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Paris by Bike

Started Jan 6

How far have you ridden in 2021?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by curt(is) locke Jan 1.

Why 2020 was such a great year for biking in Chicago
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Patricia Unsinn Jan 3.

 

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Paris by Bike

Pedaling across the Seine on a sunny day is a peak experience. How did the City of Light become a city of cycles?PARIS — I used to consider the people who biked around this city to be members of a fearless warrior tribe. Mostly men, they dressed for battle in helmets, chain locks and reflective gear. The city’s few cycling lanes were shared with swerving buses or sandwiched between rows of pitiless drivers and were known as “les couloirs de la mort” — corridors of death.I’m risk averse, and I…See More
Jan 6
David Barish replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion How far you've ridden in 2020
"2636 miles in 2020.  More rides of shorter distance. Slightly increased over recent years and about half of what I was riding 20 years ago when  I was a bit more  obsessive. I have not been out yet in 2021 but did spend 45 glorious…"
Jan 4
Patricia Unsinn replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Why 2020 was such a great year for biking in Chicago
"2020 was a great year for cycling but didn’t prevent me from being hit by car drivers—twice. The first time was in November on the LFT at LaRabida where a driver who was exiting the hospital and had a red light knocked me down in the…"
Jan 3
curt(is) locke replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Why 2020 was such a great year for biking in Chicago
"This is not to say that cycling this year in the city was not special -- it was a lifeline for me personally."
Jan 1
Patricia Unsinn replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion How far you've ridden in 2020
"8071 outdoor miles in 2020. "
Jan 1
curt(is) locke replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Why 2020 was such a great year for biking in Chicago
"I think this underscores the disconnect between actual safety (as reflected in empirical analysis) and the perception of safety."
Jan 1
curt(is) locke replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion How far have you ridden in 2021?
"I think there are THREE such discussion threads now, with Yaz having started one last night. I certainly had no interest in riding today as I ride for joy and to feel alive. I don't see that today."
Jan 1
curt(is) locke replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion How far you've ridden in 2020
"Also finished with 71 Perimeter Rides, which surprisingly was only my third highest total -- 83 again by Curt(is)2017 being my personal best.  With my last PR performed on 11/20, I certainly could have added a few more to the totals. However,…"
Jan 1

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What I ride:
Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town, Distance, Social
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Catching up on recent posts and news about cycling.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://homepages.neiu.edu/~rkastig1

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At 2:07pm on April 6, 2016, Andrew St. Paul said…

Hi Bob, I am considering applying to MBAC. I was wondering if you wanna grab a half hour lunch or a drink during a weekday this or next week... meet at a place at your convenience? 

At 3:52pm on August 18, 2015, Richard F said…

Hi. Thanks for the message. I think at this point I am bringing my bike, but I'd be interested in what you have as a loaner? Richard

At 9:06am on August 7, 2015, Fergie said…

Okay, thank you. Nancy

At 8:33am on December 9, 2013, Duppie said…

Bob,  I can live without most of the things Ghostery suppresses (facebook, twitter integration, tracker cookies, certain ads). And if I 'need' to see a particular component, I just add an exception.

I run Ghostery in combo with AdBlock Plus. I rarely see ads anymore.

At 9:45am on June 25, 2013, Anne B. said…

Thanks for all the info- I'll let you know what I end up doing! Haven't been to Mackinaw since I was about 10 and all I remember is fudge and pony rides... :)

At 8:11pm on June 24, 2013, Anne B. said…

The messaging system on here is a bit odd...I think you have to friend someone before you can message them. But thanks for the trip advice! Looks like both MI-WI ferries are running this year so it's nice to have those options, though they are expensive:  

http://www.lake-express.com/schedule.html  http://www.ssbadger.com/schedule-fares/

Do you think it's worth it to buy/carry "Round Lake Michigan: A Bicyclist's Tour Guide"? I don't have a smartphone or garmin or anything so I thought the maps in here might prove useful. 

At 10:09am on May 2, 2010, Spencer "Thunderball" Thayer! said…
YYo!
At 2:21am on November 22, 2009, Glen (FTF) said…
That would be great to look at and help plan my GIT adventure! its my first ride that's more then a few days long (week or more). I convinced my girlfriend to come with so Im really excited.
 
 
 

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