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Biking in Seattle
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I'll be visiting Seattle for work next week (8/11-17/2019) and was wondering if anyone had any advice or suggestions. I assume it's much more hilly than Chicago.I'll be staying downtown near Pike…Continue

Tags: Seattle

Started this discussion. Last reply by clp Aug 12.

Northerly Island path collapse
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I rode to Northerly Island last night for the first time since last year and the path on the lake side has completely collapsed in a couple of spots.Does anyone know of the Parks department's plans…Continue

Tags: LFP, Northerly

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elwood Gruschow on Friday.

JUMP bikes in Chicago?
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Has anyone seen these around town? I saw this one on Clark at Randolph this morning (11/2/17). This is the first I've seen. Are they going to be competition for Divvy? I was on my own bike so I…Continue

Tags: Divvy, JUMP, Bikeshare

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-3 or more mi. Oct 11, 2018.

New(ish) trail in Lincolnwood
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Apologies if this has been discussed elsewhere, but while riding on Pratt last week, I came across what looked to be a new trail that runs NE-SW between McCormick and Crawford. It doesn't show up on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian S Aug 10, 2017.

 

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Elwood Gruschow replied to JeffB's discussion Northerly Island path collapse
"They are starting on Northerly Island plan 2019.  I think all of the south part of the island is closed. (August 15, 2019)  The sidewalk slabs on the east leg are crushed and the west loop entrance is fenced off.  I rode into the…"
Friday
clp replied to JeffB's discussion Biking in Seattle
"Helmets required?   For a short visit to Seattle, I'd be tempted to ride without.  Too much of a hassle to try to bring a helmet from Chicago.  And the $30 fine (even if you actually pay it) is less than a helmet would cost…"
Aug 12
Anne Alt replied to JeffB's discussion Biking in Seattle
"The steeper hills in Seattle are San Francisco-steep. When I visited, I rented a mountain bike and was VERY happy to have the low gearing for those hill climbs."
Aug 12
Phillip Hutchinson replied to JeffB's discussion Biking in Seattle
"Gas Works Park is cool and worth checking out. Also the Chihuly Garden and glass museum is awesome. These aren't really bike specific recommendations, but both are easy to bike to. I've been to the music museum a few times too, and…"
Aug 9
JeffB replied to JeffB's discussion Biking in Seattle
"Thanks. If anyone has any food or beer recommendations, I'd love to hear those too. I'm planning on hitting Sushi Kashiba, June Baby, Paseo, Il Corvo, and Cloudburst so far."
Aug 8
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Biking in Seattle

I'll be visiting Seattle for work next week (8/11-17/2019) and was wondering if anyone had any advice or suggestions. I assume it's much more hilly than Chicago.I'll be staying downtown near Pike Place and will rely on either a hotel bike or one of the bike shares.  I think they have 3 or 4 now, with e-bikes.My free time will mainly be in the morning or late night.ThanksSee More
Aug 7
Elwood Gruschow replied to JeffB's discussion Northerly Island path collapse
"Yes, the problem is the flow of water through sand under the sidewalk.  The accent is on flow.  The same lake front barrier was on Miegs field and there was never a wash out problem.  I am referring to the pilings and crib shoring…"
Aug 5
ketoguychicago replied to JeffB's discussion Northerly Island path collapse
"That's right Carter.  Those features were pretty key to the whole design she envisioned.  A key omission like this happened elsewhere when someone replicated an ancient boat design, and when it was built, there was a feature that…"
Aug 4
ketoguychicago replied to JeffB's discussion Northerly Island path collapse
"Yep that's right, and the path runs along the top of that berm.  Some engineers skip the basin, and would just put a wall on the lake side of the berm to strengthen it.  Which version makes more sense depends a little on the scale and…"
Aug 4
Tooscrapps replied to JeffB's discussion Northerly Island path collapse
"Oh I get what you're saying. So you have lake/wall/basin/berm with culvert."
Aug 4
ketoguychicago replied to JeffB's discussion Northerly Island path collapse
"The waves come up and over like you're mentioning, but the problem is the erosion under the sidewalk when the water tries to find lower ground as it flows to the lagoon.  The culverts can handle/channel this water so that it doesn't…"
Aug 2
Tooscrapps replied to JeffB's discussion Northerly Island path collapse
"I like how the new Fullerton bump channels the waves right towards the ped path at the south base. I know we're in a period of high water, but I can't believe they didn't extend the rock breaks to that portion. "
Aug 2
Tooscrapps replied to JeffB's discussion Northerly Island path collapse
"I'm having trouble seeing how a culvert would prevent the constant pounding of waves. This the damage isn't from water trying to find a way into the lagoon, but just the nature of the lake and its swells."
Aug 2
Carter O'Brien replied to JeffB's discussion Northerly Island path collapse
"The idea that the cholera outbreak was on a scale like the bubonic plague is indeed a myth, but it is unquestionable that Chicago sending its sewage directly into the source of its drinking water led to smaller outbreaks of it. That and the filth…"
Aug 2
Carter O'Brien replied to JeffB's discussion Northerly Island path collapse
""because of the massive lakefront barriers, which, oops, never happened" ahhh - the ones Jeanne Gang and her team envisioned as protecting a snorkeling and kayak launch area, right?"
Aug 2
Phillip Hutchinson replied to JeffB's discussion Northerly Island path collapse
"Frankly I'm surprised no one has raised safety concerns about this already. It's a long, secluded and often sparsely used dead end trail with lots of blind corners, hiding spots and no lighting.   Don't get me wrong...…"
Aug 2

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Hybrid
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Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance
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