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Randolph - Loop to LFT
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Did anyone on here ride this stretch of middle Randolph yesterday afternoon? I acknowledge that traffic was pretty abnormally awful during the afternoon rush due to the Bears game, but wow... This…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by MagMileMarauder Sep 6, 2019.

Road and/or gravel routes around Traverse City, MI
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Hey Chainlink,I'm wondering if anyone has done any riding around the Traverse City area and has suggestions for routes?I know there are a lot of scenic roads especially around that area, but not sure…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Serge Lubomudrov Jul 16, 2019.

Divvy could get $50M expansion, including e-assist and dockless bikes in all 50 wards
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The proposal would add 175 new stations and an additional 10,500 new bikes. (The current system has 6,000 bikes). The bikes would include e-assist and a hybrid locking system that allows use in Divvy…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phillip Hutchinson Apr 16, 2019.

 

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Phillip Hutchinson replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"The Chick-fil-a and Panera drive-thru going in across the street have the "heavy traffic business" angle covered already, but I guess it could always be worse? We should be happy that it's not a gas station I suppose. I had…"
Jan 9
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"This is from 2015, so not sure if it's current or not.  The Chick-Fil-A would be in the 4000 SF building. This plan shows drive-thrus for both buildings, but all traffic would go in/out of the same parking lot entrance, (which this plan…"
Jan 9
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"Here you go.  It's basically a driving range surrounded by parking. A very suburban approach to a parcel that is in the middle of a major city.   It's hard to tell if there's even a sidewalk along Elston, not that…"
Jan 9
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion E-Bikes and E-Scooter Rentals Won’t Be Allowed in N.Y. Anytime Soon
"Our cities are better with more people riding bikes and less cars. In my opinion, I'd rather people cycling without helmets than drive cars. I also believe the more people on bikes and less people in cars, the safer our cities will…"
Jan 3
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Yasmeen's discussion Biking Goals for 2020
"Awesome thread. Last year was the first time I've ever really tracked my mileage on an annual basis, and specifically tracked my commuting mileage. I managed 827 miles on Divvy in 2019, so I guess a goal for 2020 would be to top 1000 miles of…"
Jan 2
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion E-Bikes and E-Scooter Rentals Won’t Be Allowed in N.Y. Anytime Soon
"Helmet use and mandatory helmet laws are two different things.  Do I think it's a good idea to always wear a helmet when riding a bike or scooter? Yes.Do I think it's a good idea to criminalize the act of riding a bike or scooter…"
Jan 2
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Brian's discussion Elston Protected Bike Lane--Zero Maintenance Zone
"https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/golfing-along-chicago-river-you-may-get-your-chance Also, yuck.  I'm sure the indoor golfing thing is fun, but this will look like crap and be surrounded by a parking lot. More…"
Jan 2
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion E-Bikes and E-Scooter Rentals Won’t Be Allowed in N.Y. Anytime Soon
"As of last week, 114 pedestrians have been killed by cars in NYC this year. 6 pedestrians were killed in a 72 hour stretch just last week.  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/22/nyregion/pedestrian-deaths-nyc.html If NYC was serious about safety,…"
Dec 30, 2019
Phillip Hutchinson replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion How are you keeping warm?
"Swim goggles? Never heard of that one before.  Seems like they would be really hard to see out of and provide very little protection from wind, other than on your actual eyeballs.  Ski goggles work great for this purpose. They have…"
Dec 19, 2019
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Bike Lane Uprising's discussion MBAC Recordings
"Thanks for recording and posting this."
Dec 16, 2019
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion New Chicago Department of Transportation commissioner
"The Northerly Island Framework plan that Studio Gang worked on was completed in 2010. At that time Gia Biagi was still working as director of planning and development at the Park District. She didn't join Studio Gang until 2015. The Framework…"
Dec 12, 2019
Phillip Hutchinson replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion Feedback on Habits
"I typically give at least 5'-6' (a bike length?) in a busy bike lane situation once we're up to speed. The only time I'd be closer to another commuter is if we're rolling up to/away from a stop, or if it's someone I…"
Nov 12, 2019
Phillip Hutchinson replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion Feedback on Habits
"headphones: no talking on cell phone (in hand/on shoulder): no talking on cell phone w/headset: no easing through stop w/no cross traffic: stop signs treated like yield signs. Empty red lights treated like stop signs. Busy red lights treated like...…"
Nov 12, 2019
Phillip Hutchinson 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
"Wow, reading that is infuriating and demoralizing.   In 2014, the city presented clear analysis of an option that would make the street safer for cycling. Residents rejected it because it would require removing 20% of parking spots, and harshly…"
Nov 7, 2019
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Bicyclist dies after being hit by dump truck on Northwest Side
"Painted lane markings at this location are faded to the point where they are almost non-existent: The obtuse angle of the intersection allows southbound vehicles to take this right turn at high speed, without slowing down:"
Nov 7, 2019
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Jim Reho's discussion Keeping a proper lookout
"This is another awful tragedy that could have been prevented.  I totally agree with your assessment, and am constantly wondering why all large commercial vehicles are not required to be equipped with blind spot monitoring systems, 360 degree…"
Nov 7, 2019

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What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Divvy (bike share)
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Competition / Racing, Social
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Looking for 2018 group rides and some new routes
About me:
I like bikes

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