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Why is it...
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Started this discussion. Last reply by dan brown Nov 26, 2012.



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mike w. replied to Thunder Snow's discussion Cyclist Hit by Tour Bus @ Michigan & Oak
Jun 16
mike w. replied to Samuel Diaz's discussion Police Officer Hits Cyclist After Running Red Light
"Just because he (may have) had his lights on does not mean he should just blast through a red light. The questions he needs to answer are: If he was on a call, what was the emergency? Is it documented? Was it in the radio traffic? Why just lights…"
Jun 15
mike w. replied to Samuel Diaz's discussion Police Officer Hits Cyclist After Running Red Light
"i think towards the end one can hear an ambulance approaching...."
Jun 15
mike w. replied to Samuel Diaz's discussion Police Officer Hits Cyclist After Running Red Light
"Looking at the video... could've done without some of the commentary, especially Mr. Mathews' saying that he'd sell his video for a grand. More importantly, will there be any witnesses to come forward and give a statement? That would…"
Jun 15
mike w. replied to Samuel Diaz's discussion Police Officer Hits Cyclist After Running Red Light
"Did the cyclist get a ticket? On a more serious note, will she be okay? Any other info?"
Jun 15
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Chicago Reader: The Helmet Debate (John Greenfield)
Jun 7
mike w. replied to Paul Lazzaro's discussion It was not reported if the cyclist was wearing a helmet.
May 25
mike w. commented on globalguy's group British Bicycles of Chicago
"Roll call for Lake Pepin?"
May 9
mike w. is attending Eric Peterson's event

GLR 200K and 300K at Super 8 Parking Lot

May 7, 2016 at 7am to May 8, 2016 at 2am
200k / 300k head west to Brodhead. 200K heads north to Evansville then Oregon.300K continues NW to Barneveld then E/SE to Oregon, where it rejoins the 200K route.From Oregon both routes head E/SE to Edgerton then back to Delavan.If you are looking for a little more of a challenge than your local century ride and enjoy the company of others who are more interested in seeing you finish than dropping you on the next climb then please join us.See More
May 6
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike-Train Happiness: Amtrak Allows Cyclists to Bring Bicycles on Milwaukee-Chicago Trains
"i once saw a conductor on the Hiawatha at Milwaukee refuse to let a passenger board with a disassembled bike, even though the car was mostly empty. The said conductor then threatened to put me off his train when i questioned his decision. The…"
May 6
mike w. replied to djm's discussion "We should take the cyclists out and shoot them"
"i am SO glad that Chicago doesn't have the market cornered on Batsh!t crazies..."
May 4
mike w. might attend Gary Gilbert's event

Arlington 500 at Barrington High School

May 22, 2016 from 6:30am to 4pm
The Arlington 500 Invitational on May 22, 2016 is a supported bicycle ride through the rolling countryside, northwest of Chicago, starting in Barrington, IL.Registration forms are available in early March at options are 28, 42, 54, or 69 (500 furlongs) miles.Riding times for the event are 6:30am to 4:00pm.Riders doing 54 or 69 miles should start anytime between 6:30am and 9:00amRiders doing 28 or 42 miles should start…See More
May 3
mike w. replied to Fran Kondorf's discussion Seattle's 'Bike Batman'
"Link appears to be broken... "
Apr 30
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion City of Phoenix Scares Small Children with Gore-Filled Cycling "Safety" Comic Book
Apr 22
mike w. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion "Cardiologist's Crash Death is Second in a Year for Cycling Group" - Kentucky
""Alison Bishop has not been charged..."  Kinda says it all. "Failed to see" = Get Out of Jail Free card."
Apr 19
mike w. posted a discussion

Busse Woods path access- Golf & New Wilke rds.

Yesterday, 4/13.... looks like they're a bit behind schedule on that tollway bridge.See More
Apr 14
mike w. replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Dangerous drivers should not be allowed to choose trial by jury
"It's almost a rite of passage to drive whilst liquored up and maybe collect a few DUI's. i often hear people bragging about how they weren't sure how they even got home from the bar, or laughing about how they dodged a breathalyzer…"
Apr 8
mike w. replied to peter moormann's discussion Route from Wolf Lake to Cal Sag Trail?????
"How is Torrence? Is it at all ridable?"
Apr 4
mike w. commented on Brett Ratner's page Sometimes We Cyclists Bring It On Ourselves
"Fortunately, on my recent rides through Barrington Hills, i haven't seen the "no bike path" signs. i think that was basically last year's Bitch du jour . Anyway, those signs were mostly north of Lake Cook rd. As for the…"
Mar 31
mike w. replied to Eric Peterson's discussion 2016 Brevet Season in the group Chicago Randonneurs
"Detroit Randonneurs are also holding a Fleche on 30 April, registration cutoff is 3 April. Info here."
Mar 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?
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!
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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.
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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