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Mike Zumwalt
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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.

Cheap or wholesale parts
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I know working bikes, West Town and the Recyclery have at cost parts or much cheaper than retail but I can't always go that far for parts I mean I'm all about supporting your local bike shop they…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy Bloyd-Peshkin Oct 7, 2016.

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.

 

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Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Are Your Favorite Chicago-Area Bike Lanes, Paths & Routes?
"There's a little path going from Belmont West of the river winds around to Barry and California. The Loyola area then an alley to Pratt beach. The crushed stone trail from Montrose along the lake."
May 16
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Are Your Favorite Chicago-Area Bike Lanes, Paths & Routes?
"I was going to say that, plus it's away from LSD and quieter."
May 16
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Dreaded Bike-Unfriendly Streets
"The area around old Finkell steel is either gridlocked or a 55 mph zone. The Southport corridor by the Brown line is full if soccer moms that can't parallel park."
May 15
Mike Zumwalt commented on Yasmeen's event The Chainlink NOT-a-Training-Ride Ride
"Tuesdays are $2.50 drafts at Farraguts and the arcade bar in Uptown is starting a Tuesday night Star Trek movie and Trivia night. Games are free!"
May 15
Mike Zumwalt might attend Yasmeen's event
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The Chainlink NOT-a-Training-Ride Ride at Turin Bicycle

May 16, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Training rides not your thing? Would you like to ride about 5-10 miles at a leisurely pace, have a pint and a good, chill night? AND have your miles count towards the National Bike Challenge miles? This is just the ride for you! Requirements: Helmet, non-lycra normal-looking clothing, a lock, and lights. Just a chill ride. No hammers will be dropped.Meet at Turin. Yeah, that is the place the speedy people are meeting for the training ride but we'll go have a nice, chill ride and end up at a pub…See More
May 15
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Dreaded Bike-Unfriendly Streets
"North Avenue except from Ashland to Western. Division Street except from Ashland to Western. Broadway from Diversey to Devon except for the Wilson bike lane. LaSalle north of Kinzie. Larabbee. Wells in Old Town. Cortland and Southport corridors that…"
May 13
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Damen Avenue North of Montrose: Potholes, Gravel, & Bumpy Bike Lanes
"Halsted,Southport,Broadway in Lakeview far West Armitage past Kedzie all terrible. No bike lanes avaliable unless you ride a mountiain bik or one of those ridiculous 40cc tired bikes."
Apr 11
Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"A new twist on an old favorite. Riding down Barry between Sheffield and Racine West bound you pulled out in front of me from a parking space weaving driving extremely slow like 5 mph I didn't want to pass and actually couldn't even though…"
Apr 11
Mike Zumwalt replied to Joel's discussion Tracking your cycling data
"Google maps is reasonably accurate and I just look at my day for curiosity. I kinda know how many miles I've done by the feel of my tiredness, I don't look at it everyday or do a spreadsheet. We'll see in a bit from wikileaks about…"
Mar 13
Tom A.K. replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion 4 way stops and other mysteries
"I've entirely given up on trying to understand and explain the behaviors of most humans. Especially drivers. This is where you just go through the 4-way no matter how considerate/polite/law abiding you want to be that day. You have just had an…"
Mar 13
Mike Zumwalt replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion 4 way stops and other mysteries
"No just driving distracted, texting, trying to figure out how to parallel park an SUV. But... in several situations today I was in line or the last to approach the intersection and they either didn't know what to do or didn't know where to…"
Mar 11
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Chicago Tribune: Increase in Bike Lane Enforcement for 2017
"Today was horrible but that comes with the 9am drinking. Police were ticketing drunk and disorderly and while several Ubers and "party busses" blocked bike lanes on Lincoln,Halsted,Wells...the police vehicles were blocking the same…"
Mar 11
mike w. replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion 4 way stops and other mysteries
"i get the feeling that 4-way stop protocol is no longer taught in drivers' ed... i also get the feeling that if the state began randomly stopping drivers and having them take a mandatory driving test would produce a 75-90% failure rate. When…"
Mar 11
mike w. replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion 4 way stops and other mysteries
"Not necessarily. Riders who "blow through" stops usually don't survive long enough to become commonplace. i think it's more often the case that they've come to believe -through reading all the anti-cyclist screeds…"
Mar 11
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Chicago Tribune: Increase in Bike Lane Enforcement for 2017
"Intent or ignorance?  Sharrows are blocked all the time, the protected Kinzie,Clinton, Dearborn and Clybourn have cars in them routinely and they are clearly marked."
Mar 11
Mike Schwab replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion 4 way stops and other mysteries
"And they are used to bicycle riders blowing through so afraid to proceed."
Mar 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.

 -FK

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

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