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Pearl Izumi Mountain Bike Shoes Size 45
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Hey! I bought these shoes and used them once and have been meaning to sell them, sice they are too small for me. They are a Euro size 45 (which is like a size 11.) I can deliver them, meet you in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charlie Short 2.9 Aug 5, 2017.

311 Code for Parking in the Bike Lane
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The City of Chicago has implemented a new 311 code so that people riding bikes can easily report a “Vehicle Parked in a Bike Lane.” This information will be used by the City to identify hotspots and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by V W Apr 11, 2017.

Bicycling Ambassadors 2017

Hey Folks-We are still looking for people to work as Bicycling Ambassadors for the summer of 2017.…Continue

Started Apr 4, 2017

Bicycling/Safe Routes Ambassadors Seasonal Positions
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Hey all-Once again, the City of Chicago's Bicycling and Safe Routes Ambassdaors are hiring for seasonal positions. Check out the job description here:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Samuel Diaz Apr 19, 2016.

 

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Charlie Short 2.9 replied to clp's discussion Starting the Mayor on the Right Foot
"Yeah, I worked for the "bike man" at CDOT and after Mayor Daley completed his first round of projects, he was forgotten. You want numbers for specific things? I'll give them to you. I haven't worked at CDOT for two years and the…"
May 23
Philip Wolfe left a comment for Charlie Short 2.9
"Charlie, Maybe I mis-stated my question.  I thought when I said "clip-less" I was referring to shoes that were not attached to the pedals.  I have a pair of shoes now (Bontrager) that do attach to the pedals.   Any…"
May 23
Charlie Short 2.9 and Philip Wolfe are now friends
May 22
Charlie Short 2.9 replied to clp's discussion Starting the Mayor on the Right Foot
"Actually you have a ton (maybe not a ton, you don't have a ton of people working at CDOT anyway) of qualified, trained city planners with big city experience with creating safe bike infrastructure working all over the city. This Cycling Czar…"
May 22
Charlie Short 2.9 replied to Philip Wolfe's discussion Cycling Shoe Suggestions
"I used non-clip Chrome brand shoes for a long time. Obviously, the footbed needs to work for you, but their waterproof, non-clip work boots lasted a long time (2 years) and I rode every day during that time."
Apr 30
Charlie Short 2.9 replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"You also don't want anything earmarked when it comes to bike lane funding. If you set aside any one funding source for any one infrastructure project, there is a tendency to not invest in that project except when funding is available. Look at…"
Jan 15
Charlie Short 2.9 replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"There are about 4400 miles of streets. There used to be a figure that said 5000, but it's definitely about 4400."
Jan 15
Charlie Short 2.9 replied to kb's discussion CTA FOIA response regarding bus driver training
"Also available on YouTube"
Oct 23, 2018
Charlie Short 2.9 replied to Gage B.'s discussion Incredibly unsafe Left Turn Green Light @ Chicago & Wells
"It's up to the Aldermen in the ward where they go and their job to advertise it. I can appreciate your concern, but I'm guessing that crashes actually go down at these intersections (and by saying that I'm guessing, I'm just…"
Oct 21, 2018
Charlie Short 2.9 replied to Gage B.'s discussion Incredibly unsafe Left Turn Green Light @ Chicago & Wells
"The light at Lawrence and Western on Lawrence does the same thing, among others. Wells and Chicago has been like that for about 2 years."
Oct 20, 2018
Charlie Short 2.9 replied to Gage B.'s discussion Riverwalk Bike Issue
"Burnett's Phone:  (312) 432-1995 and (312) 744-6124 Website: http://aldermanburnett.com/"
Oct 11, 2018
Charlie Short 2.9 replied to Gage B.'s discussion Riverwalk Bike Issue
"The Ordinance # is O2018-7034 and the next Pedestrian and Traffic Committee meeting is October 25. The agenda is not posted, but this ordinance will probably get reviewed then. Walter Burnett is the head of the committee, so reach out to him. These…"
Oct 11, 2018
Charlie Short 2.9 replied to Gage B.'s discussion Riverwalk Bike Issue
"If he's already introduced this ordinance, you're not getting an amendment (City Council doesn't work like Congress). You can, however attend the committee where this ordinance will get addressed and get folks to speak to the council."
Oct 11, 2018
Charlie Short 2.9 replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion New Dearborn
"Many of them do and did ride (I believe some of the actual designers have moved on to other jobs and cities.) I'm sure this design was made to accommodate emergency vehicles. Clyborn was designed by the State with input from the…"
Oct 10, 2018
Charlie Short 2.9 updated their profile
Jul 12, 2018
Charlie Short 2.9 replied to berner fone's discussion manshoaling
"For more than 10 years I had a pretty long commute. I passed and was passed by many riders, man, woman and child. The thing that made me more crazy than anything else was the dude (and it was always a dude) who would race pass me and then not keep…"
Jul 12, 2018

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What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance, My job involves biking, My business involves biking
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I am a bike advocate, non-professional.

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At 12:09am on May 23, 2019, Philip Wolfe said…

Charlie,

Maybe I mis-stated my question.  I thought when I said "clip-less" I was referring to shoes that were not attached to the pedals.  I have a pair of shoes now (Bontrager) that do attach to the pedals.  

Any suggestions?

At 5:24pm on May 28, 2016, Gene Tenner said…

Charlie,

What is happening with this March 24 request?
Gene
At 10:55am on March 24, 2016, Gene Tenner said…

I would be happy to, Charlie.

Gene

At 4:44pm on January 11, 2011, Julie Aberhoch said…
Hey hey!
 
 
 

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