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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.

 

VIVE MEMOR QUAM SIS AEVI BREVIS.

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mike w. replied to ja-chicago's discussion Angry, misogynistic UIC cyclist
"Exactly. i actually like riding fixed on the streets, but my old track bike is fitted with brakes front and rear. i could go on about what constitutes a "real" track bike (foot retention being a major requirement.) The other side of the…"
Friday
mike w. replied to ja-chicago's discussion Angry, misogynistic UIC cyclist
"Never said which volumes were spoken... But, okay, here you go: Fixie. No brakes. Flat pedals; non-clipped, non-cleated. Therefore, very hard to manoeuver  in a pinch. So, yeah, he freaked out when someone moved across him and verbally lost it.…"
Friday
mike w. replied to ja-chicago's discussion Angry, misogynistic UIC cyclist
"The bent frame of his brakeless fixie speaks volumes..."
Friday
mike w. replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Drivers are crazy.
""...striking a van traveling east..." Okay, looking at a map and according to the report, the rider turned East onto Miller. The van was already going East. Did the rider t-bone the van? Not likely. Did he rear end the van? Very…"
Jun 20
mike w. replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"...and while you're at it, ditch the "Honey" and "sweetie" stuff."
Jun 14
mike w. replied to Jacob Wilson's discussion Legality of prohibiting cyclists on public roads
"Glenview road from Harms to Waukegan is rideable -as ever, ride it with caution. i for one very seldom recommend sidewalks for cycling as pedestrians are not expecting to encounter a rider, and drivers at cross streets are not looking for you. i…"
Jun 14
mike w. replied to Jacob Wilson's discussion Legality of prohibiting cyclists on public roads
""...both are about keeping people out of their towns." Agreed!  Green Bay Rd. in Lake Forest is posted "Ride bicycles on sidewalk." It's a low-traffic road through residential neighbourhoods and otherwise a good way…"
Jun 14
mike w. replied to Jacob Wilson's discussion Legality of prohibiting cyclists on public roads
"last time i rode that way, i found the road narrow and pretty broken up. It would've been a good route with a little repaving. i haven't been on that road for a couple of years, so it may have been improved. (Most recent images on Google…"
Jun 14
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Second U.S. Bike Share Fatality in NYC
"Aaand, true to form, the NYPD responded by clamping down on cyclists and ignoring double-parked vehicles... Glad i don't have to ride in NYC!"
Jun 13
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Second U.S. Bike Share Fatality in NYC
"And he fell how?? Sad to read. So, was the driver detained? Apparently not... "Some cyclists and safe streets advocates questioned the preliminary NYPD account of the fatal collision, which appeared in news reports such as NY1, which said…"
Jun 13
mike w. replied to Jacob Wilson's discussion Legality of prohibiting cyclists on public roads
"THIS."
Jun 13
mike w. replied to Jacob Wilson's discussion Legality of prohibiting cyclists on public roads
"The ravines section N of Tower road was a very popular route for many riders before being closed in the early 90's. When the village a held public hearing about closing the road to bikes, many cyclists -myself included- showed up to dispute the…"
Jun 13
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Call Uber?"
Jun 9
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Second Chicago Bike Fatality of 2017: Louis Smith in Garfield Park
""...I'd like to see the crash scene photos."  You're assuming that any photos were taken. Sad to say that the priority in most cases is to get the wreckage off the road ASAP so automobile traffic can get on the way without…"
Jun 7
mike w. replied to OnlyCHICyclerWhoStopsAtStopSigns's discussion A couple of really ignorant questions to which I probably should know the answers, but nope.
"Actually, the ignorant ones are the freds who time trial on MUPs."
Jun 7
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Second Chicago Bike Fatality of 2017: Louis Smith in Garfield Park
"Sadly, too often the driver's version stands as the official version as the cyclist cannot give their side of the story."
Jun 6
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Maybe a printout of pics of the car with a note saying "311 report filed.""
May 23
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"This guy is a regular offender. Time for a passive-aggressive note on his windscreen?"
May 23
mike w. replied to Kelly's discussion More fender advice
"You'll want mudguards in the 45-50mm width."
May 23
mike w. replied to Juan 2-8 mi.'s discussion Getting shot at
"Hate to hear about this sort of thing! Lucky it only seemed to be an airsoft pellet, although they could have blinded you! This sort of thing is NOT funny, and any idiot who brandishes any kind of a firearm -even a pellet, "toy," or BB…"
May 21

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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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