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tiny chihuahua wearing a tiny helmet
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i'm pretty sure i actually saw a tiny chihuahua wearing a tiny helmet riding on the back of the bike of someone i can only assume is awesome, on the dearborn bike lanes.can anyone corroborate this…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy Schubert 'n Suzy Schnauzer Jun 3.

is biking to work making you a happier person, or an angrier one?
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So - I love riding my bike to work (which happens to be in downtown chicago).However, I often arrive at work angry and/or sad and/or shaken by the behavior of clueless, distracted, thoughtless,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anna Nov 17, 2012.

 

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Kara B replied to Jim Reho's discussion So What Can We Do To Make It Better, Specifically?
"Bikes (and motorcycles) in Illinois are already allowed to go through a red light if no one else is present - it's just not allowed in Chicago. Also, i don't think anyone actually knows about…"
Jun 23
Kara B replied to Jim Reho's discussion So What Can We Do To Make It Better, Specifically?
"another myth i'd like to bust is that drivers pay for the roads and cyclists are just free-loading: gas taxes only pay a fraction of road construction costs, and we all pay federal taxes that fund highway/road construction, not to mention…"
Jun 23
Kara B replied to Jim Reho's discussion So What Can We Do To Make It Better, Specifically?
"I have been so discouraged about driver attitudes and bike-blaming lately, too, and I love the idea of doing something about it: specifically, putting a "bikes are here to stay, let's learn to get along" platform together, including…"
Jun 23
Kara B replied to Thunder Snow's discussion Cyclist Hit by Tour Bus @ Michigan & Oak
"thank you for saying this! "
Jun 21
Kathy Schubert 'n Suzy Schnauzer replied to Kara B's discussion tiny chihuahua wearing a tiny helmet
"No, my dog with a helmet is not a chihuahua but I can confirm that she was riding on November 8th.  I think our profile picture shows both of us."
Jun 3
Kara B replied to Anne Alt's discussion Southwest side bike issues
"thank you! i assume there's been enough beating of the "we need bike lanes on Archer" drum that i don't need to restate that :) It would be great to get a status update on Loomis between Archer and Cermak and, more broadly, all…"
Jun 2
Kara B replied to Gene Tenner's discussion The Curious Reasons Why Bike Share Is So Safe
"i inexplicably feel much safer when i'm riding a divvy - even without a helmet - than i do riding my own bike - interesting to see the data backs this up. "
Apr 21
Kara B replied to Steve Mac's discussion Messenger bag / front rack / rear pannier ?
"where's the crate love?! i love having a crate/trunk - and have upgraded from milk crate to a more grown-up wooden one that, i think, looks pretty great. ortliebs are pretty, but you have to carry them around with you if you stop anywhere on…"
Apr 21
Kara B replied to Steve Mac's discussion Hardest section of your commute...
"i've taken canal a few times to avoid construction on loomis - and - wow - i feel you. a really stressful stretch that ends with getting dumped unceremoniously into a writhing pit of traffic trying to get west into the loop. i've…"
Nov 11, 2015
Kara B replied to Kara B's discussion tiny chihuahua wearing a tiny helmet
"that may be the little cutie! and in any case i get my "tiny dogs with tiny helmets" photo fix :) thank you!!"
Nov 11, 2015
Tom A.K. replied to Kara B's discussion tiny chihuahua wearing a tiny helmet
"Did Kathy adopt a new pet? . . . . Maybe not. I'll keep a look out."
Nov 11, 2015
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tiny chihuahua wearing a tiny helmet

i'm pretty sure i actually saw a tiny chihuahua wearing a tiny helmet riding on the back of the bike of someone i can only assume is awesome, on the dearborn bike lanes.can anyone corroborate this story? better yet, have photos you can share? please say yes!! See More
Nov 11, 2015
Kara B replied to Steve Mac's discussion Hardest section of your commute...
"Worst part of my commute is Washington into the Loop, riding west from Halsted to LaSalle. happily, they are in the process of constructing the Loop BRT and, i can't wait, bikes will get a whole lane. or at least i think that's what's…"
Jul 23, 2015
Kara B replied to Jeff K's discussion Bus Rapid Transit on Ashland - should I like this?
"interesting point, thanks.  "
Dec 10, 2013
Kara B replied to Jeff K's discussion Bus Rapid Transit on Ashland - should I like this?
"There is a public comment period for the BRT open until December 20. details on how to comment - and the two public meetings - are here.  in general, i love that the idea is getting a chance, but I have two bike-related concerns…"
Dec 10, 2013
Kara B replied to Christine (5.0)'s discussion Anybody want to split an order of women's cycling jeans?
"great idea Vanessa - so excited to see it! "
Dec 4, 2013

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Mountain, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting

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At 11:56am on December 15, 2012, Mark said…
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