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Why I Didn’t Mind Holiday Shopping – Cause I Have a Bike

Why I Didn’t Mind Holiday Shopping – Cause I Have a Bike

So now it’s January and the holidays are behind us – always a sort of bittersweet moment in time, time when I think back over the blur of the holidays.  I was crazy busy like everyone else, and I had one Saturday afternoon late in December to get the final rounds of my shopping done. […]

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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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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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The Millenium Park Bike Station Concept is Spreading to Other Cities

The Millenium Park Bike Station Concept is Spreading to Other Cities

  If you commute downtown via bike on a regular basis you might be familar with the McDonald’s Cycle Center in Millennium Park – an amazing facility that opened up a couple of years ago for bike commuters. It has free indoor and outdoor parking as well as day passes, monthly memberships and yearly memberships […]

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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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The Kinzie Street Bridge is Now Plated

The Kinzie Street Bridge is Now Plated

You may move about the bridge without fear of slipping and sliding……. This is what greeted me as I rode to work this morning:   Talk about starting your day off right! I am very happy to see that they were finally able to plate over the bike lane on this bridge.  Even if the […]

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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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