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

For Sale: Yakima Skybox

Started Sep 24, 2012

 

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Greg Valent commented on mike w.'s photo
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"Not to take away the humor in the photo, but, according to various sites, the car is a Korean made Chevy and the bike is made in China. Change the captions and it's still phunny !"
Sunday
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Big City Bikes Legal Dispute Over Awning
"Building associations are inherently stupid. So they'll drive a viable business out and lose the revenue of  the rental space over a pissing contest  over aesthetics. i hope if they succeed in chloroforming the shop that the space…"
Sunday
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Sharrows Are Not Effective Substitutes for Bike Lanes (Study)
"Makes me wonder if those conducting this study actually ride bikes?"
Saturday
mike w. replied to Jim Reho's discussion England Gets One Right And One Wrong
"For further grim reading on the situation in the UK: http://beyondthekerb.org.uk/"
Thursday
mike w. posted a photo
Thursday
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion First Case of Mechanical Doping at Cyclocross World Championships
""I didn't know the gun bike was loaded!""
Feb 3
mike w. liked Don Reilly Semple's photo
Jan 24
mike w. and David Lieb are now friends
Jan 24
mike w. is attending Seri97's event

The Chicago Winter Bike Swap at Harper College

January 31, 2016 from 9:30am to 3:30pm
The 2016 Chicago Winter Bike Swap will take place on Sunday, January 31at Harper College from 9:30-3:30. The original bike swap for the Chicago area is returning for the 9th year as the premier event for HUGE SAVINGS on everything for the bike.$5 admissionChildren 12 and under FreeFree ParkingBKOOL Trainer and Simulator will be attending the 2016 CWBS and hosting 2-up sprints throughout the day!  Plus, a $700 trainer/simulator will be raffled off at the end of the day!Not only is the Chicago…See More
Jan 20
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Sharrows Are Not Effective Substitutes for Bike Lanes (Study)
"You bring up a good point about marked routes. How often have you been out riding and have someone point out that there is a "perfectly good bike trail over there, so why are you not on it?"  The biggest problem with designated bite…"
Jan 20
mike w. replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Recumbent Bike vs. Upright Bike vs. Elliptical Machine
"Who falls off an exercise machine?"
Jan 19
mike w. replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Recumbent Bike vs. Upright Bike vs. Elliptical Machine
"Well, yes you can fall off a recumbent. i was finishing a 300k ride with a fellow on a 'bent. He fell asleep and rolled off his bike in the middle of a street. i was wondering when he'd do that... he'd been nodding off for most of…"
Jan 17
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Sharrows Are Not Effective Substitutes for Bike Lanes (Study)
Jan 15
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Sharrows Are Not Effective Substitutes for Bike Lanes (Study)
"One comes to mind immediately: Sharrows get ploughed out after a snowfall, unlike "protected" lanes."
Jan 14
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Sharrows Are Not Effective Substitutes for Bike Lanes
"i disagree."
Jan 14
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion DNAinfo, "A Bike Lane That Would Connect Edgewater to Evanston Is In The Works"
"  i use Sheridan rd from Juneway to Greenleaf NB and cut to Judson NB. SB it's Sheridan from Foster or Clark onto Forest and then South Blvd back onto Sheridan..."
Jan 14
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Proposed Missouri Law Requiring Cyclists to "Fly a Flourescent Flag"
"Yasmeen, Wisconsin has a great rural road network largely through the efforts of the Wisconsin Dairy Board. The roads tend to be wider and better maintained than many other states. Missouri's rural roads -in my experience in the eastern part of…"
Jan 14
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Proposed Missouri Law Requiring Cyclists to "Fly a Flourescent Flag"
"i think that too many folks out there have wells that are a bit too close to the septic tanks. But, kidding aside, there seems to be increasing tendency toward victim blaming with regard to cyclists. IIRC, Montana requires riders to wear…"
Jan 14
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Proposed Missouri Law Requiring Cyclists to "Fly a Flourescent Flag"
"No surprise really. Ever been on a Missouri back road? You think Chicago area drivers are hostile to bikes?  There's a reason why the St. Louis randonneur club holds its brevets in Illinois..."
Jan 14
mike w. and Chris Hainey are now friends
Jan 14

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Track, Fixed Gear, Tandem
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town
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!

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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