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

 

VIVE MEMOR QUAM SIS AEVI BREVIS.

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mike w. replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"Too many drivers treat that octagonal sign as "stop optional." Pretty much like the red lights on north Sheridan Rd. That is IF they even SEE them at all..."
yesterday
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Face of Anti-Bike Road Rage
"Unless and until there is SERIOUS driver training and testing in this country, and until this nation gets over its fascination with hostile confrontation, i fear nothing is going to change."
yesterday
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Face of Anti-Bike Road Rage
"A further thought re: WBEZ.  i missed the airing of the programme, but the following day their local reporting aired some additional call-in comments. i noticed that two of three of these comments were callers griping about scofflaw riders,…"
yesterday
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Not again. Cyclist Killed in Hit and Run Crash With Van
"Well, it ought to be a simple matter to find this guy, seeing as how the vehicle is clearly identified."
Aug 18
mike w. posted photos
Aug 11
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Apps, maps, websites and resources for planning your rides
"i'm liking this: www.plotaroute.com"
Aug 11
mike w. replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Another cyclist fatality
"Skip, do you have a breakdown of numbers by state?"
Jul 27
mike w. replied to Gene Tenner's discussion COMMUTER BICYCLES RECALL - 2010-2012 Cannondale Bad Boy and Bad Girl commuter bicycles
"Fork axle?"
Jul 25
mike w. replied to Brian O'Halloran's discussion Crashes on Saturday Group Rides
"Which group rides?"
Jul 17
mike w. replied to clp's discussion Distracted Driving: Going to Increase, Big Time!
"Somehow i'm not comforted. Who wants to volunteer to be the cyclist in a beta test?"
Jul 13
mike w. commented on Bruce du Mire's photo
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"Lemond wins his Rainbow, 1983."
Jul 11
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion New Separated Bike Lanes on California Between Touhy and Dempster
"Obviously the "buffers" (PVC posts?) offer no real improvement and no added "protection." It will be interesting to see what happens after the first passes with the snowplows this winter. i suppose the protection of the cyclist…"
Jul 11
mike w. replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Illinois tag 880-1900. Black Porsche hatchback."
Jul 11
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Cyclists at Risk - Cause and Prevention
"Sorry, but NOBODY "asks for it."  Is there carelessness? Yes, but no one who considers the consequences "asks" to get hurt. One may be careless or clueless, but one is seldom suicidal. "
Jul 10
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion NYPD answers a motorist's fatal attack on cyclist, Matthew Von Ohlen by cracking down on cyclists.
"True to form- blame the victim. Thank your stars you're not in NYC."
Jul 6
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Virginia Murray, 25 Was Killed Riding a Divvy After Being Hit By a Truck 07/01/16
"Sadly, it is my observation that many- sometimes more than half- of drivers don't seem to feel obliged to signal a right turn. At one particular intersection i often cross (evening rush hour,) most don't bother to signal, and also most…"
Jul 3
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion A Female Divvy Rider Was Killed After Being Hit By a Truck This Morning
"There's that damned word "accident" once again!"
Jul 1
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Cyclists at Risk - Cause and Prevention
"i'd move Distracted Driving up to at least 2. Actually i believe it's even more prevalent than DUI, at least during daylight hours. How about pushing for more strenuous and intelligent drivers' training, with re-testing at realistic…"
Jul 1
mike w. replied to Mike McGehee's discussion Aggressive Driver in Barrington, IL
"Okay, to be fair, it does look like the camera bike was riding a bit wide of the verge. i understand that the rider has just passed another bike, but IMHO, he might have gotten a bit more over to the right after the pass. Maybe that perception has…"
Jul 1
mike w. replied to Mike McGehee's discussion Aggressive Driver in Barrington, IL
"Effing great... i ride that road fairly often. Now i'll really keep an eye out for this guy. i hope you did turn a copy and a report in to the Barrington PD!"
Jun 30

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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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