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Mike Zumwalt
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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.

Cheap or wholesale parts
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I know working bikes, West Town and the Recyclery have at cost parts or much cheaper than retail but I can't always go that far for parts I mean I'm all about supporting your local bike shop they…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy Bloyd-Peshkin Oct 7, 2016.

Directional tires
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Riding fixed and free wheel. I switch depending on conditions so does the tire direction matter? I really can't take the tire off and switch it.

Started this discussion. Last reply by This PBL dosnt make me feel safe Nov 5, 2015.

 

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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
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion "Defensive Architecture"
"Meanwhile the Lathrop homes on Diversey and Clybourn are mostly vacant as the city fights over whether they should assisted/low income housing or market rate apartments. The continuing gentrification of Uptown and the closing of SRO's…"
Aug 16
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion "Defensive Architecture"
"The one block bike lane on Roosevelt is even worse as you have to come off the sidewalk cross over the crosswalk a bus lane and onto Roosevelt which ranks in bike friendliness along with Western or North ave."
Aug 16
Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"And I'm aware my conveyance or emotions may be non PC borderline offensive in the heat of the moment but it's a problem with the way I grew up and I could walk inside and tell my family to call 911 I just got fucking shot and the focus…"
Aug 6
Mike Zumwalt replied to Renee Patten's discussion Why is no one saying "to your left" anymore on LST? Can we all start that again? Thanks!
"I've heard quite a few but more often I hear the music from bluetooth or a bell,sometimes a yo! or when I'm passing I usually say "no your other left!""
Aug 6
Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"It was meant to be more inclusive instead of just a slight against entitled luxury vehicle drivers and this group is more bike aware so no offense intended. I could've named more but the Italians will kill me, the Spanish will rob your home…"
Aug 6
Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"and it's unfair to generalize rich as poor drivers, the guy driving a 2006 Rusty Toyota drives just as bad he DGAF The short Mexican girls driving an SUV doing food delivery just as bad. The Pakistani UBER driver just as bad. Education is a…"
Aug 5
Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"I thought it was only $250 but yeah its an incident but I was working and that 30 minutes or more wouldnt be worth it. Unless these bruises turn into more then I would sue him for my medical bills,lost wages,pain and suffering... I've had…"
Aug 5
Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Indeed."
Aug 5

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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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