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Thief cuts down tree to steal bike in Wicker Park
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Dubbed "the lumberjack bandit" by the victim:…Continue

Tags: theft, bike

Started this discussion. Last reply by H2 Aug 21.

Popularity of bikes on Metra Electric line? (Flossmoor Station to Millennium Station)
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On Sunday I'm planning to ride with a number of people to 3 Floyds brewery in Munster.  The plan is to return on the Metra Electric from Flossmoor to downtown.  However, I see that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Albert Tuskenis Jul 26.

Cyclist struck, killed by CTA Brown Line train on North Side
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Sad, sad news.A 31-year-old cyclist was struck and killed by a Brown Line…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich S Oct 30.

Ryne Sanhamel reckless homicide hearing today
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The drunk driver that crashed into and killed Bobby Cann, Ryne Sanhamel, was scheduled to appear in court this morning at 26th and California.  I recall that CPD was seeking "court advocates" to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Active Transportation Alliance Jul 22, 2013.

 

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Rich S replied to morebanjo's discussion Cyclist struck, killed by CTA Brown Line train on North Side
"Even more messed up ... I just saw this on facebook about the ghost bike getting stolen. Hopefully they can recover the bike. Seriously you have to pretty low-life to steal a ghost bike.  "
Oct 30
H2 replied to morebanjo's discussion Thief cuts down tree to steal bike in Wicker Park
"I'd like to think I would say something but honestly I don't know - I'd probably just call the cops or find a nearby bouncer which would probably take too long."
Aug 21
Tom A.K. replied to morebanjo's discussion Thief cuts down tree to steal bike in Wicker Park
"Oh, they noticed him! But they sure didn't want to deal with a crazed tree killing/evil bike stealing felon/ psycho at 3am. Or maybe they thought "it's HIS bike"."
Aug 21
Julie Hochstadter replied to morebanjo's discussion Thief cuts down tree to steal bike in Wicker Park
"I thought the same thing, but they either ignored them, were too scared to approach them or were just too drunk.  "
Aug 21
H2 replied to morebanjo's discussion Thief cuts down tree to steal bike in Wicker Park
"I'm just amazed that no one noticed a guy bending and snapping a tree to get to a bike. there is generally still a decent amount of people out and about even at 3am on Milwaukee."
Aug 21
yaj 7.4 replied to morebanjo's discussion Thief cuts down tree to steal bike in Wicker Park
"I like cable fable.  I hope it catches on. "
Aug 21
Tom A.K. replied to morebanjo's discussion Thief cuts down tree to steal bike in Wicker Park
"The tree looks like it was pushed or pulled till it splintered in a few pieces. Someone wrestled this poor sapling to the ground and yanked the bike out. Why would you lock your 'baby' to a poor thin street sapling ! ! Now a tree…"
Aug 20
Thunder Snow replied to morebanjo's discussion Thief cuts down tree to steal bike in Wicker Park
"Nice yaj!  "A secure cable is just a fable" "
Aug 20
yaj 7.4 replied to morebanjo's discussion Thief cuts down tree to steal bike in Wicker Park
"gift bike delivery cable?"
Aug 20
Rich S replied to morebanjo's discussion Thief cuts down tree to steal bike in Wicker Park
"I'll typically choose locking to a tree over a street sign. I always figured it would be more difficult and time consuming to cut a tree if it's thick enough over unbolting a street sign. Plus you'd have to carry around a saw rather…"
Aug 20
morebanjo posted a discussion

Thief cuts down tree to steal bike in Wicker Park

Dubbed "the lumberjack bandit" by the victim:http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-redeye-wicker-park-bike-stolen-lumberjack-bandit-20140820-story.htmlBrandon Holmes says he has no idea who stole his bike early Tuesday morning, but it must have been a lumberjack.When Holmes, 25, exited Nick’s Beer Garden in Wicker Park around 3 a.m., his…See More
Aug 20
Albert Tuskenis replied to morebanjo's discussion Popularity of bikes on Metra Electric line? (Flossmoor Station to Millennium Station)
"I've taken my bike on the Electric line starting from Flossmoor about 15-20 times, usually on weekends, and my experience has been similar. I've always gotten on with my bike, including once when officially there wasn't room for one…"
Jul 26
Jared replied to morebanjo's discussion Popularity of bikes on Metra Electric line? (Flossmoor Station to Millennium Station)
"I think ME runs every hour which is better frequency than the other lines.  Some of the new cars actually do have bathrooms."
Jul 25
David P. replied to morebanjo's discussion Popularity of bikes on Metra Electric line? (Flossmoor Station to Millennium Station)
"So much depends on getting a good conductor, but a good, cooperative attitude will get you a long way with any conductor if you find yourself in a situation that is on the margins of what they officially allow."
Jul 25
ad replied to morebanjo's discussion Popularity of bikes on Metra Electric line? (Flossmoor Station to Millennium Station)
"I did the exact trip a year ago on a weekend night.  I found the conductors to be okay with a bunch of us getting on the train with bikes (there were at least six of us in a group), though they were strict about making sure we used a bungee…"
Jul 25
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Popularity of bikes on Metra Electric line? (Flossmoor Station to Millennium Station)

On Sunday I'm planning to ride with a number of people to 3 Floyds brewery in Munster.  The plan is to return on the Metra Electric from Flossmoor to downtown.  However, I see that they only allow 8 bikes per train.  Has anyone taken a bike on the Metra Electric on the weekend?  How many other bikes were on the train?  Was the limit strictly enforced?  We will have close to 8…See More
Jul 25

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