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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 Sep 26.

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 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
Rich S replied to jolondon30's discussion Where do you have trouble finding a bike rack to lock up at?
"The rack request at Belmont/Elston/California has been declined due to insufficient sidewalk space.  I submitted a request to install racks in the space between NBC Tower and Gleacher Center on Cityfront Plaza Dr. There's a Divvy Station…"
Oct 15
jolondon30 replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"I will say that if this winter is like last winter, which is what they are saying, really taxes one's morale.  I come home around 10 or 11 a lot of nights and in those temperatures I just found the entire experience very draining.…"
Oct 15
jolondon30 replied to Jerry Lee's discussion Winter commuting
"I would say it depends on your route. I have commuted the last three years through the winter except for incredibly snowy days and the minus 30 polar vortext stuff. I go from Uptown to the Merchandise Mart via Clark to Wells. Those routes are very…"
Oct 14
jolondon30 replied to Frankie Equality Suda's discussion Bike parking
"That's interesting.  I work  at the Mart and I never knew they did that.  Good to hear. "
Oct 13
jolondon30 replied to Frankie Equality Suda's discussion Bike parking
"I have to agree with the other poster. This rack is definitely designed for six bikes and they would be parked perpendicular to  the sidewalk.  These bikers parked the wrong. way. Although it's not clear to me if there is enough space…"
Oct 12
jolondon30 replied to M G's discussion Stolen Crankset - Clybourn Metra
"You should't blame yourself for that. Who would expect that their crankset would be stolen?  As  others have pointed out, it takes special tools and time to do this.  There is some dude(s) that seem to know exactly what they want…"
Oct 11
jolondon30 replied to M G's discussion Stolen Crankset - Clybourn Metra
"This station in particular is one where there are frequent parts thefts.  This has been discussed several times. You rarely see these kinds of thefts elsewhere in the city so it seems to be a small group of individuals who focus on this…"
Oct 9
Gene Tenner replied to jolondon30's discussion Where do you have trouble finding a bike rack to lock up at?
"None that I can think of. "
Oct 3
KayCee replied to jolondon30's discussion Where do you have trouble finding a bike rack to lock up at?
"Same situation further South on Michigan- racks are few and far between-- I have stopped several times to run errands between Roosevelt and Cullerton and had to really hunt for a rack."
Oct 3
Anne Alt replied to jolondon30's discussion Where do you have trouble finding a bike rack to lock up at?
"Terrible area for bike parking and for riding. I avoid it.Ghirardelli is directly across the street from the water tower. "
Oct 3
Bob Kastigar replied to jolondon30's discussion Where do you have trouble finding a bike rack to lock up at?
"I went out to find a certain ice cream shop that was supposed to have ice cream sodas, located on Michigan Avenue.  I went up Michigan from Chicago Avenue, then to Chestnut to Rush to State.  NO BIKE RACKS along this way until a little…"
Oct 3

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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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