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LFT: Do we need barriers where the paths converge?
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Saw another bike/ped collision just north of Fullerton last night (both were ok). I've also had a couple of close calls with joggers entering/leaving the water fountains at Fullerton without…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago Jun 28.

Navy Pier Flyover Closure Notice: 6/24-6/27
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tricolor Jun 27.

Impressions of Last Night
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With the awesome weather yesterday, I'm sure many of you were eager to get some longer time in the saddle. Though, for me, there was something different about the atmosphere. A one off or a sign of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tooscrapps May 24.

One of the worst types of right-hook IMO
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https://youtu.be/7QThSsanu_cTo me, this is one of the worst types of right-hook: no signal, at speed without braking, from the middle of the lane. A less…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by David P. May 22.

 

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Tooscrapps replied to dav's discussion I'm going to start riding in The Loop every day in 1 week. I want your tips.
"^ And read the Chainlink discussion about locking to U-locks and pick a side! ^"
yesterday
Tooscrapps replied to dav's discussion I'm going to start riding in The Loop every day in 1 week. I want your tips.
"I ride from Clark/Diversey every day. I would consider myself a very confident rider. In: Clark all the way. Pretty relaxed ride in my opinion but there are tricky spots around Francis Parker (during the school year), between Armitage/LaSalle (too…"
Monday
Tooscrapps replied to JeffB's discussion Northerly Island path collapse
"Oh I get what you're saying. So you have lake/wall/basin/berm with culvert."
Aug 4
Tooscrapps replied to JeffB's discussion Northerly Island path collapse
"I like how the new Fullerton bump channels the waves right towards the ped path at the south base. I know we're in a period of high water, but I can't believe they didn't extend the rock breaks to that portion. "
Aug 2
Tooscrapps replied to JeffB's discussion Northerly Island path collapse
"I'm having trouble seeing how a culvert would prevent the constant pounding of waves. This the damage isn't from water trying to find a way into the lagoon, but just the nature of the lake and its swells."
Aug 2
Tooscrapps replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"No one *quickly* resorted to it. It came after comment after comment explaining why your belief isn't all that enlightened, and yet, you continually dismiss other's valid points. It's insulting. Again, I've seen all the bikes you…"
Jul 24
Tooscrapps replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"You're just coming up with new ways to nitpick and you keep changing your argument. You even complained that mere seconds locking up your bike "adds up". You're being deliberately obtuse.  How does barely touching their bike…"
Jul 16
Tooscrapps replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"Dude, how thick are you? - I could have gone from the other side if I didn't want to reach over, and again, this took me under 20 seconds from my dismount. - Having a front basket wouldn't have mattered since my bike was facing the…"
Jul 16
Tooscrapps replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"This took 20 seconds and I didn't have to move the bike already there. Locked as you described. Hell it could have had two locks and it wouldn't have mattered. https://youtu.be/2gcdkaQgRZI"
Jul 16
Tooscrapps replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"Many have told you and showed you examples of how you were wrong and you refuse to accept it. Most people lock them flush with just one lock. If they want two to deter or slow down a thief, that is their right. And while maybe someone locking to…"
Jul 16
Tooscrapps replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"Next you'll be complaining that they don't accommodate those 4-seaters that cruise the LFT."
Jul 16
Tooscrapps replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"Took this just now on my block. Other racks had all sorts, even cargos locked the same way to one side. You seem to be the outlier."
Jul 15
Tooscrapps replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"Still no. If you having issues with your handlebars rubbing together, just have your head facing the other way. As I said, I've never had this issue and there is a reason they are designed this way."
Jul 15
Tooscrapps replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"This is a bad take. I'm able to lock my bike the way you described without issue, which is the correct way. Furthermore, many street installations have multiple U-racks spaced to pull in parallel, making your preferred method an obstacle. They…"
Jul 15
Tooscrapps replied to N B's discussion Potential legal grey area on non-'roadway' bike trails for hit and runs
"And yet the Dutch have figured out how to "norm" cycling without mandatory registration, licensing, and insurance. You still are responsible if you injure somebody, even if it's using something that isn't "registered".…"
Jul 12
Tooscrapps replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Uber
"While he was certainly in the wrong for stopping in a bike lane, that was some pretty poor bike-handling."
Jul 12

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What I ride:
Road, Divvy (bike share)
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Social
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Like to bike.

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