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David Barish
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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. https://www.facebook.com/events/327502661313125/I felt…Continue

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

Sadly he is no longer in a "spot of bother."
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Paul Sherwen, a broadcaster who cycling  fans have been listening to for  years has  passed away.  In typical British  understatement he would  describe a  racer who was feeling  the  effects of  a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen Dec 5, 2018.

black, white, gray and the rules of the road
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I have  followed  some threads here  lately that  have mused  on rules,  laws and whether  they should be  strictly enforced. I have  read thoughtful posts from many and often  at variance with  one…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Jul 3, 2018.

tip of the helmet to a motorist
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Too often we  find motorists who infuriate us if not endanger us. Every once  in a while  we find a kindred spirit or a friendly face. Rather  than  the typical  rant thread how about one where we…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Mar 29, 2018.

 

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David Barish replied to dav's discussion What features do I need in a new bicycle?
"Yup. It takes us all  back to being  a kid and getting that shiny new bike!"
Wednesday
David Barish replied to dav's discussion What features do I need in a new bicycle?
"Lots of good advice has  already  been posted. it really doesn't matter what  works for  me but  what  works for you.  I  agree  with  the  suggestions of  Ortlieb panniers and a…"
Tuesday
David Barish replied to Mike Schwab's discussion Stone Free Bridge is now open.
"We had to  ride over a plastic barrier that  was  already laying on the ground early on Saturday as we were returning from our yearly sojourn to the Winter Solstice Percussion Concert  and marked  the moment of  our…"
Dec 24, 2019
David Barish replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion How are you keeping warm?
"I have been pretty happy with my current weather gear. I have three different balaclavas one  is very light. One is very heavy with a guard for my face and nose. I am wearing the middle one which is still pretty light. I avoid the heavy one…"
Dec 9, 2019
David Barish replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Car fatally strikes bicyclist on South Side
"I am  vexed by the antipathy to the Sun-Times editorial. that editorial advocates for more  biking infrastructure such as protected lanes.  There are two clauses in the sentence Would protected bike lanes have prevented this…"
Nov 22, 2019
David Barish replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Car fatally strikes bicyclist on South Side
"https://www.google.com/maps/place/S+Stony+Island+Ave+%26+E+67th+St,+Chicago,+IL+60649/@41.7733009,-87.586328,3a,75y,359.38h,69.77t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sIEnWD3FfsKq8a30naRtHKw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!4m5!3m4!1s0x880e28fda5f09543:0x2b042288d8e2abe7!8m2!3d41.…"
Nov 18, 2019
David Barish replied to Jim Reho's discussion Cyclist Killed: Carla Aiello, 37, of Norwood Park Hit By Turning Truck Driver. Prev. Subject: Keeping a proper lookout
"I  hesitated to  speak about our obligations when I posted as I did not want to give any hint of victim blaming but Tony and  Larry make a very good point.  We have to  do everything we can (and I am making no judgement…"
Nov 8, 2019
David Barish replied to Jim Reho's discussion Cyclist Killed: Carla Aiello, 37, of Norwood Park Hit By Turning Truck Driver. Prev. Subject: Keeping a proper lookout
Nov 7, 2019
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Chicago Cyclist Dies After Hit and Run
"With the  every increasing reality of  cameras at intersections aimed at the  streets I  find it weird that there is simply crickets,  nothing. No leads. The time of day seems to  me to  make it easier to find a…"
Oct 31, 2019
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Church on Sundays Argument Against Bike Lanes
"Let's take the pro-church  parking  argument and  give  it the most  weight we can, even  more than we think it may deserve. Where would that  leave us?  It would mean that there would be a sign on…"
Oct 22, 2019
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion Sometimes Discussions Make Us Uncomfortable
"Yasmeen Thank you for  opening  this thread. I will say it  didn't  make me uncomfortable but in  doing so have to  admit that I  am  probably hiding something  or  ignoring  something…"
Oct 18, 2019
David Barish replied to TonyP's discussion John Forester
"I avoided this thread for  a long time and finally decided to  read through it. Forester's ideas were borne of a time when  the reality was the supremacy of  automobiles and when  Detroit was a thriving metropolis based…"
Oct 14, 2019
David Barish replied to George Schick's discussion Driver License Scanned
"The employees are told to check everybody and their job is not worth using discretion. I can't  blame them. My wife was once  asked for ID by the bouncer at a bar at  a time when our daughter could  have  produced a…"
Oct 2, 2019
David Barish replied to dav's discussion You all notice this, right?
"It takes  common sense and drivers can lack that attribute. Today I  was  in one of those  motorized  things on Damen which is  one  of my favorite streets to  cycle. At  the  entrance to the Kennedy…"
Sep 24, 2019
David Barish replied to clp's discussion Biking in Holland
"I was  just  there.  Non-city riders will still be freaked  out as the  locals deftly cross  streets and avoid trams.However,  as noted in the comments here, 98% of the time they are on  a path, often …"
Sep 20, 2019
David Barish replied to dav's discussion I'm going to start riding in The Loop every day in 1 week. I want your tips.
"There  are  lots of  routes and there are already good suggestions here.  my biggest suggestion is finding the place you  want  to lock your bike, making  sure you  have  used two locks or  a …"
Aug 23, 2019

Profile Information

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.):
http://www.kfeej.com

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