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Nice first ride in the COLD.

 

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Probably.  Red line between Sheridan & Loop these things are a regular occurrence.



h' 1.0 said:

I ride buses and trains all the time and these things certainly happen, but not every ride, or every other ride, or even much more than about once a month. I guess maybe it depends to some extent on where you live/ which buses or trains you ride?

in it to win it 8.0 mi said:

CTA, maybe not miserable.  But, on my bike I don't have the guy next to me or behind me sneezing and coughing all over the place.  This time of year = many people doing that.  On my bike I don't the people on chatting on their cell phones like the person on the other end cannot hear.  On my bike I don't have the smell of the baby that needs to be changed (or the drunk adult that needs to be changed...).

To put it another way, being on my bike makes me that much happier!


h' 1.0 said:

Why does riding the bus or the subway make one miserable?

I suppose I don't have the association with the "daily grind" that you guys do since I ride CTA primarily for recreation.... but I think it's fun most of the time.

Man! it was brutal out there tonight. (Christmass eve.)  I was riding south from Rogers Park to Humbolt park, after a Christmass party.  I was fighting a suprisingly strong headwind. The snow and Ice were blowing into my face, and it was very cold.  I was bemoaning the fact that I had nothing to do on Christmas day.  I usualy go to Indiana to visit my mother, but she died earlier this year, and my father died  a long time ago.  All this was going through my mind, when, at the intersection of California and Milwauke, a homeless man flagged me down.  He was cold, and hungry and had no place to go.  He asked me for some money.  I realised that this man was having a much worse Christmas than I was.  I at least have a warm bed to sleep in.  I dug in my pocket and gave him every coin I had, about four bucks worth.  Then I continued on with my struggle South.

Good for you.

Reddog said:

Man! it was brutal out there tonight. (Christmass eve.)  I was riding south from Rogers Park to Humbolt park, after a Christmass party.  I was fighting a suprisingly strong headwind. The snow and Ice were blowing into my face, and it was very cold.  I was bemoaning the fact that I had nothing to do on Christmas day.  I usualy go to Indiana to visit my mother, but she died earlier this year, and my father died  a long time ago.  All this was going through my mind, when, at the intersection of California and Milwauke, a homeless man flagged me down.  He was cold, and hungry and had no place to go.  He asked me for some money.  I realised that this man was having a much worse Christmas than I was.  I at least have a warm bed to sleep in.  I dug in my pocket and gave him every coin I had, about four bucks worth.  Then I continued on with my struggle South.

Bless you.

Reddog said:

Man! it was brutal out there tonight. (Christmass eve.)  I was riding south from Rogers Park to Humbolt park, after a Christmass party.  I was fighting a suprisingly strong headwind. The snow and Ice were blowing into my face, and it was very cold.  I was bemoaning the fact that I had nothing to do on Christmas day.  I usualy go to Indiana to visit my mother, but she died earlier this year, and my father died  a long time ago.  All this was going through my mind, when, at the intersection of California and Milwauke, a homeless man flagged me down.  He was cold, and hungry and had no place to go.  He asked me for some money.  I realised that this man was having a much worse Christmas than I was.  I at least have a warm bed to sleep in.  I dug in my pocket and gave him every coin I had, about four bucks worth.  Then I continued on with my struggle South.

That's a lot of coins-- no wonder you were struggling!

I'm just in from a ride south from Lincoln Park to Little Village and definite wind from the south, much worse in open areas than narrower residential streets.

Reddog said:

Man! it was brutal out there tonight. (Christmass eve.)  I was riding south from Rogers Park to Humbolt park, after a Christmass party.  I was fighting a suprisingly strong headwind. The snow and Ice were blowing into my face, and it was very cold.  I was bemoaning the fact that I had nothing to do on Christmas day.  I usualy go to Indiana to visit my mother, but she died earlier this year, and my father died  a long time ago.  All this was going through my mind, when, at the intersection of California and Milwauke, a homeless man flagged me down.  He was cold, and hungry and had no place to go.  He asked me for some money.  I realised that this man was having a much worse Christmas than I was.  I at least have a warm bed to sleep in.  I dug in my pocket and gave him every coin I had, about four bucks worth.  Then I continued on with my struggle South.

Not at all cold out there and really not all that slippery either (as judged by walking about 3 miles tonight.)

Most should be OK today (Thursday) as long as you can deal with teh sloppy.

Yes.

Streets better than fair this AM.

Yes.  Plenty of parking at my building...

The last 2 days have been lovely rides into work ... especially today. Barely any traffic, streets are salted, and nice crisp weather. 

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