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An innovation in cyclist safety we can all get on board with...

Thanks to Toyota, doorings should soon be a thing of the past:…Continue

Started Aug 10

Green Wave on Wells
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Looks like the city's traffic engineering folks have made a major change to the timing of the lights on Wells between roughly Chicago and Kinzie. This used to be a horrible stretch, where you'd catch…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Montanaro 12mi Jul 8.

Bicycle involved in an accident on Diversey?
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I got to work this morning to see a text from my wife asking if I was at work yet. I called. Apparently she heard of a bad accident involving a cyclist on Diversey and was worried about me (as she…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Curcio 6.2mi May 12.

I was irritated ...
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... by what I saw on my commute this morning, so naturally, I blogged about it:Come on People!I'm sure I'm…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Irvin Steinert May 9.

 

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Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"A bit of a close call this morning. I was stopped at the light at Ardmore and Sheridan waiting to get to the LFT. A guy pulls up on my left, but a bit ahead of me, has extreme difficulty unclipping from his SPDs and goes down. His saddle grazed my…"
Aug 13
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to ChiBikeGeek's discussion Bobby Cann Courtroom Updates
"> Today they did not let us bring our helmets past security so a number of us had to run back to the car. They also did not allow water bottles in through security. Hmmm... Just to make things challenging, they change their policy on a whim? "
Aug 11
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to ChiBikeGeek's discussion Bobby Cann Courtroom Updates
"> Judge Hooks did leave it open to the state to do that?  Should we encourage Anita Alarez's office to do that? Couldn't hurt. I sent an email yesterday. "
Aug 10
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Aug 10
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Flew the colors at the Dairyland Dare over the weekend. I don't actually have a picture during the Dare, however. This picture was taken Friday, in front of the Grumpy Troll in Mount Horeb, WI "
Aug 10
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Might as well take advantage of whatever small benefit there is to insomnia... "
Jul 16
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"I sit in front of my keyboard before you a chastened man. I took a small detour yesterday to stop at a friend's place to pick up a water bottle cage and some clamps. After chatting awhile, I was on my way. I turned off Milwaukee onto…"
Jul 15
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"Why take a snipped cable lock? "
Jul 14
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"To you and me, sure. I don't think that's the equation a metal scrapper uses..."
Jul 14
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"Maybe this post doesn't belong here, but... Our son has been borrowing my old Schwinn three-speed (maybe 70s vintage?). I only used it for noodling around Evanston, most often just to shorten the trip to the Metra. It is (was) a lamentable…"
Jul 14
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Sorry, I was unaware of that. Though it was clearly meant as humor, there is a grain of truth in such stories. It would likely not have been written if Strava usage wasn't out of control in some area. The beltline multi-use path described in…"
Jul 9
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"When did I ever do that?"
Jul 9
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I don't understand the attraction. In fact, I'd argue it causes needless risk, at least in many urban settings. If you zoom in on Chicago in the Strava Labs heatmap, you'll see that LFT is the most heavily Strava'd route in the…"
Jul 9
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I failed to check the weather report, and hopped on my bike. Streets were damp, and some sprinkles started halfway to work. Hopefully things clear up before I go home... "
Jul 9
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Green Wave on Wells
"Definitely not working this morning. Do we just call 311 to report, or is there some more targeted way to report the problem?"
Jul 8
Lisa Curcio 6.2mi replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Green Wave on Wells
"Actually, the green wave does not start until Huron--probably because of that stop sign at Superior.  But it still does not seem to be working correctly between Erie and Ontario."
Jul 7

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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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