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Mike Keating
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Failure of Carbon Fiber Frame?
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Has anyone experienced a break/crack/failure of a carbon fiber frame and crashed? If so, please PM me here or shoot me an email at am helping a local Chicago rider who was…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-8 mi. Apr 3.

Bike Rickshaw Operators in Western Suburbs

My high school reunion at Glenbard West in Glen Ellyn is this weekend. I'm helping plan the event and one of the things that I'm doing is trying to make sure that there are plenty of options for…Continue

Started Oct 5, 2013

Illinois Bans Cellphone Use While Driving
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As Illinois law stands right now, there are a number of different laws in different municipalities regarding cell phone use while driving. That is soon to change. On January 1, 2014, Illinois drivers…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Serge Lubomudrov Aug 20, 2013.


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Mike Keating is attending Marco Colbert's event

Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series at In Chicago and the Chicago suburbs

July 18, 2014 to July 27, 2014
The 2014 Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series offers criterium and road racing throughout the Chicagoland area, including a National Criterium Calendar event on July 19th in Lake Bluff.  The Series starts on July 18th and runs through July 27th, 2014.See More
Mike Keating replied to Anne's discussion Here's to the Diminutive Girl standing up to jerks
"What Gillian really strikes on is that not only did he abuse her verbally and show total indifference towards her, but that this character did this in front of his toddler. I can't imagine the darkness in this man's soul to not only do…"
Jul 3
Mike Keating and buddaa38 are now friends
Jun 10
Mike Keating replied to Andy J (9.2 miles)'s discussion Bad Accident Involving Cyclist in Glenview This Morning
"Sorry. Was obviously distracted while typing. KLO number is 312-239-6787. Email is Thanks."
Jun 10
Chitown_Mike and Mike Keating are now friends
Jun 10
Mike Keating replied to Andy J (9.2 miles)'s discussion Bad Accident Involving Cyclist in Glenview This Morning
"I actually just moved down Glenview Road from Northwest Evanston to near downtown Glenview. I have every intention of getting involved in Glenview as a volunteer lobbyist regarding these active transportation issues. If anyone has any suggestions,…"
Jun 10
Mike Keating replied to Andy J (9.2 miles)'s discussion Bad Accident Involving Cyclist in Glenview This Morning
"Glenview road is really the ONLY east-west route in Glenview to the lake, the North Branch trail, and ultimately the North Shore trail by connecting to NW Evanston. Glenview had a master plan in place to revitalize its downtown and expand its bike…"
Jun 10
Mike Keating replied to Jody's discussion What does everyone do or say to 'bad' cyclists?? Anything?
""Rogue Cyclists" are unfortunately the basis for many arguments against more infrastructure specific to bicycles and more bicycle-centric policies. The argument is unfortunate and unfair. No one says that a new highway shouldn't be…"
Jun 5
Mike Keating replied to h' 1.0's discussion Chicago Ride of Silence thanks
"Another thanks to Elizabeth for all of her work year long that really just culminates every year with the Ride of Silence itself. Last night was a great ride. Also thanks to the CPD bike patrol officers. They were tremendous."
May 22
Mike Keating replied to Andronymous's discussion Hector Avalos courtroom updates
"Judge Ford, the Presiding Judge of the case against Defendant Robert Vais, is on trial and the hearing on Tuesday, May 20th, will start around 9:15 a.m. This is earlier than the typical schedule due to the trial so if you are coming please plan…"
May 19
Mike Keating is attending David Barish's event

Bar night at the Celtic Knot in Evanston at Celtic Knot- Evanston

May 6, 2014 from 6:45pm to 10pm
A little over a year ago Anne Alt, Thundersnow and I put together an evening at the Celtic Knot. That evening was prompted by a delightful conversation about a video of some musicians playing on a late train returning from a gig in Kenosha. We are returning to the Celtic Knot to hear some Irish music and hopefully hear Tom (Thundersnow) playing his drum.…See More
Apr 12
Mike Keating replied to JeffB (7+ miles)'s discussion Broken ankle (fibula). Advice requested
"I had a mere severely sprained ankle my freshman year in college. I was running cross country then and was anxious to return to training. I came back too quickly and ran on it before it healed. One of my life's great regrets. The ankle has…"
Apr 7
Mike Keating replied to yaj 7.4's discussion Sunday morning cyclist hit
"Extremely scary. That area of Evanston is not far from my house - I ride and run through there all the time. Chicago is a very common route for bicyclists as it becomes Clark Street at the Chicago city limits at Howard. Thoughts and prayers are…"
Apr 7
Juan 2-8 mi. replied to Mike Keating's discussion Failure of Carbon Fiber Frame?
"Sounds like you have invested much in those expensive plastic bike parts. "
Apr 3
S replied to Mike Keating's discussion Failure of Carbon Fiber Frame?
"Most road bikes out there past the lowest end versions have carbon fiber forks.  There have been recalls from time to time but no mass carnage so it's pretty apparent that carbon fiber doesn't fail and kill people if you breathe on it…"
Apr 3

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Hybrid, Cruiser, Track
The kind of riding I do:
Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, My job involves biking, My business involves biking
About me:
I'm a Chicago-based attorney and an avid bicyclist. I'm also the author of the blog. Throughout my career I've consistently advocated for greater protection for cyclists, particularly those in the urban environment.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):

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At 11:28pm on October 17, 2013, Maria E Astudillo said…

Hi Mike! Good to hear from you- all is well, moving on and making the best of life. Thanks for you help- M

At 4:47pm on January 23, 2013, Jeff Markus said…

Yo Mike,

I don't think the coffee meeting format will need me to pull strings but I'll let ya know if I think a 'friendly' follow up would help.

I'm thinkin' this to be more of an introduction to LOOK for the 3 officials and to sorta feel'em out for contact info and potential leverage as we move forward with the education campaign.

Thanks for the offer and if you can make it the extra body would be handy since the hour and a half is going to be a challenge to hit all 3 since they will be burdened with many constituent concerns.

Jeff Markus

PS note address change to the other end of the 3400 block on Southport (3445, Mystic Celt)

At 4:42pm on January 19, 2011, Samantha said…
Hey thanks for the patches and stickers - wrote about you on the blog I'm apart of - check it out!
At 1:39am on January 19, 2011, lauren sailor said…
sorry! i've been cranky and defensive. overworked, ugh.
At 11:52am on January 3, 2011, Davo said…
Thanks again for the stickers and patches. I'll be sure to pass on the info in your letter too. Thank you for your service

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