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Mike Zumwalt
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  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
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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 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

The Return of Chainlink Bar Night! at Emporium Logan Square

February 19, 2015 from 7pm to 11pm
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Feb 18
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Whoah. Bike winter. Next level.
"Kinda looks like the pics I took from last year or when we had that 18" in one day with drifts and plowed in bikes. But look at WGN's background pic for the weather. Ride on! "
Feb 18
Mike Zumwalt commented on Yasmeen's page Bike Commuting After a Heavy Snowfall
"The side streets were un rideable for several days and I gave a thumbs up to the mail carrier struggling with her cart."
Feb 9
Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Hey cabbie you guys drive like ass normally but I was stopped at the light,behind the crosswalk in my lane please don't salmon and hit me head on! # 2 You pulled out of your parking spot right in front of me then stopped suddenly so I passed…"
Feb 9
Mike Zumwalt replied to Brian's discussion Danger--Milwaukee Ave. South of Ogden a sheet of ice
"The bike lanes are not maintained, ride in the street.Even if they salt it takes the crushing of tires to melt the snow."
Feb 9
Mike Zumwalt replied to Haddon's discussion It's been pushing 40 degrees for a week and I'm starting to think spring......
"Riiiight! While the mild weather is nice but it's 6 weeks until March. "
Jan 22
Mike Zumwalt replied to PK RPR's discussion Best routes (tricks) around Oak-Ohio closure
"State to Kinzie then take the lowers to Michigan, you have to carry your bike up the stairs but it's never snowy under and a little bit warmer. "
Jan 11
Tony Adams 4 mi replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion How to p*ss of a local
"I've been to L.A. my experience is anecdotal of course, but my observations suggest that the car culture there is vastly superior to Chicago's car culture. Once I walked to the edge of pretty busy street near Marina Del Rey, not at a…"
Jan 6
Mike Zumwalt replied to David P.'s discussion When you're struggling with learning how to repair a flat...
"Take it inside so you can look for that little piece of wire that's in exactly the same spot and just far enough in the tube to give it a slow leak...that's like 4 or 5 so far all exactly the same. Who knew Chicago had so much teeny pieces…"
Jan 6
Sarah D. replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion How to p*ss of a local
"Where is that quote from?  I've been taking the lane since the snow started because the bike lanes aren't cleared and I don't want to crash, and some SUVs in my neighborhood haven't been loving it."
Jan 6
Cameron 7.5 mi replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion How to p*ss of a local
"I thought south Detroit was Canada.  "
Jan 6
Mike Zumwalt replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion How to p*ss of a local
"I've never been to L.A. so I wouldn't know but I assume the car culture is much like Detroit's and is built for cars only. The difference being that Detroit has a city able to hold 2 million people but has only 600K so riding around…"
Jan 6

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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.


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


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