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Ralph Banasiak
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  • Palatine, IL
  • United States
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Jul 27
Ralph Banasiak added a discussion to the group Major Taylor Cycling Club Chicago
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Major Taylor biography

The World’s Fastest Man, by Michael Kranish.  It was a fascinating story about cyclist Marshall “Major” Taylor and the various US/foreign cycling championships he earned (1890-1910) as speed sprinter in velodrome cycling.  Much of the story is based on news articles that Taylor diligently clipped and saved about his amazing feats on the track. Also very enlightening was his candid stories about Jim Crow racial discrimination so prevalent while he lived, and glimpses into the ways that white…See More
Jul 27
Ralph Banasiak joined DeWayne Ferris's group
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Major Taylor Cycling Club Chicago

The Major Taylor Cycling Club Chicago invites you to join us. We are a club of all ages, cycling disciplines and abilities. Members enjoy riding together year round. Come see what fun club riding can be! Visit our website – See More
Jul 27
Ralph Banasiak replied to Brian S's discussion Suburban question: Why are so many cyclists crossing Rt 14 at Dundee Rd in Palatine?
"The ramps to and from Route 14 have wide shoulders and feel safe, at least to confident cyclists.  They allow access to Ela Road heading north to Cuba Road.  Some peel off where Long Grove Road t-bones into Ela to ride the Cuba…"
Jul 27

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I need to be more tuned into metro Chicago bike events and info.
Did a friend invite you? If yes, add their name here.
Yes Gail Artrip
About me:
Teaching 8th grade math, married, cycling 3000+ miles annually!
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://Facebook, Active Transportation Alliance, Ride Illinois

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