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Skip Montanaro 14.5mi
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Velominati - An Open Letter to Drivers

The Velominati are famous for The Rules, but they are out there just like the rest of us, and have to deal with drivers. Today's…Continue

Started Aug 26

Sharing the road

Would be great if more motorists behaved like this:The Logging TruckContinue

Started Aug 23

Wright Ride

Anybody doing the Wright Ride in Oak Park Sunday? I'll be riding down from Evanston, and plan to do the long route, hopefully gating there before 7:30. My wife, Ellen, is driving down and plans to…Continue

Started Aug 20

 

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Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"Sorry, that ignorant comment really pissed me off. I'm not sure if I was more upset with the author for writing it, or with the Sun-Times for printing it. So I wrote to the Sun-Times... I simply can't ignore Roger O'Brien's…"
8 hours ago
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
8 hours ago
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"A later report identified the victim as Lavonda Harris, age 50."
9 hours ago
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Erin Vogel's discussion Response to this morning's cyclist death in North Center
"The thing I found odd about Damen is that it appears to be the more-or-less recommended north/south bike route through Roscoe Village. I followed a friend from work to another guy's house (another bike-crazy guy Jeff wanted me to meet). Jeff…"
12 hours ago
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
" September 27, Jeff Potts, age unknown, Sprinfield, MO "
13 hours ago
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"This case gets even more depressing. The guy accused of killing Jeff Garske was jailed with bail set at $50,000, got out, and has been arrested again for DUI. One can only hope the judge gets the message and raises bail substantially this time…"
13 hours ago
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
" September 20, Reynaldo Garcia, age 20, Miami, FL September 28, as yet unnamed boy, age unknown, Alexandria, OH "
yesterday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Sarah D.'s discussion CBS's Dave Savini looks into hazards for cyclists on the news...
"Dang, that might actually work! Those things are tough as nails too, so would probably last awhile, even with continuing assault by car/truck tires. "
yesterday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Sarah D.'s discussion CBS's Dave Savini looks into hazards for cyclists on the news...
"Perhaps the most obvious place to start trying to get this hazard replaced would be the judge in the case Brendan Kevenides wrote about in his blog. I can see why the city doesn't want to fix the problem. In the pictures it looks like the…"
yesterday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Sarah D.'s discussion CBS's Dave Savini looks into hazards for cyclists on the news...
"> I'm glad he brought up the ... city's complete failure to address maintenance issues. I think this is pretty typical of most infrastructure. You can get state and federal grants or float bonds to finance the construction of…"
yesterday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Sarah D.'s discussion CBS's Dave Savini looks into hazards for cyclists on the news...
"Maybe doesn't "have to." There's probably a Metra station near where he lives. I presume a bigger driver (sorry for the pun) for his mode of transportation is the hours he keeps at the office. Maybe we should pitch in for a cot…"
yesterday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Sarah D.'s discussion CBS's Dave Savini looks into hazards for cyclists on the news...
"Good piece. I agree, it's a bit disappointing that Rob Johnson used a version of the "cars are entitled" argument with his comment about losing car lanes to bike lanes. Something just occurred to me, and perhaps it deserves its own…"
yesterday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"I couldn't find this point in the thread before, but your new reply gave my the hook I needed (I dislike Ning's threading). I sent a noteas well. Mary Wisniewski responded almost immediately. Sounds like she might make some edits."
Tuesday
mike w. replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"Thanks, Skip. Done."
Tuesday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"Actually, make that rsobol@chicagotribune.com,mwisniewski@chicagotribune.com. The article as two authors."
Tuesday
mike w. replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"Read the article, but since it's behind a paywall i was unable to comment on  the authors' use of the word "accident" several times through the story. These were crashes, not accidents."
Tuesday

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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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