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12 years' sentence in cyclist's death
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Nov 22, 2017.

FS: Trek T-100 Tandem
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Started this discussion. Last reply by mike w. Oct 20, 2017.

 

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mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Kind of Riding/Adventure Are You Most Looking Forward To When It Warms Up?
"i hope to get to the Wisconsin unmeeting in July."
20 hours ago
mike w. replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
"If there's open space around the outside of the box between it and the wall, the foam may work okay, but don't spray it into the box itself."
Saturday
mike w. replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
"As an electrician, i cannot recommend spraying foam in an outlet box! Someday, someone will need to get into that box to change out the outlet or do some such work. (Not to mention that urethane foam is flammable.) There are thin rubber gaskets made…"
Saturday
mike w. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion 2017 Chicago Cycling Fatalities: 8* (1* transit-related, 'off-street') RIP + . . . CDOT 2017 Data Dispute (Update)
"My old neighbourhood. How many people have been run down by the IC over the years? Still no fences along the ROW. Many folks who tried to cross the rails between the level crossings have been mowed down by the almost silent electric trains."
Friday
mike w. replied to Kevin Mulcky's discussion Wisconsin Unmeeting July 13-15 in the group Chicago Randonneurs
"Sounds great!"
Feb 9
mike w. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion How to fix a frozen rear derailleur?
"Before doing any disassembly, i'd stick the straw end of the WD 40 up against the pivots and blast away. The pressure should get the stuff into them pretty well. Spraying the exterior will do little good, you've gotta get the spray right…"
Feb 7
mike w. replied to dav's discussion 4 Flats in 4 Months. Facebook group advice is useless. I want your advice.
"LOL"
Feb 7
mike w. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion How to fix a frozen rear derailleur?
"When it's warmed up does it move? If it's frozen from being wet, get it as warm & dry as possible and then give the pivots a healthy shot of WD-40. The WD stands for "water displacement." it's not much of a lube, but it…"
Feb 7
mike w. replied to dav's discussion 4 Flats in 4 Months. Facebook group advice is useless. I want your advice.
"Where is there a "free air" pump at a gas station anymore??"
Feb 6
mike w. might attend Pam Kaloustian's event
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St. Patrick's Day Ride at Wauconda High School

March 18, 2018 from 8am to 1pm
What 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 routes open at 8:00am. All riders must plan to complete their rides by 1:00pm when all routes close and SAG support stops.SAG SupportPhone equipped SAG's are intended to help riders needing assistance. Priority will be given to riders in emergency situations - illness, injury or irreparable mechanical breakdowns. Flat tires are not…See More
Feb 5
mike w. replied to dav's discussion Best way to get rid of surface rust?
"Much better! Keep it oiled now."
Feb 4
mike w. replied to dav's discussion 4 Flats in 4 Months. Facebook group advice is useless. I want your advice.
"Panaracer's Pasela Tour Guard/ProTite tyres. Two flats in four years for me... i've worn a couple of them out before getting a puncture. They're lighter weight, more comfortable, and roll better than the Marathon's- although the…"
Feb 2
mike w. replied to dav's discussion Best way to get rid of surface rust?
"Give the cogs a heavy shot of WD40 and a scrubbing with a stiff nylon brush and a wipe-down with a clean rag. Then a good shot of TriFlo. If that's a freewheel, pull it and shoot some TriFlo into the body, give it a few spins, let it drain, and…"
Feb 1
olloyd1 and mike w. are now friends
Jan 17
mike w. might attend olloyd1's event
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2nd City Cycle Swap at The Co Prosperity Sphere

February 11, 2018 from 11am to 6pm
  Blue City Cycles will be holding the 2nd City Cycle Swap at the Co Prosperity Sphere.  There will be vendors selling parts and supplies to keep you rolling.  Anyone is welcome to get a table and set up shop.  Feel free to email 2ndcitycycleswap@gmail.com for more information.See More
Jan 9
mike w. replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Nearly clobbered by PACE van this morning
"Seems to me since they have the date & time, the intersection, the street, and the direction of travel, they could surely discover the bus & its driver. Especially for a limited-mobility service bus. i think that PACE vehicles have GPS…"
Dec 13, 2017
mike w. replied to Dave Grossman's discussion Chicago Winter Bike Swap Not Happening?
"Harper college is doing a massive renovation project in the athletics centre. Nothing will be happening there for awhile. All classes and other activities have been relocated or cancelled until the project is finished."
Dec 3, 2017
Jim Reho replied to mike w.'s discussion 12 years' sentence in cyclist's death
"Maybe so.  If so, they should have charged him with regular manslaughter, reckless driving, or anything that would actually held him accountable for hitting the cyclist without them having to prove he was intoxicated.  I just hate to see…"
Nov 22, 2017
mike w. replied to mike w.'s discussion 12 years' sentence in cyclist's death
"The prosecution probably couldn't prove to the jury beyond "reasonable doubt" that the driver was intoxicated. The testing necessary to provide the evidence might not have been done in a timely manner, so the driver skated on that…"
Nov 22, 2017
Jim Reho replied to mike w.'s discussion 12 years' sentence in cyclist's death
"But amazingly, the jury refused to convict him of actually doing anything wrong to the cyclist:  "He was convicted in July of leaving the scene of a fatal crash, driving with a suspended license and filing a false report. He was acquitted…"
Nov 22, 2017

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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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