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Just a story

I'm sure I've entered the "crazy aunt" category or the boisterous old lady niche.  Standing in line at the post office, the man behind me mumbles about having to feed the parking meter. There's my…Continue

Started Nov 12, 2015

looking for a riding group
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Ok, we're no longer very fast, but we ride everyday (wind, rain, snow, ice) and we're probably older than you.  But we figured it's time to join a cycling club/group and join in. We prefer to ride in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by This PBL dosnt make me feel safe Oct 12, 2015.

can someone help this poor girl?

I never rate myself as a great bicyclist, maybe a good one - perhaps even a "girl scout" of the biking world (all hand signals, all stops...), and not terribly fast, but when I saw a girl/young woman…Continue

Started Oct 8, 2015

 

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Nancy L. Fagin posted a discussion

BBC essay about drawings pictures of bicycles

http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20160418-turns-out-bikes-are-quite-hard-to-drawVery interesting essay - an artist asked friends to draw a picture of a bicycle  (two minute time frame) and he collected hundreds of drawings.  Then he rendered computerized images of "bicycles" from those drawings - bikes with the chains connecting both front and back wheels, tires on one side of the frame.  BBC has some…See More
Apr 19
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Tim Heckman's discussion An Ode to the Suburban (and the chance to convince me to buy a new bike)
"At first I didn't like the Schwinn Traveler (ca.1989), I thought it was like riding a stiff camel, but it is a real work horse pulling a trailer.  Recently broke the derailleur (think it was the original) got a new-used one on ebay and…"
Apr 7
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Yasmeen's discussion CDOT Meetings in March and April: Asking Residents Where Future Bike Lanes Should Be
"Granted, I would love a bike lane on Grand instead of stop-start-stop on Hubbard, but again, we're talking population that needs service and also connections.  Augusta doesn't have "el" stops.  Grand bike lane is sort…"
Mar 21
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Yasmeen's discussion CDOT Meetings in March and April: Asking Residents Where Future Bike Lanes Should Be
"I would like to see a bike lane on Chicago Avenue, from the lake front all the way to Oak Park.  The Ashland/Chicago business area has lost many businesses over the decades (Goldblatts, Woolworth's) as market and shopping habits have…"
Mar 18
Nancy L. Fagin commented on Brett Ratner's page If You Love Your Bike, Make It Future Proof
"Love reading your well-written articles.  I have yet to do a long, camping trip or a long, long road trip, just daily hauls back and forth, back and forth on my 1989 (?) Chicago-built Schwinn Traveler with the uglinest paint job ever conceived.…"
Mar 11
Nancy L. Fagin replied to V W's discussion ever been chased by a dog? (or- when animals attack!)
"Yep!  I used to do "road work" with my Whippet (a smaller version of a Greyhound) along Hubbard Street.  Once we were chased by two Corgi-like dogs.  Luke, the Whippet and I could have out run them, but then you never…"
Dec 17, 2015
Nancy L. Fagin posted a discussion

Just a story

I'm sure I've entered the "crazy aunt" category or the boisterous old lady niche.  Standing in line at the post office, the man behind me mumbles about having to feed the parking meter. There's my opening, I think.  "You didn't ride your bike today...??" me being friendly - his mail is going off to Montana."No, I haven't ridden for a while, but once I rode from Colorado Springs (or was it Boulder) to the Canadian border and once all the way to the San Juan Islands...so all my riding was at one…See More
Nov 12, 2015
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion looking for a riding group
"My husband is 74 (still skis and bikes everyday), I'm 61 - bike everyday, year round - we used to do runs up to the Botanical Garden starting from Chicago and Ashland and also to Hyde Park, but need a kick in our complacency to do something…"
Oct 12, 2015
Waymond Smith replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion looking for a riding group
"What's the average age of the group? Please provide more information. Thank you "
Oct 12, 2015
Nancy L. Fagin posted a discussion

looking for a riding group

Ok, we're no longer very fast, but we ride everyday (wind, rain, snow, ice) and we're probably older than you.  But we figured it's time to join a cycling club/group and join in. We prefer to ride in Chicago and not have to drive then bicycle (sorta defeats the purpose...).Nancy and RonSee More
Oct 11, 2015
Nancy L. Fagin posted a discussion

can someone help this poor girl?

I never rate myself as a great bicyclist, maybe a good one - perhaps even a "girl scout" of the biking world (all hand signals, all stops...), and not terribly fast, but when I saw a girl/young woman riding south bound on Orleans at Chicago Avenue, I did want to stop and show her how to ride.Open letter to young woman:When starting to cross an intersection from a complete stop, you must push off with one foot (foot on ground, using ball of foot to push backwards), using other foot on bike's…See More
Oct 8, 2015
Nancy L. Fagin commented on Brett Ratner's page "You Must Be Brave"
"A few days ago I had a big package to mail and the local station didn't quite know how to do air m-sack, so off I went to Cardiss Collin/Main po, down Milwaukee to DesPlaines pulling a trailer.  There were cabs in the bike lane, huge 18…"
Oct 1, 2015
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion 1988 vintage Cannondale road bike SOLD
"Dear Yasmeen, Many thanks for posting/correcting as sold the dusty blue Cannondale.  Somehow, I thought anything listed would delete after such and such a time, a la Craigslist.  Customer was real happy with it - that's the best…"
Sep 12, 2015
Yasmeen replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion 1988 vintage Cannondale road bike for sale
"It doesn't automatically delete so I tend to go out and ask every once in a while so I can update the email that goes out. The best way to do it is to either delete the forum post or edit the title to include "SOLD" in the title."
Sep 12, 2015
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion 1988 vintage Cannondale road bike for sale
"Sorry we sold this bike a few months ago.  I sorta-kinda thought Chainlink's marketplace deleted things after a week - like Craigslist.  I will see how to delete. Nancy"
Sep 12, 2015
daniel kernan replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion 1988 vintage Cannondale road bike for sale
"still available? "
Sep 11, 2015

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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 said…

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

Lisa

 
 
 

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