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Winter clothng
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I'm looking for zipperless or minimal zippered Winter clothing. Nearly all mine have stripped or gone off center rendering it useless. If I could find snaps or Velcro that'd be great. Also I can't…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Barish Oct 31, 2017.

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, 2017.

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, 2017.

 

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Mike Zumwalt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Swap car lanes for bike lanes along Chicago Avenue in West Town?
"People still turn they just go wide instead of using the blocked turn lane like before or they sit and look confused not knowing what to do resulting in everyone honking. Others are using the Jewel/Lowes parking lot as a cut through "
Jan 13
Mike Zumwalt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Swap car lanes for bike lanes along Chicago Avenue in West Town?
"A stretch? You mean like the Division ave bike lane by Clybourn or the Broadway Uptown lane. 4,6,8 blocks of bike lane only make it worse before or after they're gone. Augusta is 1/4 mile North or Fulton to the South for East/West travel. Why…"
Jan 13
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Cold Snap
"Didn't ride Christmas week due to illness. Week between was brutally cold and many businesses closed as well as people out of town.  Did last week and was able to do 3-4 hours of being inside for a few minutes to warm then riding to…"
Jan 8
Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Another connected connection only not on a bike. Delivering to 226 North Clinton last name not given but I check the directory for unit number/name, nope. Maintenance guy acknowledges me through glass door but continues vacuuming so I look at my…"
Dec 30, 2017
Mike Zumwalt replied to Jaik S.'s discussion Aggressive Uber Driver
"i worked for me, I clicked the options then in the area meant for comments I left a note. I got a phone call with a message but never called back. Their image is taking a huge hit after the CEO leaves and the hush money after a data breach. "
Dec 28, 2017
Mike Zumwalt replied to Jaik S.'s discussion Aggressive Uber Driver
"I don't understand the thinking of anyone doing it but somehow saying "I'm UBER" is like some sort of imaginary perk that allows them to drive reckless or ignore laws.  I used to be confrontational,and still am with the…"
Dec 26, 2017
Mike Zumwalt replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Bikes on the River Walk
"Death!? You really have to be cranking to hit someone on a bike and break ribs or kill them like 20-25+ mph which isn't possible on the river path even empty of peds. I don't ride it outside of the small stretch way East (Columbus Ave)…"
Dec 10, 2017
Mike Zumwalt replied to Jim Reho's discussion Clothing Question
"I have a shirt that I wear in below freezing weather only. I wear a wicking layer an insulating layer then the reflective then 2 outer layers. It's great at keeping me warm but only if I'm moving generating heat. The wind will blow through…"
Dec 4, 2017
Jim Reho replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Lock your bike
"I would like to think that a lot of, probably most or maybe nearly all of, those bikes were just discarded BLOs.  Perhaps I'm just naive."
Nov 19, 2017
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Nov 19, 2017
David Barish replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Winter clothng
"Costco will  often have base layers,  socks and  gloves as well  as soft shell coats that are  inexpensive."
Oct 31, 2017
ad replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Winter clothng
"Marshalls and T.J. Maxx always have midweight zipperless technical fabric base layers (usually for skiing) for pretty cheap.  They also sell wool blend and tech fabric winter socks, and even softshell jackets, for pretty cheap comparatively as…"
Oct 31, 2017
Mike Zumwalt replied to Jim Reho's discussion Here We Go Again
"And yet they can tear up and repave and tear up and repave and redo the Elston,Fullerton.Damen intersection in 2 years.Tear down the old Western ave overpass bridg redo intersection in one Summer. Cars=priority Bikes=buy a car and get off the road!"
Oct 30, 2017
Mike Zumwalt posted a discussion

Winter clothng

I'm looking for zipperless or minimal zippered Winter clothing. Nearly all mine have stripped or gone off center rendering it useless. If I could find snaps or Velcro that'd be great. Also I can't afford an REI,North Face,Columbia $60 shirt  like my generous sister bought me a few years back.See More
Oct 30, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017

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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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