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Here We Go Again
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I see that even four years isn't going to be enough for construction of the Navy Pier flyover -- it's going to extend into the middle of 2019.  So now we're talking about five years and more than $60…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian S Oct 31.

South Side To Elgin Route
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I've been thinking it would be a good adventure this spring or summer to ride out and visit friends in Elgin.  I live around 40th and Western.  I would appreciate any advice on routes, either full or…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Filka Bean Apr 19.

A Hero Of Cycling!
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A big tip of my cap to you, Mr. Marchand!…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Jan 5.

Alderman injured in bizarre cycling accident
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Alderman Howard Brookins of the 21st Ward was seriously injured in a cycling accident on the Cal-Sag Trail.  Looking at the photo, it appears that a squirrel jumped right into his front wheel,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Mar 24.

 

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Jim Reho replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"Bruce, Chicago is a home-rule municipality.  Since the state of Illinois has not specifically legislated that state law regarding bicycles shall prevail, it is Chicago's municipal ordinance that governs whether bicycles are allowed on…"
yesterday
Jim Reho replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Lock your bike
"I would like to think that a lot of, probably most or maybe nearly all of, those bikes were just discarded BLOs.  Perhaps I'm just naive."
yesterday
Jim Reho replied to Bill Seliger's discussion Commute route advice - Northside to 2801 S Western
"Of course, no one is being critical of Bill.  I think what you're trying to point out, and correct me if I'm wrong, is that the battle to get east to the LFP from Damen or Pulaski, and then west from the LFP to 28th and Western,…"
Nov 14
Jim Reho replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"I think this may shed some light on the provenance of those signs, and probably their misuse by nearby residents.  Came across it when I googled "Walk your…"
Nov 13
Jim Reho replied to Bill Seliger's discussion Commute route advice - Northside to 2801 S Western
"Looking on Google Maps myself, and starting at Lawrence and Damen and going to 2801 S. Western via the bike setting (not the default), it seems to me that going to the LFP would take you way too far east and then make you go too far west on the…"
Nov 12
Jim Reho replied to Bill Seliger's discussion Commute route advice - Northside to 2801 S Western
"Could you share your starting point?  The North Side is a pretty broad concept.  In general, I agree with Fran that Damen is a good north-south route.  If I were coming in on Damen, I'd hit Blue Island from Damen to 26th and…"
Nov 11
Brian S replied to Jim Reho's discussion Here We Go Again
"Well put. I agree."
Oct 31
ad replied to Jim Reho's discussion Here We Go Again
"I think they're are a couple different questions here: (1) did that stretch need a fix; (2) is the flyover worth the cost if its fixes the problem; and (3) has this been implemented in a way that's created a complete boondoggle? …"
Oct 31
Brian S replied to Jim Reho's discussion Here We Go Again
"I don't think calling it "a stretch of trail" is quite right. It's an elevated span with two bridges, one of which (maybe both?) has to be movable.  It's likely done on fill, which makes anchoring difficult. Also, until…"
Oct 31
Mike Zumwalt replied to Jim Reho's discussion Here We Go Again
"And yet they can tear up and repave and tear up and repave and redo the Elston,Fullerton.Damen intersection in 2 years.Tear down the old Western ave overpass bridg redo intersection in one Summer. Cars=priority Bikes=buy a car and get off the road!"
Oct 30
Jim Reho replied to Ed Fuhrmann's discussion New Bike Rack at ALDI. Should we be thankful... or insulted?
"Have you tried their Greek yogurt?  I think it's pretty good.  And I just got a nice ceramic knife there for under $7.  "
Oct 30
Jim Reho replied to Ed Fuhrmann's discussion New Bike Rack at ALDI. Should we be thankful... or insulted?
"I'm with you.  I like Aldi a lot, racks or no racks.   "
Oct 29
Jim Reho commented on Ed Fuhrmann's photo
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2017 ALDI in Round Lake Beach IL

"Of the three Aldi stores I go to in Chicago, none has a bike rack.  You're actually lucky!  It would be a smart move for Aldi to put some in.  There are times when I'd stop there, but finding a safe place to lock up is too…"
Oct 28
Jim Reho replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Lock your bike
"I use a Tigr lock around the frame and the quick-release rear wheel, and a Pinhead front axle.  Each bike has one Pinhead wheel, front or back.  Spendy by my standards, with locks worth as much as my bikes, but effective for my needs and…"
Oct 23
clp replied to Jim Reho's discussion Here We Go Again
"Hi Jim...glad to see you paraphrasing one of Illinois' most esteemed politicians...Everett Dirksen! The Flyover about makes me cry too...and has ever since it was conceived.  At that time, it seemed that the most logical plan would have…"
Oct 21
Jim Reho posted a discussion

Here We Go Again

I see that even four years isn't going to be enough for construction of the Navy Pier flyover -- it's going to extend into the middle of 2019.  So now we're talking about five years and more than $60 million to complete a stretch of trail that is 1/3 of a mile in length (1,750 feet).  Not bad -- just $180 million a mile.  Pretty soon we're going to be talking about real money here.This is a classic Chicago boondoggle.  It about makes me cry to think about all that could have been accomplished…See More
Oct 20

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What I ride:
Road, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
It's always good to learn from others.
About me:
Veteran rider of the South Side streets. Still alive but somewhat damaged.

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At 4:39am on October 20, 2016, Tom Limon said…
Thanks for the great feedback, yeah it took me a while to explore and stumble upon some of these places. Thanks for pointing out my typo as well, I corrected it. :)
 
 
 

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