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Tony Adams
  • Chicago, IL
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Tony Adams replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"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…"
19 hours ago
Tony Adams replied to Kara B's discussion what's going on with Loomis?
"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."
22 hours ago
Tony Adams replied to Siobhan Dodds's discussion Need advice on a good year round commuter bike for Chicago
"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…"
Tony Adams replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Yes! and this is going to a very hard problem to address. I'm pretty sure that most riders who do not respect the right of way also do not read the glorious Chainlink."
Tony Adams replied to V W's discussion Witnessed a hit and run this morning
"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…"
Tony Adams replied to Sarah D.'s discussion Heads up Lincoln Square Area Bikers
"The video did suggest bringing your bike inside whenever possible. "
Aug 9
Tony Adams replied to Renee Patten's discussion Why is no one saying "to your left" anymore on LST? Can we all start that again? Thanks!
"Yes! reasonable! 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…"
Aug 4
Tony Adams replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Insurance
"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…"
Aug 4
Tony Adams replied to Ryan D's discussion There are many valid ways to lock a bike.
"Yes. I wonder how effective that rubber band might have been if it had passed through that missing front wheel?"
Aug 1
Tony Adams replied to Yasmeen's discussion Pet Peeves Among the Pedals
"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…"
Aug 1
Tony Adams replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Good! Thanks for standing up to the bully! "
Jul 31
Tony Adams replied to Yasmeen's discussion Most Embarrassing Moment On A Bike
"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. "
Jul 26
Tony Adams replied to Yasmeen's discussion Best To Avoid The 606 When It's Closed - More Robberies
"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…"
Jul 24
Tony Adams replied to Yasmeen's discussion Pet Peeves Among the Pedals
"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…"
Jul 11
Tony Adams replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Cyclists face barriers in car-centric Chicago suburbs: study
"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."
Jul 10
Tony Adams replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Cyclists face barriers in car-centric Chicago suburbs: study
"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."
Jul 10

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What I ride:
Road, Fixed Gear
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town, Distance
What brings you to The Chainlink?
a web browser
About me:
my current ride is a town bike. I'm not gonna check off "cruiser" due to the horrible connotations that has in the moto world.
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At 9:12am on February 27, 2013, Peg Griffiths said…

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

At 3:52pm on October 16, 2012, Michael J Blane 6.5 said…

Oh oh. I see your info says NY, I'm in Chicago.

At 3:49pm on October 16, 2012, Michael J Blane 6.5 said…

You may email direct to me for contact info, exact address ...

mjblane @ gmail

At 9:50pm on December 17, 2009, chixieonfixie said…
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.
At 11:07pm on December 16, 2009, chixieonfixie said…
Does that say 'Nasty's Cycle' or 'Hasty's Cycle' on your icon pic? Or none of the above?
At 3:21pm on August 21, 2009, Active Transportation Alliance said…
Hey Tony, what's the best way for me to get in touch to set up a coffee/beer get together?


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