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Pedicabs

Group for Chicago area pedicab interest. This includes current/future/past drivers and owners of bikes, trikes, rickshaws, whatever that carries passenger(s).See More
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Evanston Critical Mass

Group for discussion and chatter and logistics relating to the Evanston Critical Mass.Evanston's Critical Mass group ride reportedly (historically) gathers on first Fridays at 6:30pm at Fountain Square.See More
20 hours ago
Dion McGill might attend Andronymous's event
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North Side Critical Mass at Young Lincoln statue in Senn Playlot Park

October 10, 2014 from 6pm to 11pm
2nd Fridays, leaves around 7pm. THE monthly north side gathering of cyclists. Winds a dozen miles-ish, ending with food+drink. Well-attended. Bring friends, tunes, bells, costumes, cameras. Meet under Young Lincoln Statue at Ridge and Thorndale.  Not just for Northsiders, see it as a second big monthly mass, sometimes topping 100 riders.See More
Sep 24
Dion McGill is attending Andronymous's event
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Chicago Critical Mass at Daley Plaza

September 26, 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
Sep 24
Andronymous replied to Jeff Hazzard's discussion Critical Mass September Route Proposal
"Quick overlay of route versus historic fire map: "
Sep 23
Andronymous replied to Jeff Hazzard's discussion Critical Mass September Route Proposal
"Thanx David! I've loaded it into MassUp.us Text MAP to u@massup.us gets you a graphic. (if anything changes later, I'll update no prob)"
Sep 23
Andronymous replied to h' 1.0's discussion Perimeter Ride-- Live Blog? Video Stream?
"Combo of didn't occur to me, ran out of time, and prioritizing.  The Perimeter Ride's facebook event and group each have several times more participants than the equivalents here.  The same is true of Critical Mass and others.…"
Sep 22
Andronymous replied to h' 1.0's discussion Perimeter Ride-- Live Blog? Video Stream?
"On the Facebook event page, the post titled "Ridecasting live!" linked to massup.us and remained on top all day as I added fresh pics.  But not being my event, I didn't push the news much beforehand.  I'm glad to see…"
Sep 22

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Divvy (bike share), Fixed Gear, BMX
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Other
What brings you to The Chainlink?
It's the 800 pound gorilla.
About me:
Coordinator of the World Naked Bike Ride Chicago 2006-2013. The event started in 2004, I joined in 2005 and helped produce it since 2006. It draws thousands on an urban ride celebrating the end of oil and the beauty of people.

Heavy participant in Chicago's Critical Mass. I've created and lead numerous routes and pioneered inline skating it. I'm an administrator of ChicagoCriticalMass.org and founder of its popular Facebook presence.

Regularly commute downtown, 20 miles round trip, and participate in popular rides such as Bike The Drive, the Boulevard Lakefront Tour, the L.A.T.E. Ride, the Perimeter ride, Midnight Marauders, Full Moon Bike Club, Rat Patrol, Santa Rampage, Chicago Bicycling Group and others. And I've been an Active Transportation Alliance member for more than a decade.

Author of "The Future Is Low Car" - A comprehensive presentation on the indefensibility of oil culture, presented at the 3000th session of the College of Complexes.

Creator of MassUp.us - A multifunction webapp and Chicago's "Social Cycling System" now in its fifth major version. MassUp.us is supported by the Smart Chicago Collaborative, and listed among Divvy and CTA resources.

Board member with "Break The Gridlock" since 2009, a 501(c)3 organization "dedicated to promoting appropriate transportation through the support of grass roots efforts."

I'm extremely experienced on inline skates, fixie and BMX, a skilled artist and computer programmer, and a lifelong Chicagoan.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://bedno.com/bike

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Cheers!

After nearly a decade helping backstage, I've announced unwinding my production involvement with the naked ride. Read the thespian themed farewell at ChicagoNakedRide.org/cheers

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 11:00am

1 Corinthians 13

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude.

It does…

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Posted on March 29, 2014 at 5:04pm — 1 Comment

NSFW - Stunning striptease with bike to Strict Machine.

Posted on January 27, 2013 at 4:01pm

MassUp.us Forum

Ning's poor search features make this hard to find when not hot, so linking it here as a note to self:

MassUp.us on TCL:

http://www.thechainlink.org/forum/topics/massupus-1

Heart Shaped Routes thread on TCL:

http://www.thechainlink.org/forum/topics/heart-shaped-route

Posted on March 9, 2011 at 9:00pm

Pro-bike Laws

Penalties: $150-500+



Improper Turn in Front of Bicycle

MCC 9-16-020



Overtaking closer than 3ft…
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Posted on July 19, 2010 at 11:29am

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At 12:40pm on April 12, 2013, bk (aka: Dr. Mambohead) said…

Presenting: The Union Station Underground & Great Hall Tour 2013!.... Warning: Some surfaces may be slippery! Perfectly legal... no worries.

At 1:36am on December 28, 2012, Chase Ranker said…

I made the corrections to the location where the ride will start. TY for heads ups.

At 9:31pm on November 11, 2012, Todd Nelson said…

Hi Andrew,

From what I gather, you are a key person in Chicago's Critical Mass.  I want to bring a fairly new cycling education program to Chicago.  It's called CyclingSavvy.  Have you heard of it?  Please check it out at www.cyclingsavvy.org and let me know if you think it's something that Chicago's Critical Massers would find helpful.

Todd

At 1:07pm on October 9, 2012, Chrissy said…

Hi Andrew,

Nice meeting you too!  Thanks for being the first person to leave a comment for me!

Chrissy

At 11:01pm on March 22, 2012, EevelWeezel said…

I thought we were already Chainlink friends! Oh well, we are now.

At 2:29pm on June 24, 2010, Kellie said…
Hey there Mister,
I still have one of your walkie talkies. A little bird told me there was talk on this here website of what to do with such things. But, my impatient ass never found it. How shall I get it back to you?
At 4:04pm on February 22, 2010, S. Campbell said…
i look forward to seeing you at the dance ride this coming saturday. i have a sneaking suspicion you've got some smashing moves :D
At 10:30am on January 18, 2010, Spencer "Thunderball" Thayer! said…
Sign up and vote for my Chainlink Jersey Design Contest entry and all of the prize money will go to Working Bikes and West Town Bikens, http://bit.ly/4APn0H
At 8:08am on December 2, 2009, Lee Diamond said…
Thanks Andrew. Glad you came and good to see you again. Cheers and talk to you soon!
At 12:59pm on November 15, 2009, Trina said…
Yeah, it was! That's so funny. I never would have remembered that was you on that rainy night. Joe and I still have the little tube bracelets that Travis gave to us. What a small world...
 
 
 

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