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For Sale: Classic Eddy Merxkx, 58cm
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles F nighbor Oct 28.

Rider down at Harmon 100?

Started Sep 12

 

VIVE MEMOR QUAM SIS AEVI BREVIS.

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mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Riding on a Cold Day
"mmmmm... Comfort food!"
yesterday
mike w. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion How Common is Distracted Driving? Study - Video
"Better yet, impound the CAR. That is what it will take to get their attention. 'Phones are too easily replaced."
Thursday
mike w. replied to Joe Guzzardo's discussion Canadian Geese
" Sandhill Cranes, along the Fox river, near Rawson Bridge."
Thursday
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Reader Article: "Stop Victim Blaming..."
"Maybe the comparison is a bit extreme, but it certainly gets one's attention; sometimes it takes a stark example to get people to think about larger issues and attitudes. Blaming the victim is a time-honoured legal tactic, and it seems people…"
Thursday
mike w. replied to SkokieSurly's discussion Lights - May be stale conversation but still relevant
"Thread drift... guilty as charged   ;-) i look upon ninjas as kind of a self-cleaning oven... eventually they'll get winnowed out of the gene pool."
Monday
mike w. replied to David Beazley's discussion New Lake Bluff "Bike Path" sign
"i have never forgiven Lake Bluff for closing Sheridan rd to bicycle traffic. It is nearly impossible to cross Lake Bluff unimpeded north to south without being forced to take the trail. The McClory path is narrow and the pavement is terrible with…"
Dec 4
mike w. replied to willow naeco's discussion URGENT: Joseph Zmuda medical fundraiser
"bump"
Dec 2
mike w. replied to Josh L.'s discussion Last Night's Amusing Event on the LFP....
"Glad he didn't drive off too far to the east!"
Dec 2
mike w. replied to SkokieSurly's discussion Lights - May be stale conversation but still relevant
"You'd want to see the pavement ahead, and with the beam shining on it 15-20' ahead, your lamp will still be plainly visible to anyone that far ahead of you. Give it a try. The important thing is not having an overly bright light shining…"
Nov 28
mike w. replied to SkokieSurly's discussion Lights - May be stale conversation but still relevant
"Gawd almighty, THAT'S ANNOYING!!"
Nov 25
mike w. replied to Jim Reho's discussion Alderman injured in bizarre cycling accident
Nov 21
mike w. replied to Jim Reho's discussion Alderman injured in bizarre cycling accident
"Wishing the alderman a speedy recovery. (earlier insensitive comment deleted. Sorry about that.)"
Nov 21
mike w. replied to David Barish's discussion touring bike advice sought
"Best advice i can give you is -no matter what your choice of frameset- to keep things as mechanically simple as you can, keeping in mind that you may find yourself many  miles from a bikeshop and may have to do some emergency roadside repair.…"
Nov 20
mike w. replied to Joe Guzzardo's discussion Canadian Geese
"Aim for  them. They'll move."
Nov 15
mike w. replied to JustWill's discussion After the election: What's next?
"Sadly we'll all get exactly what they deserve..."
Nov 10
mike w. replied to SkokieSurly's discussion Lights - May be stale conversation but still relevant
"Too many riders equate blazingly bright lights with safety. The worst offenders seem to be users of helmet-mounted lights, especially when they turn to look behind and flash the eyes of the trailing riders. Your lights don't need to be any…"
Nov 5
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Another Tragedy: Cyclist Dies in Mount Prospect After Being Hit By Lexus SUV
"THIS "
Oct 31
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Another Tragedy: Cyclist Dies in Mount Prospect After Being Hit By Lexus SUV
"Okay, if a ghost bike is a driver distraction (actually  that sounds like a lame excuse someone gave to the reporting officer,) what about -oh, let's say- roadside signs such as election posters and bus stop  adverts? How about better…"
Oct 30
Charles F nighbor replied to mike w.'s discussion For Sale: Classic Eddy Merxkx, 58cm
"could you send more photos to cnighbor2@yaho.com Thanks Charles Nighbor, Architect"
Oct 28
mike w. replied to mike w.'s discussion For Sale: Classic Eddy Merxkx, 58cm
"Frame size correction: 58cm Center-to-center."
Oct 25

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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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