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Martin Beatch
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  • Chicago, IL
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Martin Beatch replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 9 Things Drivers Need to Stop Saying in the Bikes vs. Cars Debate
"Fun fact: Don Iveson, who is listed as a cameraman in this video, is the current mayor of Edmonton. Sarah Chan (woman riding the bike) is his wife. So, that's what politics looks like in Canada. "
Saturday
Martin Beatch replied to Gene Tenner's discussion We're taking John Kass's bike bullying seriously
"I tried to get outraged by this one. I really did. But mostly, I just found it boring."
Saturday
Martin Beatch replied to Anne's discussion More anti-cyclist crying at the Trib
"A day without bikes is actually a good idea. Let's see if pedestrians actually feel any safer. Let's also try a day without motor vehicles and then ask the same question. It's no less absurd of an idea and at least I'll get to…"
Oct 6
Martin Beatch is attending Chuck a Muck's event
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12th Annual Perimeter Ride at Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park

September 28, 2013 at 8am to September 29, 2013 at 2am
Join us for 12th annual Perimeter Ride of Chicago!Buckingham Fountain. Ride meets at 8 am and promply leaves at 8:30 amThis is a moderately paced ride so leave your scorcher at home.We will be meeting at the Buckingham Fountain and head south, then west, then north, then east and finally south again encompassing the vast perimeter of one of the greatest cities in the world, Chicago!This is a century! Bring a bike that is in good working order and has decent tires on it, the south and westsides…See More
Aug 11, 2013
Martin Beatch replied to Etienne's discussion Biking from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI
"I rode up to Milwaukee from Chicago for the first time last weekend riding mostly on the trails. Although the trails are safe and easy, they definitely slow you down. Next time I do that ride I will do it mostly on roads. "
Oct 26, 2012
Martin Beatch and Andrew Willoughby are now friends
Oct 2, 2012
Martin Beatch commented on David of the North (David606xx)'s event Perimeter Ride 11--2012
"Thanks to David for organizing and cheers to the late night crew who made it right to the end. I had a fantastic time! Definitely one of the most memorable rides I've done in Chicago."
Sep 30, 2012
Martin Beatch is attending David of the North (David606xx)'s event
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Perimeter Ride 11--2012 at Buckingham Fountain

September 29, 2012 to September 30, 2012
Organized 11 years ago by the venerable John Greenfield, this beloved annual ride takes an moderate pace for a 100 mile route around the edge of our beautiful city.  An excellent first "Century" ride with it's many CTA bail-out options for peace of mind, this ride is perfect for those who think they might, but aren't sure yet that they can handle a full 100 miles in a day.  (Spoiler Alert--Turns out, you totally can!)John is stepping aside this year to work on other rides, so some of us that…See More
Sep 26, 2012
Martin Beatch joined M.A.R.K.'s group
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Critical Mass discussion

For discussing anything Critical Mass. Your loves, your hates, things you would like to see more or less of, theory, hooligans.. Any topic open for discussionSee More
Jul 30, 2012
Martin Beatch is now a member of The Chainlink
Jun 11, 2012

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What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Distance, Around Town

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