, 2013
Jeff Markus might attend Cameron 7.5 mi's event

Ride to Ride the Rails at Illinois Railway Museum

June 22, 2013 from 8:30am to 7pm
The Illinois Railroad Museum will be having "Chicago Day" and operating their collection of equipment from CTA and Metra predecessors. We'll ride out by doing a Metra slingshot to Woodstock and then biking the rest of the way (about 10 mi). Meet on Union Pacific Nortwest Train #701 (Depart Ogilvie at 8:30) at what ever station you prefer. I'll be boarding at Jefferson Park at 8:48.See More
Jun 21, 2013
Jeff Markus replied to Christine (5.0)'s discussion Biking from Logan Square to Lombard: is it safe?
"The IPP-Illinois Prarie Path- is pretty much a backyard play area thru some depressed suburbs especially on the east end. As more of a vehicular cyclist and liking having access to facilities (DD's, 7/11, lighted gas stations to do tire changes…"
Jun 21, 2013
Jeff Markus commented on Aaron Bussey's group Look Chicago!
"Well I have been slow about getting over to the Jeff Park Meta station with the flyers I grabbed at Andersonvilles event so I can throw no stones. I will try to get to Lincoln Park on the 30th but question the getting into the 'Pride' fray…"
Jun 14, 2013
Jeff Markus replied to Duppie's discussion Looking to borrow a rack mounted handlebar bag
"I hit American Science and Surplus at Milwaukee and Foster for a army surplus bag to mount to front pannier racks for my e-bike. And the same bag style fits the rear rack on the city bike. They look so funky that I worry less about…"
Jun 14, 2013
Jeff Markus replied to Michael B's discussion It started with a flat tire.....
"Last week a friend told me his Cannondale was a bit playful and since I am his go to guy for bike work 'could ya take a look at it'. We made an appointment and I set the bike stand out in the back yard and broke out the tools. While I…"
Jun 14, 2013
Jeff Markus replied to Jeff Blumenthal's discussion Bicycle Computer Calibration
"And to get even more confused remember you are counting revolutions and when you fill your bike pressure to the max suggested pressure the tire will roll on a larger diameter than when you are even 10% under inflated. So now that yer ready to just…"
Jun 14, 2013
Jeff Markus replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"As a hopefully soon to be employed person I rode the expected route yesterday to check mileage and range (e-bike battery). It's a 8.83mile one way commute and the battery with a 14mph aveage speed heavily pedal assisted made it with power to…"
Jun 11, 2013

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
About me:
I am an environmentally concious rider that enjoys being outside. With interests from woodworking to home hobby projects, electricity to photography I try to stay busy.

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