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Pedestrian Incident
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Today at about 6 pm I was riding on Randolph between Wabash ans State and there was a man on the ground right by the curb not moving and two bicycle patrol cops standing over him waiting for an…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago Feb 11.

Chicago to Madison
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It has been quite a few years since the discussion on routes has been posted.  I am looking for a route on paved roads or trails from Chicago to Madison to spread out over 2-3 days. Gravel might be…Continue

Tags: Routes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Jun 25, 2018.

Interesting technology to crack down on distracted driving
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Started this discussion. Last reply by mike w. May 1, 2017.

How many people ride both a recumbent and upright bike?
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How many of you recumbent riders still regularly ride your upright bikes?  How many of you realize there is no going back once you have made the switch?Continue

Tags: recumbent

Started this discussion. Last reply by Velo Celt Jan 26, 2017.

 

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ketoguychicago replied to Steve Fiete's discussion Pedestrian Incident
"I agree with Mike and Steve.  Moreover, Washington is a really tough configuration.  I was along there Friday.   The built-up bus stop barrier comes and goes, whereas before, the sidewalk could serve double-duty as sidewalk and…"
Feb 11
George Schick replied to Steve Fiete's discussion Pedestrian Incident
"Unfortunately, that's pretty much the case ...."
Feb 10
Ernesto Lube replied to Steve Fiete's discussion Pedestrian Incident
"Darwinism will find a way..."
Feb 10
George Schick replied to Steve Fiete's discussion Pedestrian Incident
"WGN aired a short segment on their evening news program last night, apparently something that was captured by security cameras. It showed a group of people slowly walking across a set of RR tracks while a Metra was bearing down on them. The lead…"
Feb 9
Steve Fiete replied to Steve Fiete's discussion Pedestrian Incident
"I would say it not so much stupidness as inattentiveness.  Based on my casual observation I think pedestrians are far less likely to walk into car traffic without looking than they are to step in front of a moving bike.  I am not saying it…"
Feb 9
Argonne69 replied to Steve Fiete's discussion Pedestrian Incident
"Not to mention dumb pedestrians stepping in front of the buses. 'Cant fix stupid."
Feb 9
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Steve Fiete's discussion Pedestrian Incident
"Glad no one was hit here. Hopefully the high/intoxicated dude came down OK. I've had several close calls with pedestrians suddenly stepping into the PBL's on Washington. This is a bigger concern in my mind than peds wandering into the…"
Feb 8
Mark replied to Steve Fiete's discussion Pedestrian Incident
"I ride in the traffic lanes through this stretch along Washington every afternoon.  I feel safer than in the PBL."
Feb 8
John Greenfield replied to Steve Fiete's discussion Pedestrian Incident
"According to the fire department there was an incident at 5:49 p.m. Thursday on this block of "a person high or intoxicated" who was not hospitalized."
Feb 8
Steve Fiete posted a discussion

Pedestrian Incident

Today at about 6 pm I was riding on Randolph between Wabash ans State and there was a man on the ground right by the curb not moving and two bicycle patrol cops standing over him waiting for an ambulance.  Does anyone know what happened?  On this stretch of road there are often pedestrians stepping into the bike lane without looking.  I would expect them to get collide with cyclists occasionally.See More
Feb 7
Steve Fiete replied to Yasmeen's discussion Moving, Job Hunting - How Much Is Bike Riding a Factor In Your Choices?
"That's weird. Why did you boss care how you got to work?"
Jan 20
Steve Fiete replied to Yasmeen's discussion All those f-bombs and birds flying free may be good for your health
"Well goddamn."
Jan 9
Steve Fiete replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Cyclist clipped by a Brown Line train
"... but was he wearing a helmet? ;>"
Jan 5
Steve Fiete replied to Yasmeen's discussion Why Do We So Readily Blame the Victim?
"Well we all do what we need to get by.  I think falsely attributing cause to bad unlucky events is common, and nearly universal.  We seem to be hardwired to "overlearn" from bad outcomes. I met someone who refuses to park in the…"
Dec 29, 2018
Steve Fiete replied to Yasmeen's discussion Why Do We So Readily Blame the Victim?
"My understanding is victim blaming helps the victim blamers feel safe.  It is natural to want to feel safe in day-to-day activities, so we are in denial of risk.  When something happens which shows the risk then if we can attribute the…"
Dec 28, 2018
Steve Fiete replied to Wuffie's discussion LFP - Car Wreck
"Enforcing speed limits on the Drive would probably make the frequency of this occurrence go way down.  Seems like that would not cost much to do."
Nov 15, 2018

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What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Exercise, Commuting
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Discussion forums, cycling related news.
My first bike:
Lotus Eclair

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