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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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Wind and Waves Don’t Mix for Bike Commuting

It’s been seriously wet and windy in Chicago the last couple of days – the commute has been a wee bit challenging. Last night the winds were gusting 50-60 mphs and I have to say it was a scary ride home through the city. Even on my big, heavy Dutch bike, I had to pedal […]

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Some Days You Have to Leave the Omafiets at Home

Some Days You Have to Leave the Omafiets at Home

They were forecasting rain, thunderstorms, wind and hail today as the nasty storms that have been blowing across the plains states roll into the Chicago area. This is the radar image that greeted me this am: Along with this forecast for the day: The National Weather Service this morning issued a hazardous weather outlook, forecasting […]

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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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Bike Winter Chicago: Lakefront Trail and City Road Conditions

Bike Winter Chicago: Lakefront Trail and City Road Conditions

So you’ve made the decision to ride all year long in Chicago, or you’ve been riding through snow and wind and ice and slush for years. Either way, wouldn’t it be nice to know about road conditions before your head out so you can better plan your route? Well now you can and you’ve got […]

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A Little Snow Doesn’t Stop Chicago Cyclists

A Little Snow Doesn’t Stop Chicago Cyclists

It’s been snowing for about 24 hours in Chicago and we’ve got ourselves a nice blanket of snow out there. Today the winds picked up and have been blowing anywhere from 30-45 mph making it a little more challenging. The snow plows were out, and the usual Sunday afternoon traffic, so the main streets started […]

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