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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.

Latest Activity

mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Pet Peeves Among the Pedals
"Put it on my tab."
Saturday
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Pet Peeves Among the Pedals
"Thank you! +100"
Jul 20
mike w. replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Bicycle Stable
"Beautiful! Yeah, i'd like a J.P.Weigle, too, but i don't have $10K laying about doing nothing at the moment. The Boulder looks like it'd do the job just nice. Was that custom or off the rack?"
Jul 19
mike w. replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Bicycle Stable
"1970 Mercian Path Racer:"
Jul 19
mike w. replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Bicycle Stable
"E. Merckx, c.1984."
Jul 19
mike w. replied to V W's discussion "Cyclist hurls rock through driver's window in west town road rage"
""I'm a biker myself." Please. Why is it that when some driver somewhere blathers on about "bikers" they feel the need to add, "oh, and i ride, too." as if that makes them holier-than-thou. Well, i drive too, but so…"
Jul 15
mike w. replied to Julie Hochstadter's discussion Favorite Free Route Making App/Website?
"Hi Julie, Look into this : https://www.plotaroute.com/ It's free and pretty good."
Jul 14
mike w. replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Drivers are crazy.
"Since cyclists are permitted to use the full lane, then that info should be posted for the motorists' benefit on that route as well, and maybe it is- i've never been there. Judging from the horn blast and the actions of the Volvo driver,…"
Jul 11
mike w. replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Drivers are crazy.
"Okay, so i'm in NO WAY justifying the behaviour of the driver, but... but... The rider looks to me to be riding pretty wide into the lane on a narrow blacktop, abreast of the rider with the helmetcam. You can hear a horn blast probably from the…"
Jul 11
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Why Do (Some) Fellow Cyclists Get Important Issues SO Wrong?
"Most of the side guards on semi-tractor trailers and trucks are installed for aerodynamics as a fuel-saving measure. It seems to me that the industry responds more readily to economic pressures than arguments for life-saving measures. That's…"
Jul 3
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Pet Peeves Among the Pedals
"Helmet Nazis, the people who feel compelled to shame the helmetless, often loudly in public. If someone chooses to not wear a helmet, that's their own lookout. Not my choice, but to each his/her own."
Jun 29
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…"
Jun 23
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.…"
Jun 23
mike w. replied to ja-chicago's discussion Angry, misogynistic UIC cyclist
"The bent frame of his brakeless fixie speaks volumes..."
Jun 23
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

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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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