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Alcoho-Lock
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony Adams 4 mi Aug 10.

'Divvy For Everyone' $5 Memberships w/o Credit Card
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer on the lake Jul 7.

Construction
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Bedno Jun 12.

 

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Andrew Bedno replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Heart Shaped Routes
"I hear ya Bob.  And good feedback.  I had to treat this as a special case though to get the angled streets in.  But to make that compromise we'll have to pay SPECIAL attention to max speed and massing at lights.  Thanks."
yesterday
Bob Kastigar replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Heart Shaped Routes
"That long stretch down Milwaukee is about 2-1/2 miles. The stretch along Ogden is about 3 miles. These long stretches, without any turns will weaken the mass.  There should be a turn every 1/4 to 1/2 miles to keep the mass together.  The…"
yesterday
The Derailleur commented on Andrew Bedno's event Chicago Critical Mass
"The button apron has been revamped this morning for September's ride. I hope to see you there! Send button suggestions to speakingmytruth (gmail). https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.772103426232350.1073741844.202841089825256&type=3 "
Saturday
Tom A.K. commented on Andrew Bedno's event Chicago Critical Mass
"Aww ! We didn't even get near the red zone on the meter ! But still a great mass !"
Saturday
Tom A.K. commented on Andrew Bedno's event Chicago Critical Mass
"COOL ! It's the "NO MAP RIDE" !"
Friday
Profile IconBrian Bender and Zotex - Scott E. Long are attending Andrew Bedno's event
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Chicago Critical Mass at Daley Plaza

August 28, 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
Friday
Andrew Bedno replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Heart Shaped Routes
"Updated link to planning for future downtown critical mass version: http://goo.gl/maps/874wq "
Friday
Tyler Wymer might attend Andrew Bedno's event
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Chicago Critical Mass at Daley Plaza

August 28, 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
Thursday

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Divvy (bike share), Fixed Gear, BMX, Funny Bike
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town, 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 — 3 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:

Construction Alerts:

thechainlink.org/forum/topics/road-construction-report-s/showLastReply

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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