Thought Chasm these posts, while infrequent and poorly thought out, are also not all that complex, structurally.

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meet you at Bloomingdale’s

I’ve talked a little before about how Rahm has promised some impressive changes to cater to bike culture in Chicago. From protected bike lanes to more bike lanes to trails. Specifically, the Bloomingdale Trail[1]. This trail, a bigger, better knock-off

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present day thinking

Most days, I ride a bike over a hundred potholes, through half a dozen poorly designed intersections, and under a few thousand feet of raised track that looks as if it could fail at any moment. It’s sort of great

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Posted in haha, politicish, wtf??

when not to infographic

First, let me start with a small lie and tell you with the utmost facetious honesty, I’m not an infographic snob. Sure, I can generally throw a Gestalt together; that’s irrelevant. Have a look at this graphic and, within a

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dear prideful pet owner

that’s a great toddler trailer you have. it’s a shame you flipped it upside down as you turned onto the path. riding a bike is difficult, with many things to consider, and you’re obviously in a hurry. no one can

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Follow up: Critical Mass Destruction in Brazil

the video was posted yesterday, but here’s some more information on the reprehensible events from one of Brazil’s recent Critical Mass bike rides. the charges have been upgraded to attempted murder. i doubt he’ll be charged with fifty counts of

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Shocking Footage of the Day:

thedailywhat: Shocking Footage of the Day: A video camera catches the terrifying moment a driver in a black VW Golf rammed his car into a group of cyclists participating in a Critical Mass event in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Miraculously, no

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some dude’s transit plan

I should have no influence in whom you vote for. In fact, most of you aren’t even in Chicago, so it won’t matter, right? Anyway, Rahm Emanuel recently released his transportation plans and it’s notable for a couple reasons. First,

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Posted in media, politicish

complete bedlam

Minneapolis: are you kidding? It’s the best recreational bicycle city but it’s mediocre for commuters. The mass transit needs vast improvement and outside of the dense center (downtown, uptown), biking with drivers is dangerous. The light rail should be an

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chicago’s finest, critically

Note: There’s inappropriate language within. I’m sort of annoyed. This never happens. The fuck? (A video of Chicago police holding down [assaulting?] a man after he photographed another incident of excessive force.) Dear cops: We’ve had encounters in varying forms

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anyone up for a bike ride?

There are a few things we’ll need. Enough food for two meals and a few snacks (nothing crazy but enough to counter roughly seven thousand calories burned). Some pedal shoes, lights and an iPhone or Android with bike maps are helpful.

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so many reasons to hate the suburbs

I get it. We were afraid of brown people, looking for cheap housing and lived in our cars. Why not sprawl, right? Things are different now and we need to call off this failed social experiment. Its detriment far outweighs

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i won’t get fat. i won’t get fat…

I found out yesterday I was granted UI benefits. Then, today, I got my first deposit. For those following, that means I can now eat. Unfortunately, that means I need self-control. It’ll be impossible to go back to my usual

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