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  • Blackwell Macrophotography Collection

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    Images Made with D5500 Notes: Connie collected all the specimens to photograph. And the she was kind enough to actually create the lightbox that was used to make some of the images. We will try to discover the best ways […]

  • Along the Fox River

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    D5500 Image Slideshow

  • Images From This Weekend : 30 April 2016

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    Connie’s Images from Itasca P7800 Slide Show (Eric) D5500 Slide Show

  • Good Reads : Week of 1 May 2016

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    Sunday Fact Check: Has President Obama ‘Depleted’ The Military? (NPR) First Impressions for the Nikon D5: Sports Photography with Matthias Hangst (imagechaser) The Best Urban Farming In Chicago (chicagoist) Good days for Wisconsin bicyclists — and getting better (jsonline) Rocking Event Photography […]

  • Understanding Alcohol Metabolism

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    Background Reading Alcohol Metabolism: An Update Summary Drinking heavily puts people at risk for many adverse health consequences, including alcoholism, liver damage, and various cancers. But some people appear to be at greater risk than others for developing these problems. […]

  • The ‘Church of Urban Cycling’ Really Does Exist

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    Background Reading Building a Bikeable City for All Summary A small group of bike advocates gathered at a cafe in the Woodlawn neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side in November 2014. There’s nothing unusual in a few cyclists meeting over coffee, […]

People finish their daily commutes and sometimes have anecdotes about the maniac who ran a red light. Does anyone note the bicyclists who obey traffic laws? (Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune)People finish their daily commutes and sometimes have anecdotes about the maniac who ran a red light. Does anyone note the bicyclists who obey traffic laws? (Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune)

More Proof That Cycling Is Going ‘Mainstream’

Got an email this afternoon from a club member who announced to our group that she was inviting families with children to a ‘bike safety class‘. The class is designed around attendees who are aged 5 through 11 years of […]

Chicago's first protected bike lane was installed on Kinzie Street in June 2011. On Monday, the city announced plans to design new bike lanes and improve existing ones. (Chicago Bicycle Program / Flickr)Chicago's first protected bike lane was installed on Kinzie Street in June 2011. On Monday, the city announced plans to design new bike lanes and improve existing ones. (Chicago Bicycle Program / Flickr)

Biting The Hand That Feeds You…

Background Reading City, state sued for unsafe road design in death of Martin Greenough Summary A lawsuit (PDF) has been filed in the death of Martin Greenough, the man who was killed while bicycling on NE Portland Highway (a.k.a. Lombard) on December 12th […]

Photo by Flickr user JanetandPhilPhoto by Flickr user JanetandPhil

Another Round of Kabuki Theatre?

Background Reading Rauner moves to cut Chicago school aid. What’s he thinking? Summary In a legislative session of bluff and counter-bluff, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s announcement today that he wants to cut aid to financially imperiled Chicago Public Schools by $74 […]

Chicago's first protected bike lane was installed on Kinzie Street in June 2011. On Monday, the city announced plans to design new bike lanes and improve existing ones. (Chicago Bicycle Program / Flickr)Chicago's first protected bike lane was installed on Kinzie Street in June 2011. On Monday, the city announced plans to design new bike lanes and improve existing ones. (Chicago Bicycle Program / Flickr)

So What Were The First 50?

Background Reading Chicago to Build 50 Miles of ‘Better Bike Lanes’ Summary Chicago’s first protected bike lane was installed on Kinzie Street in June 2011. On Monday, the city announced plans to design new bike lanes and improve existing ones. […]

According to officials, an agreement with a Chicago real estate developer marks the first private purchase of a Divvy station since the bike-sharing program was launched in mid-2013. (Anthony Souffle / Chicago Tribune)According to officials, an agreement with a Chicago real estate developer marks the first private purchase of a Divvy station since the bike-sharing program was launched in mid-2013. (Anthony Souffle / Chicago Tribune)

Looking Inward…

Background Reading Comment of the Week: Bike trail advocates should take a lesson from dog parks [feedly] A new study looks at why bike share is so much safer than regular biking (Vox) Summary Here’s a remarkable fact: Not a single […]

Former President Bill Clinton during a recent visit to Haiti. Clinton says that his vegan diet is improving his cardiovascular health. (EPA / Andres Martinez Casares)Former President Bill Clinton during a recent visit to Haiti. Clinton says that his vegan diet is improving his cardiovascular health. (EPA / Andres Martinez Casares)

Good Reads : Week of 10 April 2016

Sunday Isaac Newton and the ‘philosopher’s stone’: Manuscript reveals alchemy recipe (Fox) Council Votes to Crack Down on Naked Ladies and Costumed Characters in Times Square (Fox) NEW BILL WOULD MAKE ILLINOIS GAS TAXES HIGHEST IN THE NATION (IllinoisPolicy) FLUX: […]