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Crate Vs Pannier Pseudoscience - Isaac (or Isabella) Newtons to the rescue
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Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago Oct 29.

Das Damen Deaths
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Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago Nov 26.

How do you leave east side 606?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Philip Iplixian Jun 11.

Things we buy that make biking the pleasure principle
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Started this discussion. Last reply by BertG Apr 29.

Safe to ride Jackson on West Side?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago Mar 16.

How are you keeping warm?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-3 or more mi. Dec 21, 2019.

Recycling old helmets

Started Nov 28, 2019

Go left of parking buses
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Started this discussion. Last reply by N It 2 Win It 2.0 Nov 29, 2019.

Use the whole lane if you need to!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-3 or more mi. Jun 5, 2019.

Where to enter a bike lane suggestion?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Kastigar Jun 5, 2019.

 

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ketoguychicago replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Das Damen Deaths
"Yes, a culture of safety, to reduce cycling injuries and fatalities. Folks discuss or reference safety in the context of speed limits, lighting, modality mixing, bike lanes, and other infrastructure as well. Happy Thanksgiving.  "
Nov 26
curt(is) locke replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Das Damen Deaths
"And it's OK to drop the bone, Keto. What's really driving this almost compulsive rhetorical drumbeat? A dedication to higher culture of safety??  "
Nov 24
ketoguychicago replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Das Damen Deaths
"It's ok for everyone to take a deep breath and recognize that cycling safety is something we too can control as cyclists for ourselves instead of pointing the finger at trucks, busses or speed limits.   Examining the decisions of the…"
Nov 24
Yasmeen replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Das Damen Deaths
"John, I agree with you. Making infrastructure more safe is the point.  We can debate what happened but none of us witnessed it. If one tends to blame cyclists, they could think the cyclist squeezed through between two large vehicles. Another…"
Nov 24
John Greenfield replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Das Damen Deaths
"The dashed bike lanes and lower speed limit are an effort to prevent more cyclists from being seriously injured or killed on this stretch. Whether they would prevent someone from dying in the exact same manner as Whitacre is not the point."
Nov 24
ketoguychicago replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Das Damen Deaths
"Those things weren't the proximate causes here.  This wasn't about door zones. From the article: "Whitacre “fell from her bike, landed underneath a truck and was run over” and police said she was attempting to pass…"
Nov 23
John Greenfield replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Das Damen Deaths
"Dashed bike lanes = more driver awareness of cyclists on the road, drivers tending to stay further to the left, giving cyclists more room to ride out of the door zone. 20 mph speed limit signs + visually narrowing the street = slower average driver…"
Nov 23
ketoguychicago replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Das Damen Deaths
"To build on that point, ensuring cycling advocacy through education and information is all the more important as follows: https://thechainlink.org/forum/topics/on-safety-culture-and-cycling-advocacy ;"
Nov 21
ketoguychicago replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Das Damen Deaths
"From the background on the case, and this is a cut-and-paste:  Whitacre “fell from her bike, landed underneath a truck and was run over” and police said she was attempting to pass between the truck and a CTA bus at the time. …"
Nov 21
John Greenfield replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Das Damen Deaths
"Some upgrades have been made / are planned on Damen between Diversey and Belmont, where Liza Whitacre was killed on her bike in…"
Nov 20
Yasmeen replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Das Damen Deaths
"As I stated, I realized he was trying to make a point but he was doing it in a pretty terrible way. I removed the ending comments where he started getting personal with me after I said this.  While I am ok with disagreement, trying to make it a…"
Oct 30
David P. replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Das Damen Deaths
"Yasmeen, the way I read Tony's comment it seemed obvious that he was not seriously calling the cyclist's action "suicide" - rather, he was making a comment about the merits (or lack thereof) of such language by saying that one…"
Oct 30
ketoguychicago replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Crate Vs Pannier Pseudoscience - Isaac (or Isabella) Newtons to the rescue
"I think that's right, although I struggled more with a cross-wind with front panniers.  But the milk crate with holes is so aero!  "
Oct 29
SlowCoachOnTheRoad replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Das Damen Deaths
"Apologies for my use of murder.  Didn't mean to imply intention, just a needless death of A by another human B.  I agree the word was too strong.  I was more trying to focus on whether this is something we could have avoided.…"
Oct 29
Yasmeen replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Das Damen Deaths
"Not sure what you are trying to say here Tony. Just pointing out that you saying "suicide" was a strong choice as well. So technically, you do "throw around rhetoric" to make your point about rhetoric.  This is a website for…"
Oct 29
Yasmeen replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Das Damen Deaths
"Yet using words like "suicide" is ok? I think strong word choice is a two-way street."
Oct 29

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