"seriously. I whine pretty much incessantly about how much better off riders have it on the north side. I mean, it is true that the south and especially the southwest sides are quite neglected compared to the north side - but yikes! I rode that…"
"Don't feel bad. I have the same problem sometimes here. I don't have the problem anywhere else so my hunch is that it a problem with the software that runs this site, ning. Ning is super atrocious and has the worst forum functionality…"
That is appropriate as it is National Trails Day. It is also the same day as the Ribbon-Cutting celebration for the Cal Sag Trail. Welcome to summer in Chicago - the time when we are swamped with overlapping choices for…"
"me? well, personally I ride my own bike pretty much everywhere, so no, not really. But my wife is more inclined to not ride in the rain or snow, and she has a DIVVY membership so she will probably use it occasionally. Think a rainy morning…"
"Agreed upon by whom? The planned development process clearly failed here if it really is supposed to do this:
The Planned Development (PD) zoning designation is required for certain projects to ensure adequate public review, encourage unified…"
"Building your own bike can be a hugely rewarding experience. But the better part of our year-round riding season is here now! Being in hurry about building a bike could take a lot of the joy out of it and result in a less than ideal build. I would…"
"18th St bridge is open! The bike lane portion of the metal grate is filled with concrete. It is not what I'd call smooth, but it probably better than bare metal.
Here is a view of the lanes (from before it was open of course):
"The shop in my basement has been doing a pretty great job lately. I encourage everyone to support their local bike shops, but learning how to true your own wheels can be very satisfying - and sometimes get the job done more efficiently and for less…"
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.