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Andrea K
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  • Chicago, Illinois
  • United States
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19th Chicago Bike Winter Art Show at Motor Row Gallery

February 12, 2016 from 5:30pm to 11pm
Join us for the opening party for the 19th Chicago Bike Winter Art Show at Motor Row Gallery, Fri Feb 12, 5:30-11pm (2345 S. Michigan Ave). There is a whole new crop of bike art for 2016, drinks for donations, and DJ Jive Fresh will be spinning all night.…See More
Wednesday
Andrea K and Paul Nelson are now friends
Tuesday
Andrea K is attending stuart's event
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19th Bike Winter Art Show Call for Submissions at Motor Row Gallery

December 8, 2015 at 6pm to February 7, 2016 at 6pm
As the first snow of Bike Winter dusts our fair city, co-curators Steven Lane and Stuart Hall once again announce the open call for submissions to the 19th Chicago Bike Winter Art Show. The good folks at Motor Row Gallery, 2345 S. Michigan Avenue, have graciously accepted our bid for this year’s installment, Feb 12–26, 2016.Accepting works in all media – paint, print, installation, sculpture, photography, video, craft and fashion. Our only stipulation is it must be bicycle themed or…See More
Jan 23
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Dec 25, 2015
Andrea K is attending Andrew Bedno's event
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Chicago Critical Mass at Daley Plaza

November 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
Nov 21, 2015
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For Sale: Bacchetta 26" Red Giro Med recumbent w/improved components & extra studded tires

Bacchetta 26" Red Giro -- $1,300 -- medium size frame w/a  Euromesh seat and a rear & underseat rack.  This 26" Giro has been substantially updated and rebuilt with new parts and accessories in 2013 and 2014 -- a new Euromesh seat, a new rear Bacchetta rack and an underseat Terra rack, a new rear wheel & hub, new rear and front derailleurs and thumb style shifters, red handlebar grips, an idler, and pedals.  Using the underseat Terra rack for your bike bags limits stress and wear on the…See More
Aug 10, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015

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 go-to bike is a Surly Cross-Check (2014), which I just bought in Nov 2015, from Rapid Transit before it went out of business. black, 56cm, w/a Brooks saddle, a rear rack, Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires. A great bike, and makes me wonder how I put up with riding heavy duty touring tanks and a recumbent for so long.

My beater bike is 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 bad weather and snow bike at this point. Now this bike feels like a tank to me, so much slower and responsive than the Cross-Check.

My third and specialty bike is a long tail cargo bike, a Kona Ute (2011), whose production was discontinued in 2014. Great for hauling 6+ bags of groceries or whatever supplies.
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; other bikes I've owned include a Schwinn Varsity, a Diamondback mountain 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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