Tag Archives: Biking in the City
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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High Winds & Waves But No Bikes This Time

High Winds & Waves But No Bikes This Time

Another big windy storm has been blowing through Chicago the last day or so, with winds gusting up to 60+mph, and giant waves crashing along the lakefront, causing some flooding, closing Lakeshore Drive, and of course, closing down parts of the lakefront bike/running path.  I work downtown, and all the windows in our building have […]

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Spring Sunshine, Doughnuts, & Tulips for A Dutch Bike

Spring Sunshine, Doughnuts, & Tulips for A Dutch Bike

A couple of weeks ago yours truly here started a new gig downtown.  What this meant for Oma was a new route to work in the morning.  Unfortunately, it has been rainy and incredibly windy every day save one since I’ve started the new job.  The weather hasn’t made either Oma or I much in […]

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Faux Spring in Chicago & Oma Wants to Hang Out At A Cafe

Faux Spring in Chicago & Oma Wants to Hang Out At A Cafe

We had a brief burst of warmer weather blow through Chicago this past week, and on Friday it was in the mid 40s (F) in Chicago but fairly windy – gusting up to 30mph. That didn’t stop cafes from dragging their tables out nor people from sitting outside if only for a bit. I even […]

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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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Save Some Money & Make Your Own Balance Bike

Save Some Money & Make Your Own Balance Bike

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the blog Chicargobike you really should.  It’s a great family biking blog written by a couple who ride around this great city with all their kids in tow on a variety of tandems and cargo bikes. They have a lovely blue Onederwater family tandem bike, as […]

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No Bikes Were Injured In Order to Get These Photos

No Bikes Were Injured In Order to Get These Photos

One of the the great things about riding a bike is that you interact with your surroundings more than in a car, and you tend to ‘see’ your surroundings more.  Biking is not the same as walking,  mind you – I  have time to observe a lot more  when I’m walking than when I’m biking  […]

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