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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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Latest Activity

Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Know someone with an impressive bike style? Tell us about it!
"No pic but there's a guy I see in the loop wearing army gear,a Kryptonite chaina helmet with neon spikes on it and possibly blasting early Van Halen. He also might be crazy but if you ride in the loop you're crazy,stupid,smart,or brave."
Thursday
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion North-South Bike Route Planned through Roger's Park
"Ashland is a nice alternative to Clark. Sheridan is essentially LSD north, too much volume and a high speed limit. Much like Western,or Ashland, North ave. outside of Wicker some roads aren't for cycling."
Thursday
Mike Zumwalt replied to Lisa Curcio 6.2mi's discussion A Protected Bike Lane on Clybourn
"Great so with all the cabbies that WILL park,drive in it now cyclists are forced into a smaller zone becoming even more dangerous. These "protected" bike lanes are not that, Dearborn, Kinzie not to mention in the Winter they're not…"
Tuesday
Mike Zumwalt replied to Jim Reho's discussion From the Trib via the Washington Post: Why Cyclists Blow Through Red Lights
"Same reason drivers do, so they don't have to wait at the light. Also crossing a large road the signals aren't timed for bikes,so you're 2 lanes into crossing Western,Wacker... or waiting in 6 corners and since you're already in…"
Tuesday
Mike Zumwalt replied to Shawn Evans's discussion CTA bans bikes from all trains - why?
"The hours and the brain dead enforcement is stupid, 12:01am on July 4th you can't bring your bike on the teain because of Fireworks crowds 18 hrs later!? I tried to gey on the red line last night at nearly 10 pm and was told no. It goes the…"
Jun 29
Mike Zumwalt replied to h' 1.0's discussion Husband, wife sue "reckless" Dearborn bike lane cyclist
"I'm noticing the end of the Dearborn protected lane is even more dangerous as drivers seeing cyclists turn left onto Kinzie and cars going straigh are now just turning left without noticing the RED arrow or checking for bikes, but lets keep…"
Jun 24
Mike Zumwalt commented on Jaik S.'s event Bicycle Camping 2015! 03 - June
"I'm looking to do a mid July post again, add me...I'll bring a six of anti hero."
Jun 23
Mike Zumwalt replied to Jeremy's discussion 43rd ward bike stings
"Many people see you riding and think you don't see them, or are aiming for them? Riding fixed also looks like you're not stopping because you're still pedaling."
Jun 22
Mike Zumwalt replied to Jeremy's discussion 43rd ward bike stings
"Take Pine Grove."
Jun 22
Mike Zumwalt replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion El line switch
"Take the Purple."
Jun 16
Mike Zumwalt replied to h' 1.0's discussion Husband, wife sue "reckless" Dearborn bike lane cyclist
"This is true for crosswalks that don't have stop signs or lights. They don't have the right of way to go against signals or to occupy lanes meant for other purposes. If that's true cyclists could legally ride in all lanes obstructing…"
Jun 16
Mike Zumwalt replied to Eli's discussion The Broadway bike lane is a joke
"No different than valets using the Kinzie lane for parking, livery SUV's driving in the Dearborn lane towards the House of Blues,drivers making the Milwaukee lane as a passing lane."
May 22
Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"I can spot a dumb driver move a block ahead though you were just in front of me. You swerved right came to a stop without signaling in the bike lane so instead of trying to thread the needle or swerve left to go around I just stopped behind your…"
Feb 24
Mike Zumwalt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion The technology we need drivers to buy so cycling isn't so dangerous
"The technology needed is very low tech. It's called eyes, and using them to look where you're driving and looking in mirrors to spot bikers. Bikers make sure you have lights and reflectors so you're not "invisible"."
Feb 24
Mike Zumwalt commented on Yasmeen's event The Return of Chainlink Bar Night!
"It's been a while since I was at an event other than a ride, is the secret handshake the same?"
Feb 18
Mike Zumwalt might attend Yasmeen's event
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The Return of Chainlink Bar Night! at Emporium Logan Square

February 19, 2015 from 7pm to 11pm
The return of Chainlink Bar Night will be all fun and games at Emporium Arcade Bar with video games, pool tables, pinball machines, great craft beers and a huge whiskey list. Two FREE tokens per Chainlinker. Drink special $1.00 off well drinks. See More
Feb 18

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.

 -FK

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

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