"Sorry Yasmeen, that's just one more anti-car rant. We all agree with you. But your sentiments are just 'blowin' in the wind.' You're preaching to the choir...and the drivers are still out there, happily…"
"Cool! Juan you sound like a guy that has it together; you make me wish I had a back yard and a fire pit!
But I agree with Yasmeen (for once). I like the warm weather too. Don't mind sweating...Chicago has so many more cold…"
"Well Yasmeen, you haven't been the site owner forever. Previous owners of The Chainlink were also outraged by some of my posts...back when this was a very active site, with dozens of posts every day. And finally they actually banned…"
"Careful Doug! You'll be branded a 'Troll' and banned from posting on the Chainlink forum!
I've spent a couple years trying to encourage Argonne to turn to more interesting subjects. For instance, I LIKE his head-cam…"
"Thanks for the link Tony! John Forester is my hero! No matter how obstinate and disagreeable he might be. I like the statement:
...Why would they [car-centric politicians and traffic engineers] want you to behave like a frightened…"
"I began biking to work in the mid-1970's when I lived in the Society Hill area of Philadelphia, down by the Delaware River. It was a charming restored colonial neighborhood, with brick streets, small houses, and gas street lamps. …"
Friends, sure, I can be friends with those that I don't always agree with much of the time. Freedom of expression and debate of opinions and ideas is of great value in our society. Just try not to be a jerk about it. Be fair, even-handed and really try to grasp the viewpoints of others without being offensive. You will then have all the friends you need here and in the real world. Take care. Peace out, and see you somewhere down the road! . . .
Hi - here's my question. You described a route from Chicago to STL in an earlier post, something along the lines of Elgin, Sycamore, Oregon, Sterling, Quad Cities...then down along the east bank of the Mississippi, connecting to Rt 96 to take Golden Eagle ferry to Missouri flood plain biking into St Charles.
Do you by chance have a cue sheet or online link to this route you can point me to?
I'm planning a ride STL-Chicago and interested in alternatives to the Route 66 trail.
Hi. I just sent a friend request to ask you a question. A while back you suggested that I use Hwy 12 to shorten my trip across IN to MI. I wanted to find out if you had a preferred route to get there and where you actually get on Hwy 12. Thanks, Jeff.