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While riding today in the heavy rain (and being totally prepared) I thought about a couple of individuals who have given me invaluable tips, advice and general knowledge on biking and commuting.

Do you have anyone you'd like to thank?

I'd like to start by thanking everyone's favorite marauder, Mr. Martin Hazard. Marauding is only one of Martin's specialties. As well as a leader of many creative rides, he is an wonderful teacher. Any of you who have either taken one of his classes at West Town or dropped by Performance for advice on anything bike related will agree. He's a great resource and a super friendly guy who simply loves helping people.

Second person I'd like to thank, also related to West Town, is its founder Alex Wilson. He also has a knack for explaining complicated bike jargon in simple "laymen" terms. His passion for expanding the community of biking to children and lower income and minority groups is amazing.

I'm sure I have other biking teachers to thank, but these two have helped shape me into the biker and commuter I am (and hope to become).

Enough warm fuzzies from me….

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Thanks Julie. I'm sure Alex will agree, it is great to hear comments like this that remind us our efforts are appreciated.
I better be your next favorite marauder and why?

I have a killer ass.

All jokes aside, martin is great. He's definitely helped me a lot.
I'd also like to thank pj for noticing my crappy brake and coming over to fix it. I love how other cyclists help each other in this city.
Meaning your ass will kill things ?
cutifly said:
Meaning your ass will kill things ?


A team of UN weapons inspectors are on their way. they are always on the lookout for weapons of mAss destruction.
This thread makes me want to be a marauder.

Just to become a better cyclist, of course. :)
A better cyclist? Maybe.

A drunk cyclist? Definitely!

koala said:
This thread makes me want to be a marauder.

Just to become a better cyclist, of course. :)
Can we focus on something besides drinking? - I'm actually being serious here.
Sorry.

The mechanics at Turin up in Evanston deserve an apple for patiently looking for the clicking sound in my bike when they're already busy.

And Martin deserves a pineapple because he kicks ass and pineapples do too.
The author of Urban Bikers Tips and Tricks
http://www.askmrbike.com/
helped me get started in Brooklyn New Yawk in 1999 when a transit strike was threatened. Now here I am in the same town as Mr. Bike himself.
(....the cute little village of Chicago :-)
hey julie, i want to give you an apple! you were the open door to the cycling community when i moved to chicago (i can't believe i've been here 8 months). you are a sweetheart. we need to grab a drink sometime soon!
Tyra-

Thanks!~ It was good to see you for 2 secs on the lake shore path last week. will you be at any cyclesis rides???

Tyra said:
hey julie, i want to give you an apple! you were the open door to the cycling community when i moved to chicago (i can't believe i've been here 8 months). you are a sweetheart. we need to grab a drink sometime soon!

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