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Mike Zumwalt
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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.

I had other plans for today...
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But I'm now waiting for someone to come unlock their bike from mine.

Started this discussion. Last reply by jolondon30 Jul 6.

 

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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…"
15 hours ago
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…"
Monday
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…"
Saturday
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.…"
Saturday
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…"
Friday
Juan 2-8 mi. replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Are we the one percent?
"Kinda sad to say that the downtrodden value private automobile ownership over bicycles and infrastructure."
Friday
Jeremy replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Are we the one percent?
"Reading the comments sections of articles, I find it interesting that people who support better biking, walking, and public transportation options are called "elitist", while people who want greater driving options (when cars cost tens of…"
Friday
Mike Zumwalt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Have a Little Sympathy for the Sidewalk Cyclists
"So how about a sign by the Divvy bike racks saying riding on the sidewalk is illegal."
Jul 18
Mike Zumwalt updated their profile
Jul 17
Mike Zumwalt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Bitter battle between motorists and bikers
""The rage may have hit a peak last week after a prominent Washington Post columnist suggested some motorists might think it worth paying a fine to hit bicyclists." Hitting a pedestrian carries these fines so what are drivers thinking? Hit…"
Jul 15
Mike Zumwalt replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Is it me or are people...
"I used to take that when I worked in Evanston. Chicago rd. is pretty bumpy as I remember and riding home next to the cemetery/el tracks in a largely unlit stretch is a little scary but it gets the adrenaline going.     "
Jul 14
curt(is) locke replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Is it me or are people...
"When IS that highly anticipated opening of Grant Achatz's Soylent Green? "
Jul 14
Mike Zumwalt replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion Questions for you winter commuters
"I rode a mountain Bike Trek 820 with knobby 26" just fine. The main roads are usually salted and slushy and if not you can ride the snow easy enough. I avoid most parks/trails because they aren't really cleaned like the roads and any…"
Jul 14
Mike Zumwalt posted a discussion
Jul 12
Mike Zumwalt replied to Julie Hochstadter's discussion Barrington's Anti Bike Campaign
"Never been there but if you want to live in posh community AND ride a bike move to Lake Forest."
Jul 11
Mike Zumwalt replied to Julie Hochstadter's discussion Barrington's Anti Bike Campaign
"but do they use horses for transportation? "
Jul 11

Profile Information

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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