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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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The Turtle That Stopped the Yuba Mundo

The Turtle That Stopped the Yuba Mundo

Andrew was riding the Yuba Mundo to work the other morning, and as he rode by North pond in Lincoln Park,  his route was blocked by this turtle trying to get across the path to the pond.  As soon as that turtle saw the big orange bike  he quickly withdrew into his shell.   Andrew was […]

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The Things You See On A Bike: Pedal-Powered Bike Repair

The Things You See On A Bike: Pedal-Powered Bike Repair

I was riding home from work last week and happened upon this bike and trailer – sorry for the poor quality iPhone photos, I didn’t have my camera with me.     I didn’t have a chance to meet the rider/repair-person, but I did look up their website when I got home -  http://www.pedaltothepeople.com/ We […]

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The Things You See On Your Bike: A Giant Clock on Hubbard Street

The Things You See On Your Bike: A Giant Clock on Hubbard Street

If, like many other cyclists in Chicago, you use Hubbard Street as an East-West route between the Loop and the Near West Side you’ve probably noticed this building between Halsted and Desplaines.  The giant clock caught my eye initially.  When I check it out further the next time I rode by I realized that: The […]

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The Things You See When You Ride A Bike…

The Things You See When You Ride A Bike…

So I was riding home through the Kinzie Industrial Corridor last week and out of the corner of my eye I spotted this guy. Meet the Blob Monster. I just had to turn down the side street to see what the heck this was. Turns out, the Blob Monster is not a giant example of […]

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A Lunch Ride in the Loop & Historic Buildings

A Lunch Ride in the Loop & Historic Buildings

  It is officially spring in the Midwest, but you would not know it by the chilly weather in Chicago.  The sun has started to peak out a little more, and feels a little brighter and stronger each day, but when the temperatures can’t make it out of the 30s (Fahrenheit) and the wind is […]

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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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