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Mike Zumwalt
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  • Chicago, IL
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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 Steve Cohen's discussion These new SmartPhone-Enabled bike locks - are they any good?
"If it's the larger kind a small jack can pry it apart or you can freeze it to -20° and hit it with a hammer."
Monday
Mike Zumwalt replied to Steve Cohen's discussion These new SmartPhone-Enabled bike locks - are they any good?
"As good as the keyless car locks? When your phone battery dies ir the signal us unavailable or it's hacked... I'm amazed your U lock lasted 10 years but I lock and unlock my bike 30 times a day."
Monday
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Self-Driving Google Cars Don't Know What to Make of a Cyclist's Track Stand
"Much like drivers and pedestrians who can't understand that even though your rolling or have both feet on the pedals if they continue moving by the time you reach the spot where they were you will clearly pass behind them."
Monday
Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Did a CCM with the group of riders from Humboldt park, and yeah they are loud they did a good job of "honking" back at drivers."
Aug 23
Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Thanks for pointing out the light was changing, you're the only cab on Lasalle and actually the only vehicle as well but if you hadn't noticed the financial district on a Sunday is empty,closed but tomorrow when you cross 3 lanes to cut me…"
Aug 23
Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"I have seen them and yeah but usually my evasive manuvers are such that I wouldn't have time for that. Plus I have a front rack and brakes so my space up front is maxed out. You'd think my 2 flashing lights would be enough to see me. My…"
Aug 23
Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"#3 the icing on the cake! Halsted construction zone you were so close at a light I put my hand out as to say " hang on,wait 15 seconds" my hand was over the passenger side of your windshield and as you were bladting your praise Jesus…"
Aug 22
Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"#2 waiting at a light a luxury SUV was behind a cyclist and next to me, sorry he was in your way but we were being law abiding and waiting our turn but you felt it necessary to be sarcastic and entitled "hey biker dude could you move out of the…"
Aug 22
Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"A halfhearted apology to the woman who squeezed me in the loop. It escelated quickly but you were just another driver who can't see a cyclist. You apoligized but when I told you to open your eyes and look and you told me to get off the street…"
Aug 22
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion New Clybourn Protected Bike Lane Becoming a Popular Route for Cyclists
"Well it is a true protected lane,Clybourn is a little more dangerous while they're constructing it. Now if they could get a nice lane all the way to Cortland and somehow connect that to the Bloomingdale then we'd have a great stretch…"
Aug 20
Mike Zumwalt replied to chixieonfixie's discussion In case you were wondering whats happening on Clybourn...
"I see the South and Westbound lanes going in, unfortunately a cab was parked in the Northbound lane,a delivery cart and already broken glass."
Aug 9
Mike Zumwalt replied to Clement Jett's discussion Cars in bike lanes #enforce940060
"Friday during rush hour a car was driving north in the Dearborn bike lane passenger looked slot like Jesse Jackson? So far I've only seen one cab in the new Clybourn."
Aug 8
Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Trying to cross Clark in Lakeview is bad enough but standing in between cars with a baby!? You saw my look as I locked it up and skid to a stop, when I told you that's a good way to get hit you were appalled, oh my you never heard such…"
Aug 8
Mike Zumwalt replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Alcoho-Lock
"Nice troll post though."
Aug 8
Mike Zumwalt replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Alcoho-Lock
"Just as dangerous as drivers? I've never seen a cyclist blow through a light and t bone another car killing people."
Aug 8
Mike Zumwalt replied to chixieonfixie's discussion In case you were wondering whats happening on Clybourn...
"And they built the giant curbs like an extended sidewalk, there are crossings but if they had put in low growing plants it would look more separate. Once the whole Cabrini green area is re built it'll be worse than the Dearborn."
Aug 4

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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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