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Biking faster than Uber, CTA buses.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen Dec 15, 2016.

Free eBook on how to ride.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Nov 5, 2016.

 

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Mike Schwab replied to kb's discussion Chainlink tell me what you know about biking in St. Louis!
"St. Louis Bike Share opened last year.  http://www.stlbikeshare.org/ ; And I found an article with 10 bicycle rental locations.  https://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=bikerentals&find_loc=Saint+Louis%2C+MO ;"
Friday
Mike Schwab replied to kb's discussion Chainlink tell me what you know about biking in St. Louis!
"It is crushed gravel.  1/4 inch and smaller.  No RR ballast or driveway rock,  More like the stuff they put on oil and chip roads, but no oil."
Friday
Mike Schwab replied to kb's discussion Chainlink tell me what you know about biking in St. Louis!
"Lots of sports fans travel to the other city for Chicago / St. Louis games.  Feel free to wear your current team's shirt.  https://www.theodysseyonline.com/open-letter-cubs-fans-fans-baseball Happened to run across some…"
Mar 11
Mike Schwab replied to kb's discussion Chainlink tell me what you know about biking in St. Louis!
"St. Louis Critical Mass was not very big and folded about a decade ago, shared membership with the St. Louis Bicycle Federation, which was a great group for bicycle commuters.  But it stopped getting membership renewals and folded…"
Mar 6
Mike Schwab replied to bobweiser's discussion Major Taylor: champion undermined by prejudice
"His father worked in a bike shop in Indianapolis while he was a kid.  They made him a military style uniform and he performed tricks on his bicycle out front, so they started calling him Major Taylor."
Feb 11
Mike Schwab replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Multi-Day Trail Ride...suggestions needed please
Feb 6
Mike Schwab replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Multi-Day Trail Ride...suggestions needed please
"Amtrak to Kansas City and ride the trail back to St Charles, MO?"
Jan 21
Mike Schwab replied to Argonne69's discussion Divvy
"How about a repair station style pump so you can air up before taking the bike out of the dock?"
Jan 7
Mike Schwab replied to Yasmeen's discussion Checking out for a while by bike: Where would you bike? What would you bring?
"Just be sure you can load your bicycle there.  Or ride Amtrak from Chicago and ride back.  Cairo, Memphis, New Orleans, etc."
Dec 12, 2018
Mike Schwab replied to Tooscrapps's discussion To the guy in the black Acura MDX
"+99!!!"
Dec 8, 2018
Mike Schwab replied to Jeremy's discussion judicial retention vote
https://www.motherjones.com/crime-justice/2018/11/texas-harris-country-judges-bail-beto-orourke-juvenile-justice/  Chicago mentioned.  Straight Party voting got the 59 Texas judges removed.  In Illinois, aren't current…"
Nov 19, 2018
Mike Schwab replied to Morning's discussion Air pollution masks
"No lead in decades, leading to a massive drop in crime rates.  Prisons are beginning to empty.  https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2018/02/an-updated-lead-crime-roundup-for-2018/ ;"
Nov 8, 2018
Mike Schwab replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Pedestrians on Dearborn
"How about an Airzound? https://www.amazon.com/Delta-Cycle-Airzound-Hooter-Rechargeable/dp/B000ACAMJC ; Don't blow indoors.  Suggest earplugs."
Nov 8, 2018
Mike Schwab replied to dav's discussion There was once a magical tailwind...
"I was on one ride with a 14 mph tailwind in September.  Had to pull bib jersey down since I had no air movement on a tailwind sections for several miles."
Nov 5, 2018
Mike Schwab replied to Yasmeen's discussion Fall Weather Riding... The Best? The Worst? Or Meh?
"Spring and Fall are cool enough that the exercise doesn't get you sweaty."
Oct 27, 2018

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What I ride:
Recumbent
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Bicycling news from Chicago.

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