Grid Shots: Cycling snow commute

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“A bicyclist hauling it in Edgewater, in the midst of the snowstorm. On Broadway just north of Granville.” Photo by Joseph Dennis. 

I was home during the snow storm on Friday and I read people’s commute experiences on various social networks. Here are some photos to celebrate the successful and less successful rides on the bicycle.

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Parent and child walk their bakfiets cargo bicycle across the street in Lincoln Park. Photo by Dottie Brackett. 

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A clever front basket made of coroplast (corrugated plastic), the material for campaign and “WE BUY HOMES” signs. Photo by Joseph Dennis.

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Many people stopped by Daley Plaza on Friday morning, before the snow storm, for Winter Bike To Work Day. 

3 thoughts on “Grid Shots: Cycling snow commute”

      1. Just assorted variations on, “way to go” and “wow, you’re dedicated.” Seems like snow days make passers-by more likely to acknowledge one another. I like that. 

        I just drew up a quick sketch for the basket. It’s based around my 5-rail CETMA and utilizes almost 100% of a standard-sized campaign sign. I used a Jeremy Karpen sign from last year’s campaign. It seemed fitting to reuse a green party candidate sign. I don’t have any plans online, but I did draw it out with dimensions and would be happy to share it with you on flickr if I can find it.

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