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Mike Zumwalt
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Winter clothng
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I'm looking for zipperless or minimal zippered Winter clothing. Nearly all mine have stripped or gone off center rendering it useless. If I could find snaps or Velcro that'd be great. Also I can't…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Barish Oct 31.

Speaking of sidewalk riding...
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What's the law,rule or Etiquette on entering exiting the 606?I've had a couple people get very angry or block my way to point out that there's a bike lane for me to ride in. Since I'm usually working…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by V W Oct 8.

4 way stops and other mysteries
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Have the rules changed? As far as a quick Wiki search they haven't.A motorist approaching an all-way stop is always required to come to a full stop before the …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Mar 13.

 

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Mike Zumwalt replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Bikes on the River Walk
"Death!? You really have to be cranking to hit someone on a bike and break ribs or kill them like 20-25+ mph which isn't possible on the river path even empty of peds. I don't ride it outside of the small stretch way East (Columbus Ave)…"
Sunday
Mike Zumwalt replied to Jim Reho's discussion Clothing Question
"I have a shirt that I wear in below freezing weather only. I wear a wicking layer an insulating layer then the reflective then 2 outer layers. It's great at keeping me warm but only if I'm moving generating heat. The wind will blow through…"
Dec 4
Jim Reho replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Lock your bike
"I would like to think that a lot of, probably most or maybe nearly all of, those bikes were just discarded BLOs.  Perhaps I'm just naive."
Nov 19
Mike Zumwalt posted a discussion
Nov 19
David Barish replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Winter clothng
"Costco will  often have base layers,  socks and  gloves as well  as soft shell coats that are  inexpensive."
Oct 31
ad replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Winter clothng
"Marshalls and T.J. Maxx always have midweight zipperless technical fabric base layers (usually for skiing) for pretty cheap.  They also sell wool blend and tech fabric winter socks, and even softshell jackets, for pretty cheap comparatively as…"
Oct 31
Mike Zumwalt replied to Jim Reho's discussion Here We Go Again
"And yet they can tear up and repave and tear up and repave and redo the Elston,Fullerton.Damen intersection in 2 years.Tear down the old Western ave overpass bridg redo intersection in one Summer. Cars=priority Bikes=buy a car and get off the road!"
Oct 30
Mike Zumwalt posted a discussion

Winter clothng

I'm looking for zipperless or minimal zippered Winter clothing. Nearly all mine have stripped or gone off center rendering it useless. If I could find snaps or Velcro that'd be great. Also I can't afford an REI,North Face,Columbia $60 shirt  like my generous sister bought me a few years back.See More
Oct 30
V W replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Speaking of sidewalk riding...
"I ride on the sidewalk to get on the 606 and just go slow and deferential. Haven't had any comments from pedestrians yet."
Oct 8
Gage B. replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Speaking of sidewalk riding...
"It's the Chicago way to be angry. Screw them. If they are angry about you riding on the sidewalk to get to the 606, then in my opinion, they can go screw themselves, because they are the same very people who are walking down the middle of the…"
Oct 8
Mike Zumwalt posted a discussion

Speaking of sidewalk riding...

What's the law,rule or Etiquette on entering exiting the 606?I've had a couple people get very angry or block my way to point out that there's a bike lane for me to ride in. Since I'm usually working on a bike I salmon occasionally because crossing the street riding 2 blocks then crossing back to get on or off is time consuming,unsafe.Examples are Damen less than 1 block is the wheelchair access for the sidewalk so I ride until I get to the street then go. Same with Milwaukee or Western. I…See More
Oct 7
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Different Cities, Different Rules?
"I used to ride the sidewalk in Detroit but that's a car oriented city with speeds of 45-50 on city streets outside of the small downtown no real mass transit and at the time no bike racks on buses. Manhattan is so narrow and it has a trail…"
Oct 7
Mike Zumwalt replied to Alisa Hauser's discussion What do you think of the new "dashed" bike lane markings in Wicker Park?
"They're White and mean nothing to drivers any more than the solid lined lanes or the green "protected" bike lanes."
Aug 31
Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"I too wish we could report repeated Uber drivers who just stop in the"car lane" and let people out on the passenger side. Also if they do pull over in a sharrow the passengers get out both sides of the car."
Aug 31
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Do You Think Of The Separated Bike Path Lanes?
"Much to close to LSD.Part of the reason I like riding the LFT is to see the lake,hear some waves and kind of relax car free. I can't hear anything but cars on the new path.  Also if you're a 4 seasons rider like myself the snow plows…"
Aug 31
Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"A 3-fer this time one from last week and 2 from tonight only! Disclaimer:No gender bias implied just factually they were all Female. Last week you were turning left to head North onto a one way wide enough for 3 cars not including the parking…"
Aug 16

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What I ride:
Fixed Gear
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town, My job involves biking
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I ride a bike.
About me:
10 years without owning a car.

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At 7:23pm on August 10, 2013, Fran Kondorf said…

Hi Mike-

 Those are pretty much my stompin' grounds as well.

Be glad to pick it up at your convenience.

 -FK

At 9:09am on July 28, 2011, Katie Jo Schuler said…
Oh yeah how's your toe?
 
 
 

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