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Anyone here from chicago?distinctHead
May 28, 2002 9:02 AM
I'm am in the process of moving to chicago and was just wondering something: Does the weather really suck as much as I would assume it does? I.e. death winds and cold?
Catch ya laterz,
Eric :)
re: unfortunately.. i am in chicagobisiklet
May 28, 2002 11:22 AM
chicago is bad. i moved here in october 2001. I had to be on my indoor trainer all winter. So I lost my cornering skills and i sucked in the races. Its pretty windy in the city and its like 8-9 months cold weather. i really look forward to move out of here soon. I have never been in chicago in summer but everbody says its hot like arizona and humidity is very high. so not the best cycling city in the world. there ya have it..
May 28, 2002 12:39 PM
Ok, a little bias here. Chicago is a very bike friendly city and we make the most of our environment. We're tough. 25mph headwinds make you tough. A little rain/snow/sleet makes you tough. No mamby pamby sunshine here. No tan lines either!

We also wear tights as late a June!! But, when the weather is beautiful, it IS beautiful!

When (if!) it snows you can xc ski.

Wisconsin has wonderful riding and great offroad trails.

Are you looking to move into the city itself or a 'burb? More than happy to provide resources/tips/advice.

Anne on the Northside!
Not TOO bad. Just ride and deal with itgreg n
May 29, 2002 6:30 AM
We've had a cold Spring which has pretty much sucked, but now summer is finally here.

As far as wind goes, just deal with that too. You won't even think about it after awhile. Plus, with the area being elavationally challenged, you gotta use the wind for resistance training.

I live in Barrington in the NW Burbs, and we have some good routes with lots of different group rides with varying abilities out here. Terrain is rolling hills, and you can even create some sustained climbs of over 10 minutes depending on the roads you take.

Look at it this way... unless you travel around the country to race, everyone locally is in the same boat when the weather is crappy, so it's just what you make it as far as training goes.

Good to have you around.

i know.. its not too bad... butbisiklet
May 29, 2002 11:58 AM
well guys i know its not too bad like buffalo, NY.. i lived in buffalo, NY in the winter of 2001. Definetely worse than chicago, IL. All i am saying is chicago doesnt have one of the greatest weather for road cycling in the usa.