Hail on Thursday, rain and flooding Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Grid Shots this week is about weather challenging our transportation system. And our transportation modes.

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Group bike ride to protest coal-powered plants in Chicago which Community Voicebox participated in. Mayor Emanuel brokered a deal with Midwest Generation to have them shut down by the end of 2012. My photo. 

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We’ve had some great storms in the past two days so I don’t feel bad at all for posting a train rolling through snow. Photo by Clint.

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Grid Shots post don’t have to be seasonally appropriate. Children walk to school in the snow. As they should. Snow doesn’t bite. Photo by Jane Healy.

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Nothing is challenging about this weather except choosing what to wear. Photo from 2011’s Tour de Fat by Drew Baker.

Updated May 7 to change introductory text and first photo’s caption. 

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  • http://www.cyclelicio.us/ Cyclelicious

    My most challenging biking weather in Illinois is always associated with high wind — either combined with extreme cold (e.g. blizzards) or summer thunderstorms (e.g. tornados). Other than that, anything else is a picnic.

    • http://www.stevevance.net/ Steven Vance

      What’s it like biking through an earthquake?

      • http://www.cyclelicio.us/ Cyclelicious

        I moved to California specifically to research the experience of cycling through an earthquake. I always seem to be in the wrong place sat the wrong time,

  • Kingdufus

    I concur on the wind.

    Sorry that I haven’t read Grid in a while.

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