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Random guy directing traffic at lake near des plaines
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Has anyone noticed the random guy directing traffic on Lake Street just west of Des Plaines, near the Kennedy exit?He seems to be there every morning, dutifully waving cars through and telling others…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by V W Sep 24.

Bike parking etiquette
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Can we agree that it's bad etiquette to take up both posts of the typical upside down U racks that we have here in Chicago? I always park my bike at a 45 degree angle, which keeps the other post…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by V W Sep 17.

Anti biking tax law change that we might've missed
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Amongst the tax law changes that the Trump administration foisted on us, this one escaped my notice until now:"Bicycle commuting reimbursements. P.L. 115-97 suspends the exclusion of qualified…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tooscrapps Apr 9.

Chainlink forum here vs Chainlink fb "forum" (posts/comments to fb page)
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After some time perusing the facebook page for the Chainlink, vs the time I've spent here, I have to say I like the personalities here a lot better. Some of the people posting on the facebook page…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gene B Jul 20, 2018.

 

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V W replied to V W's discussion Random guy directing traffic at lake near des plaines
"Here he is, taken this morning.  Here he's helpfully waving me through but just as often he completely doesn't see me coming."
Sep 24
ad replied to V W's discussion Random guy directing traffic at lake near des plaines
"I have no clue if this guy is legit or not, but the City has sent out traffic enforcement people in the loop/west loop area in the past to direct traffic (instead of CPD) at problem spots.  They wore pretty distinct vests back then that said…"
Sep 20
Jaik S. replied to V W's discussion Random guy directing traffic at lake near des plaines
"I'm constatntly concerned that this guy is going to wave forward one of those vehicles exiting the expressway while I'm passing in front. I don't have a stop sign, they don't stop if traffic is backed up from the light. It's…"
Sep 20
Mike Schwab replied to V W's discussion Random guy directing traffic at lake near des plaines
"Write him a letter expressing your concerns and hand it to him so you don't distract him with a conversation.  Maybe print out bicycle and applicable vehicle traffic laws."
Sep 19
Doug Haynes replied to V W's discussion Random guy directing traffic at lake near des plaines
"fI you feel bad reporting him, don't..."
Sep 18
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Random guy directing traffic at lake near des plaines

Has anyone noticed the random guy directing traffic on Lake Street just west of Des Plaines, near the Kennedy exit?He seems to be there every morning, dutifully waving cars through and telling others to hold up. Sometimes he's wearing a neon vest, sometimes he's not. I'm pretty sure he's not a duly authorized traffic enforcement official, so he's doing this outside the bounds of the law from what I can tell. I find this concerning because it seems like a matter of time before someone gets hurt.…See More
Sep 18
V W replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"The props are much appreciated!"
Sep 17
Dirke replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"I want to give props to the OP and say that I appreciate respectful rack etiquette in high density parking areas, especially when there is very low probability of theft, like right in front of the lifeguard office at Osterman beach.  I managed…"
Sep 13
Serge Lubomudrov replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"One rides to a place and finds that the rack next to it is so horrible one can't lock one's bike to it. Instead of looking around for a better rack, one locks one's bike to the rack, anyway, in a manner that prevents others from…"
Sep 11
ad replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
""Whether the design of this rack is horrible or not is not a question here, I think." We'll have to agree to disagree, as I thing the horrible design is pretty relevant.  Cool that you can get your bike with fenders to work on…"
Sep 11
Serge Lubomudrov replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"If you look closely at the picture I posted, you'll notice that both bicycles have not fenders and would be easily fit over the top bar of the rack, even without "bending the wheel." My bike has fenders, but I usually have no problem…"
Sep 11
ad replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"As others note, these are horrible racks.  I try to do what the bike at the end did, which is lock perpendicular to the end bar if I can.  Otherwise, the two bikes I ride and lock on the street have fenders, and I literally couldn't…"
Sep 11
ketoguychicago replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"I put mine over the top bar when possible with the wheel still coming in backwards into the lower gap but if is at least a little safer, but I don't like these either. "
Sep 10
Bob Kastigar replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"That type of rack is called a "wheel bender."  I wouldn't want to lock up my bike by putting the wheen into the dividers intended for the wheel."
Sep 9
Serge Lubomudrov replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"Two hogs."
Sep 8
Anne Alt replied to V W's discussion Bike parking etiquette
"Now THAT's a rack hog."
Sep 4

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