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North Avenue bike lanes...

They're finally done! After many months of rough pavement and gravel on the shoulders, North Avenue is repaved and bike lanes in both directions are painted! It's a nice and direct way to get between…Continue

Started Aug 6, 2020

I'm somewhat shocked that...
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...someone would bother stealing a 3 year old PlanetBike Superflash Stealth rear light from my beat-up beach cruiser today...I mean he just un-clipped it without even bothering to steal the mounting…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Jun 12, 2020.

 

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Philip Iplixian replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Are Your Favorite Chicago-Area Bike Lanes, Paths & Routes?
"I like to ride from West Loop down to Bridgeport via Clinton, Harrison and Loomis (mostly by using marked bike lanes) down to 31st and then ride the north/south residential streets between 26th and 35th.  On the west side, I enjoy Hubbard west…"
Jan 5
Philip Iplixian replied to Yasmeen's discussion Dreaded Bike-Unfriendly Streets
"Damen from Blue Island down to 33rd is terrible; no continuous bike lane, fast moving traffic and sidewalks are littered with debris/glass shards, especially over the canal and I-55 overpass."
Jan 5
Philip Iplixian replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion How far you've ridden in 2022
"I also did an afternoon ride yesterday after work (West Loop to Lincoln Square & down to Lincoln Park): 14.6 miles TOTAL TO DATE (1/04/22): 56.4 miles"
Jan 5
Philip Iplixian replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion How far you've ridden in 2022
"Yesterday: 19.2 miles from West Loop up to Portage Park (passing through River North, West Town, Ukrainian Village, Humboldt Park, Hermosa, Belmont Cragin and then back to West Loop via Milwaukee Ave.). Then 3.5 miles to/from home/office. TOTAL:…"
Jan 4
Philip Iplixian posted a discussion

North Avenue bike lanes...

They're finally done! After many months of rough pavement and gravel on the shoulders, North Avenue is repaved and bike lanes in both directions are painted! It's a nice and direct way to get between Humboldt Park and Wicker Park/Bucktown. The east and west bound lanes terminate at Damen and Central Park.See More
Aug 6, 2020
Philip Iplixian replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Lakefront Trail opens at Oak Street after erosion repairs are completed
"During the last few days, the LFT section (directly under the pedestrian bridge north of North Avenue) has been closed off and blocked by construction equipment. If heading south, you have to dismount and walk your bike across the sand to the…"
Aug 6, 2020
Philip Iplixian replied to Yasmeen's discussion Are You Riding More or Less During Covid?
"I ride significantly more. I'll do a morning ride from 5:30am until 7am usually 15-20 miles and, weather permitting, some is along the LFT, with a pit stop for a dip in the lake. Then, I typically do a 7:30 to 9:30pm ride. "
Jul 30, 2020
Philip Iplixian replied to Mayonnaise's discussion LakeFront Path
"Yesterday afternoon, I rode with my wife and 6yo son from Fullerton down to North Avenue. We passed a few "LFT ambassadors" but they're doing little to ensure distancing or enforce the mask wearing. They seem to be most focused on…"
Jun 26, 2020
Philip Iplixian replied to Mayonnaise's discussion LakeFront Path
"Like the selfish, self-absorbed irresponsible toddlers that we are, we'll be back in "time out" (read: lockdown) in no time flat. It's a shame that people are incapable of inconveniencing themselves for the benefit of their…"
Jun 24, 2020
Philip Iplixian replied to Mayonnaise's discussion LakeFront Path
"Except that very few people are wearing masks. I've been riding in early morning the last 3 days. Besides myself, I saw only 6-7 other cyclists wearing masks. The overwhelming majority of joggers are not wearing masks. There are signs every few…"
Jun 24, 2020
Philip Iplixian replied to John Greenfield's discussion Updated: LFT is closed between North and Grand -- here's a detour map
"I don't know that State St. is that mellow. If heading north I'd choose Dearborn just for the marked bike lane.  If heading southbound from North Ave, once you leave the LFT, Astor Place to Division and then a quick jaunt on State…"
Jun 22, 2020
Philip Iplixian replied to Mayonnaise's discussion LakeFront Path
"Access points at Diversey Harbor, Belmont Harbor, Recreation Drive/Addison, Irving Park, Lawrence and Sheridan/Hollywood as well as the north end at Ardmore are already open. I have been riding on this section since last weekend. You can also exit…"
Jun 17, 2020
Philip Iplixian replied to Mayonnaise's discussion LakeFront Path
"Here is the latest announcement... Chicago sets reopening dates for Lakefront Trail, bars"
Jun 15, 2020
Jim Reho replied to Philip Iplixian's discussion I'm somewhat shocked that...
"This doesn't surprise me in the least. I mean, in my long years of cycling in Chicago I've had every conceivable silly little thing taken off my bike: lights, bells, bungee cords, any number of cheap water bottles, those flashing valve…"
Jun 12, 2020
ketoguychicago replied to Philip Iplixian's discussion I'm somewhat shocked that...
"I and many others are sympathetic.  Just be mindful that other people are not so sympathetic.  This is what the States's Attorney for Cook County describes as a low-level crime. Under this doctrine of "Progressive…"
Jun 12, 2020
Philip Iplixian replied to Yasmeen's discussion "We Must Talk About Race When We Talk About Bikes"
"How about having some sort of a recreational pace ride through communities that could benefit from a renewed sense of solidarity? Just because the police marginalize and treat black cyclists with contempt and aggressive tactics, it doesn't mean…"
Jun 12, 2020

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What I ride:
Cruiser
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I'm interested to know about bike routes in the city, commuting incentives for cyclists and just to read various articles and opinions in the forums.
Did a friend invite you? If yes, add their name here.
No
About me:
Born in Greece, grew up in Miami, FL and moved to Chicago in 2017. My wife has a car, I commute everywhere by bicycle (I try to do it year-round).
My first bike:
My first bike was a Raleigh classic kids' Amsterdam bicycle.

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