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Happy Syttende Mai!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by mike w. May 17.

Happy May Day
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Kastigar May 3.

Misericordia candy day
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Allan May 13.

 

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Latest Activity

mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion White House Capital Bikeshare Station Removed By Trump Administration
"Why? Well, because... Obama! <s>"
yesterday
mike w. replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"i'll admit it gets annoying sometimes. i usually insist they just go ahead and wait them out. However, it speaks to another problem: the drivers' assumption that a cyclist will blow through the stop automatically, so a driver prefers to…"
yesterday
mike w. replied to V W's discussion Witnessed a hit and run this morning
"It seems then that your recourse would be a civil suit where the burden of proof for responsibility is somewhat looser?"
Tuesday
mike w. replied to V W's discussion Witnessed a hit and run this morning
"As frustrating as the legal maze may be at times, it is ALWAYS worth pursuing a case if for no other reason than to make the offender's life difficult. Making it easy for these drivers to get off unchallenged only endangers other riders in the…"
Aug 12
mike w. replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Bicycle Stable
"My humble 3 speeds: "Queen Mab" 1953. "Jocasta" 1971. Fun to ride. Both veterans of the Lake Pepin 3 speed tour, reliable commuters and errand bikes."
Aug 10
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Pet Peeves Among the Pedals
"Amen."
Aug 7
mike w. replied to Renee Patten's discussion Why is no one saying "to your left" anymore on LST? Can we all start that again? Thanks!
"Not only on the LFT, sadly, but in society in general. i do try to thank folks for announcing themselves."
Aug 4
mike w. replied to Renee Patten's discussion Why is no one saying "to your left" anymore on LST? Can we all start that again? Thanks!
"He'll get over it and think twice before he stops in a traffic lane again."
Aug 4
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Shorthand: Acronyms, Terms, Phrases We Use
"Cutsie names for injuries from folks who've seldom experienced them: "strawberries,"  "road rash.""
Aug 4
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Shorthand: Acronyms, Terms, Phrases We Use
"AKA "wheel leeches" "sleigh riders""
Aug 4
mike w. replied to Renee Patten's discussion Why is no one saying "to your left" anymore on LST? Can we all start that again? Thanks!
"A couple of days ago i was closely passed twice by riders who didn't announce themselves. i'd might never have known they were there but for the distinctive rattle of their carbon fiber tri-bikes. Seriously, folks, don't rely on the…"
Aug 4
mike w. replied to Renee Patten's discussion Why is no one saying "to your left" anymore on LST? Can we all start that again? Thanks!
"But a constant ringing is sometimes necessary when attempting to pass peds or riders who have their headphones cranked up loud."
Aug 4
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Shorthand: Acronyms, Terms, Phrases We Use
""Hood ornament": rider displaying reckless and/or stupid behaviour in traffic."
Aug 2
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Shorthand: Acronyms, Terms, Phrases We Use
""Squirrel" : a rider who cannot hold a line or a steady speed and position in a paceline or pack."
Aug 2
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Most Embarrassing Moment On A Bike
"Was in Colorado Springs to watch the '86 UCI World Championship races. One afternoon i was riding with some friends down the main drag in town. We were goofing off doing hand slings and as i threw someone in, i completely lost it, going…"
Aug 2
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Shorthand: Acronyms, Terms, Phrases We Use
"AKA "Fred.""
Aug 2
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Shorthand: Acronyms, Terms, Phrases We Use
""S.B.D." is a good one- not to be confused with flatulence..."
Aug 2
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Shorthand: Acronyms, Terms, Phrases We Use
""J.R.A.""
Aug 2
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Pet Peeves Among the Pedals
"Similar experience along the Fox River Trail awhile back. i encountered two guys who were lollygagging and riding abreast on either side of the centre line, so i waited for a passing opportunity and was about to ring my bell. The fellow on the left…"
Aug 1
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Pet Peeves Among the Pedals
"And this is exactly why i avoid MUPs..."
Aug 1

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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