"Yes. Making generalizations about any street is bound to be inaccurate, unless that street is only a block or two long. Western is one of the worst streets for riding in the city, IN GENERAL, but there are very long stretches at least on the south…"
"So the fact that you've had a few bad experiences with cyclists, which in the worst scenario would have caused perhaps some serious injury, leads you to be more concerned about the minor thread of a bike than the major threat of a car? If you…"
"One term I've heard used which is entirely accurate and reflects the cause (or at least a primary cause) of neighborhood deterioration is "under-resourced". It is a bit of a mouthful, especially compared to "bad", but at…"
"Back when I did it somewhat frequently, I was glad to have a dark green (mostly) tent.
It can be kind of nerve-wracking. As Jeremy and Marc note, you want to set up camp late - ideally without much (or any) daylight left for obvious…"
"This is great Tom, thanks for posting this. Just last week my wife and i saw a senior lady fall on the street on Archer. We stopped to make sure she was ok, and she was mostly just shaken up, but she did have a small abrasion on her head. My paltry…"
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"I had no idea! From an (un)dated article by Sheldon Brown:
Bridgestone is an enormous multinational company, one of the largest tire companies in the world...and a fairly small bicycle company, with its own factory in Japan. In the late 1980s and…"
"This week I sent a correction to Google Maps which, amazingly, says that Archer west of Throop is a "Bicycle Friendly Road". I think my words were "By no stretch of the imagination could Archer west to Throop be considered a Bicycle…"
"I would note that the concrete infill does not always result in a great surface. See the 18th Street bridge for an example of a pretty rough fill. It is better than nothing, but it does not always turn out quite as well as the Harrison example,…"
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.