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Android 8.0 and Ventra app?
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I have a Google Pixel and Google is trying to get me to update to Andrew 8.0 (Oreo). I'm happy to, but... I use the Ventra app on a daily basis on Metra (monthly pass). Before I upgrade, I really…Continue

Tags: 8.0, Android, Ventra

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Montanaro 14.5mi Sep 8.

I'm watching you...

From the Cyclelicious blog:…Continue

Started Aug 1

On the adoption of bike infrastructure
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This article and 360 video from the LA Times…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-8 mi. Jul 21.

From Oz - The War on Cyclists
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From the NY Times Australia desk. Scroll down to "Dangerous…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael B Jul 14.

 

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Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Parking and Bike Lock Fails. Spot It. Snap It. Share It.
"Piling on, I know, however... Several years ago, my wife and I happened on a three-speed laying in the park near our house. It was in a relatively high-traffic area, so I figured it would be gone soon. A couple days later it was still there, so I…"
Thursday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Parking and Bike Lock Fails. Spot It. Snap It. Share It.
"Actually, crawling back out... It's true that I missed the second lock, but isn't that only securing the wheel? Maybe it's a bait bike, intended to be stolen. It seems you could just walk up with a suitable wheel and an allen key,…"
Thursday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Parking and Bike Lock Fails. Spot It. Snap It. Share It.
"Oh, right you are. It was dark (abut 6:15), and I failed to see the lower u-lock. Apologies. I'll crawl back in my hole now..."
Thursday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Parking and Bike Lock Fails. Spot It. Snap It. Share It.
"A quiet thread. I noticed this interesting locking "solution" this morning."
Thursday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Encountered this in the Washington bike lane between Canal and the river this morning. Moved it onto the sidewalk and called 311. I'm sorry to say it looked deliberate to me."
Sep 19
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Which suggests alternate wording: "I majored in dick moves in college. That's why I park in the bike lane.""
Sep 15
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Cheryl, what rear facing camera do you use? How difficult is it to get an image or a clip out of it?"
Sep 15
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"The lettering should face the sticky side so you can stick it right in front of the driver."
Sep 15
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
Sep 15
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Snapped this the other day, coming back from lunch with a friend. [url=https://flic.kr/p/Y3YRXd][img]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4404/36789706310_d2cde01605_z.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/Y3YRXd]IMG_20170912_092407[/url]"
Sep 15
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Android 8.0 and Ventra app?
"Appreciate the responses. I never heard back from the Ventra folks, but given the couple positive notes here, I went ahead and took the plunge when I got home this evening. The Ventra app fired up fine and I was able to display my monthly Metra…"
Sep 8
Marco Verzocchi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Android 8.0 and Ventra app?
"It seems to work fine (I installed it and used to check my balance, I never use it for tickets) on a Google Pixel C (the tablet)"
Sep 7
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Android 8.0 and Ventra app?
"Thanks. I just need the Ventra app to display my electronic ticket for the conductor on Metra, so I doubt I'll need Bluetooth functionality. The Ventra app already requires kill/restart pretty frequently. I'd hate for it to get any worse."
Sep 7
Leah Barry replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Android 8.0 and Ventra app?
"I also have a Pixel and just installed 8.0 last night - I don't use Ventra app frequently, but have had problems all day with my Garmin Vivoactive not connecting to my phone, and have read about others having bluetooth issues as well upon…"
Sep 7
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi posted a discussion

Android 8.0 and Ventra app?

I have a Google Pixel and Google is trying to get me to update to Andrew 8.0 (Oreo). I'm happy to, but... I use the Ventra app on a daily basis on Metra (monthly pass). Before I upgrade, I really want to be certain the Ventra app will work without problems on Oreo. I contacted Ventra customer service, but so far no response. Google Play says Android "4.1 and up", but I'd like some reassurance that the Ventra app developers have made sure it works.Any Ventra users out there who have already…See More
Sep 7
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Maybe we should start calling such over-privileged people "Louise Linton"? :-)"
Aug 24

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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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