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April's Discussions

Accident story to convince my nephew to wear helmet
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I'm hoping your accident stories might convince my teen nephew to wear a helmet. I am not looking to start a helmet debate. I understand that wearing a helmet is a personal decision. I want him to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Annemarie Spitz Jun 26, 2015.

Last Yoga Class at the Winter location TONIGHT!!!
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Hey Chainlinkers!  Whether you are looking to stretch your stiff limbs from hibernating all winter or simply want to get your swim suite bod ready for action, tonight is the last yoga class at our…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by April Apr 24, 2013.

Thoughts on the Proposed Energy Drink Ban?
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Hey Chainlinkers, I know this isn't related to biking but I am working on an article about this and I would love to hear what you guys think.  Please comment below. I'm working on deadline so the…Continue

Tags: opinion, health, drinks, energy

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Barish Feb 12, 2013.

Protected Bike Lane or Parking Lot?
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Guess this driver can't tell the difference.  This was taken tonight at 8:35PM on Kinzie (near Clinton)…Continue

Tags: lane, bike, in, cars

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cheryl Sep 28, 2012.


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Latest Activity

April joined Lisa Curcio's group

Women Bike Chicago

A grass roots group started by local women to encourage other women to ride bikes for recreation and transportation.2016 will be packed with women-oriented events from rides to clinics to social events.  Check out our website to keep up to date. If you want to receive our monthly newsletter, please sign up at the website.Get out and ride yer bike!  Any woman can do it!  See More
Oct 8, 2015
April replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Meet The Guy Who Commutes On This Old-Time High-Wheeled Bike
"I saw Joseph Kelley yesterday in Wicker Park.  He was looking quite dapper and extremely confident biking down Milwaukee Ave. through the Wabansia intersection during rush hour!  "
Oct 8, 2015
Annemarie Spitz replied to April's discussion Accident story to convince my nephew to wear helmet
"Most importantly, when your helmet hits the pavement (with your head in it) it makes a super cool sound! [true story, from a hit in 2009] I didn't wear a helmet for years, after always being forced into one as a child. Had my first bike + car…"
Jun 26, 2015
Andy Moss 9.5 replied to April's discussion Accident story to convince my nephew to wear helmet
"Was left hooked three years ago on West Madison St.  The car turned left in front of me with no signal or other warning.  It was dim outside but not dark, and the street was well-lit.  Had two lights on the front of my bike plus I was…"
Jun 25, 2015
David Barish replied to April's discussion Accident story to convince my nephew to wear helmet
"I may have told this in another thread- a friend rode his bike to Akido class. He left his helmet at class and started to ride home. He realized his error and  went back to get his helmet. He resumed his trip home. A large branch fell off of a…"
Jun 25, 2015
Joe Schmoe replied to April's discussion Accident story to convince my nephew to wear helmet
"Was commuting to work on a big black MTB w/toe cages, and a front suspension, heading SE on Milwaukee.  The light changed before I got to the intersection, so I stood up and started pumping, just getting up to speed when someone opened their…"
Jun 25, 2015
Brian aka "Lord Helmut" replied to April's discussion Accident story to convince my nephew to wear helmet
"Although the brain is the one part of the human body to be designed with the complete surround of protective bone, it is not invincible. In fact, it is quite vulnerable. You can end up with a brain injury falling out of a chair, not to mention,…"
Jun 25, 2015
Siouxzi Donnelly replied to April's discussion Accident story to convince my nephew to wear helmet
"A coworker's husband was in perfect health. He was riding his bike home from work one day and fell off his bike. None of us actually know what happened that caused him to fall, just that he did. He had no visible injuries, nothing to indicate…"
Jun 25, 2015
Bill Nedza replied to April's discussion Accident story to convince my nephew to wear helmet
"I'll tell you what's even cooler than LeBron wearing a helmet -- being able to live without brain damage because when the huge guy bolted between two evergreens across the LFP and you barely had time to even see him, and you slammed into…"
Jun 25, 2015
Juan 2-8 mi. replied to April's discussion Accident story to convince my nephew to wear helmet
"Funny how the helmet looks small on him."
Jun 25, 2015
April replied to April's discussion Accident story to convince my nephew to wear helmet
"Thanks everyone. This is a long time coming, but this challenge took a while to come to fruition. My nephew has bought a helmet (a fancy new Bern) and is using it! Your stories were helpful and also this image of LeBron James wearing a helmet while…"
Jun 24, 2015
April might attend John's event

6th Annual Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night Tweed Ride at Elephant & Castle

November 8, 2014 from 1pm to 10pm
Join British Bicycles of Chicago to celebrate Bonfire Night in style!  We mark the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot and its leader, Guy Fawkes by donning spiffy tweeds, filling our flasks and bringing some wood to burn.There will be a relaxed ride from the Loop to Bubbly Dynamics with a few stops…See More
Nov 7, 2014
April might attend The Recyclery's event

Recyclery Halloween Benefit! at Red Line Tap

October 31, 2014 all day
Bring yourself & all your friends to Chicago Critical Mass on Friday, October 31st, and join us after for a Halloween Party! There will be good beer, good people & good costumes, what more could you want! Portion of Proceeds will benefit The Recyclery, a non-profit used bicycle shop located in Rogers Park. …See More
Oct 31, 2014
April and Michael Workman are now friends
Oct 2, 2014
April replied to Gene Tenner's discussion 'This is the bike for Chicago'
"+1  Hilarious and right to the point.  Exactly what I was thinking. I voted for SF the only bike that even considered carrying children utilitarian.  "
Jul 31, 2014

Profile Information

What I ride:
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Friends, the Chicago cycling scene, Julie, women who bike, nirvana on two wheels...
About me:
What I ride: I ride a Trek Belleville WSD. She is my bike soul-mate and I named her Michelle. About me: AprilWriter has become April "Rider". I am a fiction writer and blogger. I started riding to be green but got hooked! I feel like I've joined a revolution! See you on the road! (Cause the Revolution will not be motorized...)
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At 4:57am on April 2, 2013, Shelley Scott said…

Hey April! I've been busy for the past several weeks, but was wondering if yoga is still going at Stone Soup on Wednesdays? Didn't see it on the calendar last week when I checked and just curious if it's still going.

Hope you're doing great!


At 4:21pm on January 9, 2013, Zömbie 8.0 said…

Turns out I'm not going to make it tonight. Thanks again for organizing, and enjoy!

At 2:39pm on October 12, 2011, Matheis said…
Hey thanks for the add! Sorry haven't logged on for a while
At 11:53am on September 26, 2011, S.Presley☠ said…
At 11:06am on August 24, 2011, Amy Jo Fuller said…
I had forgotten about Chainlink yoga, so THANK YOU!
At 8:43am on May 5, 2011, Gin said…
Ooh--thanks for the tip. I might go for it. (Mother's day gift to myself??)
At 9:52am on March 5, 2011, Julie Hochstadter said…
Hey lady! Good to see ya here in virtual land!
At 11:03am on June 18, 2010, Scott Hawley said…
Great profile pic!



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