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David Barish
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Active Trans is postponing the Winter Bike to Work Rally
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I got an  e-mail from  them yesterday.  It is reflected on their Facebook page. felt…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Greenfield Feb 8.

Sadly he is no longer in a "spot of bother."
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Paul Sherwen, a broadcaster who cycling  fans have been listening to for  years has  passed away.  In typical British  understatement he would  describe a  racer who was feeling  the  effects of  a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen Dec 5, 2018.

black, white, gray and the rules of the road
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I have  followed  some threads here  lately that  have mused  on rules,  laws and whether  they should be  strictly enforced. I have  read thoughtful posts from many and often  at variance with  one…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Jul 3, 2018.

tip of the helmet to a motorist
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Too often we  find motorists who infuriate us if not endanger us. Every once  in a while  we find a kindred spirit or a friendly face. Rather  than  the typical  rant thread how about one where we…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Mar 29, 2018.


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David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Sometimes Discussions Make Us Uncomfortable
"Yasmeen Thank you for  opening  this thread. I will say it  didn't  make me uncomfortable but in  doing so have to  admit that I  am  probably hiding something  or  ignoring  something…"
16 hours ago
David Barish replied to TonyP's discussion John Forester
"I avoided this thread for  a long time and finally decided to  read through it. Forester's ideas were borne of a time when  the reality was the supremacy of  automobiles and when  Detroit was a thriving metropolis based…"
David Barish replied to George Schick's discussion Driver License Scanned
"The employees are told to check everybody and their job is not worth using discretion. I can't  blame them. My wife was once  asked for ID by the bouncer at a bar at  a time when our daughter could  have  produced a…"
Oct 2
David Barish replied to dav's discussion You all notice this, right?
"It takes  common sense and drivers can lack that attribute. Today I  was  in one of those  motorized  things on Damen which is  one  of my favorite streets to  cycle. At  the  entrance to the Kennedy…"
Sep 24
David Barish replied to clp's discussion Biking in Holland
"I was  just  there.  Non-city riders will still be freaked  out as the  locals deftly cross  streets and avoid trams.However,  as noted in the comments here, 98% of the time they are on  a path, often …"
Sep 20
David Barish replied to dav's discussion I'm going to start riding in The Loop every day in 1 week. I want your tips.
"There  are  lots of  routes and there are already good suggestions here.  my biggest suggestion is finding the place you  want  to lock your bike, making  sure you  have  used two locks or  a …"
Aug 23
David Barish replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Sharrows in the bike lane
"I think the  sharrow predated the lane but  am not sure.  I ride  that stretch a lot  but do not really pay attention to the markings. Kedzie from  Lincoln to  Howard is very bike friendly."
Aug 20
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Therein Lies the Rub
"I think the concept that a bike route is as good as it's weakest link still holds but what  is a weak link is  subjective. In general a route  that has a portion on  a street  such as  Ashland or Western or any…"
Jul 24
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Man Sets Wire Booby Traps for Cyclists, Gets 20 Hours Community Service
"I  am  one of the few who finds much more meaning  in civil  justice that criminal justice. I hope the cyclist is  suing  the man  and that she draws blood just  as he did. Still, I find it  hard to …"
Jun 20
David Barish replied to aLex's discussion An apology and explanation
"I was thinking about this  last night as I was reflecting  on  this thread and riding  to  dinner  I saw a kid on one of those little bikes with a metal leash that  allowed mom to have  her hand on the…"
Jun 18
David Barish replied to aLex's discussion An apology and explanation
"So few of us own up to  the moments when  in hindsight we think we could  have done better.  We all like to  look good. Alex,  kudos to you for publicly posting acknowledging  you may have done better. It …"
Jun 14
David Barish replied to lft_rat's discussion Your friendly PSA
"The creepiness of the scenario John paints is  difficult and I will not  even  attempt to  mansplain it.  Taking that  aspect  out of the question and  simply seeing a  junior Lance too close to my rear…"
May 29
David Barish replied to Wuffie's discussion Commuting Challenge - Evanston to Deerfield
"Try going west earlier. Church  to  North  Branch.  After  you  cross the bridge at  Lake look for a left  turn just before  the  trail crosses Happ Rd.  by New Trier West. This will  have…"
May 23
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Last night the bike and vice grips were still there when I went to  get my bike down the  block.  I didn't look this morning. I think the  vice grips has as much value as the entire bike and  it  is all secured…"
May 21
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"20190510_164719.jpg I took this picture May 10. The bike is still  there on Washington at  Clark in a  pretty well used  lane. It seems abandoned but i am  loathe to  ask for it's removal as I suspect a…"
May 20
David Barish replied to Brian S's discussion What's it called when the Divvy rack is full and you have to circle looking for a space?
"I  had  it happen a little over a month ago on the north side  towards the end of the evening rush when  I would  think the dock would  be empty.  I left  the loop around 545 and  divvyed to @2500 N.…"
May 8

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What I ride:
Road, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Bike Camping, Touring
What brings you to The Chainlink?
bike stuff
About me:
long time commuter. Past President of Evanston Bike Club. I represent injured workers.
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