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Power Lines - Rails To Trails
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Has anyone read anything on the effect of high voltage power line transmission over bike paths, on cyclists?  I always hear about high brain cancer rates in children and the elderly living in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. May 15.

Wanted: 4-bike Rooftop Carrier or...
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...suggestions for same. I want to carry four bikes atop my 2006 CRV down to Myrtle Beach this spring and have 8 weeks to gear up. The CRV has a roof rack, FYI. I've got sizes from a 29" to a 24",…Continue

Tags: bikes, 4, Saris, Thule, Carrier

Started this discussion. Last reply by bk (aka: Dr. Mambohead) Jan 24, 2016.

Endos
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I'm just gonna lay this out and listen: I don't think there's anything more mentally it physically grueling than the bike ride home after an endo.Thanks, left toe clip and trailhead anti-vehicle…Continue

Tags: embarrassment, shame, injury, Ouch

Started this discussion. Last reply by Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 Aug 29, 2014.

AAaauuugggghhh! Winter!
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I am all for a big winter but gosh-darned it, there's a new Marlin in my basement waiting for some 50-degree temps!  Hey, does anyone know what's going on with the IPP East-bound?  The last I took…Continue

Tags: winter, Path, Prairie, Illinois

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Moss 9.5 Mar 8, 2014.

 

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Tom A.K. replied to John Farris's discussion Power Lines - Rails To Trails
"You're welcome John. Good luck in your search. All kidding aside, I don't think that l would be comfortable, health wise, if I had to cycle under the high voltage transmission lines every day."
May 15
John Farris replied to John Farris's discussion Power Lines - Rails To Trails
"A lot of "Inconclusive" 2001 study references at this site, re: health effects of EMF exposure.  Still, better something than nothing.  Thanks Tom, this link will give me some terminology to base searches upon."
May 15
John Farris replied to John Farris's discussion Power Lines - Rails To Trails
"Not really experiencing the shocks; a little more concerned about repeat exposure via the magnetic flux."
May 15
Tom A.K. replied to John Farris's discussion Power Lines - Rails To Trails
May 14
Tom A.K. replied to John Farris's discussion Power Lines - Rails To Trails
"They say to reduce the tingling shock of the static electrical charge that builds up in your body while riding near high voltage lines you should remove any gloves and steer your bike while holding onto the 'metal' portion of the…"
May 12
John Farris posted a discussion

Power Lines - Rails To Trails

Has anyone read anything on the effect of high voltage power line transmission over bike paths, on cyclists?  I always hear about high brain cancer rates in children and the elderly living in subdivisions built near power lines, and my route to work takes me under some tall buzzers for at least a mile, daily.  I'm wondering if I shouldn't line my hat with some sort of semi-conductor material... See More
May 12
John Farris replied to Yasmeen's discussion Chainlink Members Featured in Recent Chicago Tribune Article on Dooring
"The data is from 2015; how'd it go LAST year?  How's it going NOW?  Bike lanes between car lanes, parked or not, does nothing for me.  It just seems like some European thing one of our mayors wanted to emulate. How about a…"
May 2
bk (aka: Dr. Mambohead) replied to John Farris's discussion Wanted: 4-bike Rooftop Carrier or...
"Try the Salvation Army of bike stuff: workingbikes.org 2434 S. Western"
Jan 24, 2016
John Farris posted a discussion

Wanted: 4-bike Rooftop Carrier or...

...suggestions for same. I want to carry four bikes atop my 2006 CRV down to Myrtle Beach this spring and have 8 weeks to gear up. The CRV has a roof rack, FYI. I've got sizes from a 29" to a 24", and one woman's-framer.
Jan 24, 2016
Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 replied to John Farris's discussion Endos
"it seems that the number of maintenance vehicles I see on my weekday rides far outnumbers the possible private car owners who might accidentally venture onto these trails.  Usually these workers are driving the biggest diesel dually or double…"
Aug 29, 2014
skyrefuge replied to John Farris's discussion Endos
"Hey, I was in the jury pool for that trial. Was just about to be called up for questioning when they announced that they were settling. Too bad, since it would have been a really interesting case to me. Though I'm sure I would have been…"
Aug 29, 2014
John Farris posted a discussion

Endos

I'm just gonna lay this out and listen: I don't think there's anything more mentally it physically grueling than the bike ride home after an endo.Thanks, left toe clip and trailhead anti-vehicle center post for a great morning commute.See More
Aug 28, 2014
John Farris replied to David's discussion Which market more likely to have one's stolen bike: Swap-O-Rama or Maxwell St.?
"There was a late model bike dealer working out of Wolff's Flea Market at the Rosemont Horizon parking lot the last time I was there - I can't speak to the origin of his stock, but if you see your model you could inquire."
Jul 27, 2014
Juan 2-8 mi. replied to John Farris's discussion Good Spot For A Bike Lane - Damen Ave.
"Today I was speaking with some coworkers who live in Pilsen about this and noticed they recently painted and added some more lights to the Damen tunnel. Perhaps a much needed bike lane is next?"
Jul 22, 2014
Mike Zumwalt replied to John Farris's discussion AAaauuugggghhh! Winter!
"Your discussion count is... Discussions (666) More snow!!!???  Really?          Really!!!???"
Mar 6, 2014
Lisa Curcio replied to John Farris's discussion AAaauuugggghhh! Winter!
"Blasphemy!  Put the darned skis in the closet where they belong on March 6! :p"
Mar 6, 2014

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What I ride:
Hybrid, Tall Bike
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Around Town
About me:
Biking musician, sidelined from my 2-wheeler until September 6.

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