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Shoulder to shoulder
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I think it's inconsiderate when people walk or bike shoulder to shoulder in certain situations.For example- the 606. There really isn't room for a group of people to walk shoulder to shoulder without…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Irvin Steinert Apr 27.

Wrong way cyclists- an observation
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Whenever someone is riding the wrong way towards me, I notice that as they approach they will expect me to veer into traffic that I can't see coming while they go on the side closest to the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by curt(is) locke May 18.

No backpack rule at Pete's fresh market: discriminatory to cyclists?
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At the Pete's where I regularly do groceries on Madison by Western, they've started to get more vocal with me about their enforcement of their no backpack rule (the security folks at the door have).…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Oct 10, 2016.

Opinions on this interaction between police officer and cyclist
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https://youtu.be/M933nmdes5ICyclist in Merced California arrested for apparently not giving ID so he could be ticketed for biking on the sidewalk. What say…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy Sep 20, 2016.

 

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V W replied to Samuel Diaz's discussion Places to shower near the Daley Center
"Like others, I shower before I ride in. I find that I can avoid breaking a huge sweat for the most part by carrying my stuff on my bike rack and not on my person (I put my backpack in my basket and don't wear it), plus I give myself time so I…"
Jun 16
curt(is) locke replied to V W's discussion Wrong way cyclists- an observation
"Irv, spare me the "scolding" -- you don't know me nor my riding style. I am a 55 year-old man and I don't have the patience for it from someone I have not met in real space. Play the self-righteous curmudgeon on your own time,…"
May 18
David Barish replied to V W's discussion Wrong way cyclists- an observation
"Reading the past few pages I cannot say anything more  about what people my age, or near my age were correctly and incorrectly taught. What I can say is that I see a call to make sure current riders of all ages are educated to ride WITH…"
May 18
TonyP replied to V W's discussion Wrong way cyclists- an observation
"There are still people that think riding against traffic is "more safe", and I don't think that it's a generational thing either. There are folks that ride a bike, for whatever reason, that are not "cyclists" and…"
May 18
Irvin Steinert replied to V W's discussion Wrong way cyclists- an observation
"Perhaps you are an avid shoaler and are simply being defensive to the point that you bring it up in a thread that is not even discussing it.  If you don't want to read discussions about shoaling maybe don't read those threads and…"
May 18
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"I think if it needs license plates it shouldn't be in the bike lane. That's reasonable and doesn"
May 17
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
May 17
curt(is) locke replied to V W's discussion Wrong way cyclists- an observation
"False equivalency."
May 16
TonyP replied to V W's discussion Wrong way cyclists- an observation
"The thing is, sidewalk or not, if someone is on foot and in the street they should be moving toward traffic. Any time I approach a jogger on the street I check traffic and swing out early, taking more of the lane, giving the jogger plenty of room…"
May 16
John Wilson 6.0 replied to V W's discussion Wrong way cyclists- an observation
"If you're talking about joggers in the road, OH YES IT DOES. Just two months ago I was biking on Glenwood, just south of Devon. Along came a jogger, coming towards me in the road. I barely had enough space to pass her because a car was behind…"
May 16
Maurice 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.   Came across one of these last night.  Middle aged dude on a MTB salmoning his way up the Lower Wacker service road at night with no lights. If…"
May 16
Yasmeen replied to V W's discussion Wrong way cyclists- an observation
"Whenever I hear people mention riding a bike against the flow, I am reminded of my college days. My roommate had a good friend that was riding against the flow and was killed by a distracted mom driving a minivan who didn't see her and turned…"
May 16
David Barish replied to V W's discussion Wrong way cyclists- an observation
"I say garbled because I was not told to ride the wrong way.  I was told to walk or hike on the left and to ride on the right. I know that others were not given that information. A common misconception coming out of the 60's and 70's…"
May 16
Anne Alt replied to V W's discussion Wrong way cyclists- an observation
"The greatest challenge for urban (and suburban) cycling is to have all  users of our public byways embrace (or at least concede) that all users are equal valid users of that space and must have the safety of all within their circle of…"
May 16
curt(is) locke replied to V W's discussion Wrong way cyclists- an observation
"Garbled?? How so? What you were told is pretty straight forward -- I got the very same set of instructions as a third-grade student in 1969 and was not confused."
May 16
Irvin Steinert replied to V W's discussion Wrong way cyclists- an observation
"I think that the wrong way cyclist is one that essentially believes that the road belongs to motor vehicle traffic and that they are "watching out for cars". The greatest challenge for urban (and suburban) cycling is to have all …"
May 16

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Mountain, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
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I love biking

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