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Mike Zumwalt
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This is NOT the bike for Chicago
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Well maybe? It might have been another make but this is all I got back from Google-ing that looked like it.It was going up Broadway and was really visible from behind but shorter than the parked cars…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Walter Dworak Jul 31.

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.

 

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Latest Activity

Mike Zumwalt replied to CJ's discussion Beach Cruiser Advice
"I picked up a 70's Huffy Cruiser for $25 a few years back, heavy but sturdy. Also single speed and slooow."
17 hours ago
Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"I don't think Divvy riders are ignoring the law,seems like most are unaware. I stopped at a sign on Clark as there wastraffic waiting and the driver going opposite me was making a left so I stopped a "crazy fixie rider" swerved around…"
Thursday
Mike Zumwalt replied to David P.'s discussion The GIF thread
Wednesday
Mike Zumwalt replied to David P.'s discussion The GIF thread
Wednesday
Mike Zumwalt replied to Nikul Shah's discussion Chainlink's Bullies, Trolls - What to do?
"Is there something in the water? Or is it venting time of year? I've done my fair share but what's going on at Craigs List? a carry over?   http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/mis/4638646799.html re: Pedestrian whose iPhone I stole…"
Wednesday
Mike Zumwalt replied to Renee Patten's discussion Bike Parking at the Jefferson Park Transit Center
"Maybe not but it was the only 92 bus heading out. The traffic was backed up from before California which is where I passed it. nothing else passed me nor did I pass. I'm used to slow traffic on Clark, Damen... but I guess the East/West…"
Wednesday
Mike Zumwalt replied to Renee Patten's discussion Bike Parking at the Jefferson Park Transit Center
"Not related to parking but I locked mine up near Jeff park,had a flat, on the way home I missed the bus so I fixed it the rode down Foster and eventually caught up to and passed the bus!?"
Wednesday
Mike Zumwalt replied to h' 1.0's discussion The most beautiful day of the year
"Would be nicer if my phone didn't load pics sideways too. "
Sunday
Mike Zumwalt replied to h' 1.0's discussion The most beautiful day of the year
"Very nice!"
Sunday
Mike Zumwalt replied to Renee Patten's discussion Bike Parking at the Jefferson Park Transit Center
"It was designed for shelter,looks and storage capacity. On that it's good. The Damen stop is inside the turnstiles but outside or inside it's still available and sheltered for a liesurly way for thieves to take your bike and get back on…"
Aug 22
Mike Zumwalt replied to Renee Patten's discussion Bike Parking at the Jefferson Park Transit Center
"You need 3 locks for this. U-lock the front wheel to the frame. U-lock the back wheel to the frame. Lock bike frame to bike rack on 2nd level if you can reach it. O'Hare has 2 bike racks near the turnstiles in the airport to the…"
Aug 22
Mike Zumwalt replied to h' 1.0's discussion Winter 2014- who's still riding?
"A little foggy today and chilly for August but I saw a guy riding fully clothed,coat and a Balaclava?"
Aug 17
Mike Zumwalt replied to Julie Hochstadter's discussion What Are Your Map and Route Go-To Sites?
"I don't navigate with it, it's a fun tool but in Chicago or even elsewhere I just look up the address and do the math on how far it is and the direction. I tried using the navigation part a while back doing deliveries but found it…"
Aug 14
Mike Zumwalt replied to Julie Hochstadter's discussion What Are Your Map and Route Go-To Sites?
"You have to take any mapping with a general idea of where you're going first. I Googled biking from Manitowak Wi. to Ludington Mi. and it told me to take the ferry. "
Aug 13
Mike Zumwalt replied to Julie Hochstadter's discussion What Are Your Map and Route Go-To Sites?
"Google maps works for me."
Aug 13
Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"I'm glad you're safe in your Volvo as you turned left in front of me from the oncoming lane then stopped directly in front of me thankfully I had no one behind me either. And that's why I ride fixed with brakes!"
Aug 10

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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