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Steve Weeks
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  • Mundelein, IL
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Steve Weeks replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Great! I wish I could say the same for Chicago. I feel like the critical mass goes the other way. :-("
Jul 11
Steve Weeks replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Giving Porsche drivers a bad name! Though, in my own experience, motorists displaying behavior inconsiderate of cyclists are usually driving pricey cars... Steve"
Jul 11
Steve Weeks replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"I wondered that as well. Sounds interesting!"
Jun 7
Steve Weeks replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"I don't know. I didn't have anyone honk at me, but I didn't exactly feel the love either. Some clown in a BMW sports car was using the bike lane on Taylor (east of the expressway) as his personal right turn lane... I mean he was…"
Dec 18, 2015
Steve Weeks replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Hi, Tom, Well, this was the bike lane (left) side. I have come to be accustomed to the left-side position, though it's a bit awkward with the left-side rear-view mirror. I continue across Halsted on the left, in the middle of the lane.…"
Dec 10, 2015
Steve Weeks replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"I was riding east on the Jackson bike lane this evening. A block or so west of Halstead a person was standing at the entrance to the crosswalk. I stopped. The person was talking on a cell phone and ignored me. Just as I gave up and started across…"
Dec 9, 2015
Steve Weeks replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Hahaha... I do that too. It's called "getting in the last word", and I like to think it keeps a motorist from thinking he won the argument. (Am I being too hostile? ^_^ ) The space requirement was a little bit of an issue as my bike…"
Aug 24, 2015
Steve Weeks replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"I'm afraid I've lost a lot of confidence that the police have any sympathy for cyclists since I saw six of them riding the wrong way on the Jackson Blvd bike lane a couple weeks ago. Steve"
Aug 23, 2015
Steve Weeks replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Mike (and others), Have you considered an air horn (EXAMPLE)? I have one of these; it's louder than sh!t and has come in very handy on several occasions. Good examples are cars starting to turn right, crossing my path, and merging into my lane…"
Aug 23, 2015
Steve Weeks replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"I see this all the time. Even police cars do it. However, according to the police training videos, a car temporarily double-parked on a street with a bike lane is not supposed to be in the actual lane. What's more, a passenger opening the…"
Aug 9, 2015
Steve Weeks replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"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…"
Jul 24, 2015
Steve Weeks replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Well, that gives me hope! I'll keep looking, and maybe my stats are off. Steve"
Jul 7, 2015
Steve Weeks replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"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…"
Jul 7, 2015
Steve Weeks replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"If the driver gives me the finger, as they often do, I like to say "Is that your IQ or your sperm count?" (Has to be a male driver... usually is though) Steve"
Jun 17, 2015
Steve Weeks replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"O.M.F.G. And where are the police when you need them? Steve"
May 23, 2015
Steve Weeks replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"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…"
Apr 30, 2015

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Folding Bike
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town
About me:
I like to do as much of my own bike maintenance as possible. I've built 3 wheels for my folding commuter bike.

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