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Pedestrian Incident
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Today at about 6 pm I was riding on Randolph between Wabash ans State and there was a man on the ground right by the curb not moving and two bicycle patrol cops standing over him waiting for an…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by George Schick Feb 10.

Chicago to Madison
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It has been quite a few years since the discussion on routes has been posted.  I am looking for a route on paved roads or trails from Chicago to Madison to spread out over 2-3 days. Gravel might be…Continue

Tags: Routes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Jun 25, 2018.

Interesting technology to crack down on distracted driving
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Started this discussion. Last reply by mike w. May 1, 2017.

How many people ride both a recumbent and upright bike?
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How many of you recumbent riders still regularly ride your upright bikes?  How many of you realize there is no going back once you have made the switch?Continue

Tags: recumbent

Started this discussion. Last reply by Velo Celt Jan 26, 2017.

 

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Steve Fiete replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"+1"
Jun 19
Steve Fiete replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"Wow. I can't believe they would allow any kind of vehicle on the road that could result in injury or even death. What are they thinking!?"
Jun 13
Steve Fiete replied to aLex's discussion An apology and explanation
"Thank you for sharing this aLex.  Cycling in this city is often stressful and I have to admit I have reacted to high stress moments in ways that I am not proud of at times.   i think your story illustrates how nothing is accomplished,…"
Jun 13
Steve Fiete replied to Jim Reho's discussion Which way is the wind really blowing?
"If you are looking for trend data then you may find this report from the League of American Bicyclists interesting: https://bikeleague.org/sites/default/files/Where_We_Ride_2017_KM_0.pdf "Big increases" in commuting by bicycle is…"
Jun 11
Steve Fiete replied to Jim Reho's discussion Which way is the wind really blowing?
"The general trend over many decades  has been increasing vehicle mileage.  Then around 2006 is leveled off and dropped a little bit in the recession.  Annual mileage started increasing substantially again in 2015, but it is too early…"
Jun 11
Steve Fiete replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Expanding bike sharing
"There was a big discussion on this a couple of years ago.  Speed of a human powered bike is constrained by the ability of the rider.  A person who can ride at 20+ mph has generally put in a lot of miles and therefore has practice…"
Apr 1
Steve Fiete replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Expanding bike sharing
"Inexperienced riders moving faster than they should is the main one."
Apr 1
Steve Fiete replied to Yasmeen's discussion Welp, CLP got his wish... No More Bike Lanes in Chicago
"Thank you so much, clp.  You bravely stood by your positions for so long all alone.  Finally, the world has come to realize you were right all along.  You are the lone hero who has saved us from ourselves."
Apr 1
Steve Fiete replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Expanding bike sharing
"It's not surprising that many of us current cyclists are less than enthusiastic about the prospect of ebikes.  After all, we have decided to ride in this city on conventional bikes, and there are some reasons for concern.  The benefit…"
Mar 30
George Schick replied to Steve Fiete's discussion Pedestrian Incident
"Unfortunately, that's pretty much the case ...."
Feb 10
Ernesto Lube replied to Steve Fiete's discussion Pedestrian Incident
"Darwinism will find a way..."
Feb 10
George Schick replied to Steve Fiete's discussion Pedestrian Incident
"WGN aired a short segment on their evening news program last night, apparently something that was captured by security cameras. It showed a group of people slowly walking across a set of RR tracks while a Metra was bearing down on them. The lead…"
Feb 9
Steve Fiete replied to Steve Fiete's discussion Pedestrian Incident
"I would say it not so much stupidness as inattentiveness.  Based on my casual observation I think pedestrians are far less likely to walk into car traffic without looking than they are to step in front of a moving bike.  I am not saying it…"
Feb 9
Argonne69 replied to Steve Fiete's discussion Pedestrian Incident
"Not to mention dumb pedestrians stepping in front of the buses. 'Cant fix stupid."
Feb 9
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Steve Fiete's discussion Pedestrian Incident
"Glad no one was hit here. Hopefully the high/intoxicated dude came down OK. I've had several close calls with pedestrians suddenly stepping into the PBL's on Washington. This is a bigger concern in my mind than peds wandering into the…"
Feb 8
Mark replied to Steve Fiete's discussion Pedestrian Incident
"I ride in the traffic lanes through this stretch along Washington every afternoon.  I feel safer than in the PBL."
Feb 8

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What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Exercise, Commuting
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Discussion forums, cycling related news.
My first bike:
Lotus Eclair

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