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Old 07-18-08, 01:23 AM
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bicycle comradeship

The other day I was on my Serotta on a routine ride and flatted my rear wheel. I pull over, had an extra tube and pump, as I was changing my flat five different riders touched their brakes and offered help "got evrething you need" "are you ok" "do you need help" I waved to them "Im fine thank you"

But the rear wheel still gives me a little trouble sometimes placing it back on the frame so after a few minutes of slight frustration I stood up with my rear wheel in hand and the very next cyclist that went by I asked "are you good with rear wheels" he stopped took him less than 10 seconds to lock it on the frame and rode off. Thanks dude.

By coincidence I see the same guy today helping out another stranded cyclist as I was on a traing run and yelled "your a bicycle angel Brad" Do you guys have the same experience? I live in chicago where we have a beautifull eighteen mile lakefront trail...

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Old 07-18-08, 03:04 AM
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Originally Posted by giorgios View Post
"your a bicycle angle Brad"
I bet he couldn't tell you were mispelling angel when you said it.

How's that for comradeship?
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Old 07-18-08, 09:01 AM
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I edited the mis spelled word Lord Chambers. Thank you for the comradeship...
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Old 07-18-08, 09:13 AM
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I almost always slow down to offer help, because karma is a powerful force. I know someday I'm going to need a hand and I might have to cash in my karmic capital (with interest).

A few years ago I was riding to work on the Hudson River Greenway when I flatted. I had the necessary tools to fix it, no big deal, but I was surprised that it was several minutes before someone stopped to check on me. The HRG sees a lot of bike traffic, so I'll bet 2-3 dozen riders passed me without a word. Disturbing.
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Old 07-18-08, 09:35 AM
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BTW, giorgios, Chicago certainly does have a lovely path along the lake. I was there last July and rode all of it. I particularly liked the easy access to beaches. The southernmost section seemed a little sun-scorched; the trees are younger there. Hopefully that area will be lush, too, in a few years.

Come up to NYC sometime and check out our paths along our shorelines. Not bad. Not so many beaches, but lots of parkland, restaurants, and bars.
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Originally Posted by brooklyncyclist View Post
BTW, giorgios, Chicago certainly does have a lovely path along the lake. I was there last July and rode all of it. I particularly liked the easy access to beaches. The southernmost section seemed a little sun-scorched; the trees are younger there. Hopefully that area will be lush, too, in a few years.

Come up to NYC sometime and check out our paths along our shorelines. Not bad. Not so many beaches, but lots of parkland, restaurants, and bars.
The Chicago Lakefront Path is absolutely beautifull! Its 18 miles fully paved and marked and groomed. There are plenty of drinking fountains, batrooms, and kiosks along the way. Even in the harsh winter months it is plowed and salted! I am fortunate to live just one block away from the path at Montrose (4400 North) the trail goes from 5900 North to 7100 south . Mayor Daily is pro bike and pro parks
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5900 North, is that Sheridan Road and Thorndale?
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That camaraderie crap only happens in Chicago, In the rest of the country if your bike breaks and you can't fix it we " go deliverance" on your butt.

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I thought it's camaraderie not comradeship.. a comradeship is what you call an old soviet union battleship.
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