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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.

One week later I get into a bike/car collision for a second time riding home tonight
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Some of you will remember I wrote last week about escaping death when a car pulled a u turn unannounced in front of me.  Tonight I got hit or more accurately my bike did.  I am fine  but shaken.I was…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve G Oct 8, 2015.

Àlmost met my maker riding home tonight
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30 minutes ago I came six inches from being implanted on a black Lexus.I was riding home on Clark northbound around Cullum.  The street is very wide here, no cars parked on either side and great…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Sep 26, 2015.

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, 2015.

 

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Josh L. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion New Lakefront Park (at Fullerton) Offers Separate Paths For Cyclists, Pedestrians
"I don't think they will be separate paths at least as I understand it."
Jan 4
Josh L. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion New Lakefront Park (at Fullerton) Offers Separate Paths For Cyclists, Pedestrians
"This is great. I don't really understand the layout of this area and the map lack significant detail. Any clarity on where these paths are? I've been riding through this construction for the last six months. I could not believe the amount…"
Jan 3
Josh L. replied to mweerd's discussion Navy Pier Flyover not done until 2018?
"It is hard to believe it can take this long. I bike by this area most days and see these guys working hard but this doesn't smell right. Maybe the design is overly complicated?"
Dec 13, 2015
Josh L. replied to Ginger F's discussion bikes on cta trains
"I'm curious what other choices there are here. I took the the redline home earlier this week and got on when it was empty in Chinatown. I knew it would get crowded as after 9 the trains really fill up. I sat down at one end pulled the bike…"
Dec 5, 2015
curt(is) locke replied to Josh L.'s discussion Driver who injured biker in Logan Square blames sun in his eyes....
"8:30am right now and the sun IS at a blinding angle coming out of the southeast as I sit here in my home office."
Oct 16, 2015
David P. replied to Josh L.'s discussion Driver who injured biker in Logan Square blames sun in his eyes....
"I turn on my taillight(s) in just about any condition that is not blazing sunshine, and always have a pretty powerful headlamp on. This is a big visibility help in low-sun conditions. But, as pointed out, it is always the responsibility of the…"
Oct 15, 2015
Apie (10.6) replied to Josh L.'s discussion Driver who injured biker in Logan Square blames sun in his eyes....
"The sun was really bad this morn, I had an issue seeing pedestrians crossing between Karlov and Keystone on Milwaukee, really scary.  I have never had that happen.   It is an extremely unsafe crossing to begin with, and all the…"
Oct 15, 2015
Tom A.K. replied to Josh L.'s discussion Driver who injured biker in Logan Square blames sun in his eyes....
"At 8:50 am currently, the sun IS at an annoying angle in the southeast sky at this time of the year. If you are driving a motor vehicle and conditions like this happen the law states that you must adjust your speed (slowdown) according to conditions…"
Oct 14, 2015
Jim Reho replied to Josh L.'s discussion Driver who injured biker in Logan Square blames sun in his eyes....
"Here's a story from near my homeland about a truck driver who wiped out five cyclists, killing two of them.  He made the same excuse.  He's been charged with two counts of vehicular…"
Oct 14, 2015
Josh L. replied to Josh L.'s discussion Driver who injured biker in Logan Square blames sun in his eyes....
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Oct 14, 2015
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Driver who injured biker in Logan Square blames sun in his eyes....

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 Affairs, the 45-year-old woman was riding northwest on Milwaukee Avenue at 8:50 a.m. When she reached Fullerton Avenue, she entered the intersection on a green. At that point, a 26-year-old man heading southeast in a Chevy Cavalier made a left turn from Milwaukee to head east on Fullerton, striking the…See More
Oct 14, 2015
Steve G replied to Josh L.'s discussion One week later I get into a bike/car collision for a second time riding home tonight
"Did you make a police report?"
Oct 8, 2015
Filka Bean replied to Josh L.'s discussion One week later I get into a bike/car collision for a second time riding home tonight
"oof, I see this maneuver plenty on the south side and I'm always relieved when the cyclist doesn't get hit.  Personally if there's gonna be any stress I opt for the box turn and waiting (straight across, stop, straight across to…"
Oct 8, 2015
dauber replied to Josh L.'s discussion One week later I get into a bike/car collision for a second time riding home tonight
"Man, that's scary. I had my first collision last Thursday because, well, I'm an idiot. Brakes were giving out and I figured it'd be safe for one more ride -- I planned to take my bike to Village Cycle Center the next day for my free…"
Oct 6, 2015
Josh L. replied to Active Transportation Alliance's discussion Chicago’s low-stress bike network begins to takes shape
"As I wrote southbound is fine and I've taken many of the routes you mention.  Northbound from the loop is quite limited until you pick up Wells.  Franklin has too many stop signs and his not designed for biking with the steel el…"
Oct 5, 2015
Josh L. replied to Active Transportation Alliance's discussion Chicago’s low-stress bike network begins to takes shape
"I still have to go three blocks west which I don't want to do.  La Salle or Clark should have nb bike lanes."
Oct 5, 2015

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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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