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Bike Portland blog on blaming the victim

While digging into some cycling fatalities this morning, I happened upon this editorial/blog from Bike Portland about how the Marion County (OR) Sheriff's Department seems to have gone out of their…Continue

Started Oct 30, 2016

Vomit-inducing bike lock
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My son sent me this link this morning. Looks promising, though I do wish more extreme measures were legal.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by notoriousDUG Oct 24, 2016.

Urban Repair Squad
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We need the Urban Repair Squad in Chicago. They could fix that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy Bloyd-Peshkin Oct 6, 2016.

London's Mayor Proposes Ban of Semis in London by 2020
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Maurice Oct 3, 2016.

 

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Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"She probably realized what we think when we see someone run a red light: a cop is never around when you need one."
1 hour ago
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Waymond Smith's discussion Motorized E Bikes allowed on lakefront path?
"I think you'd have to assume that is the case. Anywhere there is a buck to be made, a lobby won't be far behind."
Thursday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Waymond Smith's discussion Motorized E Bikes allowed on lakefront path?
"I have been passed before on Clark (out where it opens up north of Peterson). The guy was just coasting along. In my estimation, he was going more than 20. (I was probably close to that.) And there's…"
Apr 19
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Waymond Smith's discussion Motorized E Bikes allowed on lakefront path?
"In the speed dimension, I suspect they are similar. That is, most of them can probably exceed 20mph with little problem (heck, I used to be able to pedal that fast), which will present problems in congested areas. Granted, the gas guzzlers are…"
Apr 19
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Duppie's discussion Any Brooks Cambium riders out there?
"I'm not sure it's more racy than the C17. It's probably a bit heavier. The C17 is (I think) supposed to have a profile similar to the B17. As such, it's probably the closest to the Pro. My rehab is coming along. I'm on my…"
Apr 18
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Duppie's discussion Any Brooks Cambium riders out there?
"I have a C17 on my now junk commuter (crashed on Feb 28, destroying the frame and breaking my right femur). I liked it fine, though I never rode it more than 15-16 miles at a time (Evanston to the Loop). Personally, I like my Brooks Pros better,…"
Apr 17
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Waymond Smith's discussion Motorized E Bikes allowed on lakefront path?
"I'm guessing (c) would disqualify most such conveyances."
Apr 16
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Waymond Smith's discussion Motorized E Bikes allowed on lakefront path?
"Dunno if they are officially allowed, but I have seen one or two. Kinda hard to miss the gas-powered bikes, as they tend to be noisy and smelly."
Apr 15
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"I'd use “Rodent Baiting / Rat Complaint” for now. :-)"
Apr 6
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"Thanks. I'm a bit behind. Do you have a link to a news report about this crash? Where did the crash occur (Chicago or elsewhere)?"
Feb 28
Sheila replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"July.25th Anthony McGeorge Age: 18years & 8days"
Feb 27
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Duppie's discussion Question regarding winter MTB shoe covers
"I'm fine down to about freezing without anything. If I try to ride in the high 20s without booties, I get cold toes (my commute during the winter is about 75 minutes), however I also notice that my ankles get pretty chilly. I suspect while the…"
Feb 5
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Duppie's discussion any LBS carrying Schwalbe tubes?
"I've been stranded by Kenda tubes one time too many, and will never purchase any of their products again. they were the only manufacturer selling tires in the old Schwinn 26-inch size for a long time so I was forced to use them when I still had…"
Feb 5
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to ChiBikeGeek's discussion Bobby Cann Updates: Ryne San Hamel Pleads Guilty, Receives 10 Days in Jail
"I asked a couple days ago, but saw no answer... Do we know what the terms of his probation are, other than "four years"? Are any of those meaningful restrictions Yasmeen mentioned in place or on the horizon?"
Feb 1
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to ChiBikeGeek's discussion Bobby Cann Updates: Ryne San Hamel Pleads Guilty, Receives 10 Days in Jail
"Of course, San Hamel had no way of knowing the consequences of his actions nearly four years ago. The only thing which he did know, and which probably didn't cross his mind as he turned the key, was that daddy had gotten him off scott-free a…"
Feb 1
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to ChiBikeGeek's discussion Bobby Cann Updates: Ryne San Hamel Pleads Guilty, Receives 10 Days in Jail
"> 10-day sentence is so low, it does nothing to discourage drunk driving and sends a message that our (cyclists) lives are not as valuable. You can easily argue (and many do) that the death penalty isn't a deterrent to those who…"
Feb 1

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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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