A group for cyclists interested in traveling via bike. Veterans can offer addice to new tourers and we can all get inspiration from each other as we plan anything from an overnight at a B&B to a round-the-world aventure.See More
"I thought we determined earlier that he was a Fund Manager -sounds like a criminal of record to me. It doesn't get any more criminal than banking (except for the fool presidents who bail them out every few years with big fat "too big…"
"I totally agree that he is a douchebag. Any attempt to pass this off on sleep apnea as an "excuse" is totally derailed by the fact this douchebag didn't even bother to stick around and render aid to someone he just RAN THE FRAK…"
"If the Attorney for Mr. Erzinger made the argument in Court that a possible explanation for the accident, separate and apart from being a self-absorbed doughboy who has no regard for the lives of others, than that argument would have needed to be…"
"Unlike epilepsy, I doubt many doctors report their patients to the secretary of state or the DOT authorities every time they diagnose sleep apnea so that their DL's are restricted or suspended.
Just about everyone I know over the age of…"
"And if someone suffers this severely from sleep apnea, seizure activity, any type of neurological anomaly which results in even momentary loss of consciousness, etc. Secretary's of State typically revoke driver's licenses...
"The electronics capability is there actually, its more privacy issues that keep automakers and insurance companies from using this stuff - although if memory servers it has been used before.
At one point in my past I worked on a small device…"
"Falling asleep might "explain" (not excuse) hitting someone -but how can they say that he slept through hitting the guy, woke up sometime later, and never realized he was asleep and/or that anything untoward had happened while he was…"
Doty is an industrial road, with very light traffic on weekends. There are occasional killer potholes, but pavement is mostly decent. If you see a puddle, do NOT ride through it, at least not at speed. That's where the worst holes lurk - the kind that can send you flying into head injury and unconsciousness. This area is historically marshy, and there's a low point where there is ALWAYS standing water. That's the worst hole - bad enough that even the truck drivers bitch about it.
Be aware that this is a very isolated area. I've never had problems there, but if I did, it could be tough to get help quickly.
If your destination is Wolf Lake, there's another option from Doty. Instead of going east on 103rd, bear right onto SB Stony Island. Miles of industrial isolation with lots of wildlife all the way to EB 122nd. At Torrence, go south over the big (flat) bridge - rough pavement and trucks. Go EB on 126th past the Ford plant. This will take you straight to Wolf Lake.
Anything I've suggested east of Cottage Grove can work for confident, experienced road riders. The Doty/Stony/122nd/Torrence route is by far the coolest, IMO, but is also the most isolated. There's no CTA backup nearby in case of mechanical failure.
Getting to the lakefront is challenging. The best routes I've found from your location would be:
1. 107th to NB Cottage Grove to EB 103rd St., past the expressway and over the bridge to NB Torrence. Then continue EB on 100th to Calumet Park or SB on the path along Indianapolis Blvd. to the Burnham Greenway and on to Wolf Lake. OR
2. 111th to Monterey to NB Vincennes to continue on EB 111th. Take that past Cottage Grove, past Pullman and over the expressway. Turn left and right on the righthand shoulder of the I-94 on-ramp (lots of local cyclists know this route) and make the first right to get onto NB Doty. This runs along the Harborside Golf Course. Take Doty to EB 103rd St. and over the bridge to NB Torrence. From there, same directions as option 1.
The Cottage Grove to Jeffery section is the toughest to cross anywhere south of 83rd St., as there are few through routes, and the areas around those few routes are mostly industrial areas and rough neighborhoods.
103rd St. from Cottage Grove to Stony Island is mostly industrial, with an expressway interchange that makes bike riding kinda hairy-scary. From Stony Island to Jeffrey, there's a long bridge over a huge rail yard. The bridge is not a big climb, and pavement conditions are excellent. The hairy part is high speed traffic and trucks - easiest with a big group for visibility or riding FAST. It's a great place to ride fast.