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Marginalization of Transportation Cycling
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I've seen many comments on social media lately by people who've stopped riding bikes on the streets.  Here's an article by someone in SoCal who made that decision:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-3 or more mi. Nov 16, 2019.

Dockless Bikeshare May Not Be the Wave of the Future
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-3 or more mi. Oct 17, 2017.

MUP Etiquette
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I've been happily impressed to see so many people enjoying the 606.  It's great to have a place where kids can bring their little bikes and scooters and ride without fear of being run over by a…Continue

Tags: etiquette, 606

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Jun 5, 2017.

 

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Paul Lazzaro replied to dav's discussion What features do I need in a new bicycle?
"Lights are a big deal.  In Chicago, if you ride 3-4 seasons, a lot of your riding time is likely to be in the dark.  I use good dynamo lights (B&M) augmented by rechargeable battery-powered headlight, taillight, and helmet lights. I…"
Jan 17
Paul Lazzaro replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion How are you keeping warm?
"When it's cold enough to require a balaclava, I need goggles to prevent my glasses from fogging.  I use OTG (over the glasses) ski goggles - the cheap kind - untinted (since I am often riding in the dark in winter)."
Dec 11, 2019
Juan 2-3 or more mi. replied to Paul Lazzaro's discussion Marginalization of Transportation Cycling
"Yeah, it freaks me to have such thoughts with such careless selfish cagers. I'm thankful I didn't take any further actions other than knocking on their window to give them the bird and just keep rolling leaving them in the gridlock they…"
Nov 16, 2019
clp replied to Paul Lazzaro's discussion Marginalization of Transportation Cycling
"I'm so, so sorry about that scary incident Patricia.  And I'm also sorry that you didn't take photos while you were speaking with him, particularly of his license plate!  And then pressed charges...with the help of one of…"
Nov 16, 2019
TonyP replied to Paul Lazzaro's discussion Marginalization of Transportation Cycling
"I had a an SOB swipe me with his side view mirror. I chased him to a stop sign and then a stop light, and he pulled away both times before I could catch up to him, before I lost him. I'm happy that I didn't catch him tho because…"
Nov 16, 2019
Patricia Unsinn replied to Paul Lazzaro's discussion Marginalization of Transportation Cycling
"I have no intention of giving up riding on the street but the hostility of some drivers to bicyclists is frightening. This morning I was riding southbound on Lake Park approaching Hyde Park Blvd. This is a divided street with two lanes in each…"
Nov 16, 2019
Anne Alt replied to Paul Lazzaro's discussion Marginalization of Transportation Cycling
"I have no intention of giving up transportation cycling. I had a very pleasant ride this morning through Beverly and Morgan Park, not seeing many moving cars except when crossing major streets."
Nov 16, 2019
Juan 2-3 or more mi. replied to Paul Lazzaro's discussion Marginalization of Transportation Cycling
"Are we the last of the cycling ninja's?"
Nov 15, 2019
mike w. replied to Paul Lazzaro's discussion Marginalization of Transportation Cycling
"i prefer to call it "ghettoisation." Tremulous riders stoking fear of the streets,  automobile culture demanding more and more speedways, and societal marginalisation of anyone who does not drive are all working together to create a…"
Nov 15, 2019
clp replied to Paul Lazzaro's discussion Marginalization of Transportation Cycling
"Well riding 'The 5' along the coast 30 miles past the huge Camp Pendleton Marine Corps preserve was a cycling experience!   There is a generous shoulder, but it is filled with broken bottles, scraps of sharp metal, and beer…"
Nov 15, 2019
David P. replied to Paul Lazzaro's discussion Marginalization of Transportation Cycling
"You took the lane on the 5, right??"
Nov 15, 2019
clp replied to Paul Lazzaro's discussion Marginalization of Transportation Cycling
"...driving is merely and only soul-destroying, both for the drivers, and for all who must live in car-centric communities.... Thanks for the article and this sentiment Paul.  I agree with you...but certainly NOT with the author of that piece. I…"
Nov 15, 2019
Paul Lazzaro 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
"Although some incidents can be avoided by taking care to stay behind, rather than to the right of trucks, they can always pass you and make a quick right hook on top of you.  Approaching intersections, I try to take the lane to discourage this,…"
Nov 7, 2019
Paul Lazzaro replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Get a clue! and a light!
"There's a difference between what works for a lone cyclist surrounded by cars, and what's best when there are many cyclists and drivers mixing together. In the latter case, when drivers expect to share the street with cyclists, good…"
Nov 6, 2019
Paul Lazzaro posted a discussion

Marginalization of Transportation Cycling

I've seen many comments on social media lately by people who've stopped riding bikes on the streets.  Here's an article by someone in SoCal who made that decision:https://www.adventure-journal.com/2019/08/dont-ride-road-anymore/I don't think it's coincidence that mountain biking in the 1980's, and gravel biking in the last decade, came about in the US vs. say, Belgium.  Both, while legitimately fun, were IMO in part…See More
Nov 4, 2019
Paul Lazzaro replied to Yasmeen's discussion Chicago Cyclist Dies After Hit and Run
"Wow."
Oct 31, 2019

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Articles by Brett Ratner
My first bike:
LeMond

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