"Public input is, in general, a great thing. But public input, and aldermen caving into it is what killed bike lanes on Vincennes and scores of other places in the city. Bike infrastructure can't be left to the whim of individual aldermen and…"
It is great to read the advice to get a rack as opposed to using a back-pack or messenger bag. And my wife will be super happy to see your endorsement of the milk crate. (Which I've been trying to talk her out of since we met.)"
"What Chuy would do for cycling, transit and pedestrian safety is ambiguous at best. His opposition to the red light and speed cameras tells us that he places more value on pandering to drivers than he does to safety on our streets.
"Also hugely depressing is that candidates who fancy themselves "progressives" have jumped on this spree of pandering to drivers. What's progressive about encouraging dangerous driving? Or encouraging driving at all when it is the most…"
"On saturday my wife and I rode to a pretty great greenhouse behind the Chicago Center for Green Technology for a community gardener's orientation thingy. Then we rode to the Garfield Park Conservatory, (much of which is not open, but it is…"
"I concur. I had a Trek of the same year and tubing (and color) a few (ok perhaps 10) years ago and on that bike, the rear end suffered from a weird swaying when loaded when I stood up off the saddle. It was painful to sell it as it was a great bike…"
"Yeah. I wonder if the purpose of the groups could be replaced by functionality of the site redesign. I only use the Chainlink for the forums, and, thanks to the nightmare that is Ning, they are hands down the worst forums I've ever had the…"
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.