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Use a fitness tracker or Strava?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by John Durham May 9, 2018.

Advice/recommendations needed: tent & sleeping bag for bike touring.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jaik S. Apr 9, 2018.

12 years' sentence in cyclist's death
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Nov 22, 2017.

 

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mike w. replied to Noah Kleinschmidt's discussion Hoping to bike from Chi or Milwaukee to Mpls, wanna join?
"Be aware that due to last years heavy rains & flooding, the Elroy-Sparta trail is closed from Elroy to Norwalk. The 400 trail is closed from LaValle to Reedsburg. The trails will probably be closed through the summer. Check with the Wisconsin…"
Tuesday
Regina Schurman and mike w. are now friends
Tuesday
mike w. is attending Regina Schurman's event
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Oregon Monroe Lollipop at Paddlewheel Inn, Oregon, IL

May 4, 2019 from 7am to 8:30pm
New 200k route north from Oregon on some very nice rolling terrain up to Monroe.  Do a small loop out on some hills and return mostly how you came.With 5,300 ft of climbing, this is a scenic and healthy way to get your climbing game on as the spring comes on.  The 7:00 am start means you probably won't need much in the way of lights or reflective gear, though we highly recommend them "just in case".See More
Tuesday
mike w. liked Regina Schurman's event Evanston Season Opener (200K)
Tuesday
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion A request...
"Monday and Tuesday were 3 speed days:"
Apr 10
mike w. replied to Jim Reho's discussion It used to be far worse....
"Interesting indeed. So many seem to have been run down in the street. Looks like lots of children & older folks. The one that caught my eye in particular was the first listing under May: "James Aldrich, 83, watchman...Parnell av.…"
Apr 7
mike w. replied to Tooscrapps's discussion Riverwalk Security Guards Back At It
"Sounds like a test case waiting to happen..."
Apr 4
mike w. replied to Tooscrapps's discussion Riverwalk Security Guards Back At It
"Then it's probably a problem of bad design/execution. Unfortunately that's a problem with MUPS in general."
Apr 4
mike w. replied to Tooscrapps's discussion Riverwalk Security Guards Back At It
"Well, it is the Riverwalk."
Apr 3
mike w. replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion City riding
"Yes, the ped was a clueless wretch, and yes, cycling in the city- especially downtown- is hazardous. But, consider this scenario: the ped in that video sustains some vague but identifiable injury (a bruise will do,) and is convinced by his…"
Mar 28
mike w. replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion City riding
"Yes, even if. The laws favour pedestrians, no matter how stupid. Even IF you should "win" in court, you'll be out hefty legal fees (lawyering up ain't cheap!) and days or months of your life sitting in court that you'll…"
Mar 28
mike w. replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion City riding
"Have to agree with clp in this case. In any pedestrian/vehicle collision, the ped -no matter if it was through their own stupidity/ignorance/lack -of-situational-awareness/whatever- can sue and the law is pretty much on their side, especially if…"
Mar 28
mike w. replied to Bike Lane Uprising's discussion Passenger of SUV blocking bike lane throws liquid on cyclists
"THIS^^ +1"
Mar 22
mike w. replied to Bike Lane Uprising's discussion Passenger of SUV blocking bike lane throws liquid on cyclists
"Let's look at the story as presented: a cyclist stopped in front of a car in the bike lane and snapped a photo of it. The passenger got out and "got in (the) face (of)" and exchanged heated words with the cyclist before getting back…"
Mar 22
mike w. replied to Bike Lane Uprising's discussion Passenger of SUV blocking bike lane throws liquid on cyclists
"Cooper: Some terms and grammar from an English class you may have slept through: "Those people": the people in the pictures. "Those":plural demonstrative pronoun, singular form: "that." BTW: Easily identifiable by any…"
Mar 21
mike w. replied to Bike Lane Uprising's discussion Passenger of SUV blocking bike lane throws liquid on cyclists
"How?"
Mar 20
mike w. replied to Bike Lane Uprising's discussion Passenger of SUV blocking bike lane throws liquid on cyclists
Mar 20
mike w. replied to Bike Lane Uprising's discussion Passenger of SUV blocking bike lane throws liquid on cyclists
"Sometimes stereotypes are the products of observation."
Mar 20
mike w. replied to Bike Lane Uprising's discussion Passenger of SUV blocking bike lane throws liquid on cyclists
"No."
Mar 20
mike w. replied to Bike Lane Uprising's discussion Passenger of SUV blocking bike lane throws liquid on cyclists
"Race isn't in it. i fear the same from ANYONE who acted so and yes, i've had a pistol brandished at me by a driver. This country is gun-crazy."
Mar 18

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Track, Fixed Gear, Tandem
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance
What brings you to The Chainlink?
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About me:
Old retro-grouch... steel is real! Campag, 531, SP, Clips'n'straps, 36H, SunTour, not Shimano... fixies since '72. Hero: Joop Zoetemelk, Rainbow Jersey @ 38!
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://Euphoriabwltd.blogspot.com

The machine has got to be accepted, but it is probably better to accept it rather as one accepts a drug -- that is, grudgingly and suspiciously. Like a drug, the machine is useful, dangerous, and habit-forming. The oftener one surrenders to it the tighter its grip becomes. -George Orwell, novelist (1903-1950)

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At 1:58pm on March 11, 2013, Christine W. said…

Thanks, Love!

At 10:47am on December 22, 2011, mike w. said…

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

At 3:45pm on March 18, 2011, globalguy said…
Terrestria quando Mortales animas vivunt sortita, neque ulla est Aut parvo aut magno lethi fuga.
At 1:13pm on December 6, 2010, globalguy said…
Hey, she's just another Raleigh fan %-{0>
At 2:40pm on August 27, 2010, Digital Dario said…
Sure did. I'm going to try the Northshore Century Sept 12. I'll be missing my sisters half marathon but I'm totally fine with that.
At 2:21pm on May 5, 2010, Michael Robin said…
unsavory? how unsavory? the unsavory things I know are what make me like him so much
At 12:56pm on May 5, 2010, Michael Robin said…
Ha. Cause I love him and I don't have a good picture of myself or a bike. I am a current wizard! I'm the promo director actually!
At 12:40pm on April 8, 2010, Spencer "Thunderball" Thayer! said…
Yo, no freakin' problem. I'll see you at Palast this friday?
At 11:06pm on January 17, 2010, Michelle Green said…
I'm actually loving this winter riding. It makes me feel tough :)
At 11:59am on January 12, 2010, h' Zerocats said…
Thanks for the offer re: the swap.
Metra adds 90 minutes to my journey I am not too excited about, as I'd have to travel downtown to pick it up-- still trying to find other options.
Thanks!
At 1:10pm on January 11, 2010, Michelle Green said…
I'm riding as much as I can... I figure if I can get through winter on a bicycle (I just moved here from Texas) I can get through anything.
At 11:32am on November 3, 2009, Sam Schild said…
hey mike, I just went through my photos and added captions and general locations to all of them. they're all from my recent Lake Michigan circle tour, so sometimes I had to just put general locations when I didn't know specifics
At 12:36pm on September 3, 2009, mike w. said…
Humans think they are smarter than dolphins because we build cars and buildings and start wars etc., and all that dolphins do is swim in the water, eat fish and play around. Dolphins believe that they are smarter for exactly the same reasons. -Douglas Adams, writer, dramatist, and musician (1952-2001)
At 12:27am on June 4, 2009, Jeff Roth said…
Ya. I kept looking over my shoulder and waiting fr the other shoe to drop.
 
 
 

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