A news chopper in Chicago caught the moment giant waves along Lake Michigan took out a bicyclist attempting to ride on the bike path along the shore. Have a watch:
DANGEROUS WAVES: Don't let this happen to you. Strong winds are causing high waves to pound the shoreline along Lake Michigan. Stay off the the lakefront trail. https://t.co/6He8PT33Wj pic.twitter.com/v0n3QLNTmv
— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) November 30, 2020
Or, and we’re just spitballing here, maybe people shouldn’t be riding their bikes during a winter storm on a bike path clearly designed to take advantage of Lake Michigan in the summer?
— David Alpert (@alpert) November 30, 2020
And Chicago is a big city! Find a different route:
Or maybe don’t go ride up Damn bike in a Great Lake storm. Take some personal responsibility sometime. Shit. https://t.co/yM0ux42aPp
— Matt Dawson (@SaintRPh) December 1, 2020
There’s a storm passing through the area coupled with “near record water levels” in Lake Michigan and that’s what’s causing the giant waves:
— Ed Russo (@EdRussoWX) November 30, 2020
Residents of Chicago and NW Indiana are being urged to avoid the lakefront as a dangerous combination of gusts and large waves pummels the shores of Lake Michigan. https://t.co/NjCWzUMdNW
— FOX 32 News (@fox32news) December 1, 2020
Editor’s note: We’ve corrected a typo.