"Yes! Lets hope that some passive readers do have a change of heart, or at least get to thinking about incorporating respect into their riding!
And, yes, I did hear a "Hi Tony" and was wondering who that was! I was running late to a meeting…"
"No plates on the bridge yet, but this morning we were super happy to find that after two+ years, the striping is finally happening! And while our data is anecdotal, so far, the drivers are respecting the lanes."
"Amen +1 on a rack and an upright riding position. Not just easier to look around, but you are also more visible and therefore more safe.
But I disagree on the craigslist concern. You are not gonna find any sweet 90's cro-moly hybrid frames in…"
"Right - it seems that if a car's owner is held liable for red-light/speed camera tickets without the need for the actual driver to be identified, then certainly the same standard should be applied for for more serious offenses such as a hit and…"
I was on a collision course with a pedestrian who was standing in the bike lane on Randolph recently and he didn't seem to be heeding my bell, so I yelled - way too loudly it turns out, and he jumped about a foot into the air…"
"What kind of coverage are you asking about? Theft? I ask cuz this comes up once in a while in other forums and the prevailing wisdom is something to the effect of:
Don't insure stuff you can afford to replace.
If your bike gets stolen once…"
"Could have sure, but why? She waited until there were no pedestrians crossing and no more vehicle traffic with the right of way. Be safe at all times and yield the right of way when appropriate, but there is no need to waste moments of your life…"
"hmm... so many from which to choose. Probably the most embarrassing was riding into a parked car on a quiet residential street in broad daylight - and the car's owner was on his front porch and saw the whole thing. "
"Thanks for the tip Yasmeen,
but should transportation infrastructure should ever be closed? Imagine if, due to crime or budgetary reasons CDOT decided to close Ashland or Western or any other major city street during overnight hours? The…"
"Unfortunately, it is not likely that those obnoxious, shoaling and otherwise disrespectful (mostly Divvy) riders are reading the Chainlink. They don't seem to be a part of our cycling culture. It isn't too farfetched to suspect that they…"
"Or forest preserves? Which I love of course, but they can make for some pretty miserable cycling if one is trying to ride from east to west or vice versa pretty much anywhere along the length of the Des Plaines river."
"and the canal? your link text got cut off...
And it get worse, look at the same map with the Bicycling option toggled on. It is profoundly lacking in safely ridable streets and nearly devoid of bike infrastructure."
Thanks for your interest, Tony, and your offer. When I get info on how to set up a presentation (Paul, I guess), i'll be happy to have your help. You are my friend, too once I figure out how to do that. Peg
Oh, very cool, thanks for the link. Ive heard mythical folklore about 'the guy who designed the Paramount' from Chicago but did not realize the shop was still in business. I will definitely have to drop in. So is your bike a Schwinn then? I am a bit disappointed its not Nasty's Cycles but the real story is very good in its own right.