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How is Damen Ave. these days?
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I haven't ridden Damen all summer, and I almost never go south of Diversey on it.  Well, I'm thinking about riding all the way down to Fulton (from Evanston) on Saturday (Ridge to Ravenswood to…Continue

Tags: conditions, 2018, road, construction, Ave.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Pounder Sep 14.

Is the North Shore Channel Trail cleared?
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Has anyone ridden the N. Shore Channel Trail south of Devon (east side of the river) since this last snow?  I haven't ridden it in winter and need to know if they clear it enough for biking.  I'm…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maura Jan 4, 2016.

Biking and Wedding Planning?! Catch Brides on Bikes August 11
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Total shameless promotion here because I want to make sure that all you Chainlinkers who are planning weddings (or any kind of big party for that matter) see this:…Continue

Tags: eco-friendly, sustainable, green, ride, planning

Started this discussion. Last reply by dan brown Aug 2, 2013.

Biking Through Street Fairs (Please Don't)
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I work set-up and take-down crew for a lot of the near west summer street fairs, and I see some dangerous behavior that I'd like to point out.  I know how it is:  You're biking along and the street…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by in it to win it 8.0 mi Jun 24, 2011.

 

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Eric Pounder replied to Lisa Gordon's discussion How is Damen Ave. these days?
"I like California north of Belmont instead of Damen.  Damen seems less friendly to bikes north of about Diversey and until recently has been poorly paved."
Sep 14
Jim Reho replied to Lisa Gordon's discussion How is Damen Ave. these days?
"A few weeks ago, I took Damen from Archer to about where it ends.  Not bad. "
Sep 12
Lisa Gordon replied to Lisa Gordon's discussion How is Damen Ave. these days?
"Cool!  Good to know.  I don't mind a few blocks of bad pavement.  That's par for the course.  I just want to avoid major construction and long patches of gravel (as Clark St. this summer--ugh!)  Thanks!"
Sep 12
P.J.C. replied to Lisa Gordon's discussion How is Damen Ave. these days?
"I would not say it is a bad idea. The road is still kind of rough for a couple blocks north for Lawrence, then it's fine or even nice for a good stretch. There was some construction around Division and points south. I don't know the…"
Sep 12
Lisa Gordon posted a discussion

How is Damen Ave. these days?

I haven't ridden Damen all summer, and I almost never go south of Diversey on it.  Well, I'm thinking about riding all the way down to Fulton (from Evanston) on Saturday (Ridge to Ravenswood to Damen, actually, but I've been on the north part plenty).  Is that a bad idea?  If you have recent information on construction or road conditions, especially from Diversey to Fulton, I'd love to hear it before I commit to riding.  Thanks for your insight!See More
Sep 12
Lisa Gordon replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"That's not universal at all.  I know at least one person with a seizure disorder who has given me a ride on many occasions.  And even if they were (which they are not), they would still be on bicycles. "
Jan 10
Lisa Gordon replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Yeah, I know people for whom flashing lights are a seizure trigger.  Very dangerous!  I don't know how they could ever bike at night on a dark path.  I have to put my hand up so I can't see the oncoming flashing light, but…"
Jan 10
Lisa Gordon replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"What is it with the big flashing lights?  I get it that they are definitely visible.  But I'm ready to start a movement for solid, not flashing, front lights on all bikes.  Those flashing lights really irritate my brain and make…"
Jan 10
Lisa Gordon replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Bikes and Terrorists
"....Taxi drivers"
Nov 6, 2017
Lisa Gordon replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Bicycle Clothing Weather Chart
"This is fantastic.  I need to do something like it because every winter I have to remember what to wear in each temperature range/weather condition.  Like if I ride to work tonight, do I need to wear the winter boots to prevent frostbite…"
Nov 6, 2017
Lisa Gordon replied to Tony Adams's discussion Rain Gear: Recommend a Shell?
"I've had a Showers Pass jacket since last winter, but I find that when I have a backpack on in heavy-ish rain, I get soaked through the pit zips.  Is that just me?  I can't tell if I have a defective jacket or it's just not…"
Nov 6, 2017

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What I ride:
Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town

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