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You all notice this, right?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago Sep 26.

I'm going to start riding in The Loop every day in 1 week. I want your tips.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago Sep 6.

Farewell old friend
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ketoguychicago replied to dav's discussion You all notice this, right?
"CLP has a point about the congestion, and when people don't do what David described to keep the flow moving, then the congestion increases all the more, motivating people to fast-run yellows, etc. because they still have to get to/from work,…"
Sep 26
Juan 2-3 or more mi. replied to dav's discussion You all notice this, right?
"Yes, On the Harrison street bike lane crossing the river into the south loop. One does it, like a UPS truck, and then the rest follow behind. Morning commute observations. "
Sep 24
David Barish replied to dav's discussion You all notice this, right?
"It takes  common sense and drivers can lack that attribute. Today I  was  in one of those  motorized  things on Damen which is  one  of my favorite streets to  cycle. At  the  entrance to the Kennedy…"
Sep 24
Heather replied to dav's discussion You all notice this, right?
"I haven't seen that specific issue much, but it drives me batty when I see a car double-parked or idling in the bike lane and there's plenty of space about 100 feet in front of them that they could slip into."
Sep 24
clp replied to dav's discussion You all notice this, right?
"Ha ha!   I notice that all the time!  No one cares about bike lanes.  Driver iizard-brain mentality is best explained by the quote I posted in the 'Biking in Holland' thread.  Be a sparrow: ....Think of it this…"
Sep 24
dav posted a discussion

You all notice this, right?

Did you ever notice when you're riding during a heavy traffic time and ahead of you is a clear bike lane that can be blocks long and to your left is bumper to bumper traffic and then just one car decides they want to use the bike lane and suddenly it turns into 7 or eight cars right away?  I see this happen on Clyborn just before North Ave in the mornings sometimes.See More
Sep 24
ketoguychicago replied to dav's discussion I'm going to start riding in The Loop every day in 1 week. I want your tips.
"Interesting dav.  It's great you have a bike room!  I had set one up with showers, changing area, lockers, and a badge-in only room for bike storage with a security camera in the storage room.  Air hose and tools too with big…"
Sep 6
dav replied to dav's discussion I'm going to start riding in The Loop every day in 1 week. I want your tips.
"Not bad. Quite enjoyable honestly.  I do Sheffield, Clybourn, Wells to get to work.  I have access to an indoor bike room so I'm good on security.  I've always been a person who stops at lights so that wasn't an…"
Sep 6
ketoguychicago replied to dav's discussion I'm going to start riding in The Loop every day in 1 week. I want your tips.
"Curious here, how is it working out dav?"
Sep 5
Tooscrapps replied to dav's discussion I'm going to start riding in The Loop every day in 1 week. I want your tips.
"^ And read the Chainlink discussion about locking to U-locks and pick a side! ^"
Aug 23
David Barish replied to dav's discussion I'm going to start riding in The Loop every day in 1 week. I want your tips.
"There  are  lots of  routes and there are already good suggestions here.  my biggest suggestion is finding the place you  want  to lock your bike, making  sure you  have  used two locks or  a …"
Aug 23
Tricolor replied to dav's discussion I'm going to start riding in The Loop every day in 1 week. I want your tips.
"From roughly Wrigley would be down Clark to Halsted, Halsted to Clybourne, then Division to Wells which gets you into the loop. It's all marked though city street riding is its own special brand of hell different from the lake front. Don't…"
Aug 19
Phillip Hutchinson replied to dav's discussion I'm going to start riding in The Loop every day in 1 week. I want your tips.
"Pro tips?Use Divvy. The bike valet stations take bike parking out of the equation, and also allows one-way bike commuting if there's weather or you have other plans, etc. It's also nice to never have to clean a messy bike in the winter. I…"
Aug 19
Tooscrapps replied to dav's discussion I'm going to start riding in The Loop every day in 1 week. I want your tips.
"I ride from Clark/Diversey every day. I would consider myself a very confident rider. In: Clark all the way. Pretty relaxed ride in my opinion but there are tricky spots around Francis Parker (during the school year), between Armitage/LaSalle (too…"
Aug 19
Argonne69 replied to dav's discussion I'm going to start riding in The Loop every day in 1 week. I want your tips.
"LaSalle St is a tough route given the number of accordion buses. The Dearborn St bike lane from Kinzie south would be a better option once you hit the Loop. Wells St has a bike lane, but once it hits Wacker it's a shared lane, and fairly…"
Aug 19
dav posted a discussion

I'm going to start riding in The Loop every day in 2 weeks. I want your tips.

I got a new job (thank you) and it's on LaSalle Street.  I'm coming from the Wrigley Field area.  I've been a bicycle commuter in Chicago for near 20 years and have had to occasionally ride through or near the Loop but, dang, give me your pro tips on riding in The Loop every day.  For the past several years the most aggressive traffic I've been in is Halsted at Milwaukee.See More
Aug 18

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