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  • Palatine, IL
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mike w. replied to Bob T's discussion Northwestern student bicyclist killed this afternoon on Sheridan Road
"IIRC, Commercial traffic, specifically heavy trucks, are barred from Sheridan rd., although i don't know if the city granted a temporary variance for NU's construction frenzy. The stretch of Sheridan along the campus has always been a…"
4 hours ago
mike w. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Chicago tops NYC as most bike-friendly city in U.S., magazine finds Bicycling in the city
"Enforce bike lane usage?? What does THAT mean???"
Sep 19
mike w. replied to Josh L.'s discussion Wow. So much for my theory that people don't drive around with angle cutters to steal bikes.
"Not nearly as rare as you may think. Cordless angle grinders are relatively cheap (and fairly easy to steal,) easily concealed, and very fast given a fresh cutting disc and skilled handler. There's a video somewhere on YouTube demonstrating…"
Sep 14
mike w. commented on Yasmeen's photo
Sep 12
mike w. posted a discussion

Rider down at Harmon 100?

At about 65 mile into the ride, a rider was seen receiving CPR by passing motorists and fellow riders. Ambulances and county police were in route. Does anyone have info or know the condition of this rider?See More
Sep 12
mike w. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion "Bike lanes give cyclists free ride at expense of drivers, urban planning Bike lanes" Chicago Tribune
"i hope you send this post along to the Trib!"
Sep 9
mike w. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion "Bike lanes give cyclists free ride at expense of drivers, urban planning Bike lanes" Chicago Tribune
"Opinions... like a certain universal anatomical feature: everyone has 'em and the ALL stink! The only argument against this sort of thing would be to point out exactly how little gas, licensing fees, toll, etc., actually cover the costs of…"
Sep 9
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Chicago Tribune published another anti-bike piece in less than a week? Shocking.
"Oh, my... another entitled motorist suffering from First World Problems. Anyone old enough to remember the Chicago Tribune of Yore ought not be surprised. It's in its DNA to be reactionary and retrograde."
Sep 9
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Chicago Tribune published another anti-bike piece in less than a week? Shocking.
"Brilliant!"
Sep 9
mike w. replied to Greg Berry's discussion New to Carbon frame, saw this right out of the box
"There will be no 40 year old carbon bikes..."
Sep 7
mike w. might attend Pam Kaloustian's event
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Harmon Hundred by Wheeling Wheelmen at Wilmot High School

September 11, 2016 from 6am to 4pm
RegistrationBy 9/8/2016After 9/8/2016Adult (Over 12)$20.00$25.00Child (12 or Under)$5.00$5.00T-Shirts (S, M, L, XL)$10.00$15.00T-Shirts (XXL)$13.00$18.00On site registration is from 6:00am to 10:00am.No refunds. We ride rain or shine.Click here for the Registration FormClick logo below to Register Online with Active…See More
Sep 7
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Disappointing Tribune Editorial About This Summer's Cyclist Deaths
"Anyone volunteering an editorial reply?"
Sep 1
mike w. replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"Too many drivers treat that octagonal sign as "stop optional." Pretty much like the red lights on north Sheridan Rd. That is IF they even SEE them at all..."
Aug 26
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Face of Anti-Bike Road Rage
"Unless and until there is SERIOUS driver training and testing in this country, and until this nation gets over its fascination with hostile confrontation, i fear nothing is going to change."
Aug 26
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Face of Anti-Bike Road Rage
"A further thought re: WBEZ.  i missed the airing of the programme, but the following day their local reporting aired some additional call-in comments. i noticed that two of three of these comments were callers griping about scofflaw riders,…"
Aug 26
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Not again. Cyclist Killed in Hit and Run Crash With Van
"Well, it ought to be a simple matter to find this guy, seeing as how the vehicle is clearly identified."
Aug 18
mike w. posted photos
Aug 11
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Apps, maps, websites and resources for planning your rides
"i'm liking this: www.plotaroute.com"
Aug 11
mike w. replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"Skip, do you have a breakdown of numbers by state?"
Jul 27
mike w. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion COMMUTER BICYCLES RECALL - 2010-2012 Cannondale Bad Boy and Bad Girl commuter bicycles
"Fork axle?"
Jul 25

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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