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yai danche
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U-lock found at 21st and Halsted, 5:20PM

Kryptonite Keeper U-lock found in middle of bike lane by the Divvy Station at 21st and Halsted (southbound lane).  I moved it out of the way to the red and white bollard marking the Divvy Station…Continue

Started Aug 19, 2014

Tips on cleaning Oury grips?
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First, I tried scrubbing with an old toothbrush and some diluted Dr. Bronner's soap.  This was okay, but my grips still felt gunky.  In the winter, this pulled fibers from my cheapie glove (the one…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Curcio Jul 14, 2014.

Alec Baldwin arrested for wrong way biking
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Those people annoy the crap out of me!…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by yai danche May 14, 2014.

Doored cyclist says he can't hate motorist...
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This guy who got doored sounds very…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by yai danche Jun 27, 2013.


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yai danche replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Is this by UIC?  I saw UIC Police writing a ticket for an Uber driver the other day.  "
Mar 24
yai danche replied to Scott Multer's discussion 2010 Globe Haul 2 For Sale $350 MSRP $1,100 - Near West Side/Tri Taylor
"Looks like the Globe Haul 1 frame, but upgraded to multiple speeds.  Size Medium, too large for me unfortunately."
Aug 4, 2016
yai danche liked Anne Alt's event Friends of the Major Taylor Trail meeting
Jun 15, 2016
Yasmeen commented on yai danche's photo
Jun 4, 2016
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Maxwell Street May 2016

Churros taste better on bike.
Jun 4, 2016
yai danche is attending The Chainlink's event

Chicago Bike Week at Chicago

June 10, 2016 to June 17, 2016
Bike Commuter Challenge, June 10-17 Get your co-workers together and get riding! Compete against hundreds of other Chicagoland organizations for bike to work glory and great prizes! Schubas Bike Bash, June 11 On Saturday, June 11, from 12-4 p.m., you’re invited to enjoy food, libations and live music from the local band,…See More
Jun 2, 2016
yai danche replied to Yasmeen's discussion NYT: Nervous Cyclist Guide to NYC. How Does This Translate for Chicago?
"Here are some tips I've seen floating around Chainlink and Let's Go Ride a Bike that helped me: -Ride in traffic on a weekend when traffic is low (this parks/paths advice in NYT article is only useful for people who don't know the…"
Apr 29, 2016
Barbara K Iverson left a comment for yai danche
"The red bike is 26". Someone is looking at it on Sat. If they don't take it, I'll send you a note. "
Apr 29, 2016
Barbara K Iverson and yai danche are now friends
Apr 29, 2016
yai danche commented on Brett Ratner's page Chainlink Bike Review: Faraday Porteur
"I can see why this bike would turn heads.  Anything more than 7 miles and I start wishing I had electric assist.  I don't usually go any farther than 10 miles, but maybe I would if I had some assist! "
Mar 3, 2016
yai danche replied to George Berlin's discussion Folding bike bags?
"+1.  I follow this blog and this is a widely recommended bag to carry a folder (  Don't know how this would fit your folder as Bromptons fold is…"
Dec 17, 2015
yai danche replied to Erin Vogel's discussion A Few Fun Facts from My Commute Tonight: Skirtsplaining & A Near-Dooring That Ended in a Flip-Flop Shaming
"Don't even bother reporting it.  The police do not care.  I also had a license plate of a driver who tried to hit me after my presence in the bike lane prevented her from making a right turn on at a red light (ironically a no turn on…"
Nov 5, 2015
yai danche replied to Brad Bauer's discussion Some jerk keeps vandalizing my lights
"Yes, one time I didn't bother using the cable I normally use to secure both wheels because I was just running into the store to buy one thing.  I left the cable in my basket. Returned 15 minutes later and it was gone.  I'm…"
Sep 14, 2015
yai danche replied to CityMom's discussion Help me learn to bike in the city. Where do I start?
"What kind of bike did you ride as a kid?  Mine was a hybrid like bike with low top tube, thick tires, and straight handlebars.  I think you would be more comfortable with straight or cruiser handlebars which most people are familiar with.…"
Jul 30, 2015
yai danche replied to Irvin Steinert's discussion Walgreens discriminates against cyclists?
"A lot of the Chicago Walgreens have a security guard at the door and they let me leave my bike with them.  I did have a cashier chastise me for rolling my bike to the pharmacy when there were bike racks outside.  I had to admit that was…"
Jul 3, 2015
yai danche replied to V W's discussion frustrations that non bikers won't understand
"JeffB, people with bags on their handlebars worry me.  I've done it and it's hard to steer, hard to signal.  Invest in a rack + basket.  I like having chico bags, they fold up into a small rectangle.  Stuff one under…"
Jan 26, 2015

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I've been commuting by bike since 2009. I've been through 3 bikes and still looking for the perfect one/accumulating bikes for every situation.
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At 2:59pm on April 29, 2016, Barbara K Iverson said…

The red bike is 26". Someone is looking at it on Sat. If they don't take it, I'll send you a note. 


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