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mike w.
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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.



Latest Activity

mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Maybe a printout of pics of the car with a note saying "311 report filed.""
May 23
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"This guy is a regular offender. Time for a passive-aggressive note on his windscreen?"
May 23
mike w. replied to Kelly's discussion More fender advice
"You'll want mudguards in the 45-50mm width."
May 23
mike w. replied to Juan 2-8 mi.'s discussion Getting shot at
"Hate to hear about this sort of thing! Lucky it only seemed to be an airsoft pellet, although they could have blinded you! This sort of thing is NOT funny, and any idiot who brandishes any kind of a firearm -even a pellet, "toy," or BB…"
May 21
mike w. replied to Nancy L. Fagin's discussion Bicycles as scrap metal!!!
"Out  in the suburbs, it isn't unusual to see a bike set out on the curb on trash collection day. The scrappers happily toss them in the back of the truck. Rideable bikes usually wind up becoming vehicles for their kids or neighbours whilst…"
May 20
mike w. replied to mike w.'s discussion Happy Syttende Mai!
"Lutefisk and Lefse for all!"
May 17
Sarah D. replied to mike w.'s discussion Happy Syttende Mai!
May 17
mike w. posted a discussion
May 17
mike w. might attend Gary Gilbert's event

Ride of Silence Arlington Heights at recreation park

May 17, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Since 2005 Arlington Heights Bicycle Club has participated in the international Ride of Silence on the third Wednesday evening in May.   This year is no different, we will congregate at Recreation Park, 500 E Miner at 630pm.     The Ride honors those who have been killed or injured while cycling.  It is a slow paced and as the name suggests a silent ride.   Ride will commence at 7pm after a few words about the reasons we participate. We encourage all cyclists to participate, we often have…See More
May 17
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Yeah, there is always a risk of the company not giving a sweet f*ck-all... That's about the reaction i'd expect from Flood Bros. Still worth a try in many circumstances."
May 16
mike w. replied to V W's discussion Wrong way cyclists- an observation
"Even if i were to be found faultless in the eyes of the law, i could still incur massive legal expenses (wrongful death lawsuits &c,) not to mention years horrific memories and feelings of remorse."
May 16
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Maybe when you encounter a commercial vehicle in these circumstances you may want to see if there's a "how's my driving?" sticker or a company phone number on it to call and complain. It may get better results in the long run…"
May 16
mike w. replied to V W's discussion Wrong way cyclists- an observation
"To me the scariest thing is encountering a salmon rider when i'm driving. Recently i barely avoided one who was going down the wrong side of US14 (Northwest Highway) in Palatine on a narrow curve in heavy traffic. If i'd have clobbered…"
May 16
Allan replied to mike w.'s discussion Misericordia candy day
"I did my part to donate, when I saw the Misiercordia volunteers working that day. Hope they raised a lot of money that day."
May 13
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Dreaded Bike-Unfriendly Streets
"i was actually thinking of the red lights every block in that mile % half stretch...over the years i witnessed several pedestrians getting run down by red-running drivers, especially at the Loyola EL viaduct. Good for you if you really stop at all…"
May 11
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Dreaded Bike-Unfriendly Streets
"And i believe stops are optional on Sheridan rd Howard to Devon..."
May 11
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Residents, Parking Spaces, & Bike Lanes - Why Do We Struggle So Much?
"And just as important to ask, why aren't more bike lane advocates showing up?"
May 10
mike w. replied to Anne Alt's discussion bike route questions - Joliet to Loop and Loop to Schaumburg
"A lot has changed in 20 years. Some of the frontage roads along 55 are gone or become major truck routes to the warehouses that have sprung up along the way. Also, the southwest exurbs have grown exponentially over that time and traffic is much much…"
May 4
Bob Kastigar replied to mike w.'s discussion Happy May Day
"Pictures from the bike ride, from the Haymarket Monument near downtown Chicago, west to Forest Home and Waldheim Cemetary where may of the labor leaders, as well as those executed after the…"
May 3
mike w. liked Tracy Sefcik's photo
May 1

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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?
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)

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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.
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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