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Which way is the wind really blowing?
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I've heard a lot of seemingly contradictory claims about cycling and driving in the last several years.  I hear every year that more people are commuting to work, and that cycling is building…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago on Friday.

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.

 

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ketoguychicago replied to Jim Reho's discussion Which way is the wind really blowing?
"My health club has essentially run out of car parking.  Which is to say, it's not necessarily the case that people who drive don't exercise or look out for their health.  They swim, lift, run, even ride the stationary bike, and…"
Friday
ketoguychicago replied to Jim Reho's discussion Which way is the wind really blowing?
"My health club has essentially run out of car parking.  Which is to say, it's not necessarily the case that people who drive don't exercise and look out for their health.  They swim, lift, run, even ride the stationary bike, and…"
Thursday
Jim Reho replied to Jim Reho's discussion Which way is the wind really blowing?
"America produces the second-largest amount of greenhouse gases per capita in the world.  The largest producer of greenhouse gases in America is the petroleum burned in gasoline-powered vehicles.  The laziness of Americans (including myself…"
Thursday
Jim Reho replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"The problem with scooters is that their wheels are too small to handle even slight road defects.  From what I can tell, the tires are solid or semi-solid (whatever that is), so they don't have much, if any, shock absorption…"
Wednesday
David P. replied to Jim Reho's discussion Which way is the wind really blowing?
"Shaming people for not "lifting a proverbial finger in the name of healthy exercise" is no way to encourage increased non-car or bicycle mode share as a form of transportation, and one's opinions on anyone else's exercise habits…"
Wednesday
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Jim Reho's discussion Which way is the wind really blowing?
"On the topic of e-bikes/scooters, I'm not that concerned about throttle assist vs pedal assist, beyond the overall opinion of everyone needing more exercise.  Yes, additional exercise is good for everyone and America as a whole could use a…"
Jun 11
Cooper Hofstad replied to Jim Reho's discussion Which way is the wind really blowing?
"I'd agree with that second paragraph re kids . . .  between that and the hyper-focus on organized activities and filling a kid's day with every possible activity under the sun, it's no wonder they can't enjoy the simple…"
Jun 11
Steve Fiete replied to Jim Reho's discussion Which way is the wind really blowing?
"If you are looking for trend data then you may find this report from the League of American Bicyclists interesting: https://bikeleague.org/sites/default/files/Where_We_Ride_2017_KM_0.pdf "Big increases" in commuting by bicycle is…"
Jun 11
Paul Lazzaro replied to Jim Reho's discussion Which way is the wind really blowing?
"The US has lost the habitat needed to grow transportation cyclists.  Once there were compact neighborhoods, with schools and businesses within biking, or even walking, distance from most homes.  Auto traffic was less intense.  Riding…"
Jun 11
Argonne69 replied to Jim Reho's discussion Which way is the wind really blowing?
"Lots to digest here. With bike share programs, I can see an increase in bike commuting, and yet still see a drop in sales. I haven't taken my bike out in years since I joined Divvy, and I'm certainly in no hurry to buy a new…"
Jun 11
Steve Fiete replied to Jim Reho's discussion Which way is the wind really blowing?
"The general trend over many decades  has been increasing vehicle mileage.  Then around 2006 is leveled off and dropped a little bit in the recession.  Annual mileage started increasing substantially again in 2015, but it is too early…"
Jun 11
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Which way is the wind really blowing?

I've heard a lot of seemingly contradictory claims about cycling and driving in the last several years.  I hear every year that more people are commuting to work, and that cycling is building momentum.  Yet, everything I read suggests that cycling sales are drooping.  This is from a recent article in my home-town paper, the Lake County (Ohio) News-Herald:"A recent study conducted by the Sports and Fitness Industry…See More
Jun 10
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…"
May 21
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?"
May 21
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

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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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