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Josh L.
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Anyone else going to miss the Finkl Steel shortcut?
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Until 5 years ago I commuted to the West Loop from uptown. To get from Southport to Elston i'd take that little street through Finkl steel which  they'd allow bikers to use. At least I never had any…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jenny T Mar 11.

Mayor and POTUS Announce New Bike Rack Technology at McDonald Cycle Center!
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Yes Please!Okay a guy can dream. :)Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Guzzardo Feb 23.

The Importance of Lubing One's Kryptonite Lock in the Winter
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Here's a somewhat cautionary tale that some of you might benefit from.   I don't know if my experience is typical..I assume some experts will chime in.During the cold spell a few weeeks ago my…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh L. Jan 29.

Homeland Security on CTA?
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On Tuesday night I decided to take the 147 back from the Michigan/Randolphh stop as I was kind of tired and didn't want to ride home.   I put my bike on the rack and when paying the driver asked me…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by JohnO Jan 18.

 

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Josh L. replied to MB's discussion Options for getting a Kryptonite lock off a bike? (lost key)
"I was in your shoes two years ago. The Home Depot on North Avenue rents angle grinders. It was ridiculously cheap. You don't need any instruction..it comes off in about 30 seconds.  I did it in front of the merchandise mart and it was…"
Wednesday
Josh L. replied to Maurice's discussion Particularly dangerous bike lanes
"I'm not sure I understand your point.   By and large people respect parking regulations because of the threat of tickets. If a large fine was levied on parking in bike lanes behavior would change.  Whether there is political will to…"
Apr 26
Josh L. replied to Maurice's discussion Particularly dangerous bike lanes
"How can we change this behavior? Is there a way the ticket violation can be increased or can we have a dedicated number for calling the police.  I experience all of the issues Jeff references as I work in Old Town and live in Uptown. To me the…"
Apr 25
Eli replied to Josh L.'s discussion Anyone else going to miss the Finkl Steel shortcut?
"This was always my route to the Hideout and I was very sad to run up against the fence the other day."
Mar 11
Josh L. replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I biked home last night. Me and another biker had to walk the bikes probably for 100 feet. Looked the surface of the moon.  I said to him this will be gone soon.  There is still a lot of snow there!"
Mar 11
Tricolor replied to Josh L.'s discussion Anyone else going to miss the Finkl Steel shortcut?
"That line ran all the way to Evanston and was used by the Northwestern Elevated to expand north from Wilson. http://www.chicago-l.org/operations/freight/index.html"
Mar 10
Josh L. replied to Josh L.'s discussion Anyone else going to miss the Finkl Steel shortcut?
"Thanks all for your input. Nice to know there are so many people that share an interest in our city's history. Much appreciative of those of you who set me straight on what exactly they made at the Finkl foundry.  I knew it was finished…"
Mar 9
Cameron 7.5 mi replied to Josh L.'s discussion Anyone else going to miss the Finkl Steel shortcut?
"Their website has some cool pictures what they do. http://www.finkl.com/Tour.aspx"
Mar 9
John replied to Josh L.'s discussion Anyone else going to miss the Finkl Steel shortcut?
"It will be missed greatly.  Late night and winter rides have had routes plotted specifically to go through the complex, and sometimes the steelworkers would invite you over by an open door to warm up and look inside. Sometimes there were…"
Mar 9
Cameron 7.5 mi replied to Josh L.'s discussion Anyone else going to miss the Finkl Steel shortcut?
"Finkl was a foundry, not a steel mill, so there wouldn't have been any ore headed to the site. They bought steel from and mill cast it into forgings. What you were seeing were kettles melting steel to be poured into casting molds. They're…"
Mar 9
Eric R replied to Josh L.'s discussion Anyone else going to miss the Finkl Steel shortcut?
"Hopefully when it reopens it will be a pedestrian/ bicycle friendly street, this is assuming it becomes residential. (Link to DNA Article.) "
Mar 9
Anne Alt replied to Josh L.'s discussion Anyone else going to miss the Finkl Steel shortcut?
"Yes, I'll miss it. I've used it many times over the years."
Mar 9
Len Krietz replied to Josh L.'s discussion Anyone else going to miss the Finkl Steel shortcut?
"Josh Finkl bought southport about 20 yrs ago. If your interested in the rail line below is a link to various pics of it: http://chicagoswitching.com/chicago/former-milwaukee-road-cp-rail-chicago-terminal/ It did extend north up through Lincoln Park…"
Mar 9
Josh L. replied to Josh L.'s discussion Anyone else going to miss the Finkl Steel shortcut?
"Yes, they have fenced the courland end very well and I couldn't see a way out.  The North end says closed or something but easy to get through and I don't think they have tried to seal it yet. The demolition work is on the other…"
Mar 8
Haddon replied to Josh L.'s discussion Anyone else going to miss the Finkl Steel shortcut?
"I didn't know it was closed, I took that short cut with some regularity.  I did make a point of going exceedingly slow though because, well it's a steel factory, once I passed a block of metal and that was so hot I felt if from 15…"
Mar 8
Josh L. replied to Josh L.'s discussion Anyone else going to miss the Finkl Steel shortcut?
"Thanks Len..that's fascinating.  Was wondering about these rail links that ran through LP and I can't find much on the Web about it. As I recall ten years ago or so I was looking at a place in LP and the real estate agent said that…"
Mar 8

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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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