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Repainting the LFT
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Started this discussion. Last reply by JeffB (7+ miles) Jul 28.

Snax+Drinx on the LFT
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Bedno Jun 20.

Man lives in bike-pulled camper.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Apr 11.

 

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James Craig liked Andrew Bedno's event World Naked Bike Ride - Chicago #11
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World Naked Bike Ride - Chicago #11 at TBA

June 14, 2014 from 6pm to 11pm
World Naked Bike Ride #11!!! (since 2004). Yearly. Gathering after 6p, departs before sunset. Massive bike and skate event celebrating the end of the oil era, and promoting positive body image. Held globally with dozens of cities participating, and Chicago routinely setting U.S. turnout records. This is a bare-as-you-dare event with outfits ranging from body paint to fanciful costumes to beach-wear. Chicago rallies many hundreds of cyclists and numerous skaters covering over a dozen miles of…See More
9 hours ago
Andrew Bedno commented on Andrew Bedno's event Holiday Rampage Ride
"Crossing my fingers on weather, but that's always the chance we take. Proposed route on G.Maps: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1dBBXQradkNmneLEpLvoppJpabmk&usp=sharing Same event on Facebook:…"
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Holiday Rampage Ride at Twisted Spoke

December 17, 2016 from 11am to 5:30pm
Jolly horde of mischievous Dreidels, Santas, Elves and kin visit liquor stores and bustling retail areas spreading bike winter love. Food+drinx from 11am, leaves by 1pm.This'll be my first ride since breaking my claivicle in October, so I'm treating it as ceremonially important, and hoping to see lots of friends I've missed the past two months.See More
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Andrew Bedno commented on Andrew Bedno's group Idaho Stop
"Streets Blog just posted a video and article about drivers seldom obeying stop signs: http://chi.streetsblog.org/2016/12/06/more-video-showing-drivers-are-no-more-likely-to-stop-at-signs-than-cyclists/"
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John is attending Andrew Bedno's event
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Chicago Critical Mass at Daley Plaza

December 30, 2016 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
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Chicago Critical Mass at Daley Plaza

November 25, 2016 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 25
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Chicago Critical Mass at Daley Plaza

November 25, 2016 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 23

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Divvy (bike share), Fixed Gear, BMX, Funny Bike
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance, Other
What brings you to The Chainlink?
It's the 800 pound gorilla.
About me:
World Naked Bike Ride Chicago's "Tech Guy" since 2006. Drawing thousands on an urban ride celebrating the end of oil and the beauty of people.

Heavy participant in Chicago's Critical Mass. Created and lead numerous routes and pioneered inline skating it. Administrator of ChicagoCriticalMass.org and founder of its popular Facebook presence.

Regularly commute downtown ~16mi/RT, 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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My Emergency Kit

Sharing the kit I keep under my bike seat to help others make similar.  Covers common needs from flats to medical to picnics.  Crafted from experience, comes to someone's rescue often (but don't ask me to change your tire).…

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Posted on March 9, 2015 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

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

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 these hard to find when not hot, so linking it here as a note to self:

Snax+Drinx on the LFT:

http://www.thechainlink.org/forum/topics/snax-drinx-on-the-lft

MassUp.us:

thechainlink.org/forum/topics/massupus-1

Heart Shaped…

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Posted on March 9, 2011 at 9:00pm

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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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