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Take a minute to speak up for better biking in Wicker Park & Bucktown
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim S Nov 16, 2012.

FS: unique chair made from a bike rack by artist Andy Gregg
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Started this discussion. Last reply by payton Oct 8, 2009.


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payton replied to Alex Z's discussion Divvy seat height
"I'm 5'5" and my usual rides are a 51cm road bike and 19" mountain bike. I set my Bixi rides at 5+. Conveniently, Social Bikes seem to have a fairly similar numbering schema."
Apr 2, 2018
payton replied to Travis Kluska's discussion Who is interested in indoor secure bicycle parking at and around Union Station?
"Long-term plans do include a bike station as part of an intermodal center (read: bus terminal) on what's now the parking lot just south of Union Station. However, this won't be built for a while, and in the meantime a very large bus stop…"
Dec 11, 2014
payton replied to Madopal (16.5 mi)'s discussion Hyde Park route/parking advice
"I did this commute from Wicker Park and Ukrainian Village in the past. I tried just about every route possible by bike and transit. The absolute fastest I ever managed was going home via LFT, riverwalk, Lower Michigan, Kinzie, and…"
Aug 3, 2014
payton replied to Julie Aberhoch's discussion IGO Name Change
"Note that the sale was just of the operations: car-sharing is a capital intensive business, and I-Go just wasn't able to offer the same scale. Non-profits just aren't very good at such businesses, anyhow. The 501c3 is still around, and…"
Nov 4, 2013
payton replied to Steven Vance's discussion Chicago bike sharing will be known as Divvy, be Chicago flag blue
"From the FAQ, the authorization hold is only $1. Yes, if the bike is stolen, then a $1200 charge will be run on the card. If that bounces, well, they'll figure out something -- but experience elsewhere indicates that rarely occurs. As for…"
Jul 31, 2013
payton replied to Legacy Frameworks's discussion Frame Design for Smaller Folks
"I've standardized on 26" wheels, thanks to the Long Haul Trucker. I could deal with 650s, since I could still use 26" inner tubes with those. Couldn't stand the toe overlap on a 50cm/700c road bike that I had, particularly…"
Jul 31, 2013
payton replied to Eli 6.5 mi's discussion Bike shipping options
"Any shop that sells new bikes will pack it for you, and sees FedEx/UPS trucks daily that can pick up your bike. You might be able to save a few bucks over Bikeflights by contacting the carrier directly, but the rate quote I pulled up just now seems…"
Jul 20, 2013
payton replied to Steven Vance's discussion Damen Avenue bridge history
"The initial reason that I dimly remember about why it didn't have bike lanes to start with was that it was an IDOT project. IDOT apparently required bridges to be built with 50-year traffic projections in mind, which meant that all underpasses…"
Jul 20, 2013

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Road, Mountain, Funny Bike
The kind of riding I do:
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the photo is of me flogging a Chicago Critical Mass route map, circa Nov 2000. you young 'uns gather round now, y'hear, 'cause as I said before...

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At 6:47pm on January 22, 2011, Tank-Ridin' Ryan said…
At 4:46pm on March 14, 2010, Aaron Bussey said…
I was thinking you were referring to this guy instead - my faux pas
At 12:19am on January 9, 2009, T.C. O'Rourke said…
Three Floyd's Ride Severe Advisory!
Warning!! Danger!!
Conditions Saturday will be horrendous:
The brew pub will not fill your growler!!
We have therefore rerouted on the return trip to visit Flossmoor Station.
Oh, and yeah, might be "chilly" out.
That is all.
At 1:26pm on December 8, 2008, Ethan Spotts said…
Good to see you, Payton...thanks for coming to the Bash! Sorry we couldn't talk more (so hard when I'm on the clock). Best, Ethan


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