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Police on bicycles
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We were headed east on North Avenue over the river and saw a group of hopefully, trainee/police on bicycles.  One officer's bike was too big and he kept swing his weight from side to side as he…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Barish Nov 29.

A 100 bicycles?
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Every once in a while I check Craiglist/Chicago for 1). my stolen bicycle, it must be out there somewhere unless it has been ground up and turned into paperclips 2). a "matching" Motobecane to my…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nancy L. Fagin Oct 6.

Motorcycle in bike lane
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I think old age has given me certain priliviges and some disadvantages - but I used both yesterday.  I was biking with a trailer north on Milwaukee close to rush hour when a motorcycle started coming…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nancy L. Fagin Aug 10.

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.

 

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Nancy L. Fagin replied to Jaik S.'s discussion There's a Biking Gender Gap. And It Has a Real Economic Impact.
"One other observation.  As a frequent user of the post office - everyone knows me by my helmet, green jacket and old Schwinn bicycle and trailer - I have handed out dozen of Chicago bike maps to the women clerks, even bicycle catalogues - sure,…"
Dec 12
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Jaik S.'s discussion There's a Biking Gender Gap. And It Has a Real Economic Impact.
"There maybe something more than logic as to why the percentage of women riding is smaller.  It may be seen as "not lady-like", or only "tom-boys" ride. Or a matter of personal safety.  One sees many older Hispanic men…"
Dec 11
David Barish replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion Police on bicycles
"Yup. I work across the street from the Daley Plaza and walked out of the door Tuesday evening, the first day after the grand jury decision, and saw a host of bike cops standing around keeping an eye on things. I didn't really see them riding.…"
Nov 29
Tom A.K. replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion Police on bicycles
"http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141128/wicker-park/chi2ferguson-black-friday-protest-shuts-down-wicker-park-street As this dnainfo report shows in it's photos, CPD used a lot of its bike patrol to deal with the active protests on black…"
Nov 29
Julia 3.5/7.5 mi replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion Police on bicycles
"Friend of a friend is a newer CPD officer and went through bike training recently. From what I gathered, most officers on bikes outside of the loop are generally riding a bike that is for their district - they're not on it full-time. The only…"
Nov 29
Sarah D. replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion Police on bicycles
"So funny! I saw a group as well - maybe 18-20? police on bicycles at North Ave. and Dearborn heading west earlier this week or last week - I was on the phone with my boyfriend and remember noticing - and remarking - that they seemed to be having…"
Nov 28
Nancy L. Fagin posted a discussion

Police on bicycles

We were headed east on North Avenue over the river and saw a group of hopefully, trainee/police on bicycles.  One officer's bike was too big and he kept swing his weight from side to side as he pedalled.  Another was riding his bike as if it were a small BMX with on knee at a right angle, while his other leg was straight and he leaned from side to side.  Then they all kept looking back to see if their fellow trainees were following.Please have someone show them how to fit a bike.  Nancy and Ron See More
Nov 28
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Gene Tenner's discussion We're taking John Kass's bike bullying seriously
"Years ago, an editor friend who worked with children's books, told me about a "subsitution" test she had, especially for older materials.  Would you still use "Indian madien" if it was "Jewish maiden" or…"
Nov 16
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion If bikes took up much space as cars.
"How about someone doing a kid's book of equivalents: how many bicycles could be made out of a single car?  Bicycle tires versus car tires, aluminum cans into bicycles, etc. Stretching the reality of materials - but fun. Once I asked Nancy…"
Oct 30
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion A 100 bicycles?
"Many thanks - I've seen so many scams over the years - from lost relatives dying in plane crashes and leaving me millions of government money to those easy payments!  Must be a big store room of questionable bicycles.  I have written…"
Oct 6
yai danche replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion A 100 bicycles?
"I got 30 listings, all with pictures (http://chicago.craigslist.org/search/bik?query=motobecane).  So that cryptic posting might be taken down.  Also, if it looks suspicious it is suspicious. Be wary of those people who are selling 20-30…"
Oct 6
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion A 100 bicycles?
"I must admit that I'm in the wrong decade or century when it comes to the internet.  but will try to link the Craigslist Chicago entry to Chainlink. Nancy"
Oct 6
Tominator replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion A 100 bicycles?
"Why don't you post a link?"
Oct 6
Nancy L. Fagin replied to Mark Kenseth's discussion bike-friendly grocery store...in portland, or
"A variation on a theme - I walk with my two dogs to the CVS (Chicago/Ogden/Milwaukee intersection) drive through and stand in line.  They're even had dog biscuits at one time or another.  I don't like tying them up (the dogs, not…"
Oct 5
Nancy L. Fagin posted a discussion

A 100 bicycles?

Every once in a while I check Craiglist/Chicago for 1). my stolen bicycle, it must be out there somewhere unless it has been ground up and turned into paperclips 2). a "matching" Motobecane to my husband's bike (ca. 1975), but a small to extra small.  They're just both mental exercises.  But yesterday, when I typed in Motobecane, I got a listing, not for a Motobecane, but someone who has over a hundred bikes.  No name, no company address or name, contact by telephone.  What's going on?See More
Oct 5
Nancy L. Fagin left a comment for Julie Hochstadter
"Dear Julie, I was looking at Craigslist and notice that someone listed over 100 bikes 312/709-2400.  Is this a shop?  That's a lot of  bikes. Nancy"
Oct 4

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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 4.1mi said…

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

Lisa

 
 
 

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