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David Barish
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Active Trans is postponing the Winter Bike to Work Rally
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I got an  e-mail from  them yesterday.  It is reflected on their Facebook page. felt…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Greenfield Feb 8.

Sadly he is no longer in a "spot of bother."
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Paul Sherwen, a broadcaster who cycling  fans have been listening to for  years has  passed away.  In typical British  understatement he would  describe a  racer who was feeling  the  effects of  a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen Dec 5, 2018.

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, 2018.

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, 2018.


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David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Man Sets Wire Booby Traps for Cyclists, Gets 20 Hours Community Service
"I  am  one of the few who finds much more meaning  in civil  justice that criminal justice. I hope the cyclist is  suing  the man  and that she draws blood just  as he did. Still, I find it  hard to …"
Jun 20
David Barish replied to aLex's discussion An apology and explanation
"I was thinking about this  last night as I was reflecting  on  this thread and riding  to  dinner  I saw a kid on one of those little bikes with a metal leash that  allowed mom to have  her hand on the…"
Jun 18
David Barish replied to aLex's discussion An apology and explanation
"So few of us own up to  the moments when  in hindsight we think we could  have done better.  We all like to  look good. Alex,  kudos to you for publicly posting acknowledging  you may have done better. It …"
Jun 14
David Barish replied to lft_rat's discussion Your friendly PSA
"The creepiness of the scenario John paints is  difficult and I will not  even  attempt to  mansplain it.  Taking that  aspect  out of the question and  simply seeing a  junior Lance too close to my rear…"
May 29
David Barish replied to Wuffie's discussion Commuting Challenge - Evanston to Deerfield
"Try going west earlier. Church  to  North  Branch.  After  you  cross the bridge at  Lake look for a left  turn just before  the  trail crosses Happ Rd.  by New Trier West. This will  have…"
May 23
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Last night the bike and vice grips were still there when I went to  get my bike down the  block.  I didn't look this morning. I think the  vice grips has as much value as the entire bike and  it  is all secured…"
May 21
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"20190510_164719.jpg I took this picture May 10. The bike is still  there on Washington at  Clark in a  pretty well used  lane. It seems abandoned but i am  loathe to  ask for it's removal as I suspect a…"
May 20
David Barish replied to Brian S's discussion What's it called when the Divvy rack is full and you have to circle looking for a space?
"I  had  it happen a little over a month ago on the north side  towards the end of the evening rush when  I would  think the dock would  be empty.  I left  the loop around 545 and  divvyed to @2500 N.…"
May 8
David Barish posted an event

Evanston Ride of Silence at Wheel and Sprocket

May 15, 2019 from 7pm to 9pm
Wheel and  Sprocket along  with Evanston  Bicycle  Club will again lead the  Evanston Ride of  Silence. Please  meet before  7pm. We will slowly ride about 11 miles in  silence remembering those who have been injured  or killed  on the  roads. Wheel  and  Sprocket will host  us  after the ride and we can reflect  on  our  experience and on  those we have  known who have  been  victims and  on how  we  can do our  part to make the  roads safer for riders and  all users.See More
May 1
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion It's Not Ok. It's Tragically Wrong.
"Yasmin I am  so sorry to  hear this  news.   Just  today  I sent  an  e-mail  to confirm that  a bike shop was working  with us for  the  Evanston Ride  of  Silence and…"
Apr 22
David Barish replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion City riding
"Pedestrians seem the most  clueless. Most  drivers seem to get it. I  cannot  tell you how  many times I  have yelled, "heads up!" while standing at an  intersection and seeing  a pedestrian…"
Mar 27
David Barish might attend Andrew Bedno's event

Chicago Critical Mass at Daley Plaza

March 29, 2019 from 6pm to 11pm
Last Fridays, leaves after 6pm.THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making their presence known downtown since 1997. Slowly winds a dozen miles or more. Radically inclusive, thousands attend in good weather.Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop, Randolph exit from LFT.Often ridecasting on for latecomers.See More
Mar 25
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Riding Songs... Chime in!
"I assume that  I  am not listening on headphones since i am in traffic.  I would be  using a Boombot or some other  speaker. That means anything soft or subtle will not be  heard over the din of  the streets. That…"
Mar 20
David Barish replied to Tooscrapps's discussion "Say something"/"On your left" righteousness
"Although we are  outside  subject to  the wind  and vehicular  traffic we still hear  tone of voice.  There are  other threads where this has been discussed.  Sometimes a  bell or  an …"
Mar 8
David Barish replied to Tooscrapps's discussion "Say something"/"On your left" righteousness
"I  get it but it is a tough call. Sometimes we are doing something, whether  on  the bike or elsewhere, and we are  in  our zone. We get  spooked when somebody passes on their bike, or when somebody walks into a room.…"
Mar 8
David Barish replied to Peter Gibson's discussion Looking for a route, Northbrook to the lakefront trail
"I think Glenview Rd or Church  Street is best to either get you east.   Wind you way through  the neighborhood behind the shopping center at  the southeast corner  of  Willow/Pfingston. I have  ridden…"
Mar 6

Profile Information

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.):

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