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Found Bike - 800 W. Lawrence
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A bike was found unlocked in the 800 block of Lawrence and is being held by the resident who found it in front of their building.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Hochstadter Jul 2, 2012.

Welder Needed
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I have a steel-framed Trek 400 that I bought new in 1987.  I've kept it in good shape, but last week, a crack developed in the left tube coming up from the rear hub where it tapers flat near the seat…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Hochstadter May 2, 2012.

Anyone take bike locks through airport security?
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I'm flying out to NYC and renting a bike for 4 days.  Thought I'd take along an extra 5-foot cable to add to a U-lock.  I don't need to check a bag, but I don't want a problem trying to get through…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by KevinM Jul 18, 2012.

Cash Cab Chicago
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I've enjoyed watching the streetscenes of the Cash Cab Chicago episodes.  It's nice to see that cyclists have been included in lots of the shots. 

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Zumwalt Mar 16, 2011.


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Mark replied to Waymond Smith's discussion What would you have done?
"Since most pedestrians can't hear my On Your Lefts, I save them for critical areas where they may turn left.  I do try and give OYL's to cyclists, as they tend to be less hearing-impaired."
May 4
Mark replied to PK RPR's discussion Best routes (tricks) around Oak-Ohio closure
"Exit LFT at North Ave underpass, then west on North Ave, south on State, east on Delaware, south on Wabash, east on Wacker PLACE across Michigan and up the ramp, south on Upper Columbus to Upper Randolph.  Only 3 stoplights on Wabash between…"
Jan 12
Mark replied to Sol's discussion Broadway Protected Bike Lane FAIL!
"Bring on the BBLs!!!   Another reason why PBLs suck."
Jan 8
Mark replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Good Intentions, Bad Execution -- Berteau Greenway
"The signs on the island in the middle of Clark have been run over as predicted, so now there is no warning for drivers.  This island is dangerous for cyclists and needs to be removed!"
Mar 19, 2014
Mark replied to Sean Newby's discussion Woman On Bike Attacks Car Photoshoot With Water, Doesn't See Cop
"I hope the Chicago Park District received a nice fee for allowing the shoot. They deserve it for all of the work they have put into maintaining the LFT this winter!!"
Feb 22, 2014
Mark replied to Eli's discussion How to lobby for a bike lane
"Broadway north of Foster is controlled by IDOT.  It makes sense to extend the buffered bike lanes that will be installed between Lawrence and Foster north to at least Bryn Mawr.  I am confident that IDOT can be persuaded once they see the…"
Jan 24, 2014
Mark replied to h' 1.0's discussion Protected Bike Lane Frack-Up: Marshall Boulevard-- ??Resolved??
"This is another reason why I prefer buffered lanes."
Jan 22, 2014
Mark is attending Andronymous's event

Chicago Critical Mass at Daley Plaza

November 29, 2013 from 6pm to 11pm
Last Fridays, leaves after 6pm.THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making their presence known downtown since 1997. Slowly winds a dozen miles or more. Radically inclusive, thousands attend in good weather.Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop, Randolph exit from LFT.Lakecomers use or text WHERE to to catchup.See More
Nov 26, 2013
Mark replied to Active Transportation Alliance's discussion Hey Ladies! What are your biggest pet peeves as a woman cyclist?
"and Uptown Bikes "
Sep 25, 2013
Mark replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Good Intentions, Bad Execution -- Berteau Greenway
"At some point cars and cyclists need to co-exist.  Quit your whining. "
Sep 6, 2013
Mark replied to Crazy David 84 Furlongs's discussion Good Intentions, Bad Execution -- Berteau Greenway
"I made a point of riding this eastbound this morning the entire length between Lincoln and Clark.  I was most impressed the the "EXCEPT BIKES" signs that were attached to the one-way and Do Not Enter signs.  It would be nice to…"
Sep 6, 2013
Mark replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Attaching your bike to a Chicago bus - help!
"Ride to an end of the line stop where buses sit and wait before starting their next run.  Check with the driver to see how long until they leave and if you can practice there.  Good locations are the Berwyn Red Line stop, 5800 N. Clark,…"
Aug 8, 2013
Mark replied to Jeff Schneider's discussion Pedestrians Stepping into Dearborn PBL
"There was a taxi in the lane this morning approaching Madison.  Given the parked cars, he must've driven the whole block in the lane.  I was walking and a biker started swearing at the cabbie.  I always avoid profanity if I want…"
Jun 14, 2013
Mark replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Favorite Loop to Northside routes?
"Clark St. is far better than Lincoln as it pre-dates the grid and doesn't have all of the 6-way intersections that Lincoln does."
Jun 13, 2013
Mark replied to Serge Lubomudrov's discussion What Happened to "[Passing] on Your Left"? . . .
"It's a matter of yelling on your left to CYA against runners who wear earbuds and can't even hear your warning before they turn across the path without looking.  At least the biker provided a warning, even if the runner chose not to…"
Jun 11, 2013
Mark replied to Brandon Moorhead's discussion Broken seat stays on an older frame
"I had the same thing happen to my 1987 Trek.  Jesse Hautau at Comrade Cycles did a great job welding it and it's been as "good as new" for the past 18 months of almost daily riding."
Jun 6, 2013

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