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David Barish
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black, white, gray and the rules of the road
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I have  followed  some threads here  lately that  have mused  on rules,  laws and whether  they should be  strictly enforced. I have  read thoughtful posts from many and often  at variance with  one…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Jul 3.

tip of the helmet to a motorist
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Too often we  find motorists who infuriate us if not endanger us. Every once  in a while  we find a kindred spirit or a friendly face. Rather  than  the typical  rant thread how about one where we…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Mar 29.

When will the Spring/Summer Bike to work Rally take place?
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I know the winter one is this coming Friday, January 26.  When  is the warm weather rally?  Looking around the ATA site is looks like they are planning a 530pm event on 6-21. Is this replacing the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charlie Short 2.9 Jan 29.

installing Planet Bike Cascadia Fender on Trek 520 with disc brakes
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I am installing Planet Bike Cascadia Fenders on my Trek 520 disc.  I had researched and these fenders are supposed to be disc brake compatible. I think the rear will not be too difficult but I am…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Barish Jan 15.

 

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David Barish replied to Julie Hochstadter's discussion Struggling former city biker, now suburban mom.
"julie It is hard.  One reality is  that  with a  little one you simply do not have  the  time  you used  to have.  You will  get  it back! The other reality is that the farther we get from the…"
Aug 31
David Barish replied to David Henri's discussion Cyclists crash at Dearborn and Wacker yesterday
"One person  did something  illegal.  The guy who blew the light  and  hit speed racer did something  illegal.  Speed racer did nothing  illegal but his  actions made David notice him before the crash. We…"
Aug 29
David Barish replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Shoaaaaaling
"Yesterday I was leading  a small group  that was not  going fast.  We were on  Damen going  perhaps 12 mph and a person on a Divvy who we had passed a few blocks before then shoaled and got in front  of us. I …"
Aug 27
David Barish replied to Meg's discussion Bicyclist hit by car - hit and run
"Yup. Just realized that the posted clip was not  from today's crash."
Aug 9
David Barish replied to Meg's discussion Bicyclist hit by car - hit and run
"Oh, my heart goes out  to this poor  woman's friends and her family.  She was riding  her  bike doing what we all do and the video shows the truck simply clip her  without  appearing  to be aware of her…"
Aug 9
David Barish replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Shoaaaaaling
"I finally figured out a way to minimize shoaling. I  have a boombot and play avant garde jazz. When  people  get  in front of  me they eventually get annoyed and  stay back. I tend to  ride alone but I'm ok…"
Jul 31
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Cycling Rules by Phil Gaimon
"I like #10 Rule #10 (This is broad to cover anything I’m missing): Don’t be a dick. Rules  are  context dependent. If you are a competitive  type the velominati rules make sense. If you are  a commuter the …"
Jul 30
David Barish replied to Dirke's discussion Current state of GPS units for navigation - 2018
"There is no membership but I did buy a watch which was not cheap. Anybody can use the software but only a Suunto watch would sync with it.  I create routes on Movescount and upload them to the watch.  It does not talk to me but I  see…"
Jul 23
David Barish replied to JMinHP's discussion North Shore Clubs - WGAS or others
"Evanston  Bicycle Club has rides  from slow  to the Walter  Mitty Peleton. www.evanstonbikeclub.org"
Jul 20
David Barish replied to Dirke's discussion Current state of GPS units for navigation - 2018
"I  have found DC Rainmaker  to be a  reliable source for reviewing and  comparing these  products.  I  bought a  Suunto Ambit 2 watch in 2015 and it  was great for plotting  routes via the website,…"
Jul 12
David Barish replied to berner fone's discussion manshoaling
"Hmm.  I read this thread today after  being  away over the holiday.  I liked Tom's  reply on  7-3 essentially saying  he will  ask  anybody on the side  of the road  who looks  like…"
Jul 9
Anne Alt replied to David Barish's discussion black, white, gray and the rules of the road
"I see this too often on some racks in the general vicinity of Dearborn and Monroe. There are some really selfish rack hogs out there."
Jul 3
David Barish replied to dav's discussion Is There A Word For This?
"With  eyes  and mind  open this is  called anticipatory. With eyes and mind closed this  is called  suicidal."
Jul 3
David Henri replied to David Barish's discussion black, white, gray and the rules of the road
"I will have to keep an eye out for these, as the only bike racks I've seen (with the exception of the sinusoidal ones) are the standard U shape.  These are designed for two bikes, one on each side.  I've seen people hang their…"
Jul 3
Filka Bean replied to David Barish's discussion black, white, gray and the rules of the road
"I studied with a self-defense teacher who encouraged us to make up a back-story to excuse irrational confrontations like this so that we could avoid getting emotionally drawn in. For example, in David’s story i might imagine, “oh wow,…"
Jul 2
David Barish replied to David Barish's discussion black, white, gray and the rules of the road
"picture the new inverted  U locks  in the loop. Sometimes there are multiple U's with one U next  to  an upside down U next to another U. If  bikes park  perpendicular to the rack four  bikes can park on …"
Jul 2

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What I ride:
Road, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Bike Camping, Touring
What brings you to The Chainlink?
bike stuff
About me:
long time commuter. Past President of Evanston Bike Club. I represent injured workers.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.kfeej.com

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