April 21: Brisk and pleasant

 

Friday: the temperature yo-yo continues. Now we’re back to 40s. We don’t mind, because colder weather means less sweatiness.

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Here’s CBR’s latest effort to perfect the weather infographic, because a bike commute entails two trips, AM and PM. So we did two weather reports in one: AM on the left, PM on the right.

Breaking it down:

Overall: High 50, Low 42

Morning: Mid 40s, mostly cloudy, tiny chance of rain, winds from NNW at 11MPH

Evening: High 40s, mostly cloudy, winds from NNE at 12 MPH.

Bike accessory of the day:

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“Anything is possible.” -Lance Armstrong 

 

DIVVY REPORT: nothing offline.

STREET CLOSURES:

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“Partial street closures” downtown:Screen Shot 2017-04-20 at 4.32.35 PM.png

Click here to zoom and see details.

OVERALL COMMUTE RATING:

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3/4, again. Not as gorgeous temperature-wise as Thursday, but wind is more agreeable. No excuse not to ride!

 

In other news…

A report from the front lines of a beautiful day for cycling Thursday:

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First, the Lake Front Trail near its northern terminus, c. 3 PM. Thanks, Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett.

Then, 20 minutes later, a shout from a guy in a white van: “Nice bike!”

A near perfect day. In retrospect, Thursday’s 3 star rating was a bit stingy.

Enjoy your rides, and follow @bikereportchi for updates and news.

 

 

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