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ChicagoCyclist replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Pedestrians on Dearborn
""...polite, cautious and alert!"  That's good advise for everyone, however they are traveling, wherever they are travelling -- whether in Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Penang, Mumbai, or Mexico City!  US traffic-related crashes,…"
Nov 9
ChicagoCyclist replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Pedestrians on Dearborn
"Yep, I know and agree.  For me, my reaction depends quite a bit on my mood, and on how much of a rush I'm in (or think I'm in).  But you know, that's the same excuse (and from a certain perspective, perfectly valid) that I…"
Nov 9
ChicagoCyclist replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Pedestrians on Dearborn
"Well, one cannot ride too carefully here or anywhere in the pedestrian-dominated Loop.  Yes, peds can be dumb, distracted, etc. but cyclists have to do, I say, what I do when riding this facility (especially at rush hours) -- slow down, stay…"
Nov 8
ChicagoCyclist replied to Yasmeen's discussion New Year's Day Johnny Sprocket's Ride: Saved a Life This Morning
"Ok. Thanks Geoffrey and Yasmeen. Those of use who must have Rx glasses are always searching for better extreme-weather winter cycling eye/face solutions :)!  I will try wearing my little round eyeglasses under a pair of over-the-glasses (OTG)…"
Jan 4
ChicagoCyclist replied to Yasmeen's discussion New Year's Day Johnny Sprocket's Ride: Saved a Life This Morning
"Thanks.  When you say "a pair", do you mean a pair of googles, or of sunglasses, or ...?  So, even when you ride hard/fast, when you come to a stop and are breathing hard, your goggles (or glasses, or...) don't start to fog…"
Jan 4
ChicagoCyclist replied to Joseph Adam's discussion What Cold Weather Riding Apparel is Best?
"As someone above stated, it's all about the feet/toes, hands, and face -- and it's really only the days/times when it's really cold (like, 20 and below) and/or when you're riding a long time (like more than an hour), that the…"
Jan 3
ChicagoCyclist replied to Yasmeen's discussion New Year's Day Johnny Sprocket's Ride: Saved a Life This Morning
"Good job! Great way to start the New Year!  Hey, how do you guys keep your goggles from fogging when you stop?"
Jan 3

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Hybrid, Divvy (bike share)
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Social, Bike Camping, Touring
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Been checking it out a long time, just finally decided I needed to join.
My first bike:
SOLID rubber tires. Top tube could be bolted in a "boys" bike position, or in a "girls" bike position. Red and white. Very slow (or was it just me?) compared to my older brother's and his friends' bikes. Nonetheless, very fondly remembered/recalled.

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