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Hector Avalos’ Family Needs Your Help on Thursday, August 20, 2015
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Chainlink event here.You’ve likely heard the tragic story of Hector Avalos,…Continue

Tags: Avalos, Hector

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Kastigar Aug 22.

Finally! (606 construction progress)
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I first became aware of the efforts to covert the Bloomingdale Line to the 606 around 2008.  Since then, I've become increasingly excited as it approached being a completed, usable R2T conversion and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt May 5, 2014.

WTB - 54cm single speed (working, complete bike w/ brakes)
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My wife recently got a new gig and will have to head out to Lake Forest via Metra once a week.  She needs a beater-ish bike that she won't sweat leaving locked up at a Metra station on those days…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew May 16, 2013.

Urban Bikers' Tricks & Tips
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This book came up recently in another discussion.  Howard thought it…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zoetrope Nov 15, 2012.

 

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Bob Kastigar replied to Andrew's discussion Hector Avalos’ Family Needs Your Help on Thursday, August 20, 2015
"In the original post, Andrew said this was a "402 Conference"  - "On August 20, a 402 Conference will take place.  Please read this Streetsblog article for more detail, but the important takeaway is that following the 402…"
Aug 22
Yasmeen replied to Andrew's discussion Hector Avalos’ Family Needs Your Help on Thursday, August 20, 2015
"Thank you to those that came out yesterday. It was good to see such a strong turn out and I wanted to share this post with you. A member of the family posted this to the Chainlink FB thread, "Overall, a positive day of justice for Hector. There…"
Aug 21
Andrew replied to Andrew's discussion Hector Avalos’ Family Needs Your Help on Thursday, August 20, 2015
"Amazing turnout today that easily surpassed that of any previous court sessions for this case by several factors.  Overheard an attorney for another case comment that they'd never seen that many people in that courtroom save for cases…"
Aug 20
Andrew commented on Yasmeen's event Your Help Is Needed: Court Hearing for Defendant Robert Vais - Hector Avalos Case
"I am currently planning on riding tomorrow morning, but if carpool availability will allow someone from Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Bucktown, Wicker Park, Belmont-Cragin, E Garfield Park, West Town, Ukrainian Village, etc. to attend who otherwise…"
Aug 19
Andrew is attending Yasmeen's event
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Your Help Is Needed: Court Hearing for Defendant Robert Vais - Hector Avalos Case at Courtroom 702, HON. NICHOLAS R. FORD

August 20, 2015 from 9:30am to 2pm
(Picture of Hector Avalos)Update: Robert Vais has been charged with aggravated drunken driving for the incident which resulted in the death of Hector Avalos on December 6, 2013 as Hector rode his bike home from work at El Hefe in River North. Cook County prosecutors have alleged that Robert Vais's Blood Alcohol Level was .118 at the time of the fatal collision. This is an important court hearing where Judge Ford will give a recommended sentence for Defendant Robert Vais to his attorneys. The…See More
Aug 19
Andrew replied to Andrew's discussion Hector Avalos’ Family Needs Your Help on Thursday, August 20, 2015
"Lee, thanks for the nudge; Yasmeen, thank you for adding info to the event listing and including details in last week's newsletter. Chainlinkers, please come out tomorrow morning if you're able.  Your attendance could make a real…"
Aug 19
Yasmeen replied to Andrew's discussion Hector Avalos’ Family Needs Your Help on Thursday, August 20, 2015
"I second Lee's post - Much appreciated. I didn't have all of the helpful details. I plan to attend. I added your post as a link to the event. Thanks!"
Aug 6
Lee Diamond replied to Andrew's discussion Hector Avalos’ Family Needs Your Help on Thursday, August 20, 2015
"Thank you for posting this Andrew!  Good plan to make this a new thread and give it a little more attention and many thanks for your efforts.  Hopefully it will reach a few people that are free that day to attend this hearing. "
Aug 6
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Hector Avalos’ Family Needs Your Help on Thursday, August 20, 2015

Chainlink event here.You’ve likely heard the tragic story of Hector Avalos, an avid cyclist and Marine veteran.  While Hector was  cycling home from his job in December 2013, he was struck and killed by a motor vehicle driven by an allegedly drunk, clout-heavy Stroger Hospital administrator.If you’re unfamiliar with these events,…See More
Aug 6
Andrew replied to Yasmeen's discussion Chainlink in Memphis!
"Great point, Anne---that is an important distinction.  I was comparing them as tourist traps with limited allure for local citizenry, but that does do BS a slight disservice.  And yep, YMMV! "
Jul 29
Andrew replied to Yasmeen's discussion Chainlink in Memphis!
"Memphis is one of my favorite cities in the US. BBQ is a highly personal affair.  I've eaten at all three establishments mentioned by others and would choose a chopped pork sandwich and fried pie at Payne's over any of them without…"
Jul 29
Andrew replied to Waymond Smith's discussion Requesting tool donations for youth based bicycle workshop in North Lawndale
"Updated. Park Tool                  Description                                  Qty needed SBC-1                      Spoke/Bearing Gauge                          4 FAG-2  …"
Feb 20
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Feb 20
Andrew and West Town Bikes are now friends
Feb 20
Andrew replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"Can somebody please point out to me why I shouldn't outright dismiss/ignore the bike with the integrated cable lock?  Am I missing something? "
Jul 28, 2014
Andrew replied to Matthew Swartwout's discussion Frame Painting/Powdercoating
"Anybody with firsthand experience with this work as done by Heritage?  Was considering "fixing" one of my bikes that suffers from Shitty Surly Stock Color Syndrome. "
Jul 21, 2014

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What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Lack of a better alternative.

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At 9:10am on July 10, 2012, Anne Alt said…

Feel free to join us at tonight's CCC meeting at Quenchers - presentation by Ben Helphand on the Bloomingdale Trail.

At 9:26am on July 6, 2012, Anne Alt said…

If you look for our group along the east side of Longwood near 105th Pl, I know we'll have at least one person who's going back to Logan Square after the race.

At 9:25am on July 6, 2012, Anne Alt said…

Bike racing, Rainbow Cone and good beer (Sierra Nevada and Argus) - a fine combination!

At 9:03am on July 6, 2012, Anne Alt said…

Not a problem.  If you want a Top Notch stop, one option is to go up the hill on 91st, hang a left on Winchester, a right on 92nd St and left on Hamilton to 95th, then Top Notch is on your left.  Of course, a little detour to Rainbow Cone is easy from there, too - 92nd Pl west from Leavitt to Western.

At 7:46am on July 6, 2012, Anne Alt said…

Logan Sq to Beverly? - something like this: California to Chicago to Sacramento to Warren to California to 47th to Damen to 87th.  Cross 87th and follow Major Taylor Trail to 91st.  Choose your route from there (91st St. Metra station) depending on your destination in Beverly.

Pavement conditions on most of the route should be decent.  It's rideable in daytime, but sections of it are VERY dicey at night.

At 11:35am on March 27, 2012, Vanessa B said…

Thanks for HELPING OUT LAST NIGHT!! that is really supporting your sport!!

At 5:25pm on August 25, 2011, John Greenfield said…
Just send it directly to the Creater Chicago Food Depository. Thanks!
 
 
 

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