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Need a custom fabrication for bike accessory done - who does this?
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I am hoping someone on here can point me towards someone willing and able to manufacture me an accessory for my longtail based on a recent product that xtracycle came out with.We are loaning our…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anika Jan 19, 2013.

Effectively dealing with cars that drive in the bike lane
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I could use a couple of good suggestions after nearly being hit by 3 seperate drivers within 1 block near the Logan & Elston intersection on Sunday. Suggestions need to be acceptable to use in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Guzzardo Jan 5, 2013.

Doored and filing a police report
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It must be in the air...I was doored this afternoon near Palmer Square while biking with both of my kids (ages 1 and 5) on my bike. Riding in a bike lane and the door felt like it came out of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anika Aug 21, 2012.

Hassled and threatened by police in Logan Square
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I am looking for some resources to file complaints against an officer's treatment of me while biking this morning.  This officer was clearly uninformed about biking rules of the road and made lots of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 Aug 3, 2012.


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Anika replied to Alisa Hauser's discussion Your Input Welcome: Who is this penny-farthing guy? What's your must-wear tip for fall bike fashion?
"Music teacher at my son's school. I'm amazed that he keeps it locked up outside during the day on the west side and so far it doesn't look like it's been messed with. And every day after school he gives demonstrations to those…"
Oct 5, 2015
Anika replied to MeganK's discussion Biking as Transportation from Metra to South Barrington
"The "bike path" that runs from the Schaumburg station goes directly up Springinsguth Rd. Straight shot north. Always empty. The intersections have pedestrian lights so totally doable. From Logan Square, the metra stop on Cicero is pretty…"
Apr 24, 2015
Anika replied to wendy fawcett's discussion biking with a baby
"Neck support is the real issue. My older child was 9 months and the younger was 5 months when we started biking with them. But we had special setups beyond just a child seat."
Mar 2, 2015
Anika replied to Michael A's discussion How clear are the local paths?
"Not sure the best place to post this but wanted to update for anyone who might be interested. McCormick Trail thru Evanston/Skokie was being cleared at 8am this morning. Up to Church."
Jan 9, 2015
Anika replied to Kelly's discussion dressing a toddler for winter commuting
"I keep a pair of babylegs with me at all times. Easy to slip on for an extra layer on legs of little people or arms of big people. Tube socks with the toes cut off serve the same purpose. Also, it's pretty easy to find wool sweaters at a thrift…"
Nov 5, 2014
Anika replied to Jeff Schneider's discussion Kid Freedom
"I grew up on a farm in rural Michigan. When it was nice out, my brothers,sisters, neighboring friends and I all biked the 7 miles to elementary school when the weather was nice. When it wasn't, you rode the bus. Everyone had a bus route that…"
Oct 29, 2014
Anika replied to Kelly's discussion Commuting with kids - what bike?
"I regularly bike between 15 and 30miles on the Mundo with around 100lbs of weight on it. No electric assist although occasionally I contemplate it. It is totally doable. Max distance on it to date was 65 miles with 250 lbs loaded. A bit more of a…"
Oct 3, 2014
Anika replied to Ryan Stahlman's discussion Pannier mounting hardware upgrade?
"I've converted my work bag to pannier using the Ortleib system. Aside from punching holes thru the thick material and a lightweight stabilizing panel, it wasn't a big deal. The clips have been going strong for hundreds of miles with an…"
Oct 3, 2014
Anika replied to Kelly's discussion Commuting with kids - what bike?
"I own both a Madsen and a Yuba if you are interested in a side by side comparison. I am located in Logan Square but travel all over the city (and often on one of these beasts). My kids are currently 4 and 7 but have been riding since they were…"
Sep 30, 2014
Anika replied to Chris's discussion Xtracycle EdgeRunner vs Yuba Mundo 2014
"We have a second cargo bike with a smaller rear wheel. It definitely holds more weight but has greater "wobble". I suspect it may have something to do with the frame since the Yuba frame is a beast in comparison."
Jul 14, 2014
Anika replied to Chris's discussion Xtracycle EdgeRunner vs Yuba Mundo 2014
"Yuba has been a great kid and stuff hauler for us for the last 2+ years - an upgrade from our bucket bike for sure. Tires generally need to be upgraded (love Marathon plus since flats with kids is a PITA). My favorite feature is the tow tray which…"
Jul 6, 2014
Anika replied to Ja Coba's discussion Commuting logistics in the group Women Bike Chicago
"My work cycling and dress is a lot different from the typical office work. I move from job site to job site (people's homes) and do not have access to a bathroom to freshen up. I need to arrive looking professional. My typical ride is 40 to 90…"
Jun 25, 2014
Anika replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Yes. For 1.5 miles on the cargo with a kid. We have up an bailed to the bus for the rest of the afternoon."
Feb 17, 2014
Anika replied to Jennifer on the lake's discussion Injury-related angst
"My oldest is currently using "did you see us? Then we're good" all while making the 'I'm watching you' sign with her fingers. The baby just yells "hey - hippos can fly too!" I don't understand why he…"
Jan 30, 2014
Anika replied to Jennifer on the lake's discussion Injury-related angst
"My husband gets "it's so great you're biking with your kids". I just get "wtf lady - don't you care about your kids" (usually from other women with kids in their car). My kids now have developed their own responses…"
Jan 28, 2014
Anika replied to Green Machine Cycles's discussion Green Machine Cycles, Chicago's premier cargo bike shop, is getting a face lift and wants your suggestions
"There are a few cargo bikes out there that for petite women are fine. Some better than others but steering hasn't really been an issue when set up properly. My kids would never ride with me if it were. I like the rental idea - have a friend…"
Jan 14, 2014

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What I ride:
Cruiser, Tandem
The kind of riding I do:
Commuting, Other

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At 9:46am on September 20, 2013, KayCee said…

I'm considering the new monkey bars, I understand we'll have to wait awhile (constantly backordered!)  My biggest concern is sleepy kids.  Not so much the 5 year old, though it's happened and it would be nice to have her a little more contained on longer rides...  But the almost 3 year old falls asleep a LOT in the Yepp and slumps and droops.  I've rigged up a strap that goes from the back of his helmet to the back of the seat and it works okay- but I'm wondering if a set of monkey bars would keep a sleeping kid in?  I saw you took yours off, so thought I'd get your input before I order.  Another thought I have is that it will be warmer for them to be together when the weather is cold.  Thanks Anika!



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