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"Cyclist hurls rock through driver's window in west town road rage"
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Started this discussion. Last reply by JeffB on Monday.

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.

 

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V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Pet Peeves Among the Pedals
"Another one: when a cyclist comes to a stop or slows to a crawl in the middle of a bike lane/path without getting out of the way of cyclists that may be behind them. Happened to me just this morning. I'm riding west down washington coming up…"
7 hours ago
V W replied to Nancy Sreenan's discussion CTA bike rack fail
"It sounds like you might have to take them to small claims court or see if the city has some kind of general claims process above and beyond going through the CTA department."
yesterday
V W replied to Nancy Sreenan's discussion CTA bike rack fail
"It's unclear to me whether she's saying he should have inspected prior to pulling out from the stop or pulling out from the station at the start of his shift. I think the latter might be what she's saying, since it would be…"
yesterday
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion One of the Bike Thieves (in South Loop) Caught
"That's some good police work. His booking photo certainly seems to match the surveillance cam photos."
Wednesday
JeffB replied to V W's discussion "Cyclist hurls rock through driver's window in west town road rage"
"That always bugged me. When I describe it, I bike, I don't cycle. I'm a biker. Both groups can use it. Plus cyclist is too much of a mouthful."
Monday
Anne Alt replied to V W's discussion "Cyclist hurls rock through driver's window in west town road rage"
"That's also been my experience."
Monday
Anne Alt replied to V W's discussion "Cyclist hurls rock through driver's window in west town road rage"
"Exactly. Some of the worst offenders I've encountered in traffic lately have been people with bike racks on your cars. Okay, so these folks don't feel safe riding on local roads so they drive to the lakefront or forest preserve trail, yet…"
Monday
Juan 2-8 mi. replied to V W's discussion "Cyclist hurls rock through driver's window in west town road rage"
""The ultimate driving machine" makes most of their drivers ultimate A$$h0L3z from my own personal experience in "sharing the road" with them."
Monday
Paul Lazzaro replied to V W's discussion "Cyclist hurls rock through driver's window in west town road rage"
"So the cyclist bumped into a BMW, and the driver chased after him (I don't buy that they just happened to meet farther down the street).  If the cyclist scratched the BMW paint, that was not considerate.  When the driver chased after…"
Sunday
V W replied to dav's discussion This Thing Looks Fun But Where Do You Ride It?
"I rode a folding electric bike where it had a throttle just like this, and where it had a low gear ratio and no gears and was hard to pedal normally, just like this. None of which is a good thing (and in my experience most E bikes arent easy to…"
Sunday
V W replied to V W's discussion "Cyclist hurls rock through driver's window in west town road rage"
"Sounds a lot like "I'm not racist. I have a black friend!""
Sunday
V W replied to dav's discussion This Thing Looks Fun But Where Do You Ride It?
"How is it not a normal E bike? It's not uncommon for a normal ebike to have some of all of those features in that checklist."
Sunday
mike w. replied to V W's discussion "Cyclist hurls rock through driver's window in west town road rage"
""I'm a biker myself." Please. Why is it that when some driver somewhere blathers on about "bikers" they feel the need to add, "oh, and i ride, too." as if that makes them holier-than-thou. Well, i drive too, but so…"
Saturday
Ernesto Martinez-Ordaz replied to V W's discussion "Cyclist hurls rock through driver's window in west town road rage"
"Holeeeeee! Sounds like something similar... Last December, I was riding to Union Station - at the Dearborn/Harrison intersection, I was on the green part of the lane that's right next to the right turn lane. A guy in a Land Rover behind honked,…"
Saturday
dav replied to V W's discussion "Cyclist hurls rock through driver's window in west town road rage"
"I saw this story and agree that it sounds like half of a story."
Saturday
V W posted a discussion

"Cyclist hurls rocks through driver's window in west town road rage"

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170714/west-town/road-rage-cyclist-driver-humboldt-park-chicago-2300-block-of-west-chicago-avenueSome things don't add up about this story. The article doesn't explain the photo. There's no mention of the driver capturing a photo of the cyclist. So is it a stock photo?Then the driver says "These guys that are on their…See More
Jul 14

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Mountain, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I love biking

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