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Michael B
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Michael B's Discussions

New Bike Lanes in Irving & Portage Park
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Adams May 19.

North Branch Trail Flooded
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Gopher Biker May 5.

Lakefront Trail Updates
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Duppie Apr 12.

A Positive Tribune Editorial
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael B Sep 29, 2016.

Cycling icon Danny Chew paralyzed in crash
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Started this discussion. Last reply by curt(is) locke Sep 13, 2016.

This is what RAGBRAI is all about
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael B Aug 4, 2016.

The Cheetah
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael B Aug 2, 2016.

Obituaries of two cool cyclists who died (naturally) last year
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen Jan 5, 2016.

The type of U lock matters.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael B May 14, 2015.

LFP Damaged in yesterday's storm
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Guzzardo Nov 5, 2014.

 

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Michael B replied to Yasmeen's discussion Second U.S. Bike Share Fatality in NYC
"Apparently there is video evidence that contradicts the police version of the crash. No surprise. http://gothamist.com/2017/06/15/citi_bike_video_hanegby.php"
Jun 16
Michael B replied to Alex Z's discussion Anyone get caught in the deluge last night?
"Almost, almost made it home before it started pouring. About 200 yards from my cozy abode I got caught. Wearing mostly cotton to boot. Meh. Been in worse. "
Jun 15
Michael B replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion North Branch Extension
"I was talking with a friend last week about the embarrassment of riches on the NW side. It just keeps getting better. Thanks for posting."
Jun 9
Michael B replied to OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns's discussion A couple of really ignorant questions to which I probably should know the answers, but nope.
"I wear a kit because I look damn fine in one. The rest of you are just jealous. ;)"
Jun 7
Michael B replied to OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns's discussion A couple of really ignorant questions to which I probably should know the answers, but nope.
"....and I'm address those that see a cyclist in a kit and make assumptions. "
Jun 7
Michael B replied to OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns's discussion A couple of really ignorant questions to which I probably should know the answers, but nope.
"Agreed. When the terms"Fred" or "Lakefront Lance" are thrown around it' s usually by the "Little Bike People" famously coined by John Kass "
Jun 7
Michael B replied to OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns's discussion A couple of really ignorant questions to which I probably should know the answers, but nope.
""Usually used by people all done up in their little stretchy bike outfits who think they're doing the Tour de France but it's really a busy public path" This comment really shows just how ignorant you are."
Jun 6
Michael B replied to Serge Lubomudrov's discussion Speaking of grade...
"or a runner."
May 19
Tony Adams replied to Michael B's discussion New Bike Lanes in Irving & Portage Park
"It is great news, but I don't think the residents of any particular neighborhood or ward should be able to decide where the city puts bike lanes. I don't have much faith that the residents of any of the areas where we don't already…"
May 19
Michael B posted a discussion
May 19
Michael B replied to Serge Lubomudrov's discussion Speaking of grade...
"Vintage Schwinn Paramount with race gearing. Run what you brung. Does't hurt that I weigh 130lbs wet."
May 19
Michael B replied to Serge Lubomudrov's discussion Speaking of grade...
"Potter's Hill just before Dubuque goes from 6% to 19% according to the interwebs so has to be true."
May 19
Michael B replied to Serge Lubomudrov's discussion Speaking of grade...
"On Ragbrai in 2010 there was what was said to be a 20% grade on Potters Hill that I climbed with a 58 tooth front ring. I don't think in reality it was that steep. There are some tough climbs on the Horribly Hilly Hundreds in Wisconsin that…"
May 19
Michael B replied to Yasmeen's discussion Dreaded Bike-Unfriendly Streets
"Cicero from Peterson to just north of Montrose. A death wish with narrow turns through viaducts and cars entering and exiting the Edens expressway. Ended up by on there by mistake years ago and the thought of it still gives me chills."
May 10
Michael B replied to Yasmeen's discussion Channel Trail in the group Chicagoland Bike Trails - News & Conditions
"Meant to funny. No need for you to be an internet nanny. "
May 10
Michael B replied to Maurice's discussion North branch framework includes proposed 606 extension, riverfront path, etc.
"It's going to be interesting to see which design gets picked. The 2 bridge proposals could be really beautiful with the long sweeping ramp ups. My preference would be the more direct tunnel. The cheapest, of course is the street level crossing…"
May 10

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Cruiser, Track, Folding Bike
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance
What brings you to The Chainlink?
The beer

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At 10:47am on December 24, 2012, Serge Lubomudrov said…

Michael, I guess it was you running on the LFT? Sorry, didn't see you: tunnel vision. Though, I have to say that if it were a group of shapely women instead of middle aged dudes, I would probably notice them ;)

At 11:28pm on April 20, 2011, chixieonfixie said…

Michael - send me a pic of that paramount for sale..why are you selling it?

 

 

At 1:06pm on September 7, 2010, Serge Lubomudrov said…
Hey, Michael! How was your run?
At 3:15pm on August 26, 2010, Serge Lubomudrov said…
I have no doubts it is, though it is still on my "to be read soon" list.

I was taking pictures there:

At 3:00pm on August 26, 2010, Serge Lubomudrov said…
Gee, are there so many Michaels? . . . A had to be more specific: did you go to the David Herlihy's book event at the Cellar? And by "met" I didn't mean "introduced."
At 1:59pm on August 26, 2010, Serge Lubomudrov said…
We might have met at the Wine Cellar few weeks ago, Michael.
At 2:55pm on July 23, 2010, Sol said…
And I am looking forward to riding with you as well. It just hit me today that we are actually leaving tomorrow. I can't wait.
At 5:57pm on May 7, 2010, James F. Duncan said…
Postscript: Hi Michael
One other thing of our previous thread that raises a question is that when I took a good look at the bike in the sunlight this afternoon one can clearly see blue paint showing through in various places on the frame and chain case. That along with the plastic fenders and no locking fork raise the question of whether this might be a parts bike salvage. This isn't anything I can't live with-I'm just wanting to establish what the bike is and to get your thought. My lbs says that he sold a lot of these bikes and there were not any plastic fenders. Did you buy it from a private party or a bike shop? Anyway, that's the latest. Jim
At 2:44pm on May 7, 2010, James F. Duncan said…
Michael, yeah you definitely did a great job of packing. And I appreciate your observations-I think the variation in manufacture that you mention is likely the case. I'm taking it down to the lbs next week and look forward to some good times with it. Thanks again and enjoy your weekend. Jim
At 11:42am on May 7, 2010, James F. Duncan said…
Hi Michael,

Please see my earlier post re comments and questions. Also, how do we reconcile that this Superbe does not have the fork lock which is a signal item for that model? BTW, the lugs on this model are really nice. Regards. Jim
 
 
 

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