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Skip Montanaro 14.5mi
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Indoor bike parking near Monroe & Wacker?
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I'm fortunate that my building has secure, indoor bike parking. A friend of mine is starting a new job in the vicinity of Monroe & Wacker and isn't so lucky. Are there indoor bike parking…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Apie (10.6) May 17.

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Nobody feels sorry for you when you tell them you have a 90-minute commute by bike. :-)Continue

Started May 2

Dangerous drivers should not be allowed to choose trial by jury
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Interesting opinion piece in The Guardian (UK):…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Irvin Steinert Apr 8.

 

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Juan 2-8 mi. replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion How moving from car-centric design changes a city for the better
"A very promising outlook."
Friday
JMinHP replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion How moving from car-centric design changes a city for the better
"Those pictures were jarring (in a good way). I was only familiar with current Amsterdam and would never have believed that their streets once looked like ours currently do, as recently as the 1980s. It proves that it's possible for Chicago and…"
Friday
Joe Guzzardo replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion How moving from car-centric design changes a city for the better
"Wow, very compelling article. There's too much crime in our streets. Maybe, instead of more guns and more fear, maybe we should rebuild our streets."
Friday
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Thursday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion Does Riding Your Bike Still Make You Happy?
"Hodor, noun, see: Game of Thrones."
Tuesday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion Does Riding Your Bike Still Make You Happy?
"Not in the least. I love both the exercise and the lake. I like saying "hi" to people or waving, stopping to take the occasional picture, working on my pedaling technique. I'm on a computer all day (I'm a software engineer), so…"
Tuesday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion Does Riding Your Bike Still Make You Happy?
"Interesting. My commute from Evanston is 12.5 miles straight down Clark Street to the Loop. I almost never take the shortest route anymore. I ride LFT from Ardmore, then add a "bump out" or two, taking me closer to the lake in two or three…"
Tuesday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Who cares for the LFT???
"They did the same thing further up the trail in the past few days, just south of the recently completed reroute at Fullerton."
May 20
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"The ever-changing Chicago skyline just north of Wells and Chicago. "
May 18
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion Do you want to be Chainlink famous?
"Okay, what time, how long?"
May 17
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I had an interesting experience on my way home today. I've recently been riding around Belmont Harbor and out by the lake (between the lake and the golf course), always keeping to the service road and cinder path behind the breakwater. Today,…"
May 17
Apie (10.6) replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Indoor bike parking near Monroe & Wacker?
"Correct.  I park in the building across the street, but several co-workers park here year round.  They don't want to go through the loading dock down the elevator to the bike parking.  They have been parking there for 6+…"
May 17
John W. 6.3mi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Indoor bike parking near Monroe & Wacker?
"The Sears Tower has yearly bike valet, 24-hour access, for $250 per year... maybe more for non-tenants. It's indoors, mechanic on duty, includes two bike washes and a tune-up every year. Contact them here.…"
May 17
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion Do you want to be Chainlink famous?
"Bonus points if I wear my Chainlink jersey? :D"
May 17
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Who cares for the LFT???
"Thanks for posting that picture. Is the slope from the LSD wall to that curb flatter (than it used to be or than the rest of the slope down to the lake) as well?"
May 17
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion Attn Chainlinkers: Join Us for the National Bike Challenge!
"I signed up based on a post I saw in Richard Masoner's Cycleicious blog. Can I still connect to Team Chainlink?"
May 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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