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Is coronavirus changing biking in downtown Chicago?
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I noticed this on Grist this morning:Coronavirus has caused a bicycling boom in New York…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago Apr 13.

NY Times: A Grandmother. A Doctor. A 10-Year-Old Boy: N.Y. Traffic Deaths Rise
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https://nyti.ms/3aGtOdProbably nothing we don't already understand from our own experience... From the article:In an effort to identify patterns, The New York…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David P. Mar 19.

On functioning of bike share brakes
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Saw this on The Paceline just now:https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=236731The topic is nominally about e-bike…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by V W Apr 19, 2019.

Is there a linear view setting?

I find it extraordinarily difficult to come back to a busy thread which I've not followed closely. The most recent posts may well not be anywhere near the last page. I'd like to be able to view a…Continue

Started Mar 18, 2019

 

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Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion How far you've ridden in 2020
"Mostly sanity management for me. It's nice to think you can control some aspect of your life. Aside from walking, cycling is my only exercise (pre-pandemic as well)."
yesterday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion How far you've ridden in 2020
"412 miles in May, 1389 miles ytd."
Sunday
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to curt(is) locke's discussion speeding surge
"When I used to commute regularly between Evanston and the Loop, I didn't mind taking Clark. Except for the four-lane stretch between where Ashland merges with then later splits from Clark, its congestion served to keep the speed down. It's…"
May 17
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Mayonnaise's discussion LakeFront Path
"I rode from Evanston to the Loop via Clark and Wells, them returned via Milwaukee, Elston and California. I took some pix on the way south and while in the Loop. https://flic.kr/s/aHsmNcmQv1 Seemed like an early Sunday morning before brunch, even…"
May 13
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Mayonnaise's discussion LakeFront Path
"I am back home now. (That was a long trip - nearly two months.) It sounds like LFT is still shut down. Didn't the mayor shut it down in response to people congregating in large groups when the weather was warm? Maybe it should only be open when…"
May 4
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Mayonnaise's discussion LakeFront Path
"I have been out of town this entire time, so have no firsthand knowledge, but I thought Mayor Lightfoot had closed it."
May 2
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion How far you've ridden in 2020
"The elevation isn't that high (Sandy, OR), about 500 feet. The total for the day though was 90 miles w/ 4800 feet of climbing. Definitely not northeastern Illinois terrain. :-) Flickr album for the trip here (not all bike-related, but…"
May 1
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion How far you've ridden in 2020
"Dang! That's impressive Brett..."
Apr 30
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion How far you've ridden in 2020
"I was in Portland for much of March and all of April (back home next week). The riding is pretty spectacular out here, so my mileage jumped, 420 miles for the month, 1397 ytd."
Apr 30
ketoguychicago replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Is coronavirus changing biking in downtown Chicago?
"The optics of this are an absolute disaster: Pandemic and death = cycling What's happening is that we get the correlation of lost jobs, lost businesses, wide-spread illness and a few trillion more in the national debt, but hey, "Hurray for…"
Apr 13
Bob Kastigar replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Is coronavirus changing biking in downtown Chicago?
"Cities Close Streets to Cars, Opening Space for Social Distancing Boston, Minneapolis, Oakland and other cities have temporarily banned through traffic on streets, giving pedestrians and cyclists extra elbow room during the coronavirus…"
Apr 13
David Barish replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Is coronavirus changing biking in downtown Chicago?
"back  on  topic- I  rode to work today for a change  of  pace after two weeks  of working from the dining  room  table.  At a stop light on  Kinzie from a distance  of  about three …"
Apr 6
DerferMark replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Is coronavirus changing biking in downtown Chicago?
Apr 4
Anne Alt replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Is coronavirus changing biking in downtown Chicago?
"Today I was on Damen approaching 95th on a green light. I was about to enter the intersection when some dumbass driver (who had been at a full stop) suddenly decided to run the red in front of me. Charming, eh?"
Apr 3
Skip Montanaro 14.5mi replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion How far you've ridden in 2020
"340 miles in March, so 977 ytd, all outdoors."
Mar 31
Anne Alt replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Is coronavirus changing biking in downtown Chicago?
"That's great!"
Mar 29

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What I ride:
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The kind of riding I do:
Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I ride a bike in the Chicago area

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At 10:06am on December 6, 2013, Alex said…

"maxy, super maxy, mighty competition, super mighty competition, grand mighty (75?)..any others?" that's from a bikeforums thread. it seems like there are tons of variants on 'mighty' 'grand' etc. their model names are so grandiose. 

At 11:14pm on December 5, 2013, Alex said…

is that a mighty tour crankarm/spider?

 
 
 

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