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Started Dec 11, 2016

For Sale: Classic Eddy Merxkx, 58cm
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles F nighbor Oct 28, 2016.

Rider down at Harmon 100?

Started Sep 12, 2016

 

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mike w. replied to Michelle Marie Turnis's discussion Hey girl on the black Surly (with no decals) - that's my bike! It was stolen from me 5 years ago.
"And remember kids, DON'T BUY BIKES AT SWAP-A-RAMA!"
Saturday
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Cx Magazine: Men Need Wednesday Night Bike Time More Than Women
"Another reason why i don't read most cycling magazines.."
Thursday
mike w. replied to SkokieSurly's discussion Bike Lock Removed from Bike Rack
"Bring your own angle grinder!"
Mar 16
mike w. replied to SkokieSurly's discussion Bike Lock Removed from Bike Rack
"Usually The City doesn't care, viz.: abandoned bikes and their remains scattered here and there. It's usually the work of building management who send out some poor overworked custodian to hack away when the tennants get tired of looking…"
Mar 16
mike w. replied to SkokieSurly's discussion Bike Lock Removed from Bike Rack
"OMNIA ANALOGIA CLAUDET"
Mar 16
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Important Repairs and New Bike-Ped Bridges at Risk Due to Rauner
"Friendly if you're a straight white male."
Mar 16
mike w. replied to SkokieSurly's discussion Bike Lock Removed from Bike Rack
"Have a nice walk."
Mar 16
mike w. replied to SkokieSurly's discussion Bike Lock Removed from Bike Rack
"IF."
Mar 16
mike w. replied to SkokieSurly's discussion Bike Lock Removed from Bike Rack
"Leaving anything in a public space over an extended period of time and expecting it to always be there whenever you may need it is magical thinking. Taking "dibs" in a bike rack- no matter how little used it may appear- is denying that…"
Mar 16
mike w. replied to SkokieSurly's discussion Bike Lock Removed from Bike Rack
"Keeping a lock on a public bike rack is just like leaving a kitchen chair in a street parking place. "Dibs" is just another name for selfishness."
Mar 16
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Important Repairs and New Bike-Ped Bridges at Risk Due to Rauner
"Same place they were during the last national election..."
Mar 14
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Important Repairs and New Bike-Ped Bridges at Risk Due to Rauner
"Yet another project held hostage to Rauner's pi$$in contest."
Mar 14
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Chicago Tribune: Increase in Bike Lane Enforcement for 2017
"i vote for stupidity."
Mar 11
mike w. replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion 4 way stops and other mysteries
"i get the feeling that 4-way stop protocol is no longer taught in drivers' ed... i also get the feeling that if the state began randomly stopping drivers and having them take a mandatory driving test would produce a 75-90% failure rate. When…"
Mar 11
mike w. replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion 4 way stops and other mysteries
"Not necessarily. Riders who "blow through" stops usually don't survive long enough to become commonplace. i think it's more often the case that they've come to believe -through reading all the anti-cyclist screeds…"
Mar 11
mike w. might attend The Chainlink's event
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Million Meters of Milk: The Heart of Wisconsin at Fond du Lac Comfort Inn

July 7, 2017 to July 10, 2017
Come and Ride the Million Meters of Milk July 7-10, 2017 GLR has not done a 1000k before (at least as far as I can tell), so our hive mind has come up with a not-to-miss route for 2017.It's full of firsts, the ride start will be in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on Lake Winnebago and take us all over the northeastern and central parts of the state including Door County and the Kettle Morraine.We are going out of our way to make this a fun ride and there will also be a 600k option the same weekend who…See More
Mar 11
mike w. replied to Scott Chillson's discussion Worn Out Parts in Macro
"Great documentation of aging components! Chainrings and freewheel/cassette cogs will last longer when attention is paid to chain wear. A clean and well oiled chain is a must.  A chain-checking tool is inexpensive and easy to use. A new chain is…"
Mar 11
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Seems to me that if you have a vanity plate and/or a uniquely decorated car, you shouldn't drive and park like an asshat. You'll be easily remembered."
Mar 8
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Lights - Why Aren't They Like Car Lights?
"Gee, i have four in service just now... guess i'll have to throw them away? Oh, look, hub dynamos are still in production and look! their designs keep improving. i think you're thinking about the old Sturmey-Archer dynohubs, Yet, those are…"
Feb 28
mike w. replied to Brian's discussion Disturbing Incident Report on Facebook/UK Village
""Don't Engage" is best when possible,  but don't apologise if you're not in the wrong. Apologising may only further justify aggression to the attacker's mind. Dismount if you can't escape, and be ready to…"
Feb 25

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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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