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Green Wave on Wells
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Looks like the city's traffic engineering folks have made a major change to the timing of the lights on Wells between roughly Chicago and Kinzie. This used to be a horrible stretch, where you'd catch…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Jun 26.

Bicycle involved in an accident on Diversey?
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I got to work this morning to see a text from my wife asking if I was at work yet. I called. Apparently she heard of a bad accident involving a cyclist on Diversey and was worried about me (as she…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Curcio 6.2mi May 12.

I was irritated ...
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... by what I saw on my commute this morning, so naturally, I blogged about it:Come on People!I'm sure I'm…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Irvin Steinert May 9.

Any Upcoming Swap Meets?

Are there any swap meets coming up in the next month or three? I found nothing on the calendar. Thx...Continue

Started May 7

 

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Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to deb karabin's discussion Schwinn Ladies 1959 Fair Lady...she was that! And, now needs a new owner
"Alas, your pix seem not to have made it through... All a quick Google search produced were Fair Lady models which looked like Sting Rays with step through frames and were produced no earlier than 1964. Nothing from the 50s..."
Monday
Anne Alt replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Green Wave on Wells
"CDOT announced this at the 6/11 MBAC meeting. I used to ride Wells a lot when I commuted into the Loop from Rogers Park. Back then I spent a LOT of time waiting at red lights every block or two. Looking forward to checking this out soon."
Jun 26
Mike Schwab replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Green Wave on Wells
Jun 26
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Green Wave on Wells
"I noticed the change of light timing as well, but attributed it to time-of-day (before vs. during rush hour). Maybe during the fall/winter hours you're riding in just enough later to get there after the rush hour timing change? "
Jun 26
Marc-Paul Lee replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Green Wave on Wells
"I discovered this, too, and it's a welcome change.  I used to never make the intersection at Ohio but now I can count on it.  Nice! Incidentally, I've noticed that there seems to be a certain seasonality to the lights on this…"
Jun 26
carfreecommuter replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Green Wave on Wells
"ChicagoBike posted a video yesterday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5D2S7tP9Y8 "
Jun 24
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to ChiBikeGeek's discussion Bobby Cann Courtroom Updates
"> Twelve people showing up at a pretrial status hearing shows that the case is far from forgotten. I'm not sure people not in attendance at these hearings was aware of this. Does the "respect the wishes of the Cann family"…"
Jun 24
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to ChiBikeGeek's discussion Bobby Cann Courtroom Updates
"> For example, it is through this thread that I learned that Alvarez didn't bother to even send anyone for one court date. There was a representative from the State's Attorney's office, but was not prepared to argue the…"
Jun 23
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to ChiBikeGeek's discussion Bobby Cann Courtroom Updates
"I'm not going to blog about anything. There seems to be at least a partial consensus here that the case has fallen out of the public's eye, and that as a consequence, the odds that the defendant might skate on the charges increases. Also,…"
Jun 23
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to ChiBikeGeek's discussion Bobby Cann Courtroom Updates
"It seems to me that getting established bloggers (with a following) to pick this case up would be more productive than one of us thinking, "I know, I'll start a blog. I don't have any followers, but it's bound to make a…"
Jun 23
Skip Montanaro 12mi posted a discussion

Green Wave on Wells

Looks like the city's traffic engineering folks have made a major change to the timing of the lights on Wells between roughly Chicago and Kinzie. This used to be a horrible stretch, where you'd catch a red light every block or two. Now you can cruise right through. I hit green lights from Chicago well past the river, maybe Washington.See More
Jun 23
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to h' 1.0's discussion Husband, wife sue "reckless" Dearborn bike lane cyclist
"Coming late to this thread. R W wrote: > I can skid my track bike much more easily than my commuter bike, in large part due to > the width of the tires and total area of contact with the ground. I second that. I actually ride a fixie…"
Jun 23
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to ChiBikeGeek's discussion Bobby Cann Courtroom Updates
"Back when the two-year anniversary approached and was mentioned here, I sent an email to Keith Griffith, the author of the Chicago Reader article, about the case, suggesting perhaps he could pen a followup piece. He responded positively, and a few…"
Jun 22
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to ChiBikeGeek's discussion Bobby Cann Courtroom Updates
"I thought the judge put a gag order in place... "
Jun 22
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to ChiBikeGeek's discussion Bobby Cann Courtroom Updates
"Any plans for some heightened visibility on or about May 29th? Are any journalists known to still be keeping tabs on the case? Maybe Keith Griffith, the guy who did the piece in the Reader? I just sent him an email..."
May 20
Skip Montanaro 12mi replied to ChiBikeGeek's discussion Bobby Cann Courtroom Updates
"Any plans for some heightened visibility on or about May 29th? Are any journalists known to still be keeping tabs on the case? Maybe Keith Griffith, the guy who did the piece in the Reader?"
May 20

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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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