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wheelchair in Damen Bike Lane
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I was biking south on Damen going towards Grand, when from a distance I saw that looked like someone underneath their car - doing repairs...got a little closer...what is that?Well, a very aged and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Jan 9.

"stay fresh"
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A postal clerk was asking me how bicyclists "stay fresh" for work after biking through a hot, humid summer commute.Me:  Some folks have showers at work or bring supplies (meanwhile, I am dripping wet…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Evan Jun 27, 2013.

did someone lose a red Fiji bike?
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at 12:12pm Sunday 6/9/13 I saw someone walking a very tall red and white Fiji road bike west on Augusta, west of Ashland.  The bike was way too tall for the person with it - his feet probably…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nancy L. Fagin Jun 9, 2013.

One day it's there, the next day it's gone!
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I've been biking to my warehouse space nearly everyday and at Ashland and Erie (SW corner) there was a nice red Trek.  Yesterday the rear wheel was missing.  "Oh", I thought,"the owner took the rear…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nancy L. Fagin Dec 31, 2012.

 

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Winter Bike to Work Day & online registration opens for MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive at Daley Plaza

January 21, 2014 from 6:30am to 9am
Celebrate Winter Bike to Work Day at Daley Plaza in Chicago’s Loop on Jan. 21 for the annual celebration of cyclists who don’t let low temperatures or snow stop them from pedaling to work. Warm up with free Dark Matter coffee and slices of Eli’s Cheesecake from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Daley Plaza, located at Washington and Dearborn Streets. Hot chocolate and tea will also be available.Get a jump on your summer when online registration opens at 6:30 a.m. the same day for this year’s MB Financial…See More
Jan 17
Nancy L. Fagin replied to h' 1.0's discussion Business that combine disparate services under one roof
"In ancient history days, I was part of 17 North State/16 North Wabash 9The Stevens Building) on the 13th floor.  The building sort of/kinda dove tailed on top of another building, so the floors didn't start until the 10th floor (I…"
Jan 13
Anne Alt replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion wheelchair in Damen Bike Lane
"Some blocks in Beverly were actually pretty good this morning. Loop sidewalks are looking much better today. Quite a few businesses got people out overnight to scrape off the lumps of packed-down snow, so a lot of sidewalks here are fairly clean.…"
Jan 9
Adam Herstein replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion wheelchair in Damen Bike Lane
"Were the sidewalks not shoveled/salted? Also, frequently snow is pushed into the sidewalk ramps at intersections, making it difficult for people in wheelchairs to cross the street. Until the city does a better job of providing ADA access to…"
Jan 9
Daniel G replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion wheelchair in Damen Bike Lane
"Seniors have to use the lanes all the time, it's often the best chance they have of avoiding a devastating or fatal fall. When we get conservative and exclusionary about the bike lanes, it slows the spirit of progress that we still depend on…"
Jan 9
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion wheelchair in Damen Bike Lane
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Jan 3
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion wheelchair in Damen Bike Lane
"i'm not certain - guess i'm watching the waste hauler to the left...."
Jan 3
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion wheelchair in Damen Bike Lane
"i don't think she was avoiding construction, though the red ramps haven't worked out in many cases.  no flag - guess she does get around which is better than sitting in a nursing home."
Jan 3
Davo replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion wheelchair in Damen Bike Lane
"does she only have one leg? "
Jan 3
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion wheelchair in Damen Bike Lane
"So, not avoiding obstacles on the sidewalk?"
Jan 3
Nancy L. Fagin posted a discussion

wheelchair in Damen Bike Lane

I was biking south on Damen going towards Grand, when from a distance I saw that looked like someone underneath their car - doing repairs...got a little closer...what is that?Well, a very aged and not very mobile person (80+ years old woman) in a wheelchair trying to go northbound in the southbound lane.  No other person seemed to be with her.  There are always obstacles along Damen (construction, dumpsters, etc), and sometimes Damen is just a little narrow.  So far, drivers have been quite…See More
Jan 3
Nancy L. Fagin replied to jolondon30's discussion OMG I Biked to Work Today!
"I call it "picking my battles".  If the weather is really awful and dangerous, then I do use the car to haul stuff, otherwise, once the city plows the main streets and it's not too sloppy - I use the bike.  There's…"
Dec 13, 2013
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Christopher C.'s discussion Help needed! Lost dog last seen north and western!!
"If she's anything like a whippet, tell people if they see her, to shake a scarf, hat anything along the ground, like a rabbit or rat.  The instinct will kick to "hunt-kill" the moving target. THEN to grab her from behind while…"
Dec 12, 2013
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Jose Fonseca's discussion How would you have handled this situation?
"Call the cops - say there's a reckless driver (drunk, drug impaired, heart attack), give the license number and then let them handle it.  One can't handle directly the drunks, drug impaired or drug related drivers - some can be…"
Dec 6, 2013
Lisa Curcio 4.1 mi left a comment for Nancy L. Fagin
"Nancy, we are going to recruit you to Women Bike Chicago! Lisa"
Jun 27, 2013
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion "stay fresh"
"Many thanks to all!  I did a bunch of print outs and gave them to the postal clerk -  she was mesmerized by everyone's solutions. Next time I see her, I'll give her a city bike route map, a pamphlet on safe biking and perhaps a…"
Jun 27, 2013

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What I ride:
Road, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Around Town, My business involves biking
About me:
You all have seen me - the old bike with the trailer with canvas bags full of mail. The bike helmet covers the gray hair.

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At 9:04pm on June 27, 2013, Lisa Curcio 4.1 mi said…

Nancy, we are going to recruit you to Women Bike Chicago!

Lisa

 
 
 

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