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What I Saw on My Way Home Tonight – Bike Winter Commute is On!

What I Saw on My Way Home Tonight – Bike Winter Commute is On!

It was a lovely, brisk ride home this evening, in the mid-30s. Perfect for riding home, especially since the morning wind was gone.  This is what I saw: Many cyclists riding into and out of downtown and around West Town sporting bright, flashing lights – nice work! One less-than-intelligent cyclist with no lights and no […]

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Fall is Truly Here – Time to Dig Out Some Bike Gloves

Fall is Truly Here – Time to Dig Out Some Bike Gloves

The air turned a little cooler this past week  in Chicago, and the leaves have been turning all sorts of glorious colors, but it’s still just been your basic jacket weather.  Then I hopped on Oma this morning to head off to work and well, my hands were freezing!  Yep, time to dig out some […]

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Did You Get Caught in the Chicago Storm on Your Bike This Morning?

Did You Get Caught in the Chicago Storm on Your Bike This Morning?

We returned this weekend from a lovely family vacation up north where we swam in clear lake waters, slept-in late, rode our bikes and basically enjoyed perfectly warm days, cool nights, and no alarm clocks.  This morning we forced ourselves back into our work routines and made our preparations to head out the door.  Andrew […]

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The Randolph Street Bridge is Open – Now with Bike Lanes!

The Randolph Street Bridge is Open – Now with Bike Lanes!

As I left work a little early last Friday, to kick off Memorial Day Weekend, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that they had re-opened the Randolph Street bridge that spans the Chicago River. An even nicer surprise was that they put in bike lanes!  And not plated bike lanes as on the Wells street […]

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Doorings Will Now Be Counted as Crashes in The State of Illinois

Doorings Will Now Be Counted as Crashes in The State of Illinois

  This is big news in Chicago – effective immediately police departments across the state of Illinois are required to report ‘doorings’  on Illinois crash traffic forms! According to the Chicago Tribune, after Gov. Quinn read a article on March 21st that explained a long-standing IDOT policy that excluded dooring crashes from accident statistics  – […]

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Bad News: Dutch Bike Thefts in Chicago! Good News: Julie’s Bike is Recovered

Bad News: Dutch Bike Thefts in Chicago! Good News: Julie’s Bike is Recovered

Gloomy gloomy news was to be found on Twitter yesterday afternoon, when I heard that Vince, the manger of The Dutch Bike Co., here in Chicago, had his beloved Dutch bike stolen off his deck.  Evil bike thieves.  May karma do its thing. Sometime on Sunday night someone came to my apartment building sawed off […]

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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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