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Mike Zumwalt
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Directional tires
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Riding fixed and free wheel. I switch depending on conditions so does the tire direction matter? I really can't take the tire off and switch it.

Started this discussion. Last reply by This PBL dosnt make me feel safe Nov 5, 2015.

Riding and visibility
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As it gets darker earlier here we go again with riders without lights,that's an easy fix but I've noticed that the blinking red gets lost in the sea of red in traffic. Many cars have yellow turn…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Zumwalt Oct 15, 2015.

A pinch flat at 100 psi?
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I've hit many a bumps,potholes but tonight that front tire went flat in 3 seconds. Nothing in the tire and there was the snake bite in the tube.I don't ride underinflated but should I go to a wider…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jerry Lee Sep 10, 2015.

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 Jan 6, 2015.


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Mike Zumwalt replied to Erin Vogel's discussion Response to this morning's cyclist death in North Center
"People don't care. They see you and keep driving. How many of the pedestrian walkway signs are gone or laying flat? They're texting, looking for their Uber fare.etc Going up Clark another wonderful cta bus driver kept passing and cutting…"
Mike Zumwalt replied to Joe Guzzardo's discussion Salute an officer today
"It's a tragedy that they were targeted by a lunatic in Dallas or that someone so brazen would shoot them in a car point blank in NYC but the few apples ruin the bunch is the game and unless they can police themselves it will continue. You…"
Jul 11
Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Riding down Armitage he passes a little too close then squeezes me so I place my hand on his mirror like "you're a little too close" He rolls his window down as he starts driving away presumably to say something ignorant like get off…"
Jul 11
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Cyclists at Risk - Cause and Prevention
"I think wearing a goPro for a day or 2 would show the actual conditions we face, right hooking, honking, pedestrians walking in the bike lane, against the light. You can post, tweet, contact Alderman until The Cubs win but a (picture) Video is worth…"
Jul 5
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Cyclists at Risk - Cause and Prevention
"I see number 8 as the number one or two reason. The ride shares are terrible because they're looking for a person who may or may not know where they are or the driver doesn't understand directions the person gave them so they're…"
Jul 5
Mike Zumwalt replied to Chuckchuck's discussion Scrap the flyover Build a Protected Bike Lane on lower LSD
"Tourists wouldn't see the fly over no one but local,regular cyclists wuth a destination in mind use the lowers. Plys it would need a concrete wall for safety."
Jun 28
Mike Zumwalt replied to Jim Reho's discussion So What Can We Do To Make It Better, Specifically?
"Riding between lines of cars is dangerous but if you need to get out of the bike lane to make a left or right turn or to even get back in the bike lane (see Clinton bike lane) or turning left from Kinzie to Dearborn hand signals don't work any…"
Jun 21
Mike Zumwalt replied to Jim Reho's discussion So What Can We Do To Make It Better, Specifically?
"Ha,Ha I have a 300 Lumens front light and rear light plus another front light I get cut off, nearly right hooked every day, Uber drivers talking on the phone to the people staring at their phones,drivers who don't understand how a 4 way stop…"
Jun 21
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Does Riding Your Bike Still Make You Happy?
"Well riding in the city, every day, 5,6,7,10 hrs a day...not really.too many sh*t heads driving, groups of 4 walking on the 606 oblivious tourists on the LFT. I still love Critical Mass and group rides but since I work so much ON my bike it's…"
May 21
Mike Zumwalt replied to Juan Boyce's discussion Honking Drivers
"They honk when breaking the law like backing up, they honk when you're "in the way" like waiting for the light to change. They honk when they're turning onto a one way street the wrong way.  Imagine as a person yelling at…"
May 20
Mike Zumwalt replied to Jennifer on the lake's discussion "If only there was some way to spin while en route to work..."
"I hope there's a bus with tread mills so that people can walk to work on the bus."
May 18
Mike Zumwalt replied to Waymond Smith's discussion Who designed this bike lane on Roosevelt Road?
"Yeah,and why are the crosswalks blue with giant words in them? What we want is people crossing Mi ave looking diwn reading instead of watching for cars,bikes."
Mar 26
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Driver Attacks Cyclist in Chicago After Driving in Bike Lane
"I've said that and fortunately not met the same results but the valets in River North,Halsted really need to watch it. The Kinzie lanes are used for parking and the ones backing up telling me to get the fuck out of the way really need to know…"
Mar 4
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane? 2016
"Com Ed blocking Division street but I get that because the manholes are in the bike lane but..."
Mar 4
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Cyclists (Literally) Blown Off Their Bikes
"More than a couple times I've hit a wind tunnel or sheer, the way it hits a building...Clark@ Lincoln park west, Pine Grove@Irving park, Halsted@Grace, Broadway@Devon to name a few."
Feb 11
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Speed dating for cyclists. Who else understands N+1?
"I had 5 bikes at one time, now I just have the one. But do need to get a mt bike again, and a beach cruiser. I like "dating" while riding, not really dating but having a relaxed conversation while on a ride or the after party exchange…"
Feb 11

Profile Information

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.


At 9:09am on July 28, 2011, Katie Jo Schuler said…
Oh yeah how's your toe?


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