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Most dangerous cities for cyclists
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Just stumbled on this:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian S Dec 19, 2017.

Nearly clobbered by PACE van this morning
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This isn't directly bike-related, but I have no better place to vent.I was walking to the Metra just before 6am this morning. Driver distraction has gotten so bad, that even when I walk, if it's dark…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Barish Dec 22, 2017.

Bikes on the River Walk
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This just popped up on my Google bike alert:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Dec 12, 2017.

Bikes and Terrorists
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Eben Weiss (a.k.a, Bike Snob NYC) on bikes and terrorists:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Gordon Nov 6, 2017.

 

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Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"I'm not a Chicago resident (Evanston, though I work in the Loop). I think Richie and Rahm have both been good for the cycling community. I rather suspect the next crop of mayoral candidates will have difficulty living up to their legacies. That…"
Jan 13
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Argonne69's discussion Divvy
"Neat concept. I wish my bum knee allowed me to run still."
Jan 11
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Argonne69's discussion Divvy
"I was only in the top 3%. :-( I thought I recalled that they used nitrogen instead of plain compressed air? At any rate, I'm pretty sure the tires themselves are pretty sturdy, so are going to ride like you're in a tank. As for the…"
Jan 7
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Gage B.'s discussion Aggressive left turns.
"I think part of it is that most drivers are only used to interacting with other cars. The kind of moves which scare the beejezus out of us bike riders are largely inconsequential when they involve two cars at low speed."
Dec 30, 2018
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to DRU Williams-Clark's discussion Bike locked to my bike - scam?
"Not sure about the OP, but in my case, yes, the other bike was locked with a cheap cable lock."
Dec 27, 2018
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Meg's discussion Where to buy used bike
"Check out The Recyclery on Paulina in Rogers Park. Buchephalus Bikes in Evanston also sells used (and new) bikes."
Dec 23, 2018
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to DRU Williams-Clark's discussion Bike locked to my bike - scam?
"Happened to me in Evanston at the Davis St Metra station. I recognized the bike as belonging to someone else who parks there. I left it overnight. The offender's lock and bike were gone the next morning. In thinking about what I would do if my…"
Dec 18, 2018
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"Crisis averted. It turns out a nephew borrowed it and didn't bother to tell us. Our sister-in-law only discovered the bike in their (unlocked) garage today and let my wife know. All's well that ends well."
Jun 3, 2018
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"chicago.stolenbike.org seems to be down. Unfortunately, I have a report to enter..."
Jun 2, 2018
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to ChiBikeGeek's discussion Bobby Cann Updates: Ryne San Hamel Pleads Guilty, Receives 10 Days in Jail
"I think of this sad case every time I hear of another person sentenced to much more time for killing a cyclist. It's very hard not to see this case as a complete miscarriage of justice. RIP Bobby Cann."
May 29, 2018
Alex and Skip Montanaro 14.5mi are now friends
Mar 5, 2018
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Alex's discussion Brooks, Wrights, Velo Orange leather saddles for sale
"Ning is so weird. Sent you a friend request..."
Mar 5, 2018
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Not snow shoveled in by businesses after the city had already plowed?"
Dec 27, 2017
David Barish replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Nearly clobbered by PACE van this morning
"Skip Yeesh.  You were on a quiet street at a quiet time of day with simply no excuse for the driver to fail to see you regardless of being lit. I am glad to hear it was a scare and not a tragedy. I am also glad to hear that it appears that…"
Dec 22, 2017
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Argonne69's discussion Divvy
"Not too surprising. Coverage in Evanston is rather light, and I think was influenced by sponsorship. The one at Church and Dodge is probably there to serve the high school. I believe Valli tossed in some sponsor bucks to get the dock there."
Dec 20, 2017
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Argonne69's discussion Divvy
"On the subject of full and empty docks... I started riding Divvy as an alternative to hobbling across the Loop from the Metra station during my early-to-middle phase of recovery after my crash in late February. Divvy was a godsend, as it was much…"
Dec 20, 2017

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What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I ride a bike in the Chicago area

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At 10:06am on December 6, 2013, Alex said…

"maxy, super maxy, mighty competition, super mighty competition, grand mighty (75?)..any others?" that's from a bikeforums thread. it seems like there are tons of variants on 'mighty' 'grand' etc. their model names are so grandiose. 

At 11:14pm on December 5, 2013, Alex said…

is that a mighty tour crankarm/spider?

 
 
 

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