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To the guy in the black Acura MDX
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I'm sorry you were so offended that I tapped on your car mirror. You were glued to your phone and it was the only way to get your attention and let you know you were blocking the entire bike lane (N.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Schwab Dec 8, 2018.

Riding the Marathon Route
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Has anyone ever given this a go? Any tips?I know the streets close at 7AM and the para-runners start at 7:20. Figure I might try to hop on the course near the start at 6:55 and see how far I can get…Continue

Tags: marathon

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Oct 17, 2018.

Attention Cyclist-Motorists, Wells Automotive Service doesn't want your business
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I apologize for the length and I normally wouldn't post something like this. I might gripe in comments about the businesses and their employees who endanger us on the streets everyday and put it to…Continue

Tags: Street, Wells

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tooscrapps Sep 14, 2018.

 

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Tooscrapps replied to Jim Reho's discussion Epic!
"Wouldn't call it epic, but I Divvy'd the 4ish miles from work both Tues/Wed nights. It was actually really relaxing as there weren't a lot of cars out. I've never had a whole lane to myself on LaSalle (and because of the speed I…"
Feb 5
Tooscrapps replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Multi-Day Trail Ride...suggestions needed please
"Good tips. Definitely hoping for good trail conditions. Going for the credit card tour route and four is the goal."
Jan 29
Tooscrapps replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Multi-Day Trail Ride...suggestions needed please
"Got anything beside your anecdotal experience? And yes, while they do not focus on county roads, it stands to reason that maintenance of roads follows the patterns of use by motorists."
Jan 24
Tooscrapps replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Multi-Day Trail Ride...suggestions needed please
"https://www.businessinsider.com/map-road-quality-in-each-state-according-to-us-news-2018-4 Walker has single-handedly wrecked their states road fund with splashy and expensive upgrades to appease his Milwaukee suburban base. That leaves little left…"
Jan 24
Tooscrapps replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Multi-Day Trail Ride...suggestions needed please
"Doing this in August over four days in August!"
Jan 23
Tooscrapps replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Careless pedestrian
"I had two peds crossing against the light in opposite directions across Dearborn/Kinzie as I was coming down the hill. Not only that, but as I moved to avoid them, they both froze in place and I had to ditch the Divvy. Thank god for the step-though!"
Dec 27, 2018
Tooscrapps replied to Gage B.'s discussion Angry City.
"I think what you mean is Utilitarianism. Our Democracy has checks that are supposed to protect the rights of those minorities. So if you want to use that, cyclists' rights and opportunities should be equal to motorists. Clearly they are…"
Dec 17, 2018
Mike Schwab replied to Tooscrapps's discussion To the guy in the black Acura MDX
"+99!!!"
Dec 8, 2018
Juan 2-3 or more mi. replied to Tooscrapps's discussion To the guy in the black Acura MDX
"Sounds like you "take the lane" slyly with cager traffic, not even bothering to pull on opening passenger doors or adjust mirros from Uber's or stop to take photos of sheeple parked in the lane."
Dec 7, 2018
Argonne69 replied to Tooscrapps's discussion To the guy in the black Acura MDX
"Not to mention that it's still illegal to stop in a shared bike lane."
Dec 7, 2018
David P. replied to Tooscrapps's discussion To the guy in the black Acura MDX
"Not sure it's really worth trying to have a serious conversation with someone who has one answer to every question. "
Dec 6, 2018
Yasmeen replied to Tooscrapps's discussion To the guy in the black Acura MDX
"At the end of the article: Ferenchak told Streetsblog sharrows seemed to have a small effect on encouraging people to bike but provide no additional protection. This is in line with what Dutch bike planner Dick Van Veen told Streetsblog about…"
Dec 6, 2018
Anne Alt replied to Tooscrapps's discussion To the guy in the black Acura MDX
"The results suggest that bike lanes encourage more people to bike... Isn't that what we all want to see?"
Dec 6, 2018
TonyP replied to Tooscrapps's discussion To the guy in the black Acura MDX
"I have no study to present but it's my opinion that if sharrows don't work it has more to do with enforcement than anything. If motorists were ticketed for crowding cyclists and cyclists were treated by the police as vehicles entitled to…"
Dec 6, 2018
Yasmeen replied to Tooscrapps's discussion To the guy in the black Acura MDX
"https://usa.streetsblog.org/2016/01/14/study-sharrows-dont-make-streets-safer-for-cycling/ A study by University of Colorado Denver researchers Nick Ferenchak and Wesley Marshall examined safety outcomes for areas in Chicago that received bike…"
Dec 6, 2018
TonyP replied to Tooscrapps's discussion To the guy in the black Acura MDX
"I gotta agree with CLP in that I'm not a fan of bike lanes. In stead of bike lanes all lanes should be treated as sharrows. Cyclists should be treated as the vehicles that we are and motorists should be ticketed for not giving us our three…"
Dec 6, 2018

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What I ride:
Road, Divvy (bike share)
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Social
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Like to bike.

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