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I don't want to hit you
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Please use lights. Front and back.Driving home from Waukegan and taking the backroads. It's eventually dark about halfway down. I see a ton of cyclists and a fraction (not including Divvy's) that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Filka Bean Oct 5.

Bicyclist hit by car - hit and run
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Came across this via Facebookanyone hear more about it?…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Aug 13.

Most Bike Friendly Apts
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I was thinking about this recently... what are the most bike friendly apartments you can think of? We viewed a complex with both indoor bike storage and a bike repair room.(…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Meg Jun 16.

Charity Bike Rides?
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Are there any charity bike rides this spring/summer/fall upcoming that are worthwhile? I currently bike about 20 miles one way to work and would like to add a challenge this summer.I am not the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Len Krietz Jan 14.

 

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Filka Bean replied to Meg's discussion I don't want to hit you
"You can see a lot of different versions of these on the Critical Mass rides, and i agree with Nora that they’re more festive than anything else, but they also shine out to the sides and make a pool of light that’s visible from all…"
Oct 5
David Henri replied to Meg's discussion I don't want to hit you
"You know it's a sure sign of fall when we start reading about the bike ninjas again."
Oct 2
Tom A.K. replied to Meg's discussion I don't want to hit you
"Self-preservation: The absolute best reason for having a good front light. Now that autumn is here, so is the early evening darkness when everyone is heading home from work. The danger is the unseen hazards in the street surface (potholes, cracks,…"
Oct 1
John Greenfield replied to Meg's discussion I don't want to hit you
"I'm not condoning this behavior, but if you want to get inside the head of a bike ninja to find out why on earth someone would choose to ride without lights, read…"
Oct 1
Nora FW replied to Meg's discussion I don't want to hit you
"I received some red ones as a gift and put them on one year around the holidays, not sure how much they did for visibility but they were certainly festive. The battery pack on mine isn't as nice as the one in your video and is a bit of a pain,…"
Oct 1
Mark replied to Meg's discussion I don't want to hit you
"I've started covering my front light if riding or cutting my car headlights briefly when I encounter these ninjas.  That is if I see them in time to react.  Not sure if they get the message, or if they really care.  Unfortunately…"
Sep 28
Jim Reho replied to Meg's discussion I don't want to hit you
"I use some inexpensive LEDs on my wheel spokes.  I have a taillight to take care of being seen from behind.  What these kinds of lights do is make your bike much more visible from the side, which is all good."
Sep 27
Carter O'Brien replied to Meg's discussion I don't want to hit you
"Has anyone tried those LED lights designed to go in your wheels? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWaJJZYimAQ I don't know how much they would help in terms of providing visibility from behind, but my inner 13 year old thinks they're kind…"
Sep 27
Anne Alt replied to Meg's discussion I don't want to hit you
"I agree."
Sep 27
Jim Reho replied to Meg's discussion I don't want to hit you
"I could not agree more."
Sep 27
John Greenfield replied to Meg's discussion I don't want to hit you
"This is a totally reasonable request. In bike-friendly European countries with tons of cycling and low crash and injury rates, few people wear helmets, but they think you're nuts if you ride at night without lights."
Sep 26
Meg posted a discussion

I don't want to hit you

Please use lights. Front and back.Driving home from Waukegan and taking the backroads. It's eventually dark about halfway down. I see a ton of cyclists and a fraction (not including Divvy's) that have lights. Listen, I don't want to hit you. I am paying attention but I cannot see you. Please do not assume that your reflectors are sufficient, that the street lights are sufficient, that lighter colored clothing is enough, or that a reflective stripe on your backpack is enough when I am not seeing…See More
Sep 26
Tom A.K. replied to Meg's discussion Bicyclist hit by car - hit and run
Aug 13
Meg replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Angela Park, 39 y.o. Female Bicyclist Killed by Truck Driver Turning Right in Greektown
Aug 13
Tom A.K. replied to Meg's discussion Bicyclist hit by car - hit and run
"Actually this incident occurred  on a Thursday night June 14, 2018 at about 9pm. A 46-year-old female cyclist was hit by a person driving a grey Mini Cooper in the vicinity of 1300 w. Cortland St. There was no recent update on her condition…"
Aug 10
Meg replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Angela Park, 39 y.o. Female Bicyclist Killed by Truck Driver Turning Right in Greektown
Aug 10

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Learning more about biking in Chicago
About me:
I'm a social worker by day

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