Archive for January 2012

Proverbial Future Grandchildren Being Thrown Under Semi

Proverbial Future Grandchildren Being Thrown Under Semi
This just in: Empathy for our hypothetical grandchildren is no longer an effective tactic for political protest. It was bound to happen.  Our yet-to-be-born children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren have become so overburdened by the proposed legislation of our myopic, politically expedient, “future will take care of itself” Congress that they have unanimously decided to... Read more »

Coffee, Bikes, and a Personal Dilemma

Coffee, Bikes, and a Personal Dilemma
I’m not a coffee drinker. Hard to believe, I know.  The moment I turn down a cup I immediately come under suspicion.  My credibility as a real cyclist is called into question.  Thank God for all the Che Guevara t-shirt-wearing hipsters among our ranks or I might next be accused of being a Communist (or... Read more »

Do Chicagoans Really Say These Things?

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I thought cyclists were ridiculous with the (insert adjective here) things they say… Not to be outdone, a new video has appeared on YouTube featuring the s*#t Chicagoans say! See if you recognize a few of these things as having flown from your own lips on occasion… Have a great weekend!   My thanks to... Read more »
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2020 Bike Plan and Requested Bicycling Boulevards

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If you’re interested in city cycling and curious about the policy processes that make bike lanes magically appear, you should make it a point to follow Grid Chicago. Grid Chicago, the Active Transportation Alliance, the League of Illinois Bicyclists and engaged cycling citizens throughout the city, have all been actively involved in working with CDOT... Read more »

Laughing at Stereotypes and the S*#t Cyclists Say

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There’s no need for the motoring public to worry about cyclists taking over the streets anytime soon. The bicycling subculture is splintered with sub-subcultures and guys like this prevent us all from uniting behind a common cause… I hope you enjoy a humorous start to your Monday morning (unless, of course, you recognize this guy... Read more »

Chicago Winter Bike Swap is Today!

Chicago Winter Bike Swap is Today!
One last shameless plug for The Chicago Winter Bike Swap… Come on out to Harper College in Palatine today, Saturday, January 21st from 9:30am to 3:30 pm for an incredible selection of bikes, accessories, equipment, apparel, parts, and nutrition supplements from area bike shops and individual collectors/enthusiasts. Admission is only $5.  Located in Building M,... Read more »
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The Week in Bicycling: 60 Second Cycling Stories

The Week in Bicycling: 60 Second Cycling Stories
Reminder – Chicago Winter Bike Swap is tomorrow, Saturday, January 21st from 9:30am to 3:30pm at Harper College in Palatine.  Still unconvinced that you need to attend, read this! Congratulations to the diehard city cyclists who participated in today’s Winter Bike to Work Day!  Look for an update on this morning’s festivities on ATA’s website... Read more »

Bicycling Fun Next Two Days!

Bicycling Fun Next Two Days!
Yes, it’s cold out there.  Very cold. Yes, it’s probably going to snow tomorrow.  Four, five, maybe six inches. That won’t stop determined Chicago cyclists! Tomorrow, Friday, January 20th, is the ATA’s Winter Bike To Work Day from 6:30am to 9am at Daley Plaza.  Stop by for some free coffee, tea, and Eli’s cheesecake! The... Read more »

10 Reasons Everyone Should Attend Chicago Winter Bike Swap this Saturday

10 Reasons Everyone Should Attend Chicago Winter Bike Swap this Saturday
Whether you’re a cycling enthusiast, bicycle commuter, recreational rider, or just bike-curious, consider these ten reasons for driving out to Harper College for the Bike Swap this Saturday: 10.  Venturing out on the coldest Saturday morning in January reminds you just how much you miss being able to ride your bike every day. I realize... Read more »
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In the Dark to Protest SOPA and PIPA

In the Dark to Protest SOPA and PIPA
Over 7000 sites have pledged to go dark today to protest pending SOPA and PIPA legislation. I wrote about this yesterday, if you care to read about it here. If you agree with my POV and want to protect the Internet from the overreach included in the proposed legislation, feel free to contact the respective... Read more »