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Mike Zumwalt
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Bloomingdale/Western ave. Work

Cars are being diverted off of Western and many are choosing Wabansia to cut over and are really, really bad at navigating a 2 lane/way road.Expect delays and general crappy driving in the area.Continue

Started Mar 8

Walkng or Riding?
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 Which is more dangerous?In this winter of winters and the recent thaw and freeze I've nearly face planted on both.Landlords/property owners that don't shovel walks and the hump of ice/snow along the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Schneider Feb 22.

Selling my bike

Recent pains,the fact I don't ride much anymore and it's 2-3 cm too small for me prompt me to sell it.59cm Raleigh I've had it for 3+ years and bought it used.2 deep wall 700x23 rims, rear is…Continue

Started Jan 25

Bike share to the rescue!
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or  at least to get you in the news. LOL!…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Zumwalt Oct 4, 2013.


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Mike Zumwalt replied to Vondo's discussion I've had it with my Chrome bag!
"I love mine! It's water proof with an inside compartment it can hold a weeks worth of laundry it's back pack style but the side opening zipper is crappy plastic."
10 hours ago
Mike Zumwalt replied to Kris Hendry's discussion Harrasment As A Female...........
"There's nothing she can do about a man or group of men saying something to her any where anytime in any city! If it's repeated and she feels in danger then she should report it to the Police or call 911! I'm not defending theses guys…"
20 hours ago
Mike Zumwalt replied to Kris Hendry's discussion Harrasment As A Female...........
"You could avoid that area and unless you feel in immediate danger just ignore them and ride on with your bad self. But keep the U lock handy just in case."
20 hours ago
Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Bike version: you were salmoning/riding the median and cut across traffic getting the long honk and slammed brakes from the car you swerved in front of then wearing black on a fixie without a light as you rode directly towards me! I know you had it…"
Mike Zumwalt replied to Julie Hochstadter's discussion You Know You Are A Cyclist When.....
"You put your phone in your mouth temporarily so both hands can be on your handlebars as you approach heavy traffic."
Mike Zumwalt replied to Juan Boyce's discussion Honking Drivers
"The bus honk is cool as if I couldn't hear the engine, 99% of cta drivers are cool plus that forward facing cam keeps them honest. The vehicle drivers that get me are on a one way side street clearly wide enough for 2 they have to honk as they…"
Mike Zumwalt replied to Marcy's discussion Looking to make new friends on Chainlink
"I ride to Faraguts on Tuesday to meet my girl but depending on where you live and where I'm at... Maybe?"
Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Yes I know I'm in "the lane" I'm riding my bike legally! So don't honk and squeeze me over then get shocked when I bang on your window! You hit me I'm hurt and you have a scratch."
Apr 11
Mike Zumwalt replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Sticker bombing your bike
"If anyone has some hello kitty stickers to give away I'll take them."
Apr 10
Mike Zumwalt replied to Jeff Schneider's discussion Street Craters
"Not so much craters but a string of potholes run up the far north end (Foster-ish to Ridge) of Ravenswood. I played "chicken" the other day riding into oncoming traffic then gave up and went over to the sidewalk.  Good news is…"
Mar 17
Mike Zumwalt replied to Jeff Schneider's discussion Wrigleyville Crackdown
""Cops will also start cracking down on cyclists near Wrigley, Voulgaris said. Two officers on bikes will be ticketing cyclists who don't obey the law, Voulgaris said."  The law during concerts or game time is do what they tell…"
Mar 13
Mike Zumwalt replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Some days ...
""The worst person out there by far though was the guy riding a brakeless fixie--which I didn't even think people did anymore--who was coming straight at me on the wrong side of the bike pathwhile using his phone." I've seen…"
Mar 12
Mike Zumwalt replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Nasty head wind going north but not really that bad temp. wise or street. Problem was the shaded parts where the nearly spring Sun wasn't able to melt the snow. Ravenswood is really bad though."
Mar 12
Mike Zumwalt replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I rode yesterday and despite the strong wind from the s/W it was nice to feel the heat of the sun and to unzip, no gloves or hat!"
Mar 10
Mike Zumwalt replied to Jimmy Baham's discussion Chicago + Bikes = Sucks
"Lowering your expectations? What were you expecting? The Yellow Brick road? You can't be oblivious while riding a bike in the city PBL or not.  What roads have you taken? if you're thinking Western, North ave.…"
Mar 10
Mike Zumwalt replied to Michael A's discussion Is it worth it?
"Why was the first pic of an apparent "fixie" doing a blurred speed?  Studies have also shown that road rage and a sedintary lifestyle can cause you to stress out and die early. Maybe we should all drive to the gym and ride a nice…"
Mar 8

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Fixed Gear
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
About me:
7 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.


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

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