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Intersection Interpretations(?)
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Hi Everybody, I am just curious what the consensus is on where to stop when riding eastbound on Kinzie at Canal. This morning another cyclist yelled at another guy and me because we rolled up to the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Filka Bean Aug 8, 2016.

 

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Filka Bean replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"Seems to me that your blanket “scooter riders” did all the heavy lifting here, Shawn! "
Jul 3
Filka Bean replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Cyclist Riding a Divvy Critically Injured in Hit-and-Run by Driver at 1:15am in River North
"The cyclist comments are nauseating. This is a terrible section of street with the narrow bridge, but no amount of “looking out” would have helped, given the way the driver came flying in. And why isn’t abc giving any advice to…"
Jun 25
Filka Bean replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"Can’t tell what “sure they are” refers to. “High-speed tickets” is specific terminology that refers to someone driving 35mph or more above the limit. So on LSD that’s at least 75. Should the drive look less like a…"
Jun 25
Filka Bean replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"Hmm, doorways and “elevator door sills” at 6mph give me pause, but i guess we’ll just have to see what the 85th% think!"
Jun 25
Filka Bean replied to Yasmeen's discussion "Why Cycling Needs to Encourage Diversity"
"Thanks for this link: the last paragraphs give me a(nother) good reason to buy SRAM."
Jun 25
Filka Bean replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"Excessive speed is carelessness. A skillful driver might be able to avoid a crash at high speed, but everyone has this funny habit of imagining that they’re more skilled than they are... Oh well, anyway, what were we talking about? Oh…"
Jun 24
Filka Bean replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"Dude, if you’re quoting the article i think you are, in my opinion you’re missing the point: those aren’t no “15 mph over the limit” tickets, those are people driving 40 mph or more above the limit! "
Jun 24
Filka Bean replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"I’m wondering what the connection is between highway design and scooters on city streets? Ah, the 85th percentile... I love the invisible hand as much as the next guy, it’s just too weird that speeding has been linked to the deaths of so…"
Jun 24
Filka Bean replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"I know it’s tangental, but all i can say is thank goodness the scooterer was wearing a helment! And the lord in heaven bless the tweeterer seven times for including that information in the report! Imagine if all we knew was about the assault…"
Jun 23
Filka Bean replied to David S.'s discussion What's your favorite route? An experience on the back streets
"Sounds like the makings of a great app... As far as i know nothing exists in this form. I think Greenfield updates the mellow map from time to time, but i assume its a manual process. And IDOT ranks streets for biking on their state maps, but their…"
Jun 20
Filka Bean replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"Re: helments, i believe this has already come up in this very thread. (Kids! Without helments!) Totally agree with you on the history and irony."
Jun 20
Filka Bean replied to aLex's discussion An apology and explanation
"There’s a hilarious video in the making here if anyone has a deli number dispenser they’ll lend me..."
Jun 19
Filka Bean replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"Ok, but how is this different from the pick-up truck on my corner that only gets moved for street sweeping? Both lame, but only this tiny scooter has the whole city freaking out... We devote like a quarter of our road space to parking and…"
Jun 19
Filka Bean replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"I agree Yasmin- down here in Pilsen it’s almost exclusively teenagers tearing around and having a blast, and they’re riding in the street like they’re supposed to! It’s great."
Jun 19
Filka Bean replied to clp's discussion Starting the Mayor on the Right Foot
"Thanks for sharing this link, clp. I do support the suggestions of the ATA, for what it’s worth. And i think your suggestions are interesting as well; what do you see the bike czar doing, exactly? And why spend money dismantling protected…"
May 20
Filka Bean replied to Steve Johnson's discussion Nationwide trail
"Sad but true... i thought this would be a cool symbol, even if i only ever rode segments. Better than strapping on a pool noodle and hoping for the best! Plus, “this land is our land” so why should the rail companies just sit on it?"
May 19

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What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
i was looking for good chicago biking resources
Did a friend invite you? If yes, add their name here.
no
About me:
:) live at Ashland/Cermack and bike everywhere I can!
My first bike:
Schwinn Predator ca. 83.

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