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Bike Lane Ghetto
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It is not sufficient for bike lanes to simply exist; they must provide a superior experience to the cyclist. Faced with a choice between a hazard-filled bike lane where I have to dodge puddles,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by chixieonfixie Jul 17, 2014.

Transporting a bike between Chicago and Milwaukee
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Milwaukee is only a century ride away from Chicago. Are there any good options to get there or back with one's bike? Whether one takes a bus or a train, travelling with a bike requires the use of a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tricolor Jun 5, 2014.

Taxicab Timeout
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I was riding a Divvy from the gym to the office when a cab honks at me from behind. I figure that since he's in such a rush that he felt the the need to save 12 seconds, I'd put him on a timeout. I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by S May 30, 2014.

Kidical Mass on the South Side

I live in Kenwood and most of the Kidical Mass rides are a good trek from my home. I'm wondering if it would be better to reinstate the Hyde Park KM starting from Harold Washington Park Playlot Park…Continue

Tags: Side, family, kids, South, Park

Started May 27, 2014

 

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Michael Mackaplow replied to Juan Boyce's discussion Honking Drivers
"I usually honk.. With a brief tap… At a cyclist when I am driving and they do not obey a traffic signal. For example on Friday I was waiting at a stop sign at Ainsle and Hermitage. For I could move forward a cyclist heading north in Hermitage…"
May 22, 2016
Joe Guzzardo replied to Juan Boyce's discussion Honking Drivers
"So yesterday, after several days of practice, I had the opportunity to sound off my aoogah impression as I approached a man walking his dog along a side trail just off Michigan Ave at 9th Street. I startled the dog, which startled the man, which…"
May 21, 2016
Mike Zumwalt replied to Juan Boyce's discussion Honking Drivers
"They honk when breaking the law like backing up, they honk when you're "in the way" like waiting for the light to change. They honk when they're turning onto a one way street the wrong way.  Imagine as a person yelling at…"
May 20, 2016
dan becco replied to Juan Boyce's discussion Honking Drivers
"I usually don't know what their honking means. It's confusing because it is a poor form of communication. It usually startles me and I get annoyed so I typically wave back aggressively. "
May 20, 2016
Joseph Beemster replied to Juan Boyce's discussion Honking Drivers
"Most of the horns are short in duration and have alerted me of their presence or I may be drifting in front of them."
May 20, 2016
Tony Adams replied to Juan Boyce's discussion Honking Drivers
"ha! I propose that we start calling the offenders "honkies""
May 17, 2016
Cheryl replied to Juan Boyce's discussion Honking Drivers
"Hear, hear!!!"
May 16, 2016
Nancy Sreenan replied to Juan Boyce's discussion Honking Drivers
"I for another do not appreciate being honked at for the same reasons. As a cyclist, I am well aware of my surroundings. Horns are for the isolation motorists are subject to. Like Andy, all I ask is that motorists pass me when it's safe to do so…"
May 16, 2016
Joe Guzzardo replied to Juan Boyce's discussion Honking Drivers
"I always liked the classic aoogah horn. The best ones start with a short, low volume preamble, like an old guy clearing his throat, rising quickly in volume to a mellow aoogah.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlyXjAwIb-g"
May 14, 2016
Irvin Steinert replied to Juan Boyce's discussion Honking Drivers
"genius!"
May 14, 2016
Irvin Steinert replied to Juan Boyce's discussion Honking Drivers
"I tried to read that article....I find his (Bike Snob's) thoughts and writing to be myopic, crude and unpleasant."
May 14, 2016
Irvin Steinert replied to Juan Boyce's discussion Honking Drivers
"well said"
May 14, 2016
Shirlee Berman replied to Juan Boyce's discussion Honking Drivers
"That's a great idea. Also, there's this: http://www.thankyouandsorry.com/installuse.html"
May 12, 2016
Shirlee Berman replied to Juan Boyce's discussion Honking Drivers
"Agree with this -- as a cyclist and a pedestrian. A tap on the horn just sounds like a tap on the horn when you're inside the vehicle, but to a cyclist or pedestrian outside it can be very loud and can make you jump. It actually hurts my ears…"
May 12, 2016
David P. replied to Juan Boyce's discussion Honking Drivers
"In Chicago in general there is a lot of d***head driving, a lot of aggression and, by US standards, a lot of horn use. Julie's comment is a gets at what I suspect is behind a lot of the feelings that are implied by the honking - people see…"
May 12, 2016
Julie M. replied to Juan Boyce's discussion Honking Drivers
"I think sometimes drivers just see a bike lane as the only spot a bike should be and are annoyed when we leave them for whatever reason.  I've been honked at a few times merging into traffic (and going the same speed as traffic) in order…"
May 12, 2016

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What I ride:
Road, Cruiser, Divvy (bike share)
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Socialize
About me:
I write code
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http://juanboyce.com

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