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Another cyclist fatality
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Saw this one on the Wisconsin Bike Fed blog:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Montanaro 14.5mi 2 hours ago.

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.

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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen on Wednesday.

 

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Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"Two more fatal crashes involving motorists yesterday: Cambridge, MA - Amanda Phillips, 27 Washington, DC - not yet identified "
2 hours ago
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Jim Reho's discussion So What Can We Do To Make It Better, Specifically?
"That's not universally assumed to be true. In particular, bikes between parked cars and the curb are subject to intrusions by people exiting the right side of the cars (not used to having to look before opening their doors), and the parked cars…"
yesterday
Yasmeen replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"Bah! I think we need Pee Wee Herman to come out and scream every time that word is "accidentally" typed. :-( Thanks for letting me know. Corrected. "
yesterday
Tony Adams 4 mi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"More inclined to cause a _what_ now? ;)"
yesterday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"Three more fatalities, two in SF, CA, one in Pleasanton, CA, as reported by Richard Masoner in Cyclelicious. Please bear with me as I experiment with the idea of at least publicizing all cyclist fatalities I encounter. The idea is that they serve as…"
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Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"Tom A. K. started a thread about the Morris crash."
yesterday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Jim Reho's discussion So What Can We Do To Make It Better, Specifically?
"> After any fatality regardless of the cause? Yes.  I envision a broad response over a fairly large geography within at most a few days after a death. In many (perhaps most?) cases it won't yet be known who was at fault. I think…"
yesterday
George Schick replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"This is a valid point.  I have no idea what might have happened in the case of my relative, but the instance I related about my own incident may well have had to do with a driver distracted by a car full of raucous 'tweenies. So, what…"
Wednesday
Anne Alt replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"I wish anyone that uses "tragic accident" could be placed in old school "detention", having to write 1000x "crash, not accident" and write an essay on why it's a crash and not an accident.  Yes!!!! 10000x YES!"
Wednesday
Anne Alt replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
""I'm beginning to wonder if some of the stuff that is happening to bikers is just because people are loosing (or maybe just don't have) the ability to discern the timing of their vehicles vs. the approaching bike?"More likely…"
Wednesday
Cheryl replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"Had a driver turn left in front of me on Elston yesterday, same thing, we made eye contact but he kept turning across my path and we would have collided had I not braked. I clearly had the right of way, he clearly saw me, so I don't know why he…"
Wednesday
Yasmeen replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"An update on the tragic crash in Michigan:  Police: Driver on drugs when he killed Michigan bicyclists Pickett, 50, heard the charges during what was supposed to be a routine hearing about schedules in the case. A not-guilty plea was…"
Wednesday
Yasmeen replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"I'm so sorry to hear that. It's really frightening - especially when he made eye contact. And tragic that he may never be able to ride again.  I believe there is some validity to unsafe drivers in larger vehicles - I believe there was…"
Wednesday
George Schick replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"This does not involve a fatality (fortunately), but a distant relative was involved in a situation a couple of weeks ago over in Kane County. He's been training hard for a lengthy ride (his kids called it a "race," but I suspect he…"
Wednesday
Yasmeen replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"We've had too many tragedies in the last few weeks. Too many cyclists, many hit from behind. I was just reading about this latest crash - more details: the couple was killed when a 16 year old in an SUV hit them from behind because he…"
Wednesday

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Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance
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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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