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cta train
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  FYI..... notice sign on the bus today that no bikes on EL train July 4th 12:00am to July 5th 4am, due to fireworks show.  at least got a early warning. Probably looks like the weekend of the air…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Jul 2, 2015.

Another bike shop bites the dust
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  today I pass by the Boris Western bike shop in Franklin Park, at 9777 w Grand, and it was empty, store was for rent. I beleive he is an old timer from the fifties, taking over from his father.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Curcio Jan 23, 2015.

Winter commuting
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  It is getting close to that time with the white stuff. I plan to bike commute this winter, rather than using a taxi every night. I am thinking about getting studded snow tire, got it narrowed down…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tandemonium Oct 20, 2014.

parking in a bike lane
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  It has been only about three weeks, that Broadway got it's bike lane markings. Well at the southwest corner of Foster and Broadway(where the Marathon gas station is at), cars are parking in the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Talbert Jul 8, 2014.


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Jerry Lee replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Western, Belmont, Lincoln
"sign said western- Belmont closed....don't know if this  affects cars only or people and bikes too. I think east bound on Belmont, you will probably need to turn on Campbell and go to Roscoe. If you need Clybourn, go south on Campbell…"
Mar 1
Jerry Lee replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion 10 Stories of Senior Cyclists Who Will Inspire You To Never Stop Biking
"Chicago cycling club in warmer weather has club senior ride(over 55) to food on Thursday about 9:30am. I have trying to go, but work prevents it.  I believe the Evanston Bicycle club, had a Silver Spokes group for seniors, many years ago."
Jan 8
Jerry Lee replied to Yasmeen's discussion eBikes - What's All the Fuss About?
"I have been using an ebike for about 5 years, they are quite fun. I have 6 of these ebikes, that I have  built from scratch, excluding the motor. I have used them on Lee Diamonds neighbor rides, the Late Night ride and the Bike the Drive. I use…"
Jan 5
Jerry Lee replied to Jim Reho's discussion Which Bike For First Attempt At A Century?
"do a practice run next August by riding the slow century by Art Gilfan with association with Chicago Cycling Club or Evanston Bicycle club, it's a joint venture of the 2 clubs. I believe there is sag support too, not bad for a club ride. Since…"
Dec 2, 2015
Jerry Lee replied to Fran Kondorf's discussion Name Your Most Frequent Cycling Hazard(s)
"I hate those signs in the middle of the street, informing it's a state law to stop and let people cross. Well if there is a legal parked car, and you are in the bike lane, cars can't go over the middle to allow more room to pass. kinda of…"
Nov 8, 2015
Jerry Lee replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Maybe this will convince drivers to give bikes more space...
" Looks like an electric powered bike"
Oct 12, 2015
Jerry Lee replied to asa4's discussion How many lumens do you have? Bike light recommendations
"I use the Nightrider 250 daily for over 4 years. I like it, because I can charge off my computer at work for the ride home. I use the low setting and it can give me at least 2 days of riding, 2 hours each day, but I charge it up daily. I bought…"
Sep 30, 2015
Jerry Lee replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion A pinch flat at 100 psi?
"don't feel bad, i have Continental Gatorbacks with that special black strip, pumped up to 100psi, hit a small crevice on the street and went flat. I didn' want to walk a mile or two, so I rode on the flat for the distance and other than…"
Sep 10, 2015
Jerry Lee replied to Jeane Ruddy's discussion eBikes and pieces
"Jeane;     don't know any ebike shop in your area, but if you contact Clean Republic, they may have contact for you. They are located in Seattle, just north of you. Better yet, go on their web site, and you may find someone who…"
Sep 10, 2015
Tom A.K. replied to Jerry Lee's discussion cta train
"When the 'who' wins the 'what' series ?! I must be dreaming, I'm going back to sleep. Z ZZ ZZZ !"
Jul 2, 2015
Shawn Evans replied to Jerry Lee's discussion cta train
"Navy Pier has fireworks every Wednesday & Saturday night during the summer, so I guess bikes are banned on all those days. If we were to follow the CTA's illogic, that is. (Bikes aren't really banned on all those days. I'm just…"
Jul 2, 2015
Jerry Lee replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Was Your First Bike?
"   an early 50's Schwinn,bought for $3 in 1958,  that I still have, frame only."
Jul 1, 2015
Jerry Lee posted a discussion

cta train

  FYI..... notice sign on the bus today that no bikes on EL train July 4th 12:00am to July 5th 4am, due to fireworks show.  at least got a early warning. Probably looks like the weekend of the air show will be banned too.   and definitely there will be a banned on trains when the Cubs win the world series.See More
Jul 1, 2015
Jerry Lee replied to Brian's discussion Police escort bike ride on west side today??
"On Fathers day, I was on the Father's day ride at the Cheese cake factory, where there was a police escort thru the entire route. There at least 2 police SUV's blocking the main streets as we passed by. There was no politician on the ride,…"
Jun 28, 2015
Jerry Lee replied to Shawn Evans's discussion CTA bans bikes from all trains - why?
"They also banned bikes when the Hawks parade was happening. No warning, like the pride parade, where there bulletins on the buses all week. I was at Jefferson Park taking the Blue line toward Rosemont, and told bikes are banned today. Lucky I knew…"
Jun 28, 2015
Jerry Lee replied to Duppie's discussion Metra bicycle blackout announced for Thursday, June 18
"I couldn't get on the CTA blue line at Jefferson Park today either."
Jun 18, 2015

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Hybrid, Recumbent
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
About me:
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At 2:26pm on February 10, 2015, John Porterfield said…

Thx for response (and . . . wow!).
I have set up a Google Drive spot to document process of electrifying my bike, and plan to work with Christopher Wallace beginning Thursday.  I believe it's a full time job to sort through the myriad products and possibilities for the fastest growing world mobility option.  And local bike shops are not up to this at present. 

I'd like to photo / video document the process to further advance the adoption of this transit mode.  My wife Cheryl and I will be relocating to mountainous Cuenca, Ecuador in about a year, and I want to bike into nearby Cajas national parkSo I want to fully master electric bike and hopefully haul the beast south of equator (ole!).

Hope you might click on Google Drive folder and observe my process or chip in your THREE cents & participate.  This collaboration is Public. 



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