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Phillip Hutchinson
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  • Chicago, IL
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Phillip Hutchinson replied to Jaik S.'s discussion Bike Parking in the loop
"Interested in this as well. The CTA has sheltered/indoor bike parking at a few stations. I'm not that familiar with the bike parking at the stations in the loop, but their website lists Washington/Wells, Harold Washington Library, and the…"
21 hours ago
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Gage B.'s discussion Randolph bike lane between Clinton and canal
"Agree that this current bike-lane-on-sidewalk configuration doesn't work. I don't ride through here often, but every time I do I see cyclists just riding in the street, and pedestrians standing in the bike lane on the sidewalk. Some…"
Thursday
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion A sharable ‘sit down’ electric scooter company is launching in Texas
"The phrase "designed for use in bike lanes" is likely in reference to Federal and State laws/definitions of what an E-bike is. I'm not all that familiar with Texas laws, but my understanding is that e-bikes and scooters are allowed to…"
Jan 14
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Mayoral Candidate Dorthy Brown
"I'm not sure why anyone would think their property taxes should fund a private, exclusive boat parking spot in a Chicago Park District harbor, so I assume you're just comparing the state registration fee, which the Illinois DNR…"
Jan 10
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Mayoral Candidate Dorthy Brown
"By the way, Colorado Springs charges a one-time fee of $4 for new bikes sold. Hawaii charges a $15 one-time fee for new bikes sold. Oregon has recently enacted a similar law to Hawaii that went into effect in 2018, and charges a $15 one-time fee for…"
Jan 10
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Mayoral Candidate Dorthy Brown
"This is idiotic. I live and work in the City of Chicago. In addition to several bikes, I also own a car and a home. I happily pay boatloads of taxes including sales, property taxes, vehicle registration taxes, etc, and am pleased that my tax…"
Jan 10
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Argonne69's discussion Divvy
"I did around 200 Divvy trips in 2018. I've encountered a few Divvy's with flat (or nearly-flat) tires and pushed the wrench button on them, but otherwise never really noticed the tire pressures being a regular issue. My main complaints: -…"
Jan 10
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Gage B.'s discussion Aggressive left turns.
"Haha. Awesome.  I also typically start crossing here as soon as I get the signal, but almost every time I have to stop and wait for a few red-light-running motorists to complete their turn and clear the intersection, and they often get super…"
Jan 4
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Gage B.'s discussion Aggressive left turns.
"That intersection is particularly bad for motorists running the red on the South Bound left turn arrow. Also, there is no CTA bus route that goes down Oak. Not sure why they would even be making that turn. Regardless, glad to hear you're…"
Jan 4
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Gage B.'s discussion Aggressive left turns.
"I encounter this all the time while cycling and driving. The left turning driver is usually creeping into the intersection anticipating the turn as well. I end up slowing down and moving further to the right to make sure they see me, which then…"
Jan 3
Phillip Hutchinson replied to DRU Williams-Clark's discussion Bike locked to my bike - scam?
"So what happened with the OP's bike? While it makes sense that thieves might slap a new lock (or two) on there as a way to get someone to leave a bike overnight, I'm not sure why they would lock up a second bike to it.  Also, unless…"
Dec 27, 2018
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Meg's discussion Where to buy used bike
"I'm surprised something like The Pro's Closet doesn't exist in Chicago (or other major cities).  I see lots of local racers around here on brand new gear every season. I know some of last year's stuff gets handed down to…"
Dec 27, 2018
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion City opens part of Navy Pier Flyover today, 12/20
"My thoughts after riding it: Awesome view, so much better than going under and dodging traffic at Grand/Illinois.  Awesome bridge design. I love the railing and lights, and the whole thing looks really cool.  The 16' width is not…"
Dec 21, 2018
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion City opens part of Navy Pier Flyover today, 12/20
"I'm happy this is finally opening, even if it's just the first portion of it. I imagine some people are going to haul ass going down the ramp on the North side, onto the sea-wall, especially on days with big tailwinds."
Dec 20, 2018
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Alex Z's discussion Can we all agree that the Kinzie bridge Kathy plates...
"I agree. I'd also add that passing other cyclists pretty much anywhere in the Dearborn 2-way bike lane when there's oncoming bike traffic is dangerous. Those lanes are not wide enough for this, and the other riders usually have no room to…"
Nov 26, 2018
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Alex Z's discussion Anyone brave the snow this morning?
"I saw someone on a Divvy riding down Lincoln this morning, struggling to stay in tire tracks. It looked super dangerous."
Nov 26, 2018

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Divvy (bike share)
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Competition / Racing
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Looking for 2018 group rides and some new routes
About me:
I like bikes

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