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I STILL refuse to turn into a roadie - Thanks CTA {Video}
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Not going to lie, it hasn't been easy (being a Mountain Biker). You grow up surrounded by mountains and learn to find refuge in them every day. Suddenly, when its time to move out and pursue more…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Jul 7.

Updated (Video): Recommended bike route to get to Big Marsh
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UPDATEI made it out there. Thanks for the suggestions. Link shows the route:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marcelo Marcos May 30.

Driver gets 3 years in jail for intentionally running over cyclist - I feel like I'm missing something.
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A driver in the UK has just been sentenced to three years for intentionally chasing after a cyclists on his car and running him over (Video link below for you gory folk). …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho May 11.

Sometimes I get tired of people shoaling when I ride the Divvy
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It's truly a humbling experience to have riders cut in front of me at the red light every day on my Divvy morning commute. Just because I wear the business attire doesn't mean I'm a square, does it?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fai Mok May 4.

 

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Marcelo Marcos replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion From Oz - The War on Cyclists
"Can't reach the article but its seems like it reaches the same conclusions Wendy Zukerman from Science Vs. communicated back in the day. A lot of it has to be the us vs. them mentality that is ingrained deeply within our culture. Must be bad…"
Jul 14
Marcelo Marcos replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Etiquette at intersections
"Tell me about it... this past two weekends its been the same routine: "
Jul 13
Marcelo Marcos replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Etiquette at intersections
"Awesome scenery and pair of Surlys there! If only the daily commute looked more like that (sigh) "
Jul 13
Marcelo Marcos replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Etiquette at intersections
"I'll share my two cents here as I commute downtown on a daily basis: There's a little known fact to some of us regarding human nature. We all make mistakes. Remember that one time you were distracted? Maybe happens once a year since you…"
Jul 13
Marcelo Marcos replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Music... headphones or bluetooth speaker?
"And then we wonder why people hate cyclists huh? I can't blame you, it can be hard when everyone else is in YOUR way. Better yet, get a whistle like this guy ;)"
Jul 13
Marcelo Marcos replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Cyclists face barriers in car-centric Chicago suburbs: study
"I just got off the pace bus that takes me to the trails and back to the El Train. Can't complain too much. Although I have had my shares of hunks and yells out there. Cars get more comfty getting up close and personal. Brings me right back to…"
Jul 9
Tom A.K. replied to Marcelo Marcos's discussion I STILL refuse to turn into a roadie - Thanks CTA {Video}
"Brittney, It's not that anyone hates roadies or road bikes, it's just that I like to choose whatever style bike I'm comfortable for that days ride and I don't want anyone sayin', "oh man, you're still ridin' a…"
Jul 7
Brittney replied to Marcelo Marcos's discussion I STILL refuse to turn into a roadie - Thanks CTA {Video}
"I thought about a road bike, but there's too many potholes and bumps along my route. I'm ok with my hybrid. I didn't know this thing of moutainbikes vs roadbikes in the city? I forgot what I was on where I saw exchanges going back and…"
Jul 7
V W replied to Marcelo Marcos's discussion I STILL refuse to turn into a roadie - Thanks CTA {Video}
"I will also add that for me, slower/heavier and more upright bikes don't just feel more comfortable for me, they feel safer. One of my bikes has the more forward aggressive posture, and it's by far my fastest bike, and it's also the…"
Jul 7
V W replied to Marcelo Marcos's discussion I STILL refuse to turn into a roadie - Thanks CTA {Video}
"I also feel like my heavier less efficient bikes give me a better workout. And it's nice to worry less about potholes or going over curbs. I also like being able to carry a lot of stuff, or accessorize my bikes with a lot of things, and not…"
Jul 7
V W replied to Marcelo Marcos's discussion I STILL refuse to turn into a roadie - Thanks CTA {Video}
"Tons of styles of bike interest me. Road bikes too, I don't hate them, but they're just not high on my list like they seem to be for many others. I also would be interested in a cargo bike someday. Or a recumbent trike. The list goes on.…"
Jul 7
Marcelo Marcos replied to Marcelo Marcos's discussion I STILL refuse to turn into a roadie - Thanks CTA {Video}
"I think I might try a bmx or dirt jumper first to commute around town and fine some sweet lines. This guy managed to make it work: "
Jul 7
Marcelo Marcos replied to Marcelo Marcos's discussion I STILL refuse to turn into a roadie - Thanks CTA {Video}
"Unfortunately there are MTBers like that too. No sense it putting someone down because of their bike, but people do seem to gravitate disproportionately towards the more efficient builds. Makes sense, but I like the more playful bikes, otherwise it…"
Jul 7
Marcelo Marcos replied to Marcelo Marcos's discussion I STILL refuse to turn into a roadie - Thanks CTA {Video}
"I feel you, when thinking about getting a new bike, so many pop into mind, but not a road bike yet. Thinking about getting maybe a dirt jumper for short commutes around downtown to replace the Divvy. "
Jul 7
Jon M replied to Marcelo Marcos's discussion I STILL refuse to turn into a roadie - Thanks CTA {Video}
"Graduate to 'Cross....  Retire to the road..."
Jul 7
Tom A.K. replied to Marcelo Marcos's discussion I STILL refuse to turn into a roadie - Thanks CTA {Video}
"Here, here! I also have to join forces here with my fellow MTB'ers! Even though I enjoy the easy ride of my road bike I find I choose my MTB as my city commuter ride most often. Especially with all the construction and my ride isn't…"
Jul 6

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What I ride:
Mountain
The kind of riding I do:
Exercise, Commuting, Competition / Racing, Bike Camping
What brings you to The Chainlink?
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