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Joel
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Elston between North and Division
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Just a heads up to anyone planning to ride this route, the entire surface is a mess at the moment. Your options are fresh tar or deeply grooved de-surfaced rock.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gopher Biker Oct 7, 2011.

Perfect
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If anyone is inside and they don't absolutely have to be: go outside right now.  It is sunny, just warm/cool enough to be comfortable, there is almost zero wind, and the lakefront is practically…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer on the lake Oct 13, 2011.

Dutch intersections
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A friend posted this on Facebook.  No more space than the current setup here, but much safer.   …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joel Sep 23, 2011.

Bike thief caught
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Nothing big, but nice to see the police do something. Some idiot got caught trying to steal a bike off a neighbor's deck.  The owner saw it and called the cops, they were there before he even got the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joel Sep 14, 2011.

 

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Joel replied to Ryan's discussion Offense: Obey Traffic Control Device (While on Bicycle)
"You can probably call the number on the ticket to ask about having to go in or not. "
Mar 22, 2012
Joel replied to Vondo's discussion Anyone know of a MagicISO equivalent for macintosh?
"Like Howard said, under Applications/Utilities there is an application Disk Utility.  You can import an ISO and output a DMG -- or just mount an ISO directly.  "
Jan 31, 2012
Joel replied to blair's discussion Bike plow for protected bike lanes?
"A lot of streets weren't even plowed by morning, and the snow was still coming down.  It is still going to take some time to get things plowed -- streets and bike lanes.  "
Jan 13, 2012
Joel replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Cold today, but it looks like warm weather is headed back soon.  This has been a weird winter."
Jan 2, 2012
Joel replied to Anne Alt's discussion a way to reduce broken glass (sign petition, please)
"There are significantly fewer bottles and cans littering the roads in Michigan.  The 10c seems to make a big difference."
Jan 2, 2012
Joel replied to Doug Haynes's discussion Hey Chainlink, know what I think is lame?
"It was probably a stretch to say she has done more than anyone you know.  If you are happy to volunteer for other cycling things, why don't you think of a constructive way to solve what you see as a problem?  "
Jan 2, 2012
Joel replied to Doug Haynes's discussion Hey Chainlink, know what I think is lame?
"No, I got that part.  I also understand your initial concern.  What I don't understand is calling out someone that has done more for Chicago cycling than anyone else you know while offering absolutely nothing yourself.  The site…"
Jan 2, 2012
Joel replied to Doug Haynes's discussion Hey Chainlink, know what I think is lame?
"Having local shops post stuff isn't a problem, it is the attitude from Doug.  If local shops would provide the support for the site, there wouldn't be the need for online retailer advertisements.  As it stands, there apparently…"
Jan 2, 2012
Joel replied to Doug Haynes's discussion Hey Chainlink, know what I think is lame?
"So you work for a company that doesn't pay you enough to support this site, and the company doesn't support this site; yet you complain that the site gets support from others?  Maybe if local companies were willing to provide support…"
Jan 2, 2012
Joel replied to Doug Haynes's discussion Hey Chainlink, know what I think is lame?
"I understand the dilemma very well, and my point is that local bike shops have to compete somehow because they aren't going to be able to do it on price and stock alone.   Being able to compete with the selection of Amazon is…"
Jan 2, 2012
Joel replied to Doug Haynes's discussion Hey Chainlink, know what I think is lame?
"When all other factors are equal, price tends to be the deciding one.  I feel a local shop can provide a few important advantages, 1. Immediacy: walk out with the product in minutes 2. Service: recommendations, installation, tuning 3.…"
Jan 2, 2012
Joel replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Speed Cameras in Chicago
"Red light cameras are only viable when people are running red lights.  Period.  The city has to pay the contractor a minimum fee every month to use the cameras, and the only way to make money is have people run a red.  The cameras…"
Dec 23, 2011
Joel replied to John Greenfield's discussion What's your favorite stealth bike route or other Chicago biking secret?
"I like 21st between Racine and California.  Stop lights at the major intersections, but a quiet residential road with very little traffic.  "
Dec 20, 2011
Joel replied to Doug Haynes's discussion Pets of Chainlink
"I don't know if I've ever met a creature that enjoys sleeping more than Gretel.  "
Dec 14, 2011
Joel replied to Doug Haynes's discussion Pets of Chainlink
"Here are the cats doing what they do best,"
Dec 14, 2011
Joel replied to h' Zerocats's discussion First 'real' snow 2011
"It was something like .2 inches -- I'm not too worried about salting and plowing yet.  "
Dec 9, 2011

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What I ride:
Road, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town
About me:
I'm a PhD student at UIC and would rather be riding my bike around town than sitting in my lab.

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At 12:52pm on July 22, 2010, Elliot Bennett said…
Joel,

I'm happy to answer any questions about the Chicago - Muskegon Route, I just did the ride again in June. shoot me an email at elbenne@rei.com

THanks!

-Elliot
 
 
 

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