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Bike Winter is Coming – Winter Gear Made an Appearance This Week

Bike Winter is Coming – Winter Gear Made an Appearance This Week

Once the time changes here in Chicago there’s no doubt that winter is on it’s way. The calendar says it’s late in the year and when it’s dark at 5:00pm you just know that it’s time to dig out the hat and gloves and gear up for winter. Until this past week though, it hasn’t […]

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It’s Spring! Time for Oma to Put Away the Studded Tires

It’s Spring! Time for Oma to Put Away the Studded Tires

While there are not any green buds on the trees quite yet, and I’m sure we’ll get at least one more snowstorm,  spring is definitely in the air in Chicago. As soon as we had a couple of days of 40+ temperatures and sunshine and no more dreary piles of snow, I started to see […]

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Biking The Day After the Snowpocalypse

Biking The Day After the Snowpocalypse

Well if you read my post from Tuesday this week, you’ll know that while I had intended to ride to the office for a 1/2 day of work before the blizzard kicked up in the afternoon,  I wimped out.   I cannot claim to be as tough as this cyclist spotted by Mr. Ding while […]

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The Non-Biking-Too-Snowy-for-Oma Post

The Non-Biking-Too-Snowy-for-Oma Post

I headed out this morning with the best intentions. I knew we had a serious blizzard blowing in, but I planned on riding up north to the office and to leave said office by 2pm at the latest so that I would be home by no later than 3pm. The blizzard was supposed to really […]

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Snow Biking to Watch The Bears Game…Wish They Would Have Won

Snow Biking to Watch The Bears Game…Wish They Would Have Won

It was a lovely Sunday here in Chicago. We got another lake-effect snow fall in the morning, big fluffy flakes, just enough to cover everything up, again. Then the snow stopped and the sun came out.  It was about 15 degrees Fahrenheit or so, with no wind and bright bright sun – a fine day […]

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Bike Winter – Go Forth and Conquer That Ice!

Bike Winter – Go Forth and Conquer That Ice!

In yesterday’s post I was trying to decide if I was going to ride to work as the streets near my house still appeared fairly ice-covered in the early morning hours. Since I wasn’t going to be heading out until later in the morning, post rush-hour,  I decided to ride.   Afterall, I do have studded […]

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The Saints of Bike Winter

The Saints of Bike Winter

Looking out at the light snow that is falling now, on top of the snowy sleet that fell last night, on top of the rain that froze up the previous night, I’m thinking that the residential intersection near our house looks rather slippery. Perhaps I should reconsider my ride to work this morning? At the […]

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