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Copenhagen's Green Wave
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Interesting (though technically shallow) article in the NY Times today about coming "smart" technology:…Continue

Tags: Copenhagen, green wave

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Schneider Dec 10.

Finding source of "obey the same traffic laws..." statute
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I'm trying to find a little bit of background on this statement from the Illinois Bicycling Rules of the Road…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Schwab Nov 26.

It's not just your imagination ...

... On average, wind speeds are significantly higher in the colder months. Here's a graph:taken from this…Continue

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Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Millennium Park Bike Station's discussion New Cycle Center Location?
"I used the MPBS one year (maybe right after you opened). I work on the other side of the Loop though. It was a bit inconvenient to ride in (all sweaty in the summertime), get all showered and freshened up, then hop back on my bike to cross the Loop…"
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Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to pjc jr's discussion theChainlink wool jerseys on sale soon! KOZY's
"I like mine. Need to wear something under it though so the embroidery stitching doesn't rub... "
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Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Trust me, you need more than two! In fact, it is fairly well known that you need to maximize N+1 without exceeding S-1. http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/#12 I am currently at N=8 (not counting bikes that don't count), with the frame for…"
Dec 14
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to bob hsiung's discussion How far you've ridden in 2014
"Closing in on 5k. 4573 through the end of November. 4842 through today..."
Dec 14
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Forget the WC app. This morning I was toodling along southbound on LFT thinking I must have been pedaling into a headwind. Got to the south end of Belmont harbor, and the darn flags were pointed straight south. I should have been flying along like…"
Dec 11
Jeff Schneider replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Copenhagen's Green Wave
"Interesting article about how sensors and GPS are being used to make traffic signals 'smart', so that, for example, vehicles don't have to stop unnecessarily (wasting energy), and cycle traffic can be given priority, making riding…"
Dec 10
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Copenhagen's Green Wave

Interesting (though technically shallow) article in the NY Times today about coming "smart" technology:Copenhagen Lighting the Way to Greener, More Efficient CitiesWhat caught my eye was the "green wave" lighting for cyclists. The article didn't describe how it works, but based on the picture at the top with green lights in the pavement…See More
Dec 9
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
" I'm guessing you were travelling northbound. There was wind. Oh, yes, there was wind... "
Dec 2
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
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Nov 30
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Didn't ride today, but it was fine yesterday morning. I think the Chicago Park Department does a good job keeping it passable (plow, salt, etc, where necessary). "
Nov 26
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Rob D.'s discussion HELP! Expert suggestions needed for cold hands/fingers!
"How long is your commute? Boiled wool or some other construction? Did you have a shell over them? "
Nov 26
Mike Schwab replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Finding source of "obey the same traffic laws..." statute
"What about bicycles without handlebars (unicycles)?"
Nov 26
Thomas Bruzan replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Finding source of "obey the same traffic laws..." statute
"   (625 ILCS 5/11-1506) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 11-1506)     Sec. 11-1506. Carrying articles. No person operating a bicycle shall carry any package, bundle or article which prevents the use of both…"
Nov 25
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Finding source of "obey the same traffic laws..." statute
"Thanks. Yes, I've found this same paragraph multiple times. What I didn't know was how long it's been on the books. Lisa's comment about how to interpret "82-132" was key. This went into effect in 1981. Other poking…"
Nov 25
Mike Schwab replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Finding source of "obey the same traffic laws..." statute
"http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1815&ChapterID=49 Chapter 11, Article XV, second paragraph marked 1502."
Nov 25
Davis Moore replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Finding source of "obey the same traffic laws..." statute
Nov 24

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At 10:06am on December 6, 2013, A 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, A said…

is that a mighty tour crankarm/spider?

 
 
 

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