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Bike Lanes
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Going over some old photos and looking at some new threads and saw a couple pics from Detroit that have bike lanes in them or spots for biking?Hard to tell from the pics since I haven't lived there…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David P. Feb 15.

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A Kryptonite full size that fell off the bike? The wimpy rubber strap on the holder that attach to your frame was torn No key In Oz park Continue

Started Aug 20, 2018

Winter clothng
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I'm looking for zipperless or minimal zippered Winter clothing. Nearly all mine have stripped or gone off center rendering it useless. If I could find snaps or Velcro that'd be great. Also I can't…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Barish Oct 31, 2017.

 

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Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion March Bad-Weather Case of Crabcakes
"Being hungry when it's super busy delivering. People telling me where the bike lane is when I'm riding up the sidewalk to go to the bldg in the middle of the block and the bike lane is going a direction I don't need. My customer…"
3 hours ago
Mike Zumwalt replied to Phillip Hutchinson's discussion Divvy could get $50M expansion, including e-assist and dockless bikes in all 50 wards
"Great news for branding! Now Lyft can eliminate the Divvy app and add a bike share option to their app. Soon they'll expand into smaller cities and tourist destinations like The Grand Canyon, Yosemite, The Great Wall of China, and Saudi…"
3 hours ago
David P. replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Bike Lanes
"Indeed - large roads with little traffic. It's more crowded now, but it's so much better overall. The New Center is well into the redevelopment wave already, and the streetcar goes up there."
Feb 15
Mike Zumwalt replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Bike Lanes
"It was easy to ride around mainly because I lived across from Wayne State I would park my car Friday and not drive until I had too on Monday. Grocery shop hit up Eastern market ride to Belle Isle. I've said before that they could get a lot…"
Feb 14
David P. replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Bike Lanes
"That first photo is Woodward looking south from Campus Martius. I think the second one is Cass.  Detroit has a very extensive network of bike infrastructure, and it's growing pretty rapidly. They're doing a good job of maintaining it…"
Feb 14
Mike Zumwalt replied to Bobby Cobby's discussion plastic bollards on Halsted b/t Chicago and Division
"I rode Halsted a few days ago and they were there. Maybe they want more traffic racing towards Division after Superior to become a one lane road again? Everyone knows that getting 3 car lengths ahead will get you to your destination 30 seconds…"
Feb 13
Mike Zumwalt posted a discussion

Bike Lanes

Going over some old photos and looking at some new threads and saw a couple pics from Detroit that have bike lanes in them or spots for biking?Hard to tell from the pics since I haven't lived there in almost 20 years but the Bollards are grouped and parking bumpers parallel to the street is something that would be great in Chicago.If there's one thing Detroit knows is cars and how they occupy every single space they can and then how to keep them from being in bike lanes.See More
Feb 13
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Moving, Job Hunting - How Much Is Bike Riding a Factor In Your Choices?
"I need to ride on a car free trail. I need bike friendly mass transit. I need bike lanes or roads free enough of cars to ride safely. I need to be able ride to a beach or very large fresh water lake. I need to bring my bike into my apt not a…"
Jan 22
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Jan 13
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion All those f-bombs and birds flying free may be good for your health
"I get a workout everyday I ride my bike then. Plus I get to vent and not keep it bottled up and take it out on some poor bartender or restaraunt employee"
Jan 10
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Way to Make Friends... Get in Front of Another Cyclist and Coast
"http://guyhumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Girls-in-Yoga-Pants-1.jpg You can delete this but I don't mind a Woman riding in front of me."
Jan 10
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Way to Make Friends... Get in Front of Another Cyclist and Coast
"A Woman passed me in the Dearborn bike lane and she had what looked like some type of thermals so I asked she said they weren't then we talked about clothing and cold weather cycling for a bit until she go to her destination then we went our…"
Jan 10
Mike Zumwalt replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
" I wouldn't even need a vehicle just a cargo bike or bike with a trailer, They don't have to be cleaned all the time  just watch the weather and pick the nice days. 200 miles of PBL's is easily done in a few days"
Jan 2
Mike Zumwalt replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"The city makes over $200 Million a year in parking tickets already! I talk to drivers occasionally doing deliveries in River North and they complain about no where to park or getting a ticket and that wipes out their earnings for the weekend. It is…"
Jan 2
Mike Zumwalt replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"I would drive a 2 person cart like those park district vehicles and clean the bike lanes. If they enforced the blocking of bike lanes it would fund itself from ticket revenue. Or maybe like the adopt a highway program or we could have a party…"
Jan 1
Mike Zumwalt replied to dav's discussion How often do you smell weed on your commute?
"Yes the Summer I smell it more on the bigger beaches and the bird sanctuary (I know that's not really a commute but since I deliver on bike I'm alot of places),anyway I smell it in really high traffic areas like Wrigleyville the West side…"
Jan 1

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What I ride:
Fixed Gear
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town, My job involves biking
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I ride a bike.
About me:
10 years without owning a car.

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At 7:23pm on August 10, 2013, Fran Kondorf said…

Hi Mike-

 Those are pretty much my stompin' grounds as well.

Be glad to pick it up at your convenience.

 -FK

At 9:09am on July 28, 2011, Katie Jo Schuler said…
Oh yeah how's your toe?
 
 
 

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