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Forum: Great Lakes
04-18-08, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By BootsyC

There's a lot of work to be done. I'm not too...

There's a lot of work to be done. I'm not too familiar with how the path looks south of Soldier Field, but everything north of Navy Pier is due for a total resurfacing...the "fixes"they made last...
04-16-08, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,357
Posted By BootsyC

What if subsidies are not available or are...

What if subsidies are not available or are negotiated while hiring, and therefore individual, if they even exist?
04-14-08, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,357
Posted By BootsyC

I like all of the benefits being posted, but how...

I like all of the benefits being posted, but how do you convince your employer to spend money specifically on bike commuters?
04-14-08, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,357
Posted By BootsyC

I've been thinking about this for the past year,...

I've been thinking about this for the past year, but haven't been able to find out a ton of info on how to go about setting it up. I'd love to see this integrated into our eco-plan, but would need...
04-14-08, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,005
Posted By BootsyC

Not supporting the driver, but the PT Cruiser is...

Not supporting the driver, but the PT Cruiser is a huge moving blind spot. I had the unfortunate occurrence of having one as a rental once and noticed that it has the wort set of blind spots of any...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-14-08, 09:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,361
Posted By BootsyC

I haven't but I can't believe the spelling and...

I haven't but I can't believe the spelling and grammar errors present on that site. If they're shooting for credibility, they have a ways to go.
04-10-08, 02:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 26,935
Posted By BootsyC

Just playing Devil's advocate here - If he turns...

Just playing Devil's advocate here - If he turns it in to the police, why can they then make money off it it at an auction?
Forum: Commuting
04-02-08, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,709
Posted By BootsyC

I had the same issue with an old (4 years)...

I had the same issue with an old (4 years) OnGuard lock. I took it in to my LBS and asked about it...it turns out dirt/grime gets in the cylinder and it causes the lock to lock-up. The only way...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-08, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By BootsyC

If you're at home, set them on their sides in...

If you're at home, set them on their sides in front of the refrigerator (with the opening toward the grate). The constant airflow will have them dry by the time you wake up.
Forum: Commuting
03-24-08, 12:59 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,178
Posted By BootsyC

It shouldn't matter what I commute on. I...

It shouldn't matter what I commute on.

I agree with ax0n.
Forum: Great Lakes
03-20-08, 12:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,009
Posted By BootsyC

Just a heads up for anyone riding the path...

Just a heads up for anyone riding the path tomorrow, anywhere from 3-8 inches of snow is coming tonight.
Forum: Great Lakes
03-07-08, 10:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,009
Posted By BootsyC

Yep, wave action has caused the salt to disappear...

Yep, wave action has caused the salt to disappear and ice over again. Take the dirt bypass path if you can.
Forum: Great Lakes
03-06-08, 11:54 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,009
Posted By BootsyC

Crews salted the area heavily and all ice is now...

Crews salted the area heavily and all ice is now gone. Just beware of the piles of salt still sitting on the path.
Forum: Great Lakes
02-11-08, 11:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,009
Posted By BootsyC

I'm really trying to do the year-round commuter...

I'm really trying to do the year-round commuter thing. I started last May and love it. (I will say I take time off for illnesses and if I'm meeting people after work)

I'll tough it out due to...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-08, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,899
Posted By BootsyC

I commute using my MTB. The streets and in...

I commute using my MTB. The streets and in Chicago can have some big chunks missing and I'm sure it'll be the same case in your city...plus curbs, dips, rocks and road debris don't seem to be as big...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-04-08, 09:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,009
Posted By BootsyC

The path is clear but the Oak St ramps and the...

The path is clear but the Oak St ramps and the Diversey entrances are still overridden with snow.
Forum: Great Lakes
02-04-08, 11:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,009
Posted By BootsyC

As of 8:30, the path was not plowed and was...

As of 8:30, the path was not plowed and was heavily rutted with tire tracks (car/truck) and foot prints. Real slushy once you got south of North Ave.

The ramps at Oak St. are rideable down, but I...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-01-08, 11:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,009
Posted By BootsyC

Fullerton->Oak St. Drifts above the knee at...

Fullerton->Oak St.

Drifts above the knee at the entrance to the path. Started riding south hugging the east side of the path (semi-wind swept) but hit some deep stuff just north of North Ave. I...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-01-08, 12:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,009
Posted By BootsyC

Big drifts (8"-10" deep) at the North Ave bypass...

Big drifts (8"-10" deep) at the North Ave bypass and at Fullerton. This was at 8pm and I have to imagine it's been getting worse.
Forum: Great Lakes
01-23-08, 11:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,009
Posted By BootsyC

Oak St->Diversey The path had accumulated...

Oak St->Diversey

The path had accumulated 1-2 inches by 7pm tonight, but riding was smooth if you stayed in the middle and away from the footprints. The ramps at Oak St. still haven't been...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-02-08, 04:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,009
Posted By BootsyC

The Oak St. ramps were starting to get slick and...

The Oak St. ramps were starting to get slick and rutted at around 9am. I echo aaa's sentiments that they will be much icier tonight.
Forum: Great Lakes
12-19-07, 03:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,009
Posted By BootsyC

It's all clear from Diversey south (and north by...

It's all clear from Diversey south (and north by the looks of it) to the underpass at Oak St but be aware that the southbound ramp down to the tunnel was also still slick this morning but ride-able. ...
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