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Favorite autumn rides
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It's Halloween, it's Halloween, it's Halloween! (The Shaggs, 1969).  I can feel my favorite season creeping in, something about the cool air in the mornings and evenings.  Does anyone care to share…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tricolor 3 hours ago.

E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
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There is a certain sense of inevitability to e-bikes now.  Slowly, I'm beginning to see some positives.  I will never regard a vehicle that can propel itself with no pedaling at all as as a bicycle. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian S Aug 30.

The future (or already present) of scooters
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Here we go.  Now we have the fat-tire 25-mph models out and ready for the bike and multi-use paths. The problem with things with motors is that once they are given an inch, they will rapidly take a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ernesto Lube Aug 2.

If Franz Kafka made a bike video....
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NYPD police officer explains to a cyclist why he had to nearly run him over and stop him "by any means possible", all for the cyclist's own safety.  You make the call about who's right (if…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago Jul 24.

 

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Tricolor replied to Jim Reho's discussion Favorite autumn rides
"I did it a few years ago. Highly recommended."
3 hours ago
clp replied to Jim Reho's discussion Favorite autumn rides
"Oh man Tricolor!   Very tempting!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGaTZPN2X3k"
4 hours ago
Tricolor replied to Jim Reho's discussion Favorite autumn rides
"Take a week off and bike from Pittsburgh to DC while the leaves are in color and the weather is cool. 5-6 days on the road and overnight Amtrak rides each way."
4 hours ago
Eric Pounder replied to Jim Reho's discussion Favorite autumn rides
"Someone will probably suggest the Apple Cider Century.  To which I will counter that those roads are horrible and made me vow not to ride it again.  I had planned to do the century last year, but cut it short due to the poor maintenance of…"
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Favorite autumn rides

It's Halloween, it's Halloween, it's Halloween! (The Shaggs, 1969).  I can feel my favorite season creeping in, something about the cool air in the mornings and evenings.  Does anyone care to share their favorite fall bike areas, routes, and trails, in the Chicagoland area or anywhere else?  I'm always looking for things to do and places to go in southwest Michigan, for example.See More
Tuesday
Jim Reho replied to John Greenfield's discussion MISSING SOMA DOUBLECROSS TOURING BIKE: $500 REWARD.
"For all that you do for the biking community, this is extremely unfair. I sure hope you get your bike back. You're a better person than I am -- to me, stealing someone's bike is never an "understandable temptation", especially…"
Sep 13
Brian S replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"There are often commercial vehicles on the trail. Beer deliveries, food deliveries, port-o-potty deliveries, etc."
Aug 30
Mark replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"Exactly, because they are COMMERCIAL vehicles.  Should we allow commercial vehicles on the LFT?"
Aug 30
David P. replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"It had a license plate because, while a tricycle, it is regulated by the department of business affairs and consumer protection. "
Aug 30
Jim Reho replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"We are generally on the same page. I might even limit even Class 1 ebikes to 15 mph if they're in bike lanes and on paths.  I guess we can live with 20 if we have to."
Aug 28
ad replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"If that's a reply aimed at me, I agree they weren't, which is exactly why I think e-bikes shouldn't be allowed to do so either.  To be clear, I support the lines the City has drawn, which is that Class 3 e-bikes (i.e., ones that…"
Aug 28
ad replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"No.  I'd argue the City has a valid reason to cap e-bikes at 20 mph if they're going to use paths and bike lanes, as people going above that speed may present a danger, and I'm noting one of the factors that the City very likely…"
Aug 28
Jim Reho replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"Maybe mopeds capped at 25 were or are allowed to be operated without a license, but were they allowed to go on designated bike paths? I don't care if ebikes go 25 on the streets.  I don't think they should be doing that on bike paths…"
Aug 28
ad replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"I draw the line at the same place the City has already decided to draw the line by statute for e-bikes on paths and in bike lanes, which is 20 mph (I mistakenly thought it was 18).  I have no doubt you could operate your e-bike extremely safely…"
Aug 28
Brian S replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"So you would advocate that any cyclist, regardless of bike, should need to obtain a license to travel faster than, say, 18 mph? To prove that they're experienced enough to do so?"
Aug 28
ad replied to Jim Reho's discussion E-bikes taking the lead in bikeshare
"We already factor in "experience" to other modes of transportation.  Traditional mopeds capped at 25 mph are allowed to be operated by people in most states without having to obtain a motorcycle license, with the though being that…"
Aug 28

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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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