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Use a fitness tracker or Strava?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by John Durham May 9.

Advice/recommendations needed: tent & sleeping bag for bike touring.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jaik S. Apr 9.

12 years' sentence in cyclist's death
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Nov 22, 2017.

 

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mike w. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Tariffs to Cause Costs of Bikes and Bike Products to Rise Soon
""The upcoming import tariffs that President Trump will impose on Chinese goods is going to include $1Billion in bike products. This ultimately will cause many bicycles and many bicycle-related products to rise soon." "Get ready to pay…"
8 hours ago
mike w. posted a photo
Sep 12
mike w. replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"Waited for the green at Port Clinton rd to cross US 45 (Vernon Hills.) Next to me was a BMW sedan, also waiting to cross. The light went green, SB traffic stopped, nothing NB... but as the BMW & i rolled off came a blast of horn from a bloody…"
Sep 11
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion A Member of Our Community Needs Our Help
"done. bump."
Aug 9
mike w. replied to Jim Reho's discussion Bike Lane Uprising!
"i understand that double parking is illegal and occasionally dangerous and yes, it ought to be cited by the local constabulary. i would expect nothing less. However naming and shaming the vehicles and drivers on this website really accomplishes…"
Aug 4
mike w. replied to Jim Reho's discussion Bike Lane Uprising!
""We all get along by going along. And 'Bike Lane Uprising' and the 2300 posts on Yasmeen's thread 'What's this doing in the bike lane' are just a waste of bandwidth." Not to throw shad on Yasmeen, but i do…"
Aug 4
mike w. replied to Jim Reho's discussion Bike Lane Uprising!
"i agree with you on everything except about pulling into the bike lane to park/stand. "Protected" bike lanes only help reinforce drivers' notions that bikes don't belong on the street."
Aug 4
mike w. updated an event
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Great Lakes Randonneurs Starlight 200K Brevet at Whitewater, WI Super 8

August 11, 2018 at 3pm to August 12, 2018 at 4:30am
Great Lakes Randonneurs' next event is the Starlight 200k. This late evening/night time self-supported ride will be along Wisconsin's quiet country roads. Look forward to a ride in the cool of a summer's night and enjoy the stars that can only be seen far from city lights.All riders must have good lights and reflective gear per RUS…See More
Aug 1
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Cycling Rules by Phil Gaimon
"Rule #43"
Jul 31
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Another Cyclist Fatality: Luster Jackson
""4. Parked motorist opened door, forcing bike into traffic - this driver is also at fault.  Where is the value for human life? What about the driver that doored Luster?" Indeed! Isn't there an ordnance about dooring?"
Jul 30
mike w. replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Shoaaaaaling
"Are we ever going to get over this subject? Nothing  to see here, move along."
Jul 30
mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Cycling Rules by Phil Gaimon
"You both realize that the Velominati rules are satirical, right?"
Jul 30
mike w. added a discussion to the group Chicago Randonneurs
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GLR Starlight 200K. 8/11/17

Come up to Whitewater for Great Lakes Randonneurs' next event, the Starlight 200k brevet. This is a late evening/night ride that will be held over rural Wisconsin county roads, and feature views of the starry skies like you won't see anywhere near Chicago. See the Chainlink calendar for more info or go to GLR's website.Hope to see you all there!(year corrected!)See More
Jul 20
mike w. posted an event
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Great Lakes Randonneurs Starlight 200K Brevet at Whitewater, WI Super 8

August 11, 2018 at 2pm to August 12, 2018 at 3:30am
Great Lakes Randonneurs' next event is the Starlight 200k. This late evening/night time self-supported ride will be along Wisconsin's quiet country roads. Look forward to a ride in the cool of a summer's night and enjoy the stars that can only be seen far from city lights.All riders must have good lights and reflective gear per RUS…See More
Jul 18
mike w. replied to Jim Reho's discussion Electric Bike Controversy in NYC
"Smokeless mopeds. Speeds of 20-25+MPH. whether on an e-bike or by speed training racer-types are a menace on any MUP.  Any powered vehicle capable of 20+MPH needs to be regulated and licensed and BANNED from MUPs.   Chicago cyclists have…"
Jul 16
mike w. replied to mike w.'s discussion FS: Trek T-100 Tandem
"Bump. Still for sale. This bike needs to be out of my garage and on the road!"
Jul 13
mike w. replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Pepperoni
"Or lutefisk on lefse... Or find a durian fruit and you'll have miles of privacy for your meal..."
Jul 13
mike w. replied to berner fone's discussion manshoaling
"Having a flat/mechanical on the bike is no excuse for being rude to helpful passersby. It's not their fault you've punctured. Once during a century ride, a guy who'd stopped awhile and later rode on complained to me that…"
Jul 3
mike w. is attending Mikie Swier's event
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Palatine Bike Valet Parking at Community Center Tennis Courts Wood Street

July 3, 2018 from 6:30pm to 10:15pm
No Where to Park?RIDE YOUR BIKE TO THE FIREWORKSSupervised bike parking will be available on fireworks night at the Community Center Tennis courts on Wood Street. This service will be provided for FREE by the Bike Palatine Club on July 3 from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm only so don’t miss out on the chance to ride on over for the fun! Donations welcome. Please ride safe: helmet and lights on the bike.For more information please see …See More
Jul 2
mike w. is attending Mikie Swier's event

BPC: Bike Valet Parking - Hometown Fest - Fireworks at Community Center Tennis Courts

July 3, 2018 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm
No Where to Park. Ride to the Fireworks.  We’ll watch your bike while you watch the Fireworks.Please be safe: helmet and lights.https://www.facebook.com/events/551846225173276/See More
Jul 2

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Track, Fixed Gear, Tandem
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance
What brings you to The Chainlink?
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About me:
Old retro-grouch... steel is real! Campag, 531, SP, Clips'n'straps, 36H, SunTour, not Shimano... fixies since '72. Hero: Joop Zoetemelk, Rainbow Jersey @ 38!
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://Euphoriabwltd.blogspot.com

The machine has got to be accepted, but it is probably better to accept it rather as one accepts a drug -- that is, grudgingly and suspiciously. Like a drug, the machine is useful, dangerous, and habit-forming. The oftener one surrenders to it the tighter its grip becomes. -George Orwell, novelist (1903-1950)

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At 1:58pm on March 11, 2013, Christine W. said…

Thanks, Love!

At 10:47am on December 22, 2011, mike w. said…

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

At 3:45pm on March 18, 2011, globalguy said…
Terrestria quando Mortales animas vivunt sortita, neque ulla est Aut parvo aut magno lethi fuga.
At 1:13pm on December 6, 2010, globalguy said…
Hey, she's just another Raleigh fan %-{0>
At 2:40pm on August 27, 2010, Digital Dario said…
Sure did. I'm going to try the Northshore Century Sept 12. I'll be missing my sisters half marathon but I'm totally fine with that.
At 2:21pm on May 5, 2010, Michael Robin said…
unsavory? how unsavory? the unsavory things I know are what make me like him so much
At 12:56pm on May 5, 2010, Michael Robin said…
Ha. Cause I love him and I don't have a good picture of myself or a bike. I am a current wizard! I'm the promo director actually!
At 12:40pm on April 8, 2010, Spencer "Thunderball" Thayer! said…
Yo, no freakin' problem. I'll see you at Palast this friday?
At 11:06pm on January 17, 2010, Michelle Green said…
I'm actually loving this winter riding. It makes me feel tough :)
At 11:59am on January 12, 2010, h' Zerocats said…
Thanks for the offer re: the swap.
Metra adds 90 minutes to my journey I am not too excited about, as I'd have to travel downtown to pick it up-- still trying to find other options.
Thanks!
At 1:10pm on January 11, 2010, Michelle Green said…
I'm riding as much as I can... I figure if I can get through winter on a bicycle (I just moved here from Texas) I can get through anything.
At 11:32am on November 3, 2009, Sam Schild said…
hey mike, I just went through my photos and added captions and general locations to all of them. they're all from my recent Lake Michigan circle tour, so sometimes I had to just put general locations when I didn't know specifics
At 12:36pm on September 3, 2009, mike w. said…
Humans think they are smarter than dolphins because we build cars and buildings and start wars etc., and all that dolphins do is swim in the water, eat fish and play around. Dolphins believe that they are smarter for exactly the same reasons. -Douglas Adams, writer, dramatist, and musician (1952-2001)
At 12:27am on June 4, 2009, Jeff Roth said…
Ya. I kept looking over my shoulder and waiting fr the other shoe to drop.
 
 
 

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