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Intersection Interpretations(?)
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Hi Everybody, I am just curious what the consensus is on where to stop when riding eastbound on Kinzie at Canal. This morning another cyclist yelled at another guy and me because we rolled up to the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Filka Bean Aug 8, 2016.

 

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Filka Bean replied to Yasmeen's discussion Biking Goals for 2020
"Sweet- that’s nice to hear, Curtis. Here’s to many more."
May 24
Filka Bean replied to Mike Muczynaki's discussion What's in his spokes?
"It’s his phone, and yeah, it’s a thing now."
Apr 3
Filka Bean replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Is coronavirus changing biking in downtown Chicago?
"I also see more speeding, although the mostly deserted neighborhood streets are great. Regarding “the large contribution car drivers make to society,” tax laws can be changed. If we get to choose between sustainable, walkable communities…"
Mar 23
Filka Bean replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Is coronavirus changing biking in downtown Chicago?
"Streetsblog NY had a nice take on how we could all spare hospitals some business by decreasing (motor vehicle) speed limits throughout... My take is that it’s a good time to take it a bit slower and enjoy the ride. No data, but it feels to me…"
Mar 18
Filka Bean replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Chicago Critical Mass
"Well if you want a clear picture, nobody’s stopping you from going and seeing for yourself! I have seen people who just turned off the car and laughed about it, people playing music, and as others have mentioned, people walking on the sidewalk…"
Feb 22
Filka Bean replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Chicago Critical Mass
"That most people are laughing and excited as the CM rolls by has always been my experience too. I love it. "
Feb 21
Filka Bean replied to dav's discussion What features do I need in a new bicycle?
"Sounds like you’ve got it pretty well zeroed in! For what it’s worth, I’ve never been sorry for installing a rack and buying Ortlieb pannier bags. No sweat in the summer and they’re totally waterproof."
Jan 12
Filka Bean replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Oslo saw zero pedestrian and cyclist deaths in 2019. Here’s how the city did it.
"Boo hoo, Norway is a rich country and hypocritical! So true! This is why I can’t get excited about the Vision Zero initiatives in Texas or Saudi Arabia, either. It’s disgusting how the Norwegians put their resources towards beautiful…"
Jan 11
Filka Bean replied to curt(is) locke's discussion "Messenger" Exhibition Opening Friday 1/10/2020
"This was a great event; thanks for posting it!"
Jan 11
Filka Bean replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion How are you keeping warm?
"Last winter i stumbled over what i think must be a snowmobiling suit in a thrift store and it fits me... it’s super fun and warm for really arctic or messy conditions. But most of the winter i find (like David says) that a wind-proof shell…"
Dec 18, 2019
Filka Bean 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
"This is a well-written comment. Most telling for me is the careful intro paragraph. Might i respectfully suggest: any time you feel the need for such a disclaimer it’s your conscience trying to tell you “this is not the time or…"
Nov 14, 2019
Filka Bean 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 13, 2019
Filka Bean replied to Mike Zumwalt's discussion Get a clue! and a light!
"I remember other threads here where helmet-mounted was seen as a problem, but i fully agree re: having the light up and visible to more drivers. And i really appreciate being able to point my light without pointing the whole bike too."
Nov 13, 2019
Filka Bean replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"LOL, thanks for dusting off this tread, Mike! I did ride yesterday and had a great time on my way in (around noon) and a pretty scary time on my way home (around 7). It still felt funny to get out my snowsuit etc, but thinking about the fact that…"
Nov 12, 2019
Filka Bean replied to Yasmeen's discussion Chicago Cyclist Dies After Hit and Run
"Right on."
Nov 1, 2019
Filka Bean replied to Apie (11)'s discussion Des Plaines Trail to Illinois Prairie Trail to Noon Whistle
"Thanks for this mini report: sounds great!"
Sep 3, 2019

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
i was looking for good chicago biking resources
Did a friend invite you? If yes, add their name here.
no
About me:
:) live at Ashland/Cermack and bike everywhere I can!
My first bike:
Schwinn Predator ca. 83.

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