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Paul Lazzaro
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  • Mount Prospect, IL
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MUP Etiquette
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I've been happily impressed to see so many people enjoying the 606.  It's great to have a place where kids can bring their little bikes and scooters and ride without fear of being run over by a…Continue

Tags: etiquette, 606

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Jun 5.

The scourge of plastic trash
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On any windy day, plastic bags and wrap is blowing around the streets. Where does it prefer to go? In my drive train, of course, stranding me in an intersection on Lawrence Ave. One more reason to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Lazzaro May 8.

Annoying Samaritan Redux
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Since the pedestrian crosswalk stop signs have been installed, I've noticed a new variation of the annoying Samaritan driver.  Normally, drivers don't notice, or even just run over these signs.  They…Continue

Tags: Samaritan, Annoying, Croswalk

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Lazzaro Sep 4, 2016.

Another lawless cyclist...

...or at least clueless.…Continue

Tags: Clueless, Citibike, Obama

Started Jun 9, 2016


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Latest Activity

Paul Lazzaro replied to V W's discussion CPD culture and its hostility toward cyclists - and one suggestion to protect cyclists in light of this
6 hours ago
Paul Lazzaro replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"I often see drivers parking their cars in a way that corks the bike lane here.  They are oblivious."
Paul Lazzaro replied to Yasmeen's discussion Most Embarrassing Moment On A Bike
"My first time using clipless pedals (10 years ago?), I rode about 1/2 block to a stop sign, forgot to un-clip, and fell sideways in slow-mo into a flower bed.  I spotted no witnesses, so I didn't have to pretend I meant to do it..."
Aug 25
Paul Lazzaro replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
Aug 21
Paul Lazzaro replied to Yasmeen's discussion "Defensive Architecture"
"I live in the area, and I have never had any issue with the people living in the tents under LSD at Lawrence and Wilson.  I'm able to pass on foot or on my bike with no problem.  However, I'm not sure that some people (especially…"
Aug 21
Paul Lazzaro replied to V W's discussion "Cyclist hurls rock through driver's window in west town road rage"
"So the cyclist bumped into a BMW, and the driver chased after him (I don't buy that they just happened to meet farther down the street).  If the cyclist scratched the BMW paint, that was not considerate.  When the driver chased after…"
Jul 16
Paul Lazzaro replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Drivers are crazy.
"And...regardless of a cyclist's "right" to be somewhere, a driver NEVER has the right to attempt a "citizen's execution".  The proper response when others disobey the law or behave discourteously is not to put them…"
Jul 11
Paul Lazzaro replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Cyclists face barriers in car-centric Chicago suburbs: study
"The suburbs are tough for cycling.  The Prairie Path is nice, if slow (and messy after a rain).  But riding for transportation outside of your little residential neighborhood is hard to do without ultra-detailed route planning.  I…"
Jul 9
Paul Lazzaro replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Never pull alongside a vehicle in a right turn only lane
"I'd agree that it's safest to be assertive.  I'm too happy to be aggressive, though ☺"
Jul 8
Paul Lazzaro replied to Yasmeen's discussion Pet Peeves Among the Pedals
"1) Passing on the right.  You give me nowhere to go if a driver gets too close.  Being wedged between you and a bus is not my idea of fun. 2) Not signalling.  I don't need a wildly flailing arm - just a little finger pointing…"
Jul 5
Paul Lazzaro replied to Brian Marquis's discussion Considering eBike for my wife
"Brian - any update?  Has she gotten an ebike?  If so, how does she like it?"
Jun 25
Paul Lazzaro replied to Alex Z's discussion Stop sign pet peeve
Jun 20
Paul Lazzaro replied to R.D. Yant's discussion Broken Glass in Protected Bike Lane
"Not sure how we can get drivers to stop throwing their empty bottles to the curb, in the river, etc.  I wish I had an answer.  I wish I knew how to make drivers think of the city as their home, as a place they don't want to trash.…"
Jun 8
Jim Reho replied to Paul Lazzaro's discussion MUP Etiquette
"When I'm riding through parks, in particular, I always assume every little kid is going to walk or otherwise directly propel themselves directly in front of me.  And often, they do!  It's also very important to stop when a soccer…"
Jun 5
Tricolor replied to Paul Lazzaro's discussion MUP Etiquette
"Divvy bikes on the lake do that a lot, too. The 606 is too narrow for biking at even a commuting speed unless it's too early/late/cold for other people to be out. "
Jun 5
Paul Lazzaro might attend Yasmeen's event

The Chainlink NOT-a-Training-Ride Ride at Turin Bicycle

June 6, 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
Jun 4

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise
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