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Bike Commuting Groups?
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A friend of mine recently moved from Lincoln Park to Forest Park and joined a Google Group for bike commuters coming from the west side:…Continue

Tags: commuting

Started this discussion. Last reply by JMinHP on Wednesday.

Nice way to sum up the traffic experience...
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One of my Evanston bike buddies referred to this tweet a few minutes ago:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by curt(is) locke Jun 12.

No East/West Bike Lanes in the Loop?
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Now that I am riding Divvy from Ogilvie to my office at Dearborn and Adams, it becomes apparent how few easy/west bike routes there are in the Loop. It's not bad in the morning because I head to the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Montanaro 14.5mi May 25.

Fixed gear wheelset - with some history
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These wheels were on my commuter when I crashed in late February. I purchased them from Velomine in August 2016, so they have very little use. It has H Plus Son rims and Origin8 sealed bearing hubs.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Montanaro 14.5mi May 26.

 

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JMinHP replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Bike Commuting Groups?
"Skip, early is no problem for me. I'm out the door shortly after 5am. But distance may be an issue as I'm further north in HP. I'm usually pedaling into Linden around 45 minutes later."
Wednesday
TonyP replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Bike Commuting Groups?
"Jeez, Skip, I didn't realize that rod went to your knee, that's a big repair. And yeah, my break was at the neck, broke the ball end clean off. I asked the sawbones if it could be fixed and he said maybe, but if it doesn't take…"
Wednesday
David Barish replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Bike Commuting Groups?
"Skip, sorry to hear about your accident. I was not aware before reading this thread today.  The x-ray you posted was indeed worth a thousand words. I hope you feel better.  I am an early bird but not quite as early as you.  If and…"
Tuesday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Bike Commuting Groups?
"Jim M and JMinHP, thanks for the responses. I hope "if" turns to "when". We'll see. I do keep somewhat early hours, in the office between 6:30 and 7, gone between 4:30 and 5. Part of the "if" -> "when"…"
Tuesday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Bike Commuting Groups?
"Short explanation. I fractured my femur clean through from the bump on the left to the bump on the right. The repair was to put that long rod down into my femur to just above the knee. Not shown are the two screws at that point which anchor it to…"
Tuesday
JMinHP replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Bike Commuting Groups?
"I'd also be interested in finding a northside commuter group. I'm farther north in Highland Park. Certainly no shortage of road bikes out and about in the AM around the area, but very few, if any, commuters. My "normal" bike…"
Tuesday
Jim Maciukenas replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Bike Commuting Groups?
"Hi Skip, I'm commuting from Evanston to 31st Street many days of the week. I don't know of any commuting groups but would be interested in setting one up if no one chimes in with one for the north side that's already set one up. Hope…"
Tuesday
TonyP replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Bike Commuting Groups?
"I broke my hip in a bike crash in 2013 and it hasn't been an issue. Mine was replaced, and it's actually easier on the hip to ride the bike than it is to walk. Although walking isn't really an issue, I will start to limp if too long a…"
Monday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Bike Commuting Groups?
"Alas, it was this bad:"
Monday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi posted a discussion

Bike Commuting Groups?

A friend of mine recently moved from Lincoln Park to Forest Park and joined a Google Group for bike commuters coming from the west side:https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/westsidecommutersAre there other commuting groups? Before my crash, I always commuted solo, but if I take it up again (not quite yet), I would be interested in connecting with other commuters - safety in numbers and all that. I happen to live in Evanston, so would be most…See More
Jun 17
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Thanks, I've bookmarked it on my phone. I'll try to remember to give it a try."
Jun 14
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Yasmeen, For those of us who haven't been paying close attention, could you maybe edit the initial message in this thread to include instructions on how to easily file a 311 report from one's smartphone? I passed a window washer truck…"
Jun 14
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"That seems more like a 911 call than a 311 call to me."
Jun 13
curt(is) locke replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Nice way to sum up the traffic experience...
"This sort of reminds me of the great linguist George Carlin -- "I'm not getting ON the plane -- I'm getting IN the plane!""
Jun 12
Yasmeen replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Nice way to sum up the traffic experience...
"That's a good one!"
Jun 12
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi posted a discussion
Jun 12

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What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I ride a bike in the Chicago area

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At 10:06am on December 6, 2013, Alex said…

"maxy, super maxy, mighty competition, super mighty competition, grand mighty (75?)..any others?" that's from a bikeforums thread. it seems like there are tons of variants on 'mighty' 'grand' etc. their model names are so grandiose. 

At 11:14pm on December 5, 2013, Alex said…

is that a mighty tour crankarm/spider?

 
 
 

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