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It used to be far worse....
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My friend sent me this.  As of June 7, 1925, 304 on-street deaths in Chicago had occurred that year.  By way of comparison, in 2017 there were 132 for the whole year, and that was a substantial…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Apr 9.

Let it go...
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Ah, there's so much contention on this site.  For good reasons, certainly.  And some narcissism.  So here's something that I, an old-timer, bear in mind.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by curt(is) locke Mar 31.

Bike thieves, one of the lowest forms of life
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So now I see that they're breaking into shops and taking the cream of the crop.  This must really be catastrophic for the owners, who deserve a lot better and give a lot to the community.Another…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Mar 15.

Epic!
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I'd love to hear about the no-doubt epic rides people took this week.  It was really rough out there, at least on my level.  I went out on a short jaunt on Wednesday and learned a few harsh lessons: …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen Feb 5.

 

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Jim Reho replied to Tooscrapps's discussion One of the worst types of right-hook IMO
"The problem is, sometimes you want to go around the guy to the inside when he slows down.  Then the right hook scenario comes into play.  Now, I just slam on the brakes and stay in back of him.  I fear the right hook even more than…"
7 hours ago
Jim Reho replied to Tooscrapps's discussion One of the worst types of right-hook IMO
"How about the one where the car rapidly passes and cuts in right in front of you, then slams on the brakes to make a right turn?"
12 hours ago
Jim Reho replied to Michael Neal's discussion Three Floyds Warning
"I'm sure any place where the Nats game is on is quiet as a grave."
May 9
Jim Reho replied to Yasmeen's discussion Physical Education Classes Adding Bikes to Curriculum
"Great idea, but I'm not sure how much phys ed is even in the Chicago Public School curriculum these days."
May 2
Jim Reho replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Final phase of Navy Pier Flyover
"Whatever the most difficult and expensive way to do something may be, the City of Chicago will find it."
Apr 30
Jim Reho replied to JMinHP's discussion Flat Pedal Shoes - Worth it?
"Based on your response and the one below, I picked up some Keen sandals and a pair of Keen hiking shoes on eBay.  The quality is outstanding.  They should do me for a long time."
Apr 30
Jim Reho replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Final phase of Navy Pier Flyover
"Traditionally, Chicago has not had a democratic government, but has been the kingdom of the Daleys, with the Burke's and Cullertons and Mells being squires with their own fiefdoms.  It just may be possible that the situation may change a…"
Apr 28
Jim Reho replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Final phase of Navy Pier Flyover
"I think the length estimate is in the ballpark.  I've seen it referred to as a third of a mile and three blocks  I think the flyover alone was originally supposed to cost about $60 million.  Add in the interminable delays and the…"
Apr 22
Jim Reho replied to dav's discussion Farewell old friend
"That's really sad, but it sounds like Old Bluey had a great run and didn't suffer at the end -- no cutting in and out, no crackling, no shortened battery life....  Also, it's amazing what they're doing with portable…"
Apr 9
Jim Reho replied to Jim Reho's discussion It used to be far worse....
"This might shed a little light. Violence in the Capone era"
Apr 9
clp replied to Jim Reho's discussion It used to be far worse....
"I wonder what the handgun death toll was in the 1920's with Prohibition, and Al Capone's gang running things?   Wonder if it was worse than the 540 gun deaths Chicago recorded in 2018?  Which was a reduction from the 667 gun…"
Apr 9
mike w. replied to Jim Reho's discussion It used to be far worse....
"Interesting indeed. So many seem to have been run down in the street. Looks like lots of children & older folks. The one that caught my eye in particular was the first listing under May: "James Aldrich, 83, watchman...Parnell av.…"
Apr 7
Jim Reho posted a discussion

It used to be far worse....

My friend sent me this.  As of June 7, 1925, 304 on-street deaths in Chicago had occurred that year.  By way of comparison, in 2017 there were 132 for the whole year, and that was a substantial increase.  It's hard to imaging how dangerous the streets were back then.CarDeaths1925.pdfSee More
Apr 7
Jim Reho replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion City riding
"I think that pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers are about equally careless and self-absorbed when out and about.  Or polite and gracious, also.  The problem is that pedestrians can't really hurt anybody, cyclists don't often…"
Apr 2
curt(is) locke replied to Jim Reho's discussion Let it go...
"And The Youngbloods' peace & love anthem "Get Together" is decidedly NOT a song for my rolling playlist. Your mileage may vary."
Mar 31
curt(is) locke replied to Jim Reho's discussion Let it go...
"I don't know that empathy is so plain and simple -- if it were, it would be universal. But it IS one of our species' higher instincts. For what it's worth, I try to only say online what I would be willing to say face-to-face."
Mar 31

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What I ride:
Road, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
It's always good to learn from others.
About me:
Veteran rider of the South Side streets. Still alive but somewhat damaged.

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At 1:47pm on September 3, 2018, Tom A.K. said…

Thank you, Jim !  I appreciate your good work here ! Community !  . . .

At 4:39am on October 20, 2016, Tom Limon said…
Thanks for the great feedback, yeah it took me a while to explore and stumble upon some of these places. Thanks for pointing out my typo as well, I corrected it. :)
 
 
 

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