"To the six UNIFORMED Chicago Police officers riding West in the bike lane on Jackson Blvd by the Chicago Police Education and Training Academy yesterday at about 5:35 PM:
First, thanks for not tazing, beating or arresting me for saying "Wrong…"
"I'm afraid my experience is more in line with Wuffie's. I'd estimate the prevalence of cyclists following (even *approximately* following) the rules and exhibiting courtesy for other road users to be 10% or less. I wish I could say…"
"To the young bare-legged (brrrr...) woman on a Divvy riding North on Loomis and then East on Jackson: It was refreshing to see another cyclist stopping for signs and lights, and giving cars their right-of-way, as appropriate. I wish there were more…"
"I'm not familiar with the METRA Electric line, but I assume their bike policy is the same as the diesel lines. One possible solution is to take a folding bike: as long as it's in a bag, it's not a bike... it's…"
"Bearings can also wear from being too loose; this permits the rotating element to overload a smaller number of balls than would normally contact the race. When the load is supported by fewer than the optimum number of balls, the excessive pressure…"
"I encountered a young woman riding west on the east-bound bike lane on Jackson. I said only "wrong way" but got no response. I guess that's better than an epithet, but at times like this I doubt some cyclists will ever think of…"
" Hahaha! Thanks for that, Tom. Luckily I had put my coffee down before I read that! I was looking over the pictures I took and saw Kye Martin holding a microphone... missed my chance for those 15 seconds. :-/
"Haven't missed a day so far this winter! Just installed a trigger-shift on my folder to replace the twist-grip, which was hard to locate gears with. More snow in the forecast, but spring is just around the corner now!
Hope to see people at…"
"That nitwit is lucky you didn't just plow into him/her. How is it possible the pinhead "didn't see" you? Easy: he/she didn't LQQK! Good thing you weren't a car.
You: said sorry, said (incredibly) "I…"
"To the driver of the enormous black SUV that turned left in front of me, crossing my bike lane at about 5:45 this evening causing me to also turn left, squeezing between you and the south-bound traffic on Peoria and pounding my fist on your vast…"
"I used to switch over to studs on the long Thanksgiving weekend. It has worked out most of the time over the years. Now I have an old bike that I equip with studded tires so I can adapt to the weather to some extent. I still think the end of…"