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Mike Zumwalt
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How to p*ss of a local
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I haven't read Chicago yet but L.A. seems to share the sentiment of most auto drivers.9. Take up a whole lane with your bike "We’re chill here in LA. But not that chill. This is still a car city and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Adams 4 mi Jan 6.

Ethics and other liabilities
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IMAG0041.jpgI see this often,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt M. 18.5KM Nov 27, 2014.

cyclist or cyclists hit this morning

I heard it but didn't see it. Normally wouldn't post but since I know the guy and seeing blood dripping isn't the best way to start a morning just wondering if he's ok? Kevin G.Milwaukee/Damen and…Continue

Started Sep 18, 2014


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Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"I've got a strobe light, seizure inducing,video game warning light but yet you cabbies can't see me? That's OK when I shine my flashlight app in your window and hang on your trunk maybe you'll hear and see me now."
11 hours ago
Mike Zumwalt replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Contraflow Bike Lanes
"It already is at the end of the LFP and it causes the 5 second honk as it is why make it worse? The Dearborn bike lane is failure enough."
11 hours ago
Mike Zumwalt replied to Fergie's discussion Cyclists assaulted by driver at Lincoln & Leavitt this morning
"I find it odd that people who are in such a hurry then have time to stop driving and fight."
Mike Zumwalt replied to Aaron Bussey's discussion Divvy Raising Daily Rental Fee
"Given the number of people I see taking them to the beach or thinking that the $7 is all they'll pay for 24 hrs a nearly $3 increase. Dock it people, you can still ride it."
Jul 20
Mike Zumwalt replied to Jim Reho's discussion Happy hour is back. Not so sure that's a good thing.
"It never went away just changed names, like $2 Tuesday, ladies night, pizza with a beer and shot...just trying to lure a quick crowd to bump sales up for a couple hrs. Big deal."
Jul 20
Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"To the slow as hell looking fie a parking spot Range Rover driver, I couldn't pass you on the left because you sped up, nor the right as you kept weaving in and out of the bike lane so I followed you in full view of your rear view mirror at 5…"
Jul 20
Mike Zumwalt replied to Jim Freeman's discussion 606 the new LFP
"It's gonna be crowded all the time but as long as you know it's gonna be filled with strollers, razor scooters, kids ride 3 wide. We'll see how crime stats add up after the Summer."
Jul 6
Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Last week you were test driving a Mercedes then from 3 lanes to the right if me decided you need to turn LEFT NOW! I yelled and banged on the side, but the CPD appreciate your drama for calling 911 when you almost hit ME! In the bike lane. Props to…"
Jul 6
Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Southport and Clybourn clearly in the left turn lane behind another vehicle as I went straight and began to turn left you decided to pass me on the left and go straight!? As I scraped the side of your car as you continued...I hope it left a nice…"
Jul 6
Mike Zumwalt replied to Elliot Bennett's discussion Here's a cycling company that should be boycotted...
"There was a guy I'd see on the bike trail downstate,sweating,out of breath and of considerable size I never thought much of it just wondering what he was doing? He seemed like he was in pain. If you join a gym to work out, lose they…"
Jul 6
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Know someone with an impressive bike style? Tell us about it!
"No pic but there's a guy I see in the loop wearing army gear,a Kryptonite chaina helmet with neon spikes on it and possibly blasting early Van Halen. He also might be crazy but if you ride in the loop you're crazy,stupid,smart,or brave."
Jul 2
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion North-South Bike Route Planned through Roger's Park
"Ashland is a nice alternative to Clark. Sheridan is essentially LSD north, too much volume and a high speed limit. Much like Western,or Ashland, North ave. outside of Wicker some roads aren't for cycling."
Jul 2
Mike Zumwalt replied to Lisa Curcio 6.2mi's discussion A Protected Bike Lane on Clybourn
"Great so with all the cabbies that WILL park,drive in it now cyclists are forced into a smaller zone becoming even more dangerous. These "protected" bike lanes are not that, Dearborn, Kinzie not to mention in the Winter they're not…"
Jun 29
Mike Zumwalt replied to Jim Reho's discussion From the Trib via the Washington Post: Why Cyclists Blow Through Red Lights
"Same reason drivers do, so they don't have to wait at the light. Also crossing a large road the signals aren't timed for bikes,so you're 2 lanes into crossing Western,Wacker... or waiting in 6 corners and since you're already in…"
Jun 29
Mike Zumwalt replied to Shawn Evans's discussion CTA bans bikes from all trains - why?
"The hours and the brain dead enforcement is stupid, 12:01am on July 4th you can't bring your bike on the teain because of Fireworks crowds 18 hrs later!? I tried to gey on the red line last night at nearly 10 pm and was told no. It goes the…"
Jun 29
Mike Zumwalt replied to h' 1.0's discussion Husband, wife sue "reckless" Dearborn bike lane cyclist
"I'm noticing the end of the Dearborn protected lane is even more dangerous as drivers seeing cyclists turn left onto Kinzie and cars going straigh are now just turning left without noticing the RED arrow or checking for bikes, but lets keep…"
Jun 24

Profile Information

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.


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


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