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Wow. So much for my theory that people don't drive around with angle cutters to steal bikes.
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Okay it happened and there is video.  I still think this is incredibly rare and the stats bear me out.  But I did issue a caveat that you shouldn't leave expensive bikes locked for more than an hour…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh L. on Thursday.

Tragedy Strikes: Deaths, injuries reported after vehicle hits bicyclists in Michigan
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Details are very sketchy but eight cyclists, including children, were hit by a motorist in Kalamazoo County..   Not clear yet how many are dead/injured.My prayers go out to the victims and their…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Sep 20.

Brand New Ortlieb Classic Rear Pannier For Sale (black)

I have an extra one as you have to buy a pair and I only needed one.  $85 which is 1/2 what I paid.   Complete with clips for rack attachment if needed.  You can reach me via an invite here.JoshContinue

Started May 7

Driver who injured biker in Logan Square blames sun in his eyes....
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For God's sake just pull the f*** over then. Lucky she wasn't killed."That’s what happened to a female cyclist in Logan Square this morning. According to Officer Thomas Sweeney from Police News…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by curt(is) locke Oct 16, 2015.

 

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Josh L. replied to Josh L.'s discussion Wow. So much for my theory that people don't drive around with angle cutters to steal bikes.
"Actually it is very rare......I and others have  reviewed the stolen bike registry data and cut  locks are  very rare (but obviously they happen).  Bike theft is generally - that means there are exceptions - crimes of…"
Thursday
steve rulz replied to Josh L.'s discussion Wow. So much for my theory that people don't drive around with angle cutters to steal bikes.
"This is is a very common thing. I confronted a guy a few years ago with a battery powered grinder stealing a bike. I distracted him long enough for the cops to show up who apparently let the guy go. Thanks for the help on that one CPD. I broke the…"
Wednesday
Josh L. replied to Kevin's discussion Another cyclist killed, 9/26, North Center
"At the risk of sounding contentious I don't believe that 95% of intersections have no right on red. If so I'm breaking the law every time I drive." I feel safer to the right Do not like sitting in the middle of traffic though I…"
Wednesday
Josh L. replied to Kevin's discussion Another cyclist killed, 9/26, North Center
"Maybe I'm crazy but I always pull up to the right. As I pull up I look at both if the car has its turn signals on and if it is angling right. I've always been under the assumption that drives planning to make a right always have their…"
Wednesday
Josh L. replied to Kevin's discussion Another cyclist killed, 9/26, North Center
"This saddens me so much. I take that route occasionally but for the grace of God that could have been me.   I didn't know her but from the article she seemed like a person full of life and committed to helping others. Fellow bikers, as an…"
Wednesday
Josh L. replied to Erin Vogel's discussion Response to this morning's cyclist death in North Center
"Thanks for these ideas. Hopefully a dialogue can get started around some solutions."
Tuesday
Josh L. replied to Erin Vogel's discussion Response to this morning's cyclist death in North Center
"Given the rash of truck/bike accidents it's high time to think about a PR campaign that sensitizes both parties to what they can do to prevent any more deaths. Clearly there is something about flatbed/biker interaction that's causing these…"
Monday
Josh L. replied to Erin Vogel's discussion Response to this morning's cyclist death in North Center
"This is a great idea...which advocacy groups could take this on?"
Monday
Josh L. replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion North Branch Extension
"hmmm..Google Maps has it terminating at Foster, which is also what I heard from others. Is this not correct?"
Sep 23
Josh L. replied to Bob T's discussion Northwestern student bicyclist killed this afternoon on Sheridan Road
"This is just horrible. So many of these recent accidents involve trucks. I wonder is there is any commonalities across these accidents we can learn so that truck drivers and cyclists can avoid these kinds of mishaps. I'm not clear is this due…"
Sep 23
Tom A.K. replied to Josh L.'s discussion Wow. So much for my theory that people don't drive around with angle cutters to steal bikes.
"You are lucky. Maybe the thieves cordless angle grinder battery died just in time. Hopefully the battery died and overheated, bursting into flames and scorching their evil hands. (They do get extremely hot when used.)"
Sep 22
Seri97 replied to Josh L.'s discussion Wow. So much for my theory that people don't drive around with angle cutters to steal bikes.
"Actually, two weeks ago, my Abus Granit X 6500 lock was cut 60% on one side and 90% on the other side when I returned to it in front of the Sulzer library on Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. It was definately a cordless power tool. I feel very fortunate…"
Sep 22
Brian replied to Josh L.'s discussion Wow. So much for my theory that people don't drive around with angle cutters to steal bikes.
"Here's one from Clinton, just south of Randolph. Notice how no one does much...except stare or make comments to friends.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ansaTSw3nbs"
Sep 22
Josh L. replied to Tom Lee's discussion Lost Key - Lock Cutter Help!
"same thing happened to me. I went to the Home  Depot on North AVenue and rented an angle cutter for an hour.  Takes 30 seconds,,,,expect lots of sparks and of course keep all body parts away. :) Seriously I had no training. Just like using…"
Sep 21
Josh L. replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion North Branch Extension
"Where exactly will the Southern most entrance be?  "
Sep 21
Tom A.K. replied to Josh L.'s discussion Tragedy Strikes: Deaths, injuries reported after vehicle hits bicyclists in Michigan
"http://fox17online.com/2016/09/19/kalamazoo-5-foot-bicycle-ordinanace-gets-green-light/ Skip Montanaro found and posted this on his A.C.F. thread. I hope this ordinance helps cyclists there."
Sep 20

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What I ride:
Road, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
community
About me:
General outdoor enthusiast who loves biking in all forms...commuting, long distance rides, and even the occasional lakefront. Winter biking too!
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.allitas.com

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