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April's Discussions

Trek Belleville WSD Mixte $349
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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 April on Friday.

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.

 

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Latest Activity

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. "
Saturday
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! "
Friday
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!"
Friday
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!   "
Friday
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
April replied to Anne Alt's discussion Cosmic Bikes online fundraiser
"I will soon enough.  They are ordering the right color and size for me and doing some custom add-ons. I will post a photo of my new bike as soon I have one. :-) "
Jun 5
April is attending The Chainlink Events's event
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Tour de Fat 2016 at Palmer Square

July 9, 2016 from 10am to 5pm
This year marks the 17th season for Tour de Fat, which will travel to 9 cities across the U.S. This day-long festival is free, but the proceeds from beer sales go to local non-profits. Since its inception, Tour de Fat has raised more than $4 million, and raised over $600,000 last year alone. A celebration of bike culture and advocacy, the Tour de Fat features eclectic entertainment, from musical acts to yo-yo performers, bike contests and even vaudeville acts.  This year will also include…See More
Jun 5
April replied to Anne Alt's discussion Cosmic Bikes online fundraiser
"Welcome! I meant to say on Milwaukee, I'm still feeling the new bike glow and my brain's a little fuzzy. Don't mind me!  Here's the correct address: 4641 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60630."
Jun 5
April replied to Anne Alt's discussion Cosmic Bikes online fundraiser
"I stopped into Cosmic Bikes today for a tune up. Chris and Justyna were low pressure and knowledgeable, and best of all understanding of type of cyclist I am and my needs when it comes to my bike. They answered all my questions and were just…"
Jun 5
April joined Lisa Curcio's group
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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

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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