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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 ketoguychicago 21 hours ago.

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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ketoguychicago replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"No, both of them were pretty serious in their assertions.  At issue is that there are alternate statements from Ariel Atkins on video making her points, then John Nunes with a very different viewpoint.  If there's debate about who is…"
21 hours ago
curt(is) locke replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"I suppose that's meant to be "funny"? I remember funny. And THAT is not it."
21 hours ago
ketoguychicago replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Do we have a clarifying statement yet from BLM declaring that John Nunes is an authorized spokesperson for BLM, and that Ariel Atkins is not?  It may be out there, just haven't seen it?"
23 hours ago
curt(is) locke replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Thanks for sharing that, Elwood. John Nunes expresses my exact concerns that by equating looting with reparations the cause is being hijacked."
yesterday
ketoguychicago replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Informative posting Elwood.  Related and likewise condemning the looters is the mayor on the topic as well: https://www.cbsnews.com/video/chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot-police-shooting-unrest-looting-criminal-conduct/   All the more…"
yesterday
Elwood Gruschow replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"I support Black Lives Matter and do not support policemen using unnecessary force or ones that can find their guns but not the ON switch to their body cams.  I also do not support bike thieves and other looters.  I value the opinion of…"
yesterday
Yasmeen replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"There is so much going on right now that can easily get us worked up and emotional. Seeing videos of cops treating small children of color like criminals is definitely emotional for me. There's a deep damage that has been done. And when police…"
Tuesday
ketoguychicago replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
Tuesday
Yasmeen replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Ok, so I was remiss in not saying this before... I really appreciate this forum post. This needs to be talked about often. It helps to have a safe space to come talk about it. So thank you VW for posting and sorry you got friction from some of us as…"
Jul 22
curt(is) locke replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"YES."
Jul 22
Yasmeen replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Weeks later, still feel in strong support of BLM. The posting on this thread reminded me, went back and read it again. Black Lives Matter. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.  Needs to be said often and out loud. We need to…"
Jul 22
curt(is) locke replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Five weeks later ... And??"
Jul 22
V W replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Btw I am a minority. "
Jul 22
V W replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Police Took Dozens Of Bikes From Columbus Statue Protesters.
"Two wrongs don't make a right. The umbrella brigade needs to be held accountable, the police should also be held accountable for illegal seizure of bikes."
Jul 22
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…"
Jul 2
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Anything like these NYC bike protests going on in Chicago?"
Jul 2

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