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Most dangerous cities for cyclists
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Just stumbled on this:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian S Dec 19, 2017.

Nearly clobbered by PACE van this morning
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This isn't directly bike-related, but I have no better place to vent.I was walking to the Metra just before 6am this morning. Driver distraction has gotten so bad, that even when I walk, if it's dark…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Barish Dec 22, 2017.

Bikes on the River Walk
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This just popped up on my Google bike alert:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Dec 12, 2017.

Bikes and Terrorists
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Eben Weiss (a.k.a, Bike Snob NYC) on bikes and terrorists:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Gordon Nov 6, 2017.

 

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Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"Crisis averted. It turns out a nephew borrowed it and didn't bother to tell us. Our sister-in-law only discovered the bike in their (unlocked) garage today and let my wife know. All's well that ends well."
Jun 3
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Lee Diamond's discussion Stolen Bike Registry - do this when your bike gets stolen
"chicago.stolenbike.org seems to be down. Unfortunately, I have a report to enter..."
Jun 2
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to ChiBikeGeek's discussion Bobby Cann Updates: Ryne San Hamel Pleads Guilty, Receives 10 Days in Jail
"I think of this sad case every time I hear of another person sentenced to much more time for killing a cyclist. It's very hard not to see this case as a complete miscarriage of justice. RIP Bobby Cann."
May 29
Alex and Skip Montanaro 14.5mi are now friends
Mar 5
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Alex's discussion Brooks, Wrights, Velo Orange leather saddles for sale
"Ning is so weird. Sent you a friend request..."
Mar 5
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Not snow shoveled in by businesses after the city had already plowed?"
Dec 27, 2017
David Barish replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Nearly clobbered by PACE van this morning
"Skip Yeesh.  You were on a quiet street at a quiet time of day with simply no excuse for the driver to fail to see you regardless of being lit. I am glad to hear it was a scare and not a tragedy. I am also glad to hear that it appears that…"
Dec 22, 2017
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Argonne69's discussion Divvy
"Not too surprising. Coverage in Evanston is rather light, and I think was influenced by sponsorship. The one at Church and Dodge is probably there to serve the high school. I believe Valli tossed in some sponsor bucks to get the dock there."
Dec 20, 2017
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Argonne69's discussion Divvy
"On the subject of full and empty docks... I started riding Divvy as an alternative to hobbling across the Loop from the Metra station during my early-to-middle phase of recovery after my crash in late February. Divvy was a godsend, as it was much…"
Dec 20, 2017
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Argonne69's discussion Divvy
"Yeah, some of the brakes are definitely so-so, at best."
Dec 20, 2017
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Argonne69's discussion Divvy
"I agree the gearing isn't much good. I think it would help if they reduced the tooth count at the back by one or two. OTOH, Divvy probably doesn't want riders to build up too much speed, reducing the likelihood of crashes and their…"
Dec 20, 2017
David P. replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Nearly clobbered by PACE van this morning
"This is largely a product of the importance of crash safety in body and chassis design. I do dislike it, though. Most of my cars are older (80s, 90s) and have rather panoramic visibility that I miss when I drive something newish."
Dec 20, 2017
Brian S replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Most dangerous cities for cyclists
"Who was the "winner"?  I can't see the article."
Dec 19, 2017
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi posted a discussion

Most dangerous cities for cyclists

Just stumbled on this:http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2017/12/13/americas-10-most-dangerous-cities-for-cyclistsI think they might be using the wrong metric. It should be deaths per million miles (of cars or bikes, I'm not sure). I'm sure that normalized properly they would get a much different set of municipaliities.See More
Dec 18, 2017
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Well, in this case, I think a giant pile of asphalt is preferable to a giant hole. :-)"
Dec 18, 2017
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Nearly clobbered by PACE van this morning
"I received an email response to my website submission: Thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to report your experience with a Pace bus. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience or stress you may have experienced as a result of…"
Dec 16, 2017

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The kind of riding I do:
Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I ride a bike in the Chicago area

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At 10:06am on December 6, 2013, Alex said…

"maxy, super maxy, mighty competition, super mighty competition, grand mighty (75?)..any others?" that's from a bikeforums thread. it seems like there are tons of variants on 'mighty' 'grand' etc. their model names are so grandiose. 

At 11:14pm on December 5, 2013, Alex said…

is that a mighty tour crankarm/spider?

 
 
 

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