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Biking in Seattle
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I'll be visiting Seattle for work next week (8/11-17/2019) and was wondering if anyone had any advice or suggestions. I assume it's much more hilly than Chicago.I'll be staying downtown near Pike…Continue

Tags: Seattle

Started this discussion. Last reply by JeffB Aug 19, 2019.

Northerly Island path collapse
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I rode to Northerly Island last night for the first time since last year and the path on the lake side has completely collapsed in a couple of spots.Does anyone know of the Parks department's plans…Continue

Tags: LFP, Northerly

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christian Sep 13, 2019.

JUMP bikes in Chicago?
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Has anyone seen these around town? I saw this one on Clark at Randolph this morning (11/2/17). This is the first I've seen. Are they going to be competition for Divvy? I was on my own bike so I…Continue

Tags: Divvy, JUMP, Bikeshare

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-3 or more mi. Oct 11, 2018.

New(ish) trail in Lincolnwood
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Apologies if this has been discussed elsewhere, but while riding on Pratt last week, I came across what looked to be a new trail that runs NE-SW between McCormick and Crawford. It doesn't show up on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian S Aug 10, 2017.


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JeffB replied to dav's discussion What Do You Look For In A Bluetooth Speaker??
"I tried my SoundLink on the bike, but found it difficult to hear over the street noise.  Plus I don't like pushing my music on the people around me. And I don't trust that strap. I like my Jabra Elite 25e headphones.  I know a…"
Feb 19, 2020
JeffB replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion How are you keeping warm?
"Bar mitts, or pogies, are my key winter gear.  My hands suffer the worst and these make a huge difference. I have a several base layer shirts from Eddie Bauer that are great. The ones with the collar and short zipper and heat-reflecting fabric…"
Dec 5, 2019
JeffB replied to DerferMark's discussion 312 River Run Trail
"I don't mind California so much, but Mozart, one street west of California, is a decent alternative for northbound riding.  I typically use it between Montrose and the Wilson/Manor intersection, so I don't have to salmon on that…"
Dec 4, 2019
JeffB replied to bobweiser's discussion How far you've ridden in 2019
"Just crossed 5400 for the year.  Goal was 5200."
Nov 25, 2019
JeffB replied to Yasmeen's discussion Do You Lurk on The Chainlink? Now's Your Time to Speak Up
"I post infrequently, but I guess you could consider me a lurker. I find value in this site.  I appreciate the information-sharing posts and occasional advice, and occasionally post my own.  I read, but rarely respond to, the debate or…"
Oct 30, 2019
JeffB replied to Jim Reho's discussion Favorite autumn rides
"If you want to stay local, Graceland and Rosehill cemeteries have some of the best color in the city.   Biking is allowed in Graceland now, but its relatively small, so its worth walking it to check out the interesting monuments. Great for…"
Sep 25, 2019
Christian replied to JeffB's discussion Northerly Island path collapse
"Sadly they do not plan on fixing the loop."
Sep 13, 2019
ketoguychicago replied to JeffB's discussion Northerly Island path collapse
"Wow, great report, thank you Elwood."
Sep 6, 2019
Elwood Gruschow replied to JeffB's discussion Northerly Island path collapse
"When I was there last week the contractor locks access to the entire pretty southern section during workday. This is prevent cyclists and joggers from hurling themselves under the slow moving dump trucks that go by maybe 15 minute intervals. …"
Sep 6, 2019
ketoguychicago replied to JeffB's discussion Northerly Island path collapse
"Anybody see anything here lately?  Elsewhere the water's high, and with the east winds of late this may be tricky still. "
Sep 6, 2019
JeffB replied to JeffB's discussion Biking in Seattle
"Both Jump and Lime had phone mounts, which was very much appreciated when navigating an unfamiliar city. I had only one night I could eat out and explore a little.  Went up to the Ravenna neighborhood and had a fantastic meal at JuneBaby. …"
Aug 19, 2019
JeffB replied to JeffB's discussion Biking in Seattle
"Just back from Seattle. Nice trip, but mostly work-centric. It made me really appreciate the flatness of Chicago, but the e-bikes certainly helped. I stayed downtown, and the inclines from the bay are very steep. I was only able to explore outside…"
Aug 19, 2019
Elwood Gruschow replied to JeffB's discussion Northerly Island path collapse
"They are starting on Northerly Island plan 2019.  I think all of the south part of the island is closed. (August 15, 2019)  The sidewalk slabs on the east leg are crushed and the west loop entrance is fenced off.  I rode into the…"
Aug 16, 2019
Anne Alt replied to JeffB's discussion Biking in Seattle
"The steeper hills in Seattle are San Francisco-steep. When I visited, I rented a mountain bike and was VERY happy to have the low gearing for those hill climbs."
Aug 12, 2019
Phillip Hutchinson replied to JeffB's discussion Biking in Seattle
"Gas Works Park is cool and worth checking out. Also the Chihuly Garden and glass museum is awesome. These aren't really bike specific recommendations, but both are easy to bike to. I've been to the music museum a few times too, and…"
Aug 9, 2019
JeffB replied to JeffB's discussion Biking in Seattle
"Thanks. If anyone has any food or beer recommendations, I'd love to hear those too. I'm planning on hitting Sushi Kashiba, June Baby, Paseo, Il Corvo, and Cloudburst so far."
Aug 8, 2019

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