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Well Street Bridge OPEN = NICE
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Not sure the exact day it reopened.  Must have been over the holiday weekend?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-8 mi. Dec 2, 2013.

Bike Share Fail
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Rome. Ugh. Most stations were empty and had grafitti. One station had two really beat up bikes.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tricolor Oct 15, 2013.

Trivia- Lincoln Statues
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I pass 2 Lincoln statues on my daily ride. He is standing in one and sitting in the other. My commute is Montrose/Lakefront to Wells/Van Buren and back. I usually take the lakefront to work and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Valent Sep 23, 2013.

Reserved Parking
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Wish I'd seen this before I locked up.  Would have locked up to this rack...…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cameron 7.5 mi Aug 26, 2013.

 

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Rich S replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Tonight was brisk cold clean air. Rode 9 miles to my mom's for Thanksgiving dinner. Rode home with pannier stuffed full of leftovers. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! "
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Tandemonium replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Nice ride home tonight. Wind died down and 30deg felt pretty warm after the cold snap."
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Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"From Montrose to Blemont was well salted, a few puddles and a periodic ice puddle that were easily spotted and avoided. "
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Andy Moss 9.5 replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Nice to have the wind finally die down a little."
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Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Didn't ride today, but it was fine yesterday morning. I think the Chicago Park Department does a good job keeping it passable (plow, salt, etc, where necessary). "
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Shelley Scott replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"To those who rode the lakefront path today, is there much ice on the pavement? I've been avoiding the path all week (because I seem to be more prone than most to be overcome by the forces of gravity when trying to ride over ice.)   But I…"
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Julie Hochstadter replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"awesome! I love those days. "
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Mollie replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Today was the perfect day to ease into winter biking for my 8 mile commute.  No wind, and I didn't have hand issues which are usually a problem.  Looking forward to biking by all the traffic on the way home."
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Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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jolondon30 replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I took the LFP home from Monroe to Diversey last night. No wind and I was nice and warm. Not  a single other biker at 7:30 but a few runners."
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Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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David of the North (David606xx) replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"The streets should be too warm to freeze up until tomorrow soonest, and they'll hopefully have a bit of salt on them by then. Enjoy! "
Monday
David of the North (David606xx) replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"The soaking I got this morning was worth it if I get a lovely snow ride home!"
Monday
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"It was about 50 and sprinkling lightly when I came in today. Anticipating worse weather on the way home, I tossed a wool jersey and some gloves in my panniers. (I have my bar mitts installed, so didn't need gloves on the way in.) My wife…"
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Kat replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Today was the first day I overcame the desire to take the train and I rode in.  I said I was going to ride all winter and I figure I have to get used to this weather if I'm going to do that.  I was wet - and my shoes had about a cup…"
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David of the North (David606xx) replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Tough gear call for me, too. Couldn't see carrying all the clothes I'll need for the delightful snow ride tonight, but 50° was pretty warm for wearing all that. "
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At 4:29pm on February 1, 2013, Thinman said…

Yes, there are a few patches of ice along the trail going north.

A bit around the chess pavilion and then along the straight-away up to Fullerton.  A little more at the curve by the outdoor theater.  I believe the worst of it was around the section north of the Diversey Harbor bridge.

But keep yours eyes open and be prepared to slow down quickly.  They may have put out more calcium carbonate for the bad spots this afternoon. Might be a little harder to see the ice at night; I rode through the park last night and avoided the lake front south of Belmont Harbor.

At 10:14am on June 25, 2012, Gene Tenner said…

Yup, that was me. My head is still spinning. It had a great time. Lotsa fun (drunk?) people along the way.

My son was James Cappleman's campaign manager and I volunteered, too. I chose as my job to ride with that sign tower on Broadway from Addison to Foster a year ago in March/April for the runoff election. One loop after work and two on weekends. 'Twas pretty cold then. Yesterday was pretty hot in the sun. I got a good workout. Afterwards, after replenishing my reserves, Ann and I went for a 13 mile ride on the lakefront path. I was a tired puppy last night.

At 10:25pm on April 3, 2012, Gene Tenner said…

In it,

Your insight into human motivation is remarkably acute. Thanks for the kind words.

Gene

 
 
 

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