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Here in Chicago we officially have logged the third-largest snow storm in history for this city.

This blizzard has left about 20-inches of snow on the ground with significant snow drifts and hundreds of abandoned cars on north-bound Lake Shore Drive. Not to mention the thunder snow many Midwesterners experienced and the 60+mph wind gusts!

Luckily I did not have to venture out into the snow or the aftermath.
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A few cyclists have been posting updates about their enjoyable adventures on their bikes today – including a calm bike ride down an abandoned Milwaukee Avenue and not having to share the roads with many (if any) cars (most of which were likely buried in).

In the meantime, I continue to monitor local riding conditions via our local bicycling network – The Chainlink’s discussion board – and the Chicago Biking Conditions and Advice Wiki.

I’m just thankful to not have been a part of the epic snow-in on Lake Shore Drive.

I miss my bike and I think may have a touch of cabin fever. Luckily the infamous Groundhog – Punxsutawney Phil – predicts an early spring!