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She was even riding in the "fast lane" given the speeds sometimes on LSD it might be faster.

Maybe she got tired of motorists and police telling her that "the same rules that apply to cars apply to you" when performing Idaho stops, and decided to take them at their word.

ahahahhaahaha

Seriously though - I wonder where she got on. Grand, Lower Wacker, and Monroe all look like clear expressway entrances to me. Plus then she had to ride up to Chicago before she could (presumably) get off? Yikes.

Chi Lowe 12.5+ mi said:

She's a one-woman Bike The Drive.

the only thing I can figure is that she must have gone up the ramp at Navy Pier and got caught in that left lane - EEK!

I don't think that's the first time Divvy riders have been on LSD.

I honestly don't know what many riders are thinking in this city. I've been commuting via bike since 1990 and there's no way in hell I'll ride on streets like Ashland and Western for anything more than a quick block.  A Divvy on LSD. 

Those Divvy bikes are the most uncomfortable bikes I've ever ridden. Whomever thought of those gear ratios, well, I hate you and I will fling poo at you.  Better yet, I'll dump Malort down your gullet.  The saddle, I want to slash it down to a manageable size.  Still, I expect come the new year I'll get a membership.  Too damn convenient on the north side to not have a membership.

I was wondering this same thing.

I have to think she came up from Lower Randolph.  How else would she have ended up on the left side with all that traffic?

She's too far south to have come up on Grand.

If she was on Wacker/Lower LSD, why didn't she just stay to the right and follow the ramp/sidewalk down to Illinois.

If she got on at Monroe, she would have been on the right side of the road, right?  Right?!  Should would have just ended up riding down the Randolph exit.

I just can't imagine what was going on here.

 
Julia 3.5/7.5 mi said:

Seriously though - I wonder where she got on. Grand, Lower Wacker, and Monroe all look like clear expressway entrances to me. Plus then she had to ride up to Chicago before she could (presumably) get off? Yikes.

The author is a complete idiot if he thinks this woman set out to intentionally ride her bike on a highway.

Oh my word.  I agree!

Michael B said:

The right thing to do & what I would've done if I encountered her while driving would be to drive directly behind her put my hazards on protect her until she was able to get off safely. This is a human being in obvious danger.

Hopefully another courteous and thoughtful driver ended up doing that.

Michael B said:

The right thing to do & what I would've done if I encountered her while driving would be to drive directly behind her put my hazards on protect her until she was able to get off safely. This is a human being in obvious danger.

+1. Kind of sad that the reaction of the people videoing her was to laugh at her obvious distress and call her names.

Julie Hochstadter said:

Hopefully another courteous and thoughtful driver ended up doing that.

Michael B said:

The right thing to do & what I would've done if I encountered her while driving would be to drive directly behind her put my hazards on protect her until she was able to get off safely. This is a human being in obvious danger.

I actually think Monroe doesn't look like an expressway at all- there are no stoplights on expressways. I'd guess that's where she got on- just made a left from the left turn lane or possibly the left sidewalk where everyone crosses to get to the lake front.

+2  You can see it on her face that she was in distress and sort of fighting for her life.  This is really horrible.....

Michelle Stenzel said:

+1. Kind of sad that the reaction of the people videoing her was to laugh at her obvious distress and call her names.

Julie Hochstadter said:

Hopefully another courteous and thoughtful driver ended up doing that.

Michael B said:

The right thing to do & what I would've done if I encountered her while driving would be to drive directly behind her put my hazards on protect her until she was able to get off safely. This is a human being in obvious danger.

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