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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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Apie (10.6) replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I wiped out on Kinzie between Orleans and Franklin.  Damn it was icy, so I took the lane.  Got caught on an ice lip and did the slow motion fall.   Thanks to the cars behind me that didn't run me over.  "
13 hours ago
Gene Tenner replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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14 hours ago
Active Transportation Alliance replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"The Clark bike lane/area was filled with frozen slush that was very slippery and bumpy. I biked with a friend for a while who told me she had crashed on it, thankfully she is ok. I took my time and took the lane. There were a lot shadow areas that…"
16 hours ago
Lizzy M. replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I walked the side streets in my neighborhood (the sidewalks were just as bad as the road, but no-one was going to run over me with their car on the sidewalk!), but had no trouble with the LFT from Belmont to Chicago. It was much warmer than I had…"
18 hours ago
Ann Sch 9.3 replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"A bit slick in places, but a nice slow ride from Bryn Mawr to Ohio. I saw one spreader going northbound (thanks for making the only two riders on the trail get off onto the worse ice on the side of the trail, buddy). That was probably 8:30.…"
18 hours ago
Tricolor replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I got on the lakefront trail at around eight this morning, and around 8:30 I started seeing pickups spreading salt headed north. If they had started two hours earlier like they did all winter the ice wouldn't have been a problem. I had a couple…"
18 hours ago
grayn8 (5.3 - 36) replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Okay this is getting weird. Is this ice/icy conditions just closer to the lake. I spoke with two coworkers who bike up on California and Sacramento. No icy ness. Is the ice line halsted or is it got more to do the time we are riding?"
18 hours ago
Simon Phearson replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Thanks. Just a bit of soreness; glad more than anything else that I didn't break anything. Though I suppose I've biked through worse conditions in which to become seriously disabled on the trail. You're right about that bit of the…"
19 hours ago
Ryan Stahlman replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Yeah, it is a tough spot. You pick up speed with the down slope, water collects and freezes there, and the turn causes your front tire to lose what little grip it has on the ice. Hope your bruises don't cause you to much anguish."
19 hours ago
Simon Phearson replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Geez - is that where we're all falling? I fell at that underpass, too!"
19 hours ago
Ryan Stahlman replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I took a spill on the LFT as well heading north. There was a nasty spot of ice at the underpass at the harbor at 31st. Looking forward to all the ice disappearing for the evening commute."
19 hours ago
Robert Underwood replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"lots of ice on N. Clark too. Once I got into E-town it was actually less icy. Lots of crunching... you know, from the ice under my tires. Reminded me of when I used to say to myself... "man I wish I had a fat bike." and of course...…"
20 hours ago
Simon Phearson replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"A long, slow, contemplative ride on LFT this morning. Surprised to see only one or two bike tracks on the southside; I'm accustomed to seeing more after a snow. Almost bailed, but I couldn't ride yesterday, and the forecast promises an…"
20 hours ago
John Wilson 6.0 replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Took the LFT. Plenty of ice. Only took one spill."
20 hours ago
dan brown replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"i took side streets then loaded the paddy wagon (kona) on the bus then exited downtown at clark/lake and rode through the loop. a bit nerve racking. saw alex (evanex) on the way to work too"
20 hours ago
Serge Lubomudrov replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Uh-oh . . ."
20 hours ago

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Cyclocross
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Commuting

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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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