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Founder of the Company Bought by Microsoft for $250M Sold His Share for a Bike

"Chris Hill-Scott, one of the three co-founders of SwiftKey, who created the application in 2008, decided to leave the company soon after the keyboard was launched and give up on his share for… a bike." More
Andrew Bedno replied to Yasmeen's discussion Husband Loses 70 lbs Through Cycling So He Can Donate a Kidney to His Wife
Mike Schwab replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Cycling Calories Algorithm
"Also, density of air varies with temperature and humidity. To adjust for temperature, use the Kelvin scale, C + 273.15 and take the ratio between actual and base (?0C?) (simplified ideal gas law).  Water vapor is less dense than air, and the…"
Feb 3
Andrew Bedno replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Cycling Calories Algorithm
"Another view, from least to most efficient per mile: 0.75 Running0.64 Jogging0.53 Walking0.50 Hard Skating0.42 Moderate Skating0.35 Hard ride0.34 Gentle Skating0.31 Moderate ride0.29 Biking0.26 Gentle ride"
Feb 3
Andrew Bedno replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Cycling Calories Algorithm
"Thanks!  That quick list is as described, the results of this thread's research. A compromise solution good enough to use in software. I later verified these figures closely match those used in some popular fitness programs."
Feb 3
Yasmeen replied to Andrew Bedno's discussion Cycling Calories Algorithm
"This looks like a good chart for figuring out calories burned. Did you find this on a website?"
Feb 3
Andrew Bedno commented on EevelWeezel's event Midnight Marauders Porn Ride 2016
"Oh hell yeah."
Feb 2
Andrew Bedno is attending EevelWeezel's event

Midnight Marauders Porn Ride 2016 at L & L Tavern

February 20, 2016 at 7pm to February 21, 2016 at 7am
It's time for the 2016 Prawn-o Ride.  There will be Live Nude Humans. A premier Adult Toy Boutique will be hosting a private party on our behalf. There will likely be more Nude Humans before the night is through.We will eat tacos afterwards. Or burritos, if that's how you swing.See More
Feb 2

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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 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 - A multifunction webapp and Chicago's "Social Cycling System" now in its fifth major version. 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.):

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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).…


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


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

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…


Posted on March 29, 2014 at 5:04pm

NSFW - Stunning striptease with bike to Strict Machine.

Posted on January 27, 2013 at 4:01pm 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:

Heart Shaped…


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 and let me know if you think it's something that Chicago's Critical Massers would find helpful.


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!


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,
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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