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  • Palatine, IL
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12 years' sentence in cyclist's death
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Nov 22.

FS: Trek T-100 Tandem
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Started this discussion. Last reply by mike w. Oct 20.

 

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mike w. replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Nearly clobbered by PACE van this morning
"Seems to me since they have the date & time, the intersection, the street, and the direction of travel, they could surely discover the bus & its driver. Especially for a limited-mobility service bus. i think that PACE vehicles have GPS…"
6 hours ago
mike w. replied to Dave Grossman's discussion Chicago Winter Bike Swap Not Happening?
"Harper college is doing a massive renovation project in the athletics centre. Nothing will be happening there for awhile. All classes and other activities have been relocated or cancelled until the project is finished."
Dec 3
Jim Reho replied to mike w.'s discussion 12 years' sentence in cyclist's death
"Maybe so.  If so, they should have charged him with regular manslaughter, reckless driving, or anything that would actually held him accountable for hitting the cyclist without them having to prove he was intoxicated.  I just hate to see…"
Nov 22
mike w. replied to mike w.'s discussion 12 years' sentence in cyclist's death
"The prosecution probably couldn't prove to the jury beyond "reasonable doubt" that the driver was intoxicated. The testing necessary to provide the evidence might not have been done in a timely manner, so the driver skated on that…"
Nov 22
Jim Reho replied to mike w.'s discussion 12 years' sentence in cyclist's death
"But amazingly, the jury refused to convict him of actually doing anything wrong to the cyclist:  "He was convicted in July of leaving the scene of a fatal crash, driving with a suspended license and filing a false report. He was acquitted…"
Nov 22
mike w. posted a discussion
Nov 21
mike w. replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"In general, i ignore "cyclists dismount" signage, as i usually encounter it where it is totally unnecessary (e.g. on many Lake County DesPlaines River Trail bridges.)  i will dismount in certain conditions when it makes common sense…"
Nov 20
mike w. replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"Police enforceable?"
Nov 13
mike w. replied to Mark's discussion Riding on Park District property
"Though i haven't down ridden there in awhile, AFAIK, it's a multi-use path (marked as "Lakefront Trail" on google maps,) and the "walk your wheels" signs are probably the product of a local bitch-du-jour by some…"
Nov 13
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Parking and Bike Lock Fails. Spot It. Snap It. Share It.
"Was it a green Raleigh with an orange fender & block generator?"
Nov 6
mike w. left a comment for yaco boobies
"Vatican City State?"
Nov 6
mike w. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion How Chicago cab drivers were relieved of liability for dooring crashes
"Uber & Lyft cars ought to carry large, easily visible numbers, logos, and 800 numbers to report bad driving- just like any other taxi.  The time has long passed to treat these services any differently than taxis and hold them to the same…"
Nov 1
mike w. replied to Garry W.'s discussion opinions on top tube adapter
"Performance carries one for about $25. i don't usually recommend Performance for much of anything, but they have one and it costs almost half as much of Yakima's. Maybe your LBS would be a good alternative to Performance, so go there…"
Oct 30
mike w. replied to mike w.'s discussion FS: Trek T-100 Tandem
"Bump. Thanks for looking!"
Oct 20
Greg Yarnik and mike w. are now friends
Oct 14
mike w. replied to mike w.'s discussion FS: E. Merckx Corsa, classic road bike
"Greg, PM sent."
Oct 14
Greg Yarnik replied to mike w.'s discussion FS: E. Merckx Corsa, classic road bike
"I'm interested - is the Merckx still available? I'd like to check it out; it might be a bit small for me as I normally ride a 60 cm frame. How can I contact you? I'm out in the NW 'burbs in Palatine. Can meet most anywhere."
Oct 13
David P. replied to mike w.'s discussion FS: E. Merckx Corsa, classic road bike
"Registration for the 2018 Eroica California just opened - buy this bike and replace the pedals and you're all set! :)"
Oct 13
Chris Hainey replied to mike w.'s discussion FS: E. Merckx Corsa, classic road bike
"Beautiful!"
Oct 12
mike w. replied to mike w.'s discussion FS: E. Merckx Corsa, classic road bike
"Bump."
Oct 12

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Track, Fixed Gear, Tandem
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance
What brings you to The Chainlink?
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About me:
Old retro-grouch... steel is real! Campag, 531, SP, Clips'n'straps, 36H, SunTour, not Shimano... fixies since '72. Hero: Joop Zoetemelk, Rainbow Jersey @ 38!
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://Euphoriabwltd.blogspot.com

The machine has got to be accepted, but it is probably better to accept it rather as one accepts a drug -- that is, grudgingly and suspiciously. Like a drug, the machine is useful, dangerous, and habit-forming. The oftener one surrenders to it the tighter its grip becomes. -George Orwell, novelist (1903-1950)

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At 1:58pm on March 11, 2013, Christine W. said…

Thanks, Love!

At 10:47am on December 22, 2011, mike w. said…

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

At 3:45pm on March 18, 2011, globalguy said…
Terrestria quando Mortales animas vivunt sortita, neque ulla est Aut parvo aut magno lethi fuga.
At 1:13pm on December 6, 2010, globalguy said…
Hey, she's just another Raleigh fan %-{0>
At 2:40pm on August 27, 2010, Digital Dario said…
Sure did. I'm going to try the Northshore Century Sept 12. I'll be missing my sisters half marathon but I'm totally fine with that.
At 2:21pm on May 5, 2010, Michael Robin said…
unsavory? how unsavory? the unsavory things I know are what make me like him so much
At 12:56pm on May 5, 2010, Michael Robin said…
Ha. Cause I love him and I don't have a good picture of myself or a bike. I am a current wizard! I'm the promo director actually!
At 12:40pm on April 8, 2010, Spencer "Thunderball" Thayer! said…
Yo, no freakin' problem. I'll see you at Palast this friday?
At 11:06pm on January 17, 2010, Michelle Green said…
I'm actually loving this winter riding. It makes me feel tough :)
At 11:59am on January 12, 2010, h' Zerocats said…
Thanks for the offer re: the swap.
Metra adds 90 minutes to my journey I am not too excited about, as I'd have to travel downtown to pick it up-- still trying to find other options.
Thanks!
At 1:10pm on January 11, 2010, Michelle Green said…
I'm riding as much as I can... I figure if I can get through winter on a bicycle (I just moved here from Texas) I can get through anything.
At 11:32am on November 3, 2009, Sam Schild said…
hey mike, I just went through my photos and added captions and general locations to all of them. they're all from my recent Lake Michigan circle tour, so sometimes I had to just put general locations when I didn't know specifics
At 12:36pm on September 3, 2009, mike w. said…
Humans think they are smarter than dolphins because we build cars and buildings and start wars etc., and all that dolphins do is swim in the water, eat fish and play around. Dolphins believe that they are smarter for exactly the same reasons. -Douglas Adams, writer, dramatist, and musician (1952-2001)
At 12:27am on June 4, 2009, Jeff Roth said…
Ya. I kept looking over my shoulder and waiting fr the other shoe to drop.
 
 
 

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