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Targeted stop sign enforcement for cyclists?

This Cycleicio.us blog post focuses on Santa Cruz County, CA, where the author lives, but my guess is the comparison applies everywhere:…Continue

Started Jan 27

Ballet for Cab, Truck and Bicycle

From the NY Times:…Continue

Started Jan 15

Is bike infrastructure a harbinger of gentrification or a result of it?
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From the Washington Post:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen Jan 14.

Bike Couriers with full-time gigs
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Stumbled upon this article on LinkedIn. While not specifically about bike couriers, they do feature prominently in the discussion of the decision Christina Stembel, Farmgirl's founder, made to hire…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Irvin Steinert Dec 19, 2015.

 

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Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"This was actually yesterday. This pic was taken on my ride from Tepic to Las Varas, Nayarit, Mexico. Unfortunately, The Blessed Virgin didn't seem to provide a lot of help. Shortly thereafter, I got a flat. :-("
Friday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion Why don't I lose weight when I ride my bike all the time?
"Last year I lost no weight, but I also rode over 6000 miles, my best annual total. I think substitution of muscle for fat explains part/most of the lack of weight loss. If you look better in the mirror, then I think you'll be fine. :-)"
Thursday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to David Beazley's discussion PSA: Lubricate all the things day
"I wrecked a set of pedals (and didn't do the crank any favors) earlier this season. Add the pedal crank interface to the list of interfaces which require periodic attention, particularly on bikes which see winter use."
Tuesday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi commented on Brett Ratner's page 15 Things You Need On Your Commuter Bike
"I'm more with Duppie. I ride down into fairly cold temps. If I'm commuting, I still need to get to work (or home) in a timely, safe fashion. Risking frostbite isn't worth it to me. Ability and tools or not, we are talking about…"
Jan 31
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to David Pulsipher's discussion FOR SALE - 700c commuting/light touring/rando wheelset
"Couldn't tell from the pictures... I'd it a freehub or freewheel? Spacing? Number of cogs? Thx..."
Jan 29
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi commented on Brett Ratner's page 15 Things You Need On Your Commuter Bike
"Good list. A few modifications/comments: Assuming you have a dollar bill (a twenty works as well, but is rather spendy :D), that will probably suffice as an emergency tire boot. While I carry a spare tube and mini-pump, I no longer carry patches.…"
Jan 28
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi posted a discussion

Targeted stop sign enforcement for cyclists?

This Cycleicio.us blog post focuses on Santa Cruz County, CA, where the author lives, but my guess is the comparison applies everywhere:http://www.cyclelicio.us/2016/targeted-stop-sign-enforcement-for-cyclists/See More
Jan 27
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Dean Bekken's discussion Agro Teen Threatened to Shoot
"Yes, report it. Even if they don't respond well to your report, if nobody ever reports this sort of threatening behavior, the police will have no chance to figure out that it's a problem."
Jan 21
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion Sharrows Are Not Effective Substitutes for Bike Lanes (Study)
"Agreed. Though I still see plenty of people going to the right of the supports for the El tracks, only to pop back into the flow of traffic a few yards later. I don't know what's riskier, the possibility that you'll get doored, or…"
Jan 20
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Jan 15
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion Sharrows Are Not Effective Substitutes for Bike Lanes (Study)
"He's got a point there... :-)"
Jan 14
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Jan 14
Yasmeen replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Is bike infrastructure a harbinger of gentrification or a result of it?
"This is an unfortunate and limited viewpoint. I wouldn't want this line of thought to discourage building infrastructure because all neighborhoods could use safe, well-maintained bike lanes. Riding a bike is a more affordable form of…"
Jan 14
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion DNAinfo, "A Bike Lane That Would Connect Edgewater to Evanston Is In The Works"
"I sent this to Ald Moore: Alderman Moore, I was made aware of the proposed bike lane/route to provide an alternate route through Edgewater and Rogers Park to…"
Jan 12
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion DNAinfo, "A Bike Lane That Would Connect Edgewater to Evanston Is In The Works"
"This route pretty much mimics how I get from Evanston to LFT, with a little detail differences at either end. This came up awhile ago. As I recall, at the time they were talking about removing some stop signs on Glenwood, which made little sense to…"
Jan 12
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Nice ride in today. A bit nippy. I'm really amazed at how well the Park District maintains LFT and the streets within the park. To add a little extra mileage (just over a mile round-trip) I've started to detour off LFT at Foster, then…"
Jan 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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