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Mike Zumwalt
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This is NOT the bike for Chicago
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Well maybe? It might have been another make but this is all I got back from Google-ing that looked like it.It was going up Broadway and was really visible from behind but shorter than the parked cars…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marc A. Irwin 1 hour ago.

You can do 160 KPH on the Autobahn...

but you better have 2 brakes on your bike!…Continue

Started Jul 7

Is it me or are people...
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Impatient,ignorant or just mad? Sheridan road again! I don't normally ride the big roads, Western,North ave. Past 94, Broadway...but it's a holiday weekend with little traffic but a woman had to tell…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Zumwalt Jul 14.

 

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Marc A. Irwin replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion This is NOT the bike for Chicago
" I've seen this guy with a friend of mine at OHR in Ann Arbor, he said 38-40 is not uncommon.  He will average around 30mph on most century rides. Marc "
1 hour ago
Anne Alt replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion This is NOT the bike for Chicago
"A few years back when I was a course marshal on Bike the Drive, I saw a very aerodynamic one (seen it at other events too) multiple times in the course of the event. That one started with the earliest riders at 5:30 a.m.  Saw him go past 3…"
3 hours ago
Nikul Shah replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion This is NOT the bike for Chicago
"I saw that on NB Lincoln a couple weeks ago. Seemed to be moving at a pretty good clip, but hard to judge as I was going SB.  "
4 hours ago
Tricolor replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion This is NOT the bike for Chicago
"I've seen one of those enclosed torpedo recumbents on the lake a few times now.  Never moving, so I don't know what kind of speed it can make, but it would be nice for when it rains."
4 hours ago
Mike Zumwalt posted a discussion

This is NOT the bike for Chicago

Well maybe? It might have been another make but this is all I got back from Google-ing that looked like it.It was going up Broadway and was really visible from behind but shorter than the parked cars it was riding next to and no front light during the day.TribixSee More
4 hours ago
Mike Zumwalt replied to Active Transportation Alliance's discussion Does anyone know the location of a current "Sucker Pole"?
"Should be ok. Nothing is 100% Like I said I wouldn't leave it out over night.  "
5 hours ago
Mike Zumwalt replied to Stickfiguredanny's discussion Bike Rack for Pizza
"I have one for the front I don't use anymore paid $60 but will let it go cheaper than that. WALD relatively easy to take off. (872) ate eight 8-5 nine two 7. text if interested. "
5 hours ago
Mike Zumwalt replied to Howard Lo's discussion Need to rent a bike or rent out your bike? Apps could help
"I could see renting out your cargo bike, tandem or even a trailer for special occasions."
5 hours ago
Mike Zumwalt replied to Jeff Schneider's discussion Vancouver Protected Bike Lanes
"Instead of a flat paved stretch just put a concrete wall up then plant the whole thing with spaces to cross if walking or lock up. Not in the middle "
yesterday
Mike Zumwalt replied to Active Transportation Alliance's discussion Does anyone know the location of a current "Sucker Pole"?
"Just look down, if it has a bolt and a nut you should be ok. I wouldn't do it over night. Look at the bolt as well they sometimes hammer it and it's bent slightly making it un-removable. If there's no bolt they wedge a washer or…"
yesterday
Mike Zumwalt replied to Active Transportation Alliance's discussion Does anyone know the location of a current "Sucker Pole"?
"Milwaukee near Haddon Planned parenthood/Liquor store."
yesterday
Mike Zumwalt replied to crista lopez's discussion Anyone else get their chains stolen off their bikes last night in Logan Square?
"That sucks and there's no way to lock it. Couple years ago caught a guy stealing my lights, not a cat eye just one of the watch battery type, the 2 cost $20. Where's the market for this? Craigslist? Kinda suspicious if so posting an ad for…"
Jul 23
Mike Zumwalt replied to Renee Patten's discussion Police Trail Block Saturday Night at Division
"THEY closed it at 9:30 and after the incident at Montrose the week before they are just sweeping the area. They can't say they are profiling but when you see a group of kids throwing their empty 40 oz bottles in the air and have them break…"
Jul 21
Mark replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Are we the one percent?
"There is obviously a big difference between those who "Choose" to cycle as a means of commuting, and those that have to.  When you are poor, and I have been as poor as they come, you covet the things you can't have. If your a…"
Jul 19
Marc A. Irwin replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Are we the one percent?
"Actually, I think the continued reference to cyclist's "smug sense of superiority" is a perception created entirely the drivers who don't ride.  I certainly don't feel superior to anybody when I am riding in traffic.…"
Jul 19
Thunder Snow replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Are we the one percent?
"It's Not Just Hipsters on Bikes... Cycling is for rich white people?  Census data shows cycling is most popular with urban poor folks, particularly the Latino poor: "And this points to one of the biggest myths about bicycle commuting…"
Jul 18

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What I ride:
Fixed Gear
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
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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