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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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Saturday’s Snowy Errands No Problem for Oma

Saturday’s Snowy Errands No Problem for Oma

Sorry for the drop-off in posts at the end of the week, but we were experiencing some technical difficulties here at the house of Ding which left me without access to my laptop or any photo drives or external devices of any sort. That meant my planned posts would have had no pictures. Mr. Ding […]

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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 Pretty Yellow Bike Under Ice, Unfortunately

A Pretty Yellow Bike Under Ice, Unfortunately

I really hope this isn’t your bike.  I really like the pink handlebar tape.  I really feel bad for whomever this bike belongs to. That’s a thick layer of ice by the way, not just loose snow.  I assume this bike was left overnight in front of the Ogilvy Transportation Center and the overnight snow/ice […]

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