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April
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  • Chicago, IL
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April's Discussions

Infographic: Tips for Drivers
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Today as I nearly got clipped trying to cross the street at a clearly marked intersection I wondered if the IL crosswalk law was included in drivers ed. I grew up in CT and remember learning that law…Continue

Tags: crashes, pedestrians, bicycling, safety, drivers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Keating Jul 8.

Introducing my new Papillionaire!
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As promised, here is a photo and a video(!) of my new bike soul mate, a Papillionaire Sommer.  Her name is Prudence, Pru for…Continue

Tags: Papillionaire, Bikes, Cosmic, Bike, New

Started this discussion. Last reply by April Jul 7.

Trek Belleville WSD Mixte - SOLD
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I am selling my beloved Trek Belleville WSD. 50 cm. solid hi-tensile steel mixte frameNexus 3-speed internal hub. Hybrid style commuter/city bike based on a classic French porteur bike. The wheels…Continue

Tags: Bellville, Trek

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen Jun 28.

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.

 

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Shawna Carter might attend April's event
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Chicago Women's Bike Brunch Picnic at Cosmic Bikes

August 7, 2016 from 10:30am to 2:30pm
There's still time to pack some picnic fun into the summer. Grab your bike and join us! We'll meet at Cosmic Bikes, and ride up Milwaukee Ave. to the North Branch Trail, and travel to Miami Woods (just S. of Dempster) to have our picnic. What to bring?It's a pot-luck picnic, so bring a brunchable dish to share, a picnic blanket, and your bike, of course! Bring a friend or two also. We'll bring some mimosa fixin's.This is an easy pace social ride. The total round-trip distance is under 12mi.See More
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April posted an event
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Chicago Women's Bike Brunch Picnic at Cosmic Bikes

August 7, 2016 from 10:30am to 2:30pm
There's still time to pack some picnic fun into the summer. Grab your bike and join us! We'll meet at Cosmic Bikes, and ride up Milwaukee Ave. to the North Branch Trail, and travel to Miami Woods (just S. of Dempster) to have our picnic. What to bring?It's a pot-luck picnic, so bring a brunchable dish to share, a picnic blanket, and your bike, of course! Bring a friend or two also. We'll bring some mimosa fixin's.This is an easy pace social ride. The total round-trip distance is under 12mi.See More
Jul 21
Mike Keating replied to April's discussion Infographic: Tips for Drivers
"That's great, April. Wonderful to see our Infographics being used to educate on bike safety. That was the whole goal of them. Here is a link to all of our Infographics on KeatingLegal.com. Thanks again. Happy Friday. "
Jul 8
April replied to April's discussion Infographic: Tips for Drivers
"I posted an open letter to drivers and the links to all of the sources cited in the infographic on my blog. Feel free to share: https://wordpress.com/post/ecocanary.wordpress.com/904"
Jul 8
April posted discussions
Jul 8
April replied to April's discussion Introducing my new Papillionaire!
"Thanks Yasmeen and Jim!   The pannier is a Fremonster Flap Pannier from Detours. The color is indigo. I love it so far. The clips fit my rack, the bars of which are slighter wider than typical. Also there is a quality shoulder strap and a…"
Jul 7
Jim Reho replied to April's discussion Introducing my new Papillionaire!
"Lovely bike!  Congratulations!"
Jul 7
Yasmeen replied to April's discussion Introducing my new Papillionaire!
"Wow. That is beautiful. I love the blue. The pannier is really cool - what brand is that?"
Jul 7
Yasmeen replied to April's discussion Trek Belleville WSD Mixte $349
"Congrats! You should post a pic of your new dream bike. :-) We'd love to see it.  Great to hear you had a great experience at Cosmic Bikes - you're the second person to comment on how good of an experience they had buying a bike from…"
Jun 28
April replied to April's discussion Trek Belleville WSD Mixte $349
"Michelle was just sold! Thanks to everyone who stopped by this ad.  If you are still looking for a new set of wheels, I encourage you to go check out Cosmic Bikes. Former Rapid transit owners and current Cosmic Bike proprietors extraordinares…"
Jun 28
April replied to Yasmeen's discussion Divvy Bike Floating In Lake Michigan... Theories?
"This Divvy got in with a bad crowd, received an offer it couldn't refuse,  but did anyway and ended up swimming with the fishes. "
Jun 24
April replied to April's discussion Trek Belleville WSD Mixte $349
"Thanks for the well wishes and the support Yasmeen! I especially appreciate you're putting it in this and next week's email! "
Jun 24
Yasmeen replied to April's discussion Trek Belleville WSD Mixte $349
"Sometimes it takes a few weeks before you get a bite. I included it in this week's email and it will be in next week's email. Good luck and happy Friday to you too!"
Jun 24
April replied to April's discussion Trek Belleville WSD Mixte $349
"Any takers? I'd be happy to receive offers.  My new bike is coming soon and Michelle is going to need a new home.  Happy Friday Chainlink!   "
Jun 24
April posted a discussion

Trek Belleville WSD Mixte $349

I am selling my beloved Trek Belleville WSD. 50 cm. solid hi-tensile steel mixte frameNexus 3-speed internal hub. Hybrid style commuter/city bike based on a classic French porteur bike. The wheels are 700 x 35c Riding position is upright.Recently replaced seat post and brake cables. Sold with original saddle (Bontrager Nebula Eco Design) which is in brand new condition, having never been used. Bontrager and Marathon Kevlar tires (glass/nail resistant). Also available are original white…See More
Jun 18
Justyna and April are now friends
Jun 6

Profile Information

What I ride:
Hybrid
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...)
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.aprilgalarza.com; www.ecocanary.com

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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!

Shelley

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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