The Chainlink

mike w.
  • Male
  • Palatine, IL
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share

Mike w.'s Friends

  • Michele Brougher
  • Christine W.
  • Beans
  • John Delaney
  • prof.gfr
  • The Doty
  • Keith Hughes
  • john doe
  • Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63
  • Digital Dario
  • Michael Robin
  • Alex
  • SlyRed
  • David Lieb
  • Chris Hainey

mike w.'s Groups

mike w.'s Discussions

Why is it...
23 Replies

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



Latest Activity

mike w. replied to Fran Kondorf's discussion Seattle's 'Bike Batman'
"Link appears to be broken... "
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
mike w. replied to Fran Kondorf's discussion South Shore Trains To Begin Bike Service
"i don't see anywhere on their brochure about the number of bicycles allowed per train, nor do they say- if like on Metra- the conductor may put you off mid-trip if they need room on the train.  "
Mar 24
mike w. replied to Fran Kondorf's discussion South Shore Trains To Begin Bike Service
"Link broken?"
Mar 19
mike w. might attend Pam Kaloustian's event

St. Patrick's Day Ride by Wheeling Wheelmen at Wauconda High Scool

March 20, 2016 from 8am to 1pm
RegistrationDay of the Ride OnlyAdult (Over 12)$10.00Child (12 or Under)FreeT-Shirts (S, M, L, XL)$15.00T-Shirts (XXL)$18.00On site registration is from 8:00am to 10:30am.We ride snow or shine.Registration FormClick here for a Printable Registration FormWhat You Get !Routes of 16, 20 and 36 miles wind through beautiful Northeast Illinois over quiet secondary roads with SAG support.Starting and Closing TimesAll…See More
Mar 14
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Cyclists Go Out on a Training Ride, Ostrich Joins Them. nbd.
"Lucky for them the ostrich did not seem to have hostile intent! Those talons could rip you open."
Mar 10
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Car Clips a Cyclist Riding on the Side of the Road
"Why does it seem to me that the bigger the car, the worse the driver?"
Mar 8
mike w. added a discussion to the group Chicago Randonneurs

GLR Jerseys

i just received my order for the new GLR wool jerseys. They look great and the quality is top notch. Unfortunately, the maker's idea of size "large" is a bit smaller than out last supplier's large, and they're a bit too tight for my liking (i'm about 5'11', 175lbs.)Is there anyone here who got extra-large jerseys and want or need the next size down? Would you be willing to trade straight-up your XL for my L? i have one each long and short sleeve models. Let me know. Thanks!-mike w.See More
Mar 1
mike w. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion The case for making bicyclists stop at red lights
"A closer look at Australia shows that it is one of the most bike-unfriendly countries in the first world..."
Feb 25
mike w. replied to Mr. Z'sss's discussion Are you kidding me?! What are a cyclist's rights in this circumstance?
"Don't let him ruin your day. Karma is a bitch and he'll get his eventually."
Feb 22
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Four Cyclists Hit in North Carolina While Riding Single File on a Rural Road
"Thank you."
Feb 21
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Four Cyclists Hit in North Carolina While Riding Single File on a Rural Road
"Sorry, you're right... my disgust allowed me to misread the post... All the same, it is no "accident." "
Feb 21
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Four Cyclists Hit in North Carolina While Riding Single File on a Rural Road
"Leaving the scene of an "accident" with injuries... doesn't bode well for the driver. Again, there's that word "accident." It was a g-d damned COLLISION. "
Feb 21
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Like Trek, Giant Will Begin Selling Directly to Consumers
"Bought my first decent road bike from Turin Evanston in '72. Learnt many of my mechanic's skills just hanging out there whilst waiting the shipment to come in . Good times."
Feb 19

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?
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.):

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)

mike w.'s Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (14 comments)

You need to be a member of The Chainlink to add comments!

Join The Chainlink

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.



© 2008-2015   The Chainlink Community, L.L.C.   Powered by

Disclaimer  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service