The Chainlink

Mark
  • Male
  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share
  • Blogs From Around The Chainlink
  • Discussions (253)
  • Upcoming Rides & Events
  • Groups (6)
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums

Mark's Friends

  • Kara B
  • Sara
  • Active Transportation Alliance
  • Julie Hochstadter

Mark's Groups

Mark's Discussions

LFT Separation Ardmore to Montrose
16 Replies

The planned bike path route has many sharp turns and detours closer to the lake.  This doesn't seem very realistic.  If this is enforced, I may take streets south to Montrose and pick up the LFT…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Pounder May 10.

Riding on Park District property
25 Replies

A while back I believe someone posted the statute that allows riding on sidewalks and paths on Park District property.  Recently, some residents along Sheridan Road are trying to ban bikes from "The…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charlie Short 11.5 Nov 27, 2017.

"Free" Workouts on the LFT at Ohio?
1 Reply

This week there has been a guy soliciting for free 10-minute workouts and then conducting an impromptu class right across from the drinking fountain near the steps at the curve near the Ohio…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Duppie Oct 20, 2017.

Looking for a Hase Pino Allround Tandem

Trying to find a used Hase Pino Allround tandem to purchase.  Please notify me if you have one for sale.  Thanks!Continue

Tags: tandem, allround, pino, hase

Started Jun 30, 2015

 

Mark's Page

Latest Activity

Eric Pounder replied to Mark's discussion LFT Separation Ardmore to Montrose
"You mean to say you're not happy about the new bike lane on LSD?"
May 10
Tricolor replied to Mark's discussion LFT Separation Ardmore to Montrose
"And worse, that path is very narrow with deep sand on either side. In a few places you could even tumble into Lake Shore Drive. Also there's fencing so you have to go around a bit if you want to cross the pedestrian bridge. I'm expecting a…"
May 9
Mark replied to Mark's discussion LFT Separation Ardmore to Montrose
"The added mileage isn't the issue. It's the sharp turns and little kids darting out across the bike path that will now be next to playgrounds. Also, new street crossing and path crossovers will increase the number of conflict zones."
May 8
Brian S replied to Mark's discussion LFT Separation Ardmore to Montrose
"I despise taking the cyclists path in that stretch (North - Fullerton). Coming southbound, you are looking at cars and less than 15 ft away from a major highway. The jogging path is much quieter (less car noise) and more pleasant.  Let's…"
May 8
Mark replied to Mark's discussion LFT Separation Ardmore to Montrose
May 7
Mark replied to Brian S's discussion What's it called when the Divvy rack is full and you have to circle looking for a space?
"The valet service just started back up at Daley Plaza.  It's a sure sign summer is around the corner!"
Apr 20
Mark replied to David Barish's discussion tip of the helmet to a motorist
"I always try to give a wave or at least a nod to a motorist who waits or gives me extra space."
Mar 29
Mark replied to Alex Z's discussion Divvy seat height
"6'2" would like to set at 11."
Mar 28
Mark replied to Anonymous Male's discussion Danger on LFT curve at Oak
"I have a good friend who was taken down by a wave just south of Fullerton years ago.  His rear pannier was washed into the lake (and unrecovered), but fortunately he and his bike survived.  Thankfully, that hazard has been removed with the…"
Mar 16
Mark replied to Anonymous Male's discussion Danger on LFT curve at Oak
"Glad you made it out of there. I took the inner drive from Oak to Ohio on Wednesday morning and this morning.  Respect the powers of the lake, especially once the temp goes below freezing."
Mar 16
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion Local Bike Shops: Share Your Favorites
"+1  Dan is a master of troubleshooting and creating a part if necessary."
Mar 1
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion Local Bike Shops: Share Your Favorites
"In my case, my seat post wasn't securing tightly.  By inserting a small cylinder with a rim at the top in the seat tube on my frame, I was able to snugly secure my seat post.  I thought it was a long-shot they would have such a part,…"
Feb 23
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion Local Bike Shops: Share Your Favorites
"Uptown Bikes has experienced mechanics, many of whom have been with the shop for over 10 years!  They love working on old bikes as well as new and will go the extra mile to complete repairs that include hard-to-find parts.  They also carry…"
Feb 23
Mark replied to dav's discussion My Bike Crash Today. (I'm ok.)
"The snow and ice has melted from the bike path portion, but there is still a fair amount of sea weed, small stones, and other debris that has washed up over the past few weeks.  Also, there are two 30-ft sections between Chicago and Ohio where…"
Jan 22
Mark replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Swap car lanes for bike lanes along Chicago Avenue in West Town?
"This morning the bus/bike lane was totally clear while cars were backed up in the left lane pretty much the whole way between Diversey and Fullerton.  No cars in the bus/bike lane."
Jan 17
Velo Celt replied to Mark's discussion LFT Separation Ardmore to Montrose
"At least you don't have to worry about being literally arms-length away from speeding cars going over 60 mph on Lakeshore Drive like sections of the new trail will have you doing on the south end. "
Jan 13

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Commuting

Comment Wall

You need to be a member of The Chainlink to add comments!

Join The Chainlink

  • No comments yet!
 
 
 

© 2008-2016   The Chainlink Community, L.L.C.   Powered by

Disclaimer  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service