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Andrea K
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  • Chicago, Illinois
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Lax vehicle emissions standards
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Started this discussion. Last reply by M.A.R.K. Nov 21, 2008.

 

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Jul 25
Andrea K is attending EevelWeezel's event
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Midnight Marauders at The Goat

July 18, 2015 at 11:45pm to July 19, 2015 at 8am
It's finally happening. The long-threatened Playground Ride is upon us. All playgrounds, all the time. Let's drink beer and play on the swings.See More
Jul 18
Andrea K might attend Emily Leidenfrost's event
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Women's Open House and Clothing Swap at West Town Bikes! at West Town Bikes

April 1, 2015 from 7pm to 10pm
Want to see the digs and meet the dedicated community of Women's Night Open Shop? Tell your lady friends, tell your mama, tell your sista to join us on Wednesday, April 1st to learn what Women's Night at West Town Bikes is all about!  We'll be shmnoozing, swapin' clothes, talking bikes and enjoying food and drink together from 7-10pm.  All ladies are welcome to join! Bring your used clothes to swap. Or don't. You don't need to bring clothes to participate in the clothing swap.  Leftover…See More
Mar 31
Andrea K might attend Martin Hazard's event
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Midnight Marauders at Your Goat

March 21, 2015 from 11:30pm to 11:45pm
The Marauders will be making a triumphant return to the north this month. After months of bone-chilling cold we will venture northward on a rout penned by Councilman John D. This will be the first ride in some time virtually guaranteed to have good weather. So we hope to see everybody who's panties were not warm enough for the winter out this month. See More
Mar 20
Andrea K is attending Andrew Bedno's event
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Chicago Critical Mass at Daley Plaza

February 27, 2015 from 6pm to 11pm
Last Fridays, leaves after 6pm.THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making their presence known downtown since 1997. Slowly winds a dozen miles or more. Radically inclusive, thousands attend in good weather.Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop, Randolph exit from LFT.Lakecomers use MassUp.us or text WHERE to u@massup.us to catchup.See More
Feb 24
Andrea K is attending Martin Hazard's event
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Pron Ride at your pants

February 21, 2015 from 7:30pm to 11:45pm
After a years hiatus, the Marauders Pron Ride is back. This year Councilman Heather is at the helm. We have a number of Naughty stops lined up. It is time to oil up your sexy steed and get ready to put it between your legs. We will NOT be meeting at the goat. We will be meeting at 7:30 pm on Saturday the 21st At L&L in Boys Town. They have cheap beer. It would be a winter bike marathon to start at The Goat. The goal is of course to bring the true meaning of Valentines Day- strippers and sex…See More
Feb 21
Andrea K is attending Andrew Bedno's event
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Chicago Critical Mass at Daley Plaza

November 28, 2014 from 6pm to 11pm
Last Fridays, leaves after 6pm.THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making their presence known downtown since 1997. Slowly winds a dozen miles or more. Radically inclusive, thousands attend in good weather.Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop, Randolph exit from LFT.Lakecomers use MassUp.us or text WHERE to u@massup.us to catchup.See More
Nov 27, 2014
Andrea K joined Rachel's group
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Bike Movers

HAVE TRAILER, WILL MOVE! Join & be notified when free bike movers are needed. We show 'em what bikes can do!See More
Oct 30, 2014

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Cargo Bike
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Social, Other
What brings you to The Chainlink?
finding cycling news and information, learning about rides, meeting other riders
About me:
I started to ride a lot in the summer of 2002 and ride year round, though I do take a rare break if the snow is very heavy or rain torrential or I'm really tired and sleepy.

My bikes. A road touring bike,a Jamis Aurora (2000), which, aside from the crank, frame, handlebars, and fork has been entirely rebuilt -- with new wheels, tires, saddle, seat post, handlebar stem, pedals, and accessories added -- pedal clips, rear rack, fenders, ding bell, bike computer.

My second bike is a long tail cargo bike, a Kona Ute (2011), whose production was discontinued in 2014.

I'm primarily a practical biker: my bikes are used for all purposes -- commuting, shopping, getting around the city. The cargo bike works for big grocery loads and bulky, heavy stuff. I don't own a car or motorized vehicle and don't plan on getting one even if I would win the lottery.
For a long time from 2005 to 2014 I rode a Bacchetta Giro recumbent 27" which I stopped riding in 2015, because it was causing knee soreness.

At some point in the next year or two, I hope to sell the Giro and replace it with a Surly Long Haul Disk Trucker.

Live in Logan Square.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.andreakaspryk.com
My first bike:
My first serious bike was a Miyata road touring bike.

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At 11:41pm on October 21, 2008, Vilda said…
Cool!!! Can't wait to see it...I haven't figured out lights on the ride yet..My first attempt was a colossal failure as the dude at Menards gave me the wrong advice and components. :-( Was Sad. Hope the pumpkin thing works. :-)
At 10:02pm on October 20, 2008, Vilda said…
Glad you came out ;-) You comin for the Critical Mass? Costume?
At 6:16pm on October 19, 2008, Vilda said…
didn't i see you at the Marauders ride last nite? :-)
 
 
 

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