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Angry City.
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I ask myself all the time why I continue to ride in this city. Everyone is so angry and only worried about themselves. It’s all about me before you. Why do we continue to ride when there is so much…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by mike w. 9 hours ago.

Incredibly unsafe Left Turn Green Light @ Chicago & Wells
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There is an incredibly unsafe configuration of the left turn green light at Chicago onto Wells. At 99% of intersections in Chicago, the left turn green light happens before the actual full on green…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian S Nov 16.

New Lakefront Path Pavement- Northside
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So with all of the new pavement on the northside, I'm questioning on why they did not stripe all of the new pavement prior to this rapid cool down with our weather. Does anyone know what is going on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Filka Bean Nov 12.

Riverwalk Bike Issue
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What can we do to push back against this new “walk your bike” crap going on in the Riverwalk? I rode it yesterday morning 7 am and had two people say “walk your bike” as I rode past them. It will…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charlie Short 2.9 Oct 11.

 

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mike w. replied to Gage B.'s discussion Angry City.
"With a few rare exceptions, i've found drivers in the rural areas i ride to be pretty courteous- or at least more willing to give me room- they don't have the traffic pressures city drivers do so they tend to be less stressed out."
9 hours ago
Mike Zumwalt replied to Gage B.'s discussion Angry City.
"I've gotten used to and know how to ride downtown but the "new and improved" LFT is now the hostility is coming from joggers and other cyclists. I was and the wrong side of the trail several times on my way home so do we ride on the…"
13 hours ago
Bob Kastigar replied to Gage B.'s discussion Angry City.
"I dunno about anybody else, but I've found drivers much more tolerant today than there were a few years ago.  They leave room, they often stop and wait.  They don't (often) lay on the horn. Try taking a long tour outside the city…"
13 hours ago
Anne Alt replied to Gage B.'s discussion Angry City.
"That works for me."
20 hours ago
Anne Alt replied to Gage B.'s discussion Angry City.
"Exactly. Last night I took a 5 mile ride around my neighborhood, enjoying holiday displays along the way and stopping for groceries. It's freedom. I'm not going to give that up."
20 hours ago
mike w. replied to Gage B.'s discussion Angry City.
"i'm sorry, but i cannot see that being a cyclist anywhere near compares to being a member of a truly oppressed minority. But if you see yourself as oppressed. what do you propose to do about it?"
21 hours ago
Yasmeen replied to Gage B.'s discussion Angry City.
"Hehehe. Well played Curtis."
yesterday
curt(is) locke replied to Gage B.'s discussion Angry City.
"Now, Contrarian-Led Path, don't wade beyond the shallow end of the pool, OK? Because you are clearly over your head."
yesterday
clp replied to Gage B.'s discussion Angry City.
"Get real!  Minorities in the US have rights and opportunities?   To paraphrase Abraham Lincoln: You can satisfy some of the people all of the time (drivers), and satisfy all of the people some of the time....but you cannot satisfy all of…"
yesterday
Tooscrapps replied to Gage B.'s discussion Angry City.
"I think what you mean is Utilitarianism. Our Democracy has checks that are supposed to protect the rights of those minorities. So if you want to use that, cyclists' rights and opportunities should be equal to motorists. Clearly they are…"
yesterday
Yasmeen replied to Gage B.'s discussion Angry City.
"And when riding a bike is good, it is SO good. I rode to work today with 2 kinds of cookies (cookie swap) and the presents I need to ship to my brother and sister in law. Full backpack and it felt good to be self-sufficient, being propelled by my…"
yesterday
curt(is) locke replied to Gage B.'s discussion Angry City.
"Because (with acknowledgements to Andy Williams) it's the most wonderful time of the year??"
yesterday
mike w. replied to Gage B.'s discussion Angry City.
"i don't know about you, like the novice Buddhist monk, but i ride my bike to ride my bike."
Sunday
clp replied to Gage B.'s discussion Angry City.
"Hey!   This is a Democracy...of sorts.   And a Democracy is dedicated to providing the greatest good, for the the greatest number of people. The greatest number of people are DRIVERS!   So the system provides benefits…"
Sunday
Jim Reho replied to Gage B.'s discussion Angry City.
"+1"
Saturday
mike w. replied to Gage B.'s discussion Angry City.
"Because if we give in to it, we lose."
Saturday

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What I ride:
Road, Divvy (bike share)
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise
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looking for a like minded bicycle community

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