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Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
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Is it just me or do you find yourself breathing in a lot of second hand smoke when locking up your bike? It seems like a lot of smokers like to lean up against the bike racks when taking "smoke…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maurice Feb 20.

CPD culture and its hostility toward cyclists - and one suggestion to protect cyclists in light of this
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I don't think I'm going out on a limb when I say that the CPD typically errs on the side of motor vehicle drivers vs bikers, in carrying out the law.But I think it's worth noting that this isn't so…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Sep 21, 2017.

Witnessed a hit and run this morning
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Biking east on washington at about 810am, approaching lasalle. I see that I have the light and about 12 seconds to make it, and was on pace to cross lasalle going east.A cyclist in front of me (also…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Aug 15, 2017.

"Cyclist hurls rock through driver's window in west town road rage"
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Started this discussion. Last reply by JeffB Jul 17, 2017.

 

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V W replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Preventing Cycling Arm and Hand Injuries
"I'm going to take a wild guess that this is more prevalent with road bikes and fixies and bikes with that more aggressive posture. I'd love to see a breakdown on injuries statistics broken down by type of bike. I know many cyclists…"
Apr 17
V W replied to Jim Reho's discussion Was It Just Me?
"I saw it too. Thought the issue was on my end."
Mar 28
V W replied to Alex Z's discussion Divvy seat height
"My girlfriend is 5 9 and sets it to 6. I had her try it at 7 and she liked it better but felt less comfortable with starting and stopping. I think most novice cyclists take time to get a comfort level with the larger height, and it's important…"
Mar 26
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"I'm not giving up on the fact the cops need to do their job professionally without regard for their personal bias against biking. I'm not ready to acquiesce to their lack of commitment to their taxpayer paid job duties to write tickets. I…"
Mar 22
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"+1"
Mar 20
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"That's going to take a lot of time and money. In the meantime, increased enforcement IS the solution. It wouldn't kill the CPD to, ya know, enforce the law. It's their job. Instead they've continued on with some kind of…"
Mar 19
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Kind of Riding/Adventure Are You Most Looking Forward To When It Warms Up?
"Looking forward to riding with my dog in the trailer. Looking forward to the naked bike ride too."
Feb 20
Maurice replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
"My MO is to walk my bike directly at the smoker who is leaning on the rack, even if there is another space available. After a couple of seconds, they realize that they're leaning on a parking space, and invariably say "sorry" and move…"
Feb 20
Juan 2-3 or more mi. replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
"Thanks for the good suggestions. I might just end up selling since coming special assessments will put me out on the streets looking for a more affordable healthier environment."
Feb 19
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Do You Think? "When Is an Electric Mountain Bike No Longer a Bicycle?"
"So a "push a button and go 30mph" scooter is no different to you than a pedal assist one that requires pedaling to go, and goes about 15mph?"
Feb 18
mike w. replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
"If there's open space around the outside of the box between it and the wall, the foam may work okay, but don't spray it into the box itself."
Feb 17
mike w. replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
"As an electrician, i cannot recommend spraying foam in an outlet box! Someday, someone will need to get into that box to change out the outlet or do some such work. (Not to mention that urethane foam is flammable.) There are thin rubber gaskets made…"
Feb 17
TonyP replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
"I understand that many smokers just drop their butts, That doesn't mean that they all do. Just as everyone who eats fast food doesn't throw their litter out of the car window."
Feb 17
Paul Lazzaro replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
Feb 17
TonyP replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
"Smoking doesn't necessarily make a person a vandalizing litter bug, tho a vandalizing litter bug may be a smoker. You may not like their habits but I would expect them to be judged as I would expect myself, as a cyclist, to be judged.…"
Feb 17
Paul Lazzaro replied to V W's discussion Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
"They don't care about ashtrays.  The world is their ashtray, if you haven't noticed.  They're looking for something to sit on or lean against. Usually they move a couple of feet over when they see I want to use the bike rack…"
Feb 17

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What I ride:
Mountain, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I love biking

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