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Black Lives Matter
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Haven't been here in awhile and see that we're mum on this subject.This past week has been crazy but change is uncomfortable and change is needed. As cyclists we stand to benefit from increased…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Fitz, Scrabblor yesterday.

Random guy directing traffic at lake near des plaines
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Has anyone noticed the random guy directing traffic on Lake Street just west of Des Plaines, near the Kennedy exit?He seems to be there every morning, dutifully waving cars through and telling others…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by V W Sep 24, 2019.

Bike parking etiquette
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Can we agree that it's bad etiquette to take up both posts of the typical upside down U racks that we have here in Chicago? I always park my bike at a 45 degree angle, which keeps the other post…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by V W Sep 17, 2019.

Anti biking tax law change that we might've missed
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Amongst the tax law changes that the Trump administration foisted on us, this one escaped my notice until now:"Bicycle commuting reimbursements. P.L. 115-97 suspends the exclusion of qualified…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tooscrapps Apr 9, 2019.

 

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Paul Fitz, Scrabblor replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"I'm not sure of anything quite as large as what you've described, but this weekend I know of Fro Skate's "No Brakes" event on the 4th of July and another event on Sunday that starts in South Chicago at 86th and S Commercial…"
yesterday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Anything like these NYC bike protests going on in Chicago?"
yesterday
Juan 2-3 or more mi. replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Went to support a few friend's ride out in Englewood and was surprised to hear a black rider yell "bike lives matter" <3"
Jun 26
Doug Haynes replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Well ain't you just fragile little snowflake... I don't even know where to start with this beyond stating that your original post, and your bratty response demonstrate just how important it is that it be BLACK LIVE MATTER without…"
Jun 17
Yasmeen replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"No Tony, not ok. Really not ok. I recommend you read the thread and the articles. If you have a problem with Black Lives Matter, let me know."
Jun 17
TonyP replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"OK, All lives matter, deal with it. See Curtis instead of communication you have created argument, and that don't fix nuthin."
Jun 17
John Greenfield replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"The Canadian Urban Institute recently held an online panel centered around the question of “How do we respond to anti-Black racism in urbanist practices and conversations?” The participants in the all-Black panel were Orlando…"
Jun 17
curt(is) locke replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Yes, because we certainly won't want White folks to feel left out of anything! BLACK LIVES MATTER does NOT "exclude" other races. And this compulsive need to "tweak" it, rephrase it, to make White People more…"
Jun 17
TonyP replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Why not "Black lives also matter"? It's a little more inclusive while still getting the point across, possibly not giving rise to the "all lives matter" retort. Separation of races is what got us into this mess."
Jun 17
Anne Alt replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Not okay. I agree with what Yasmeen said below. For too many centuries, black people have been treated as if their lives did NOT matter. That needs to end. To Bob and anyone else thinking or saying "all lives matter" - Please read this…"
Jun 16
curt(is) locke replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
""Nice, white people who really aren't doing anything other than being nice people are racist. We are complicit with that system. There is no neutral place." -- Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility -- Why It's So Hard for…"
Jun 16
curt(is) locke replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Of course, silence can be complicity, yet White people simply talking about (or better yet, forming a book club around it!) is not nearly enough. For what it's worth, Bob's posting was only last evening after 8 p.m. It's still the…"
Jun 16
Yasmeen replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Sorry, I am probably sounding pretty doom and gloom. This topic has been hard to stomach with everything going on and is continuing to happen to the black community and peaceful protestors. I battle with feeling depressed and feel like I cannot…"
Jun 16
Yasmeen replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"I answered this on the other thread but I can't just let this sit as if I am ok with it. I'm tired of the "all lives matter" nonsense. I'm tired of dealing with white men that continually post weird conservative articles…"
Jun 16
Bob Kastigar replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"All lives matter."
Jun 15
Yasmeen replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Ah, thanks for the clarity Curtis. :-)"
Jun 13

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Mountain, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
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I love biking

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