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Where do you have trouble finding a bike rack to lock up at?
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I take my bike everywhere I go in Chicago and unfortunately am used to finding a lack of rack space in certain locations.  I've called out my list of the major "offenders" below - would love to hear…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich S Oct 16.

Why can't LaSalle Street Have a Bike Lane?
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As others have noted on this message board thingy, if one heads North from the Merchandise Mart area the options are limited.  Orleans  has no bike lane and is jam packed; Wells and Clark are both…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Wirtz Sep 26.

Lawrence Avenue Streetscape Almost Done!
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I've been pretty unhappy that for almost the last year the ride from Clark to Western on Lawrence has been a mess.  The city dug up the sides of the street for sewer work and just left very rough…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by jolondon30 Nov 3.

Nice Piece from NYT on Dangers of Bike Riding...
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She was doing all the right things in the morning commute, traveling in thebike lane, wearing a helmet, following the rules of the road. In an instant,Sher Kung — new mother, brilliant attorney, avid…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shawn Evans Sep 20.

 

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jolondon30 replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I took the LFP home from Monroe to Diversey last night. No wind and I was nice and warm. Not  a single other biker at 7:30 but a few runners."
19 hours ago
jolondon30 replied to Rob D.'s discussion HELP! Expert suggestions needed for cold hands/fingers!
"I have the same problem as many of you. I can bike on the coldest days of the year with the exception of freezing hands. Less than 10 degrees and I can go about 22 minutes to the dot before my hands get cold. No problem with feet and my face stays…"
Saturday
jolondon30 replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Time for the studded tires?
"Funny you mention that night. I believe it was last November and there was black ice. I remember it because I too took a fall - on Franklin street.  In three years of winter biking that's the only fall I have taken.  That night was an…"
Nov 16
jolondon30 replied to Skip Montanaro 12mi's discussion Time for the studded tires?
"My perspective - which has been offered 500 times every time this question is asked :) - is that if you ride the well maintained City streets (in my case Clark, Dearborn, - studdded tires are not necessary."
Nov 16
jolondon30 replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"just got home. Quite cold!  My hands were already cold though I wore my mid winter weight gloves. Balaclava would have helped.  For tomorrow: 1) Break out hard core Under Armor winter weather top 2)  Bring balaclava for ride home 3)…"
Nov 12
jolondon30 replied to Jeff K's discussion Dearborn 2-way bike lane. Is it working?
"My experiences dovetail with others here. I find it a great way to get through the loop but the poorly timed lights and the pedestrians in the bike path make it less efficient than desired. I  wonder if large signs posted just across from…"
Nov 6
jolondon30 replied to Michael B's discussion LFP Damaged in yesterday's storm
"replying to my own reply. Took the LFP home this evening from Oak.  They have detour signs heading North that bracket the damaged area. You have to slow down to go through a small opening.  They have removed the asphalt surface for about…"
Nov 4
jolondon30 replied to Michael B's discussion LFP Damaged in yesterday's storm
"I would second triclor. I went Wilson/North with no problems whatsoever. Saw them working farther South and at North Ave sign said LFP was closed."
Nov 4
jolondon30 replied to jolondon30's discussion Lawrence Avenue Streetscape Almost Done!
"The paving from Ravenswood to Ashland is now complete.  Their deadline dot id get it done was 10/31 which explains why there were working six days a week since 10/1. Now just the bike lanes need to be marked and the Ashland/Clark piece…"
Nov 3
jolondon30 replied to Michael B's discussion LFP Damaged in yesterday's storm
"My God.  I have biked through  that part just after huge  waves came through but I had no idea that the waves could be so powerful do dislodge a paved surface. Quite dramatic. I'll have to bike this this afternoon."
Nov 1
jolondon30 replied to Sachin Kashyap's discussion Hello Chainlink!
"who cant bring their bike to a bike shop?  I"m sure there are exceptions of people with mobility/strength issues, etc. but at least on the North side (which I know better) outside of a flat how hard is it to bring  your bike to a shop…"
Oct 29
jolondon30 replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"I have 700c and with Marathons its' been fine. As others have written, the ice is the enemy.  Riding  on the plowed streets - given the aggressive salting - for me at least has made slipping a non issue.   My bigger worries in…"
Oct 16
Rich S replied to jolondon30's discussion Where do you have trouble finding a bike rack to lock up at?
"I actually did see that rack (it was full) when I walked over there last week. But it didn't look like a city installed rack fixed to the sidewalk so I put in the request for new racks in anyway. It's one of those that 2 or 3 people could…"
Oct 16
jolondon30 replied to jolondon30's discussion Where do you have trouble finding a bike rack to lock up at?
"Rich, I go the Gleacher Center a lot and use a rack there.  It is right out the Gleacher Center entrance but just a short walk to the NYC Tower.  It's onthe roundabout in front of the Gleacher Center entrance.  Wierd thing about…"
Oct 15
Haddon replied to jolondon30's discussion Where do you have trouble finding a bike rack to lock up at?
"For responders with nothing but snark: If your life is so sad you derive pleasure from being insulting I feel sorry for you as do most other people. Rather than being a detractor find something interesting and post it, you'll feel better about…"
Oct 15
Haddon replied to jolondon30's discussion Where do you have trouble finding a bike rack to lock up at?
"Semi-Relevant: "
Oct 15

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