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Dockless Bikeshare May Not Be the Wave of the Future
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-3 or more mi. Oct 17, 2017.

MUP Etiquette
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I've been happily impressed to see so many people enjoying the 606.  It's great to have a place where kids can bring their little bikes and scooters and ride without fear of being run over by a…Continue

Tags: etiquette, 606

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Jun 5, 2017.

The scourge of plastic trash
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On any windy day, plastic bags and wrap is blowing around the streets. Where does it prefer to go? In my drive train, of course, stranding me in an intersection on Lawrence Ave. One more reason to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Lazzaro May 8, 2017.

 

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Paul Lazzaro replied to John Greenfield's discussion Breakin' the law: What should Chicago do about bicyclists who don't follow the rules?
"Most Americans drive.  Few cycle. The "normal" American attitude is that people ride bikes for exercise.  Why are they even on the streets, in my way, when I'm in my car trying to get somewhere?  Why don't they…"
Apr 7
Paul Lazzaro replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion City riding
"In downtown bike lanes, I just ride slowly enough to make safe, quick, stops.  When a pedestrian steps in front of me without looking, I stop and stare at them.  I don't say anything.  When they've passed, I go on my way…"
Apr 2
Paul Lazzaro replied to Bike Lane Uprising's discussion Passenger of SUV blocking bike lane throws liquid on cyclists
"The reality is that most drivers are ignorant of the law, and also do not care much about the safety of cyclists and pedestrians. Also a reality is that CPD reflects the attitudes of the general (driving) population.  Do not expect them to care…"
Mar 19
Paul Lazzaro replied to Juan 2-3 or more mi.'s discussion How do you mount your pony?
"I mount from the NDS, and put down my left foot at stops. My wife is left-handed, and she does the opposite. She gets chain grease on her calf; I don't."
Mar 1
Paul Lazzaro replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion How rusty if your chain?
"Fenders do a lot to keep everything (even the chain) from getting fouled. A quick wipe-down after every messy ride is worth the small effort, too, especially when there is so much salt on the streets."
Feb 22
Paul Lazzaro replied to Yasmeen's discussion Moving, Job Hunting - How Much Is Bike Riding a Factor In Your Choices?
"I've never been able to find a job in my field where I could practically bike to work. But I have made it a point to live in the most walkable/bikeable place in the vicinity of my job. So, while I still have to endure driving commutes, when I…"
Jan 17
Paul Lazzaro replied to Yasmeen's discussion Moving, Job Hunting - How Much Is Bike Riding a Factor In Your Choices?
"Uptown is good, too..."
Jan 16
Paul Lazzaro replied to Gage B.'s discussion Aggressive left turns.
"They want you to know that your presence on the street annoys them.  Streets are for cars, not for people!"
Jan 8
Paul Lazzaro replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion The Pedestrian Strikes Back
"I love the sentiment.  But the issue is not just bad people driving too much. In many European cities, and increasingly in the US, the city centers, which are walkable and bikeable, or at least moving in that direction, are expensive places to…"
Dec 17, 2018
Paul Lazzaro replied to Morning's discussion Air pollution masks
"I have never used them.  But your question prompted me to buy some and give it a try.  In addition to protecting my lungs, I think it might send a good message to drivers."
Nov 5, 2018
Paul Lazzaro replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Electric Bikes Are About to Go Mainstream
"As long as riders don't exceed the speed that is safe for road or path conditions, why not?  I am not interested in electric assist, but I would be if I lived in a hilly area and wanted to use a cargo bike, or maybe if I had knee issues."
Oct 12, 2018
Paul Lazzaro replied to Lisa's discussion Hit by car, minor injury, but seeking advice how to handle better next time
"What a sad statement - to ride a bicycle in the US, you need to wear a safety vest and carry a camera...meanwhile any idiot can get a driver's license, and the police don't do squat to enforce the laws."
Sep 13, 2018
Paul Lazzaro replied to Tooscrapps's discussion Attention Cyclist-Motorists, Wells Automotive Service doesn't want your business
"Thanks for the heads-up about a business that shouldn't be patronized."
Sep 13, 2018
Paul Lazzaro replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Grumpy Cyclist Thread
"Today I was riding in the suburbs.  I saw a couple of bikes parked at a grocery store.  I don't care how their owners ride; I say, God bless them for dealing with the madness of suburban street design and the arrogant ignorance of…"
Sep 12, 2018
Paul Lazzaro replied to Lisa's discussion Hit by car, minor injury, but seeking advice how to handle better next time
"The CPD is just as ignorant as the general driving public.  And in my experience, they think cyclists are just a PITA.  They cannot be counted upon to enforce the law objectively.  They are more often our adversaries, unfortunately."
Sep 12, 2018
Paul Lazzaro replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Grumpy Cyclist Thread
"People who think that sitting behind the wheel of a car gives them special insight into how I should be riding my bike...when of course, they don't have an effing clue."
Sep 12, 2018

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Articles by Brett Ratner
My first bike:
LeMond

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