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Woo Hoo! New Bike Lanes Are Coming!
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With  the exception of the North Broadway stretch none of these will impact me in a big way. But good for the City and my felllow riders!  Still would like to see a safeway to go North from…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Renee Patten Apr 8.

Biker Seriously Injured After Being Hit on NW Side
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Per the Trib. Anybody have more details?A bicyclist was critically injured when he was struck by an SUV on the Northwest Side late Sunday night, according to police.The bicyclist, whose age was not…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by EssFresh Apr 1.

New York Times Profiles Bike Safety Gadgets
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How about an air bag for your head and neck?  Or unlock your bike with a cell phone. Yes please!"Philip McAleese, 39, of Newtownards, Northern Ireland, also wanted to make cyclists more visible, so…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Davo Mar 14.

What's up with LFP?
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Okay I haven't ridden the LFP since pre polar vortext (mid Dec. I guess) but a few things surprised me.  I'm assuming a few of you will clarify.The path is closed and filled  with snow between the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by jolondon30 Feb 13.

 

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jolondon30 replied to Marc-Paul Lee's discussion Shifting gears....my theory
"Well I am just kind of taking in the ride on my bike rides so really don't focus on my gears much. I have an internal Nexus gear set which lets me change gears at the light but I rarely take advantage of it. Part of it may be I usually run…"
7 hours ago
jolondon30 replied to Nick G's discussion Best waterproof panniers for the money?
"I used Banjo Bros. but they fall apart with heavy use. I commute pretty much every day and the Bros. fell off a few times and the clips finally came off.  The company owners are nice but it's just not a strong enough bag. Like you I carry…"
7 hours ago
jolondon30 replied to Jim Adgate's discussion Custom Built Panniers
"America is a great country. I had no idea  you could get custom made panniers. I had no idea anybody would want custom made Panniers. I will go on saying that Ortlieb panniers are the brilliantly designed product I have "eva" used in…"
7 hours ago
jolondon30 replied to Kris Hendry's discussion Harrasment As A Female...........
"I can confirm that..I live a few blocks  away and bike that intersection at that time on my way to the LF to take a run.  There is still a rough crowd but as a middle aged male I don't have to deal with what she does. "
Thursday
Renee Patten replied to jolondon30's discussion Woo Hoo! New Bike Lanes Are Coming!
"Overly excited about the Broadway lane!"
Apr 8
jolondon30 replied to Kris Hendry's discussion Help...Bike Security
"We can agree to disagree.  I read the stolen bike reports, am a member of a few biking clubs, and talk to lots of people.  My knowledge is not exhaustive but is well informed (i believe). My position is that a cable through a tire will…"
Apr 8
jolondon30 replied to Kris Hendry's discussion Help...Bike Security
"The issue is not just technology..it is economics and human behavior.  The kind of people who who will steal a tire are for whatever reason not organized enough to carry cutters around. I know of nobody who had a cable cut just for a tire…"
Apr 8
AM 9.5 replied to jolondon30's discussion Woo Hoo! New Bike Lanes Are Coming!
"Good news on Lake Street - if they fix what's left of the lane between Western and Central Park.  A good percentage of the bollards are missing or destroyed, several surfacing projects have removed the paint in spots, and, more…"
Apr 7
jolondon30 replied to Kris Hendry's discussion Help...Bike Security
"I understand your point but the stats from what I can tell don't bear t hat out. The people who would sell a tired for $5 are not walking around with cable cutters.  Obviously there are exceptions to that but that's the pattern.…"
Apr 7
jolondon30 replied to Kris Hendry's discussion Help...Bike Security
"My view Kris is that the heavy chain is overkill.  I guess if you are just leaving it there like you say it doesn't matter.  The wheel on a Trek is probably worth $20 on the market and that's after answering 200 calls and emails…"
Apr 6
jolondon30 replied to jolondon30's discussion Woo Hoo! New Bike Lanes Are Coming!
"yup. at the bottom of my post!"
Apr 6
Adam Z replied to jolondon30's discussion Woo Hoo! New Bike Lanes Are Coming!
"Do you have a link?"
Apr 6
jolondon30 posted a discussion

Woo Hoo! New Bike Lanes Are Coming!

With  the exception of the North Broadway stretch none of these will impact me in a big way. But good for the City and my felllow riders!  Still would like to see a safeway to go North from Merchandise Mart without cutting over to Dearborn.  Would love to see Orleans get a bike lane North to Chicago Ave...it's a gauntlet heading North with those speeding cars. Or else a protected bike lane on Wells going North..)"The city plans to install 20 more miles of bike lanes this spring and summer as…See More
Apr 6
jolondon30 replied to Kris Hendry's discussion Help...Bike Security
"Kris, as somebody who bikes every day - and has had several bikes stolen - let me chime in here. If you are not leaving your bike overnight or in a very isolated area a single U lock is sufficient to lock the frame and one of the tires. I don't…"
Apr 5
EssFresh replied to jolondon30's discussion Biker Seriously Injured After Being Hit on NW Side
"This is so true, the minute you saved isnt worth the risk.   Yesterday, I witnessed an SUV "bully" another car that was trying to park by laying on it's horn and lurching towards the parking vehicle aggresively. I was just…"
Apr 1
jolondon30 replied to Dave D's discussion Recommended Bike Mechanics in Chicago
"Can't say enough good things about the bike mechanics John and Nora at Uptown Bikes.  Extremely competent."
Apr 1

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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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