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  • Springfield, IL
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Biking faster than Uber, CTA buses.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen Dec 15, 2016.

Free eBook on how to ride.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Nov 5, 2016.

 

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Mike Schwab replied to Mark's discussion LFT Separation Ardmore to Montrose
"Not sure why that link won't work.  I searched google and came up with the entire construction list.  https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks-facilities/lakefront-trail and click the link. Yeah, some of those underpass…"
Dec 29, 2017
Mike Schwab replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"If this is PARK district property, why is the traffic so fast and heavy you need to ride on the sidewalk instead of the park road?"
Nov 14, 2017
Mike Schwab posted a discussion

Chicago Casting Call: Bike Messenger

CASTING CALLPROJECT: EMPIREROLE: REAL BIKE MESSENGER/NON-UNION EXTRASSHOOT DATE: MONDAY, 10/2LOCATION: CHICAGORATE: $150/8 + $15 bump for use of bike.LOOKING FOR REAL BIKE MESSENGERS.If you are or used to be a real bike messenger, and are interested and available on MONDAY, 10/2, send us an email with the following information to EXTRAS4EMPIRE@GMAIL.COM1) In the subject line put the role you are submitting for ie: REAL BIKE MESSENGER2) In the body of the email include your: name, age, height,…See More
Sep 21, 2017
Mike Schwab replied to Jaik S.'s discussion Temporary Bike Lane Barriers for Experimentation
"There are also the water filled jersey barriers also."
Aug 30, 2017
Mike Schwab replied to Teresa's discussion bottle for carrying coffee on bike
"Selection is constantly changing.  Not updated since 2013, so most may not be available.  http://nordicgroup.us/bikecoff/ ;"
Aug 12, 2017
Mike Schwab replied to Renee Patten's discussion Why is no one saying "to your left" anymore on LST? Can we all start that again? Thanks!
"If you include Left (or right), you have about a 1 in 4 chance of them moving in that direction.  I just use Passing and they should know to hold their line."
Aug 6, 2017
Mike Schwab replied to Julie Hochstadter's discussion Favorite Free Route Making App/Website?
"You can add additional destinations then re-arrange them."
Jul 14, 2017
Mike Schwab replied to Julie Hochstadter's discussion Favorite Free Route Making App/Website?
"Not for the hill climbers.  https://www.flattestroute.com/ ;"
Jul 14, 2017
Mike Schwab replied to Amber Charles's discussion Bike Tune Up
"http://www.workingbikes.org/the-shop/ Wednesday to Sunday. 2434 S. Western Ave. | Chicago, IL 60608(773)-847-5440 1.5 hours by bus one way. 1.1 hours by bicycle."
Jun 21, 2017
Mike Schwab replied to R.D. Yant's discussion Broken Glass in Protected Bike Lane
"I would consider the lane blocked, just by a different obstacle.  http://activetrans.org/blog/chicago-adds-new-311-code-report-blocked-bike-lanes…"
Jun 8, 2017
Mike Schwab replied to Yasmeen's discussion Environmental Factors When Riding
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7591177 Measuring pollutants in blood samples of drivers and bicyclists."
May 25, 2017
Mike Schwab replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Are Your Favorite Chicago-Area Bike Lanes, Paths & Routes?
"Strava heat map combines all the recorded and upload routes into one map.  http://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#9/-88.66791/41.93702/blue/bike ;"
May 17, 2017
Mike Schwab replied to Marty A.'s discussion St. Louis
"Also, If you take the Chain Of Rocks bridge to Illinois, Madison County Transit bought the Rail Road right of ways, built a whole bunch of bike trails, put bus stops where the trails meet the road.  http://www.mct.org/ ;"
May 14, 2017
Mike Schwab replied to Marty A.'s discussion St. Louis
"The one from Texas is often very late and they don't want to sell tickets in advance at the station in Illinois.  Just use the similar timed one from St. Louis."
May 14, 2017
Mike Schwab replied to Anne Alt's discussion group of ladies doing long distance bike ride looking for a place to stay on 6/21
"I have stayed in this hostel, riding in from street parking across a subway several blocks to the west. http://www.getawayhostel.com/ Just north of the former children's hospital."
May 8, 2017
Mike Schwab replied to Brian Marquis's discussion Considering eBike for my wife
"I got a Dahon Mariner 7 built up as an ebike at Kozy on Milwakee.  Ridden it for a couple of years.  Wheels fit Springfield IL bus racks."
Apr 23, 2017

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What I ride:
Recumbent
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Around Town

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