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Threatening driver registry
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I had something happen today that I've never seen before.On my way home from work, I was riding in the left lane on Franklin and just before Washington, a guy in a black BMW came up from behind me…Continue

Tags: Aggressive, Driver, bat, baseball, weapon

Started this discussion. Last reply by V W 21 hours ago.

topeak dual touch bike stand for sale

This is a great bike stand, in perfect condition still but I no longer need it. It's great for keeping your bike indoors in a small place. topeak dual touch bike stand$125.Pickup in Irving Park…Continue

Started Nov 29, 2013

Milwaukee Ave Constuction near Chicago Ave
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Does anyone know what's up with this?  I couldn't ride yesterday, but today there were trucks in the bike lane and traffic was routed through the bike lane closer to grand.  I called the Chicago…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Curcio Nov 1, 2013.

Cargo trailer recommendations
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I am thinking about getting a cargo trailer for trips to the grocery store/hardware store and etc. (I buy a lot of stuff from the hardware store).  Does anyone have any recommendations?  I don't have…Continue

Tags: trailer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Duppie Oct 9, 2013.

 

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V W replied to Tim's discussion Threatening driver registry
"Just today around noon or just before noon, I'm biking down Division going east crossing Ashland, and I see a cyclist in front of me who had taken the right lane (as the bike lane disappears there and there was a cyclist to his right). Some…"
21 hours ago
Tim replied to Tim's discussion Threatening driver registry
"Because I turn from Madison onto Franklin, then go up two blocks and turn left onto Randolph. Like I mentioned, cars in the left lane are ALWAYS stopped at either the Washington stoplight or backed up to turn left at Randolph so I am safely and…"
Tuesday
Irvin Steinert replied to Tim's discussion Threatening driver registry
"Just wondering why you weren't using the bike lane? Not that you have to or even that you should but from what I can see on google street view there is a really nice bike lake there that I would certainly use if I was riding that way."
Jun 14
David H replied to Tim's discussion Threatening driver registry
"I love this.  So good!"
Jun 11
Ryan D replied to Tim's discussion Threatening driver registry
"Prosecution, no. However, it will add impetus for police to look in the first place, additional information for witness statements and reactions during sentencing, and allow other cyclists to have an idea of where dangerous drivers are. "
Jun 10
Cooper Hofstad replied to Tim's discussion Threatening driver registry
"I agree you should report, but it would not add anything to a prosecution from an evidentiary point of view."
Jun 10
ChristopherMCA replied to Tim's discussion Threatening driver registry
"What a Jack ass!"
Jun 10
Irvin Steinert replied to Tim's discussion Threatening driver registry
"His argument is only that cyclists should have respect for all and project that to the community at large as a responsibility to their own desires.  That is a struggle that has been waged in many minority communities and perhaps occasionally…"
Jun 10
Dean Bekken replied to Tim's discussion Threatening driver registry
"When safe, I go thru reds (toward end of cycle) to stay ahead of traffic, esp. when infrastructure does not protect me. Ride Augusta's lanes, you find yourself zoomed at just past Damen, Western, etc... wherever ROW is narrower to accommodate…"
Jun 9
Tim replied to Tim's discussion Threatening driver registry
"I have some friends that are in construction that I told this story to over the weekend. And they told me that if you keep a bat in your car, you better keep a ball in a glove in your car too, otherwise if you get pulled over, it will be seen as a…"
Jun 9
Tim replied to Tim's discussion Threatening driver registry
"Don't give up. I definitely hear what you are saying, but not everyone spits and swings baseball bats.  I think we all just need to reset and try to be as good to each other as possible and try to do our little parts of stopping this…"
Jun 9
Tim replied to Tim's discussion Threatening driver registry
"I like that. I've been thinking about instead of yelling back, asking these angry drivers if they need a hug."
Jun 9
Jim Reho replied to Tim's discussion Threatening driver registry
"Excellent!"
Jun 9
V W replied to Tim's discussion Threatening driver registry
"I might be bolstering his premise but I disagree with his argument that bikers need to be held accountable for every minor infraction, because the societal harm of a bicycle infraction vs a vehicular infraction should not be given equal weight.…"
Jun 9
Irvin Steinert replied to Tim's discussion Threatening driver registry
"You are talking about morals in this statement the Mr. Macaplow discusses laws. Morals are opinions, laws are rules. We all have opinions about laws and you have expressed yours in a way that bolsters his argument. You don't respect certain…"
Jun 9
Dean Bekken replied to Tim's discussion Threatening driver registry
"Outraged Cyclist Registry -- Let me be the first entry... if I make it thru summer without a physical encounter with some a-hole, disregard this."
Jun 8

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What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Just to see what's happening in the biking community.
About me:
I've been commuting just about every day, year-round since 2002.
I love you all, but I think Critical Mass has strayed far from it's goal and is unproductive. And I stand by that.

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