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Calling all fixed gear ladies who want to race on the streets of Chicago...
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Marcus Moore Jul 30.

In case you were wondering whats happening on Clybourn...
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Zumwalt Aug 9.

City to pay $1.5 million to bicyclist in Wicker Park crash
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Mike Zumwalt replied to chixieonfixie's discussion In case you were wondering whats happening on Clybourn...
"I see the South and Westbound lanes going in, unfortunately a cab was parked in the Northbound lane,a delivery cart and already broken glass."
Aug 9
kpnick replied to chixieonfixie's discussion In case you were wondering whats happening on Clybourn...
"I've had the same thoughts/ observations. I, too, am not feeling good about this right now. There's been a whole bunch of glass (from a broken car window...?) right near the Bobby Cann memorial site. The first day I rode the bike lane, I…"
Aug 5
Mike Zumwalt replied to chixieonfixie's discussion In case you were wondering whats happening on Clybourn...
"And they built the giant curbs like an extended sidewalk, there are crossings but if they had put in low growing plants it would look more separate. Once the whole Cabrini green area is re built it'll be worse than the Dearborn."
Aug 4
Eli replied to chixieonfixie's discussion In case you were wondering whats happening on Clybourn...
"Agreed on all counts. These things are a recipe for not only right hooks but for bike-on-pedestrian crashes, especially if they see any serious volume of bike traffic, as people try to get between their parked cars and the sidewalk."
Aug 4
Cameron 7.5 mi replied to chixieonfixie's discussion In case you were wondering whats happening on Clybourn...
"  Similar, but even more confusing, the turn from north bound Milwaukee to north bound Elston."
Aug 4
Rich S replied to chixieonfixie's discussion In case you were wondering whats happening on Clybourn...
"I would take that a step further and say having bike lanes between parked cars and the sidewalk is inherently flawed, whether separated by curb or plastic bollards. Glass and other debris doesn't get swept to the curb by passing cars, ice in…"
Aug 4
Yasmeen replied to chixieonfixie's discussion In case you were wondering whats happening on Clybourn...
"I think the design of having cement curbs on both sides might not be the best idea because you have nowhere to go if you need to swerve to avoid a pedestrian or glass, or ?"
Aug 4
Tom A.K. replied to chixieonfixie's discussion In case you were wondering whats happening on Clybourn...
""There is a lot of broken glass." Beer bottles are always smashed down in the bike lanes by those who 'love' us."
Aug 4
Tricolor replied to chixieonfixie's discussion In case you were wondering whats happening on Clybourn...
"Indeed, even a low curb is effective against a car that doesn't make a perpendicular hit. "
Aug 4
Cameron 7.5 mi replied to chixieonfixie's discussion In case you were wondering whats happening on Clybourn...
"  This is why I resisted pulling out the pitch forks when IDOT imposed its moratorium on protected bike lanes until studies were completed. There are a lot of design challenges in making protected lanes work, and there doesn't seem to be…"
Aug 4
Rich S replied to chixieonfixie's discussion In case you were wondering whats happening on Clybourn...
"Not feeling good either after yesterday evening's ride. Broken glass, salmon divvy, people walking as if it's an extension of the sidewalk, and then an SUV parked at the north end with 2 flat tires. And I agree the right hook danger on…"
Aug 4
chixieonfixie replied to Yasmeen's discussion This would be an excellent answer to the recent "crackdown" of cyclists riding through the North Shore. Who's with me?
"Im totally down for this ride to Highland Park, keep me posted!"
Aug 3
Mike Zumwalt replied to chixieonfixie's discussion In case you were wondering whats happening on Clybourn...
"Why is it North bound on one side and East bound on the South side of Division? Are they building 2 lanes on each side? The intersection cross over makes no sense much like the Dearborn lane...turning left from Dearborn to Kinzie, turning left FROM…"
Aug 3
V W replied to chixieonfixie's discussion In case you were wondering whats happening on Clybourn...
"Will they have any plans to maintain it in winter or will it become treated like a seasonal bike lane like so many other snowed/iced over protected bike lanes in winter?"
Aug 3
chixieonfixie replied to chixieonfixie's discussion In case you were wondering whats happening on Clybourn...
"After riding this a few times Ive made the following observations: 1) There is a lot of broken glass 2) Ive seen both cars and bikes turn northbound onto Larabee and cross right in front of bikes heading northbound in the bike lane without so much…"
Aug 3
Marcus Moore replied to chixieonfixie's discussion Calling all fixed gear ladies who want to race on the streets of Chicago...
Jul 30

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What I ride:
Road, Fixed Gear
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town

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At 3:23am on May 24, 2011, Rik van Eijk said…
Thanks for your comment! I know there are dutch bike shops in Chicago. We started with the export of a classic dutch bike brand named Union and I'm trying to see what's going on in several bike cities! We believe Copenhagen Cyclery could be a great partner for us.
At 8:25am on April 21, 2011, Michael B said…
I'm selling it because I have too many bikes. I built it up just to build a great urban track bike. I'll send you a photo as soon as I get my butt moving today.
At 7:14am on March 22, 2011, Mike Tobin said…
OK, I saw a ride that goes on Saturday but yeah, something tells me that on Saturday we may be indoors. If you train during the week, maybe we could work something out. I'm a bit intimidated by the whole team talk. But I could pick up my game.
At 2:15pm on March 21, 2011, Gort 12-mile Pinklegneep said…
I'm pro-fixie and pro-chixie so as usernames go that is also a d(o_<d)
At 10:46am on March 21, 2011, Mike Tobin said…

now suddenly there are a lot of options.

I'm up for a ride on saturday.

 

At 9:30am on December 18, 2009, Tony Adams 4 mi said…
Yes, my primary bike is an early 80's Schwinn Continental fixie conversion. I kind of love it, but it is a bit heavy. I'm casually looking around for something a bit lighter - but not so fancy as to be expensive - in other words another $50 or $100 old bike to convert. I also have an early 80's Trek 500 road bike which I use for the occasional tour or when the Schwinn is on the operating table or whatever.
At 8:20am on December 17, 2009, Tony Adams 4 mi said…
re: my blurry icon, it says Waystn Cycles. But Hasty or Waysted or whatever would be funnier! The shop sticker if from the store the bike came from I guess. The sticker is long gone or I'd take a better shot of it. Here is a bit more info about the shop.
At 9:07pm on September 14, 2009, Anne said…
how about this weekend? i've been working on a list of skills/drills and techniques to adequately describe what it will be about.
 
 
 

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