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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 Jeff Schneider's discussion Day of the Noobs
"And I'm not older than most here, but the average age is mid to late 30's and I'm 40-ish and been riding longer. Don't own a car so I have to ride, walk or transit everywhere, I HAD to learn how to get around by bike and…"
18 hours ago
Mike Zumwalt replied to Jeff Schneider's discussion Day of the Noobs
"OK maybe I missed the point of the "noob" thread or felt like making fun of someone else to make myself feel better? I'm all for safe riding but much like driving you don't like being behind a Semi or a slow driver, someone who…"
18 hours ago
Mike Zumwalt replied to Jeff Schneider's discussion Day of the Noobs
"I mean he was glaringly new, everything so shiny. I don't salmon but I weave and understand the flow of traffic, staying to the right isn't always what you need to do esp. in the 6 corners area a one lane road that has 3 lanes of…"
19 hours ago
Mike Zumwalt might attend Andronymous's event
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Chicago Critical Mass at Daley Plaza

April 25, 2014 from 6pm to 11pm
Last Fridays, leaves after 6pm.THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making their presence known downtown since 1997. Slowly winds a dozen miles or more. Radically inclusive, thousands attend in good weather.Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop, Randolph exit from LFT.Lakecomers use MassUp.us or text WHERE to u@massup.us to catchup.See More
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Mike Zumwalt replied to Jeff Schneider's discussion Day of the Noobs
"I saw a guy, God bless him. Riding with traffic, staying in line behind cars if there was a lack of room to pass, brand new bike, new stylish jean, very new Chucks, a new helmet without one sticker and a clean, clean Chrome bag. Keep rollin'…"
yesterday
Mike Zumwalt replied to Bill Nedza's discussion Old/Spare Bike Parts -- Anyone Have Ideas on Where to Go To Get??
"Vicki Urbano/ Westtown bikes might have some laying around too. I've never been but The Recyclery on the far north side."
Apr 18
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."
Apr 17
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…"
Apr 17
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."
Apr 17
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…"
Apr 14
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."
Apr 14
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…"
Apr 14
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?"
Apr 12
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

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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.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.facebook.com/michael.zumwalt.5

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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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