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Bob Kastigar
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  • Chicago Illinois
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Robbers target cyclists on Lakefront Trail in Kenwood: police
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Started this discussion. Last reply by John Greenfield Apr 12.

Expanding bike sharing
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian S Apr 3.


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Bob Kastigar replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"I don't think bike lanes are a panacea for everything to encourage bike riding but I do accept them as a lot of help. Think of a shady tree on a hot summer day.  Riding in a 100° day, it's not an air-conditioned tavern but…"
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Bike Parking at the Jefferson Park Blue Line/Metra station

The bike racks for parking are going to closed or moved for construction.  I don't usually go thru here but I did today and saw this sign.  I talked to some lady who does normally park there.  She wasn't able to get any more information from any of the construction people.Construction has been going on and the north section may be opened next week, and it's possible the bike parking may be located there.There are stack-up racks, that allow bike parking on two levels.…See More
John Greenfield replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Robbers target cyclists on Lakefront Trail in Kenwood: police
"Streetsblog coverage of a third attack on at female cyclist on Tuesday near 37th Street: Fox News reports that there…"
Apr 12
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Robbers target cyclists on Lakefront Trail in Kenwood: police

Police are warning cyclists in Kenwood to be cautious after several robberies were reported on the Lakefront Trail in the South Side neighborhood in April.Cyclists riding between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. April 3 and 4 on the trail near the 4700 block of South Lake Shore Drive were pulled off their bikes from behind and robbed, according to a community alert from Chicago police. No weapons were used.Police said one to three people may be involved. The robber in one incident was described as a teenage…See More
Apr 11
Brian S replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Expanding bike sharing
"A 250W motor isn't going to get a Divvy type bike up to 20mph under most circumstances. 250W is really weak. It is enough to help get the heavy bike started. One way to guarantee the inexperienced Divviots won't be hitting 20mph sustained…"
Apr 3
ketoguychicago replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Expanding bike sharing
"That's an interesting question.  I almost got the Ernesto experience from a Divvy rider today while making a legal crossing in a crosswalk. Cars were all stopped per the law, this guy on the Divvy, well, not so much.   Elsewhere…"
Apr 1
Brian S replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Expanding bike sharing
"So why isn't the speed limit for every type of bicycle? I personally have about 35,000 miles on my ebike in the city and average about 18mph. I find the "average" divvy rider considerably more dangerous than almost every other cyclist…"
Apr 1
Steve Fiete replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Expanding bike sharing
"There was a big discussion on this a couple of years ago.  Speed of a human powered bike is constrained by the ability of the rider.  A person who can ride at 20+ mph has generally put in a lot of miles and therefore has practice…"
Apr 1

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At 2:07pm on April 6, 2016, Andrew St. Paul said…

Hi Bob, I am considering applying to MBAC. I was wondering if you wanna grab a half hour lunch or a drink during a weekday this or next week... meet at a place at your convenience? 

At 3:52pm on August 18, 2015, Richard F said…

Hi. Thanks for the message. I think at this point I am bringing my bike, but I'd be interested in what you have as a loaner? Richard

At 9:06am on August 7, 2015, Fergie said…

Okay, thank you. Nancy

At 8:33am on December 9, 2013, Duppie said…

Bob,  I can live without most of the things Ghostery suppresses (facebook, twitter integration, tracker cookies, certain ads). And if I 'need' to see a particular component, I just add an exception.

I run Ghostery in combo with AdBlock Plus. I rarely see ads anymore.

At 9:45am on June 25, 2013, Anne B. said…

Thanks for all the info- I'll let you know what I end up doing! Haven't been to Mackinaw since I was about 10 and all I remember is fudge and pony rides... :)

At 8:11pm on June 24, 2013, Anne B. said…

The messaging system on here is a bit odd...I think you have to friend someone before you can message them. But thanks for the trip advice! Looks like both MI-WI ferries are running this year so it's nice to have those options, though they are expensive:

Do you think it's worth it to buy/carry "Round Lake Michigan: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide"? I don't have a smartphone or garmin or anything so I thought the maps in here might prove useful. 

At 10:09am on May 2, 2010, Spencer "Thunderball" Thayer! said…
At 2:21am on November 22, 2009, Glen (FTF) said…
That would be great to look at and help plan my GIT adventure! its my first ride that's more then a few days long (week or more). I convinced my girlfriend to come with so Im really excited.

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