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Andy J
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Passing/Filtering on the Right?
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Wondering if anyone can clarify my understanding of the law.Had a run in with a (very nice and professional) police officer in the north suburbs, who believed that cyclists are not permitted pass on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by JeffB Sep 24, 2018.

RAGBRAI 2018?
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Less than 40 days to go! Anyone doing long rides to get ready?Would be great to meet up before heading out the corn...Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen Jul 20, 2018.

Advice Please: McDonald's Cycle Center to Lakefront Path
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Hi Everyone,I've got a friend coming into town next week, staying downtown, and I'm looking forward to taking him for a long spin along the lakefront. The plan is for me to ride down from Glenview…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Gordon May 18, 2017.

Ed Rudolph Velodrome in Northbrook
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On a whim, I stopped by tonight with my daughter - what a blast!Do any other Chainlinkers race/spectate? They have a ton of events over the summer:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roland Jun 5, 2015.

 

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Andy J replied to Matt Talbert's discussion I've had it with the right hook
"No need to go all the way to Urbana for that kind of treatment - I got the same in Highland Park a few weeks ago.  Like a previous poster mentioned, Chicago has a statute on the books, but once you get out to the ‘burbs, you’re…"
Oct 22, 2018
Andy J replied to Carter O'Brien's discussion Navy Pier Flyover delayed (again)
"What a joke. Hopefully, the race for a new mayor will inject some political interest in this project."
Sep 26, 2018
JeffB replied to Andy J's discussion Passing/Filtering on the Right?
"This article is over 5 years old, but discusses the ambiguities: https://chi.streetsblog.org/2013/02/01/passing-on-the-right-the-obscure-traffic-law-every-cyclist-might-be-breaking/ In it, a spokesperson for the Illinois League of Bicyclists said it…"
Sep 24, 2018
Doug Haynes replied to Andy J's discussion Passing/Filtering on the Right?
"As far as I know, and I could be wrong, you are legally OK passing on the right on a bike anywhere in the state. However, regardless of the law if you pass stopped traffic and continue past the lead car, especially if you come up as the light is…"
Sep 23, 2018
TonyP replied to Andy J's discussion Passing/Filtering on the Right?
"At an intersection I get out to the left far enough that I can see any on coming traffic and the driver in front of me in his side view mirror. If I can see them it improves their ability to see me."
Sep 22, 2018
mike w. replied to Andy J's discussion Passing/Filtering on the Right?
"i simply assume that every car in the line is turning right and not signalling. i tend to take the lane behind the rearmost car and only move until they do, or else i just go to the left and pass the lineup and get ahead of the lead car (providing…"
Sep 22, 2018
TonyP replied to Andy J's discussion Passing/Filtering on the Right?
"I agree with the cop, no matter what the law says, passing on the right, 'specially at an intersection, is an accident in the making. I have a question about filtering on the right, what about the 3 foot law? Is a motorist seeing a cyclist…"
Sep 22, 2018
Andy J posted a discussion

Passing/Filtering on the Right?

Wondering if anyone can clarify my understanding of the law.Had a run in with a (very nice and professional) police officer in the north suburbs, who believed that cyclists are not permitted pass on the right.The incident that sparked the debate was a "right hook" collision at a traffic signal, where the cyclist (me) filtered up on the right while the light was red. The officer said that I shared some of the fault because I should not have been passing the cars stopped at the light on the right.I thought otherwise but have yet to find anything (outside of a Chicago ordinance) that says one way or the other.There is this on the IL Secretary of State site but it does not reference a statute:"If a motorist is turning right and a bicyclist is approaching on the right, let the bicyclist go through the intersection first before making a right turn. Remember to always signal when turning."Am I mistaken here? Is this a protection only afforded to riders within the city limits?See More
Sep 22, 2018
Andy J is attending Scott Schaedel's event

2018 North Shore Century at Dawes Park (near the corner of Church Street and Sheridan Road) in Evanston IL

September 16, 2018 all day
The Evanston Bicycle Club’s North Shore Century offers incredibly scenic biking on routes of 25, 50, 62, and 100 miles. You'll experience beautiful neighborhoods, view unique architectural treasures, pedal down tranquil tree-lined streets and feel the refreshing breezes of Lake Michigan.  There are frequent rest stops stocked with home-baked goodies. Sags and bike mechanics are provided. Helmets are strongly urged!!The 2017 North Shore Century is on Sunday, September 16.   All rides start and end at Dawes Park (near the corner of Church Street and Sheridan Road) in Evanston, IL.Registration is $30 for adults and $10 for kids 17 and under.  However, the adult fee goes up to $40 on August 16 and is $50 if you register the day of the ride.  (The children’s fee will stay the same.)  So sign up as soon as you can!  See More
Sep 10, 2018
Andy J is attending Zach Schneider's event
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The Chainlink Tuesday Night Ride! at Turin

July 31, 2018 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Join us for our team training ride on Tuesday nights. This is a no-drop ride. We'll depart at 6:30 pm with a distance of 30+ miles.  Remember to bring your helmet, lights, water, etc.  16-18 mph 30+ miles No-Drop Please note: Helmet, brakes, and lights are required for the rideSee More
Jul 30, 2018
Yasmeen replied to Andy J's discussion RAGBRAI 2018?
"Have an awesome time Andy!!"
Jul 20, 2018
Andy J replied to Andy J's discussion RAGBRAI 2018?
"Leaving for Davenport in a few hours, meeting up with Brancel. Be safe - hope to see you out there!"
Jul 20, 2018
Andy J is attending Zach Schneider's event
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The Chainlink Tuesday Night Ride! at Turin

July 17, 2018 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Join us for our team training ride on Tuesday nights. This is a no-drop ride. We'll depart at 6:30 pm with a distance of 30+ miles.  Remember to bring your helmet, lights, water, etc.  16-18 mph 30+ miles No-Drop Please note: Helmet, brakes, and lights are required for the rideSee More
Jul 17, 2018
Andy J commented on Mark Trulock's group RAGBRAI
"We're down to 20 days before the start! Who's getting their hot-weather miles in? We did 70 mile shakeout yesterday - brutal, but picked up a few things: If you wear them, check your cleats. My buddy learned (the hard way) that he was…"
Jul 1, 2018
Karel Vollrath replied to Andy J's discussion RAGBRAI 2018?
"Doing our best to get rides in. Going on a long overnighter this weekend to MKE and back. "
Jun 18, 2018
Cheryl replied to Andy J's discussion RAGBRAI 2018?
"On vacation right now so will be trying to get in some long rides when I get back!!!"
Jun 17, 2018
Andy J posted a discussion

RAGBRAI 2018?

Less than 40 days to go! Anyone doing long rides to get ready?Would be great to meet up before heading out the corn...See More
Jun 12, 2018
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Jun 12, 2018
Andy J commented on Mark Trulock's group RAGBRAI
"Got my wristband number this morning! See you in Iowa!"
May 1, 2018
Andy J commented on Mark Trulock's group RAGBRAI
"Cool - it would be great to meet up with other Chainlink'rs!"
Mar 17, 2018

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What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Social, Bike Camping, Touring
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Advice and community

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