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Mike Zumwalt
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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.

Speaking of sidewalk riding...
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What's the law,rule or Etiquette on entering exiting the 606?I've had a couple people get very angry or block my way to point out that there's a bike lane for me to ride in. Since I'm usually working…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by V W Oct 8, 2017.

4 way stops and other mysteries
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Have the rules changed? As far as a quick Wiki search they haven't.A motorist approaching an all-way stop is always required to come to a full stop before the …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Mar 13, 2017.

 

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Latest Activity

Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Local Bike Shops: Share Your Favorites
"Open shop Tuesday nights and all day Saturday really are the best. "
Mar 5
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Kind of Riding/Adventure Are You Most Looking Forward To When It Warms Up?
Feb 18
Mike Zumwalt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion How to fix a frozen rear derailleur?
"Wax and or baby oil. I spose in a quick hack I could use chap stick. Thanks guys."
Feb 8
Mike Zumwalt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion How to fix a frozen rear derailleur?
"Speaking of Frozen... The Zipper(s) on my bag,jacket were freezing during the recent snow,I go in and out of warmth and cold so the freeze and thaw is the problem but I don't want to put Oil or WD 40 on my clothes or bag. Suggestions?"
Feb 7
Mike Zumwalt replied to dav's discussion 4 Flats in 4 Months. Facebook group advice is useless. I want your advice.
"When I was getting flats I ended up re taping the rim along with better quality tires. Also riding through deep water or rain will let water inside and the tube slips and I had a couple tears near the valve due to slippage.  And I keep mime…"
Feb 6
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Detroit Has an Indoor Velodrome, Why Not Chicago?
"That'd be a big cost too. I mean if you just want to cruise around town a bike like Citi or Divvy works just adjust the seat. How would they have bikes for all types of body shapes,sizes? The only spot large enough for a Velodrome in Chicago…"
Jan 30
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Detroit Has an Indoor Velodrome, Why Not Chicago?
"The irony being you have to load your bike in or on your car to get to it park in a garage... The "inner city youth"? live no where near this college town in the city, getting there would mean taking one or 2 buses if the bike racks work…"
Jan 29
Mike Zumwalt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Swap car lanes for bike lanes along Chicago Avenue in West Town?
"People still turn they just go wide instead of using the blocked turn lane like before or they sit and look confused not knowing what to do resulting in everyone honking. Others are using the Jewel/Lowes parking lot as a cut through "
Jan 13
Mike Zumwalt replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Swap car lanes for bike lanes along Chicago Avenue in West Town?
"A stretch? You mean like the Division ave bike lane by Clybourn or the Broadway Uptown lane. 4,6,8 blocks of bike lane only make it worse before or after they're gone. Augusta is 1/4 mile North or Fulton to the South for East/West travel. Why…"
Jan 13
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Cold Snap
"Didn't ride Christmas week due to illness. Week between was brutally cold and many businesses closed as well as people out of town.  Did last week and was able to do 3-4 hours of being inside for a few minutes to warm then riding to…"
Jan 8
Mike Zumwalt replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Another connected connection only not on a bike. Delivering to 226 North Clinton last name not given but I check the directory for unit number/name, nope. Maintenance guy acknowledges me through glass door but continues vacuuming so I look at my…"
Dec 30, 2017
Mike Zumwalt replied to Jaik S.'s discussion Aggressive Uber Driver
"i worked for me, I clicked the options then in the area meant for comments I left a note. I got a phone call with a message but never called back. Their image is taking a huge hit after the CEO leaves and the hush money after a data breach. "
Dec 28, 2017
Mike Zumwalt replied to Jaik S.'s discussion Aggressive Uber Driver
"I don't understand the thinking of anyone doing it but somehow saying "I'm UBER" is like some sort of imaginary perk that allows them to drive reckless or ignore laws.  I used to be confrontational,and still am with the…"
Dec 26, 2017
Mike Zumwalt replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Bikes on the River Walk
"Death!? You really have to be cranking to hit someone on a bike and break ribs or kill them like 20-25+ mph which isn't possible on the river path even empty of peds. I don't ride it outside of the small stretch way East (Columbus Ave)…"
Dec 10, 2017
Mike Zumwalt replied to Jim Reho's discussion Clothing Question
"I have a shirt that I wear in below freezing weather only. I wear a wicking layer an insulating layer then the reflective then 2 outer layers. It's great at keeping me warm but only if I'm moving generating heat. The wind will blow through…"
Dec 4, 2017
Jim Reho replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Lock your bike
"I would like to think that a lot of, probably most or maybe nearly all of, those bikes were just discarded BLOs.  Perhaps I'm just naive."
Nov 19, 2017

Profile Information

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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