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David Barish
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Evanston virtual Ride of Silence

The Evanston  Ride of  Silence is virtual this year. Some of this year's rides are virtual  and some are actual.  Check to  see  if…Continue

Started May 3

shout out to a city worker with a truck
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I was horrified when  I read about the poor woman in  Avondale who was hit by a city truck. I  have a daughter who lives and bikes there. She was horrified when I  e-mailed  her  about that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago Jul 2, 2020.

Active Trans is postponing the Winter Bike to Work Rally
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I got an  e-mail from  them yesterday.  It is reflected on their Facebook page. felt…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Greenfield Feb 8, 2019.


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David Barish replied to alan miller's discussion A dog ran into me.
Oct 21
David Barish replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Clark/Diversey: Cyclist got run down by an Uber driver in a bike lane.
"It is always tough to make a decision at a time like this. We have to  give the  officer  their  authority and be respectful.  We also have to make sure you have the badge  number and  license plate of the…"
Oct 11
David Barish replied to Marco Verzocchi's discussion Construction on the Skokie Valley Bike Path (October 2021)
"The North Shore Century route is a good bypass for this section.  Ridge Rd is a lovely place to  ride a bike. At Clavey go left to  Ridge.  Turn  right on Ridge which seems  to  hit a dead end at Old Deerfield Rd.…"
Sep 27
David Barish replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Bicyclist dies in Lawndale hit-and-run
"I  hope the local  pastors who opposed the protected lanes are praying  for  Jason."
Sep 15
David Barish replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Bicyclist, 70, killed in traffic accident on Museum Campus Drive
"This  seems like a truly  sad tale that  is still a bit  of a mystery. Is thee any indication that Mr. Sawicki had  a health issue such as a  stroke or heart attack? He was an experienced  cyclist who was …"
Sep 3
David Barish replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Pedestrian Bridge Planned For Pratt Boulevard Over North Shore Channel
"I think the proposed bridge will  service pedestrians getting  from the lines  of  condos on  Kedzie that are  mainly owned by seniors. It will  allow them  to  get to all the commerce along McCormick and…"
Aug 24
David Barish replied to Donald P Kingston's discussion 2021 Is this site / group still in existance?
"No. Sorry.  We disappeared in 1967.  We had planned a group ride on January 24 and  it was a  lovely day over 60 degrees. We were reveling in riding  our steel frames across the city. We got excited and decided to stay…"
Jul 16
David Barish replied to Skip Montanaro 0mi's discussion Chicago ranked near bottom of list of bike-friendly big cities
"Does Chicago have shortcomings as  a city for bikes? Uh, yes. No question.  Is Chicago a bottom  feeder in this regard? I  have a hard time believing that. The  assumptions leading to  "high  stress"…"
Jul 12
David Barish replied to Radfahrer's discussion Cycling to Kenosha
"It  has been  a while since I rode this but  Lewis in  Waukegan is a good route  to take you all the  way across the  Cheddar Curtain."
May 20
David Barish replied to TheGazelle's discussion Bikes on CTA trains during COVID
"Trains  are not as empty as they have  been. Nobody will be  sitting next to  you,  but  there are  more passengers."
May 7
David Barish posted a discussion

Evanston virtual Ride of Silence

The Evanston  Ride of  Silence is virtual this year. Some of this year's rides are virtual  and some are actual.  Check to  see  if rides in  your community are open or if they are virtual.  Evanston Bike Club, Skokie  Bike Network and Wheel and Sprocket partnered this year. We had a small  ride  with some club members. Charlie Saxe of Skokie Bike Network created this video.   …See More
May 3
David Barish replied to Jim O'Reilly's discussion Bryn Mawr Bike Lanes - 39th Ward residents can vote until February 12, 2021
"Currently, Brwyn Mawr is an  excellent choice for  cycling as long  as you know that  you  have  to slow down as you pass the point where you  meet the trail from Skokie/Lincolnwood and then proceed through…"
Mar 10
David Barish replied to Dirke's discussion March 1, 2021: End of days or beginning of Xanadu ?
"Dirke, I  hear you and  I  suspect some drivers will think that way. I use all modes in the city.  I drive.  I use CTA and Metra. I ride. I walk. There is no question the  City of Chicago's decision to have cameras…"
Mar 1
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
David Barish replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion How far you've ridden in 2020
"2499.9 miles so far."
Dec 1, 2020
David Barish replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Bike Thefts Are Up 27% in Pandemic
"This has become its own  epidemic.  My daughter  had her  bike stolen  while  locked in the vestibule to her building and  it took nearly three months for her  to  get a new one which now has hub locks…"
Oct 14, 2020

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What I ride:
Road, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Bike Camping, Touring
What brings you to The Chainlink?
bike stuff
About me:
long time commuter. Past President of Evanston Bike Club. I represent injured workers.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):

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