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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 on Thursday

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.

 

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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 Humboldt Park and Wicker Park/Bucktown. The east and west bound lanes terminate at Damen and Central Park.See More
Thursday
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…"
Thursday
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
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
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
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
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
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
Philip Iplixian replied to Mayonnaise's discussion LakeFront Path
"Here is the latest announcement... Chicago sets reopening dates for Lakefront Trail, bars"
Jun 15
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
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
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
Philip Iplixian posted a discussion

I'm somewhat shocked that...

...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 bracket. It's worth $25 when new... this one has a torn seal and stops working when it rains! While the scumbag who stole it did give me an excuse to buy a new one, the joke's on him! …See More
Jun 12
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Jun 11
Philip Iplixian replied to John Greenfield's discussion Fight the Dickens Avenue Greenway NIMBYs!
"Does anyone have info regarding whether the Dickens greenway has now been approved? To date, I have seen no planning or construction progress..."
Jun 11
Philip Iplixian replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion How do you leave east side 606?
"The east terminus of the 606 dumps you onto N. Marshfield Ave. Cortland has recently been improved from Marshfield east to Elston. It's repaved with repainted green bike lanes. Unfortunately, after a heavy rain, Cortland eastbound bike lane…"
Jun 11

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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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