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Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Newby Aug 20, 2015.

Kettle Moraine, 7/3/15
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Went to Kettle Moraine for the first time on Friday and took some video.  Enjoy. Camera: Contour Roam2 on 1080p Bikes: when camera is mounted on handlebar, Jamis Dragon 29 Sport, front suspension…Continue

Tags: Surly, Jamis, Moraine, Kettle

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen Jul 6, 2015.

STOLEN Bianchi Pista Dalmine - Wicker Park, or ANYWHERE
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This was my bike until I sold it to this cool chick 2 months ago.  Now, some scum has taken it from her. Please keep an eye out.  It's damn easy to spot.  White with blue bullhorns.  She is offering…Continue

Tags: dalmine, pista, bianchi, stolen

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Jun 26, 2015.

Small dog needs is Rob Zombie.
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Would anyone want to take in a small dog?  I found him last night.  He's been starved and abused, but hasn't barked once and doesn't bite.  Looks like a mix with some Jack Russell in him.  The owner…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Jun 21, 2012.


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John might attend bobweiser's event

Fourth Step Ride at The Clock Tower

April 29, 2017 from 8am to 4pm
No, this isn't about admitting to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.It's about riding to Three Floyds and boosting our cognitive function every month this year! There's a somewhat consistent schedule -- usually the 4th Saturday of the month -- and you can qualify for…See More
Apr 11
John might attend Eric Stuck's event

An EGGcellent Ride at Penrose Brewing

April 16, 2017 from 9am to 6pm
No egg-cuses, add this ride it to your calendar today! Everybunny is going. An 80 mile round trip ride to Penrose Brewery. There is also the option of taking the Metra back if you're inclined. While at Penrose we will sip, slurp, and gulp some tasty beverages and nosh on some nutrients. 21+ years old please. Helmets required. Lights recommended if you are biking back.Meet up at Bell Plaine and Damen cul-de-sac.Most folks ride road bikes, but some join us on cross bikes. There is always a group…See More
Apr 11
John is attending John's event

FBC Full Moon Fiasco at Cardinal Wine and Spirits

April 11, 2017 at 8pm to April 12, 2017 at 3am
Not to be confused with an athletic endeavor, we meet for some drinks then ride to another dive with a park stop in between. Meetup starting at 8, ride leaves sometime after 9.Meeting this month at Cardinal Wine and Spirits on Lincoln Ave. It is also the Full Egg Moon, so bring some cascarones and travelers.This will be FBC #99!See More
Apr 7
John replied to Ed's discussion Bicycle Photo Tag game
"Don't know why they would change that sign. In 2014, the sign that was the trail."
Mar 28
John might attend The Chainlink's event

Chainlink Bar Night at The Globe Pub

March 30, 2017 from 7pm to 11pm
The Chainlink's monthly event to meet up, eat, drink, talk bikes (or not)... About The Globe Pub"The Globe offers a selection of over 400 beers of all styles from around the world. In addition to 45 draft lines we also have two cask handles with an 8 foot run to a cask cooler kept at 50F for cellar temperature servings."About the beer: the food: by Geoffrey Harding.See More
Mar 28
John updated their profile
Feb 15
John replied to We all have an inner Beast...'s discussion Which is better...105 or Tiagra ?
"105 for sure! More metal vs. plastic parts = more durable. I have never tried Tiagra but had Sora. I can't go below 105 now. Well, I got a 29er with sub105 components but that's different."
Aug 4, 2016
John might attend Rich S's event

Burning Greenbush Journey (CBES) at Millennium Station

June 4, 2016 from 8:30am to 11pm
Time to take advantage of the South Shore Line and slingshot to Greenbush! Will this be a religious experience? Nope. Burning greenbushes of a different kind? No comment. But if you seek an elevated state of beer and whiskey then this is your ride! We'll catch the 8:40 am outbound train to Dune Park. Head over to Burn 'Em Brewing for a quick stop. Then it's on to Greenbush…See More
May 17, 2016
John replied to Skip Montanaro 14.5mi's discussion Indoor bike parking near Monroe & Wacker?
"The Sears Tower has yearly bike valet, 24-hour access, for $250 per year... maybe more for non-tenants. It's indoors, mechanic on duty, includes two bike washes and a tune-up every year. Contact them here.…"
May 17, 2016
John and Irvin Steinert are now friends
Apr 29, 2016
John replied to Irvin Steinert's discussion looking to love a new helmet
"Only one pic made it. I also like playing Robocop/Judge Dredd when wearing it. "I AM the lawwww!" "Dead or alive, you're coming with me." "LEWIS! LEWIS!""
Apr 28, 2016
John replied to Irvin Steinert's discussion looking to love a new helmet
"Air Attack Shield is the best helmet I've owned. The shield is absolutely amazing. With three magnetic contact points, it's secure, even in tornado warning winds, and having it upside down when not in use prevents losing it. It's…"
Apr 28, 2016
John might attend JustWill's event

Annual Spring Ride to Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora, IL at Two Brothers Roundhouse, Aurora IL

March 26, 2016 from 9am to 7pm
With spring possibly sprung by this time, I think it's time to schedule my Annual Spring Ride to Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora.The meeting point:9:00 AM at UIC and Halsted station to take the Blue line to Forest Park then ride the IPP to Aurora and drink and eat lunch at Two Brothers Roundhouse. We will leave no later than 9:15 on the Blue Line toward Forest Park10:00 AM at Forest Park Blue Line stationIf you are riding all the way from the city, then please make sure you make one of the…See More
Mar 18, 2016
John might attend Andrew Bedno's event

Chicago Critical Mass at Daley Plaza

October 30, 2015 from 6pm to 11pm
Last Fridays, leaves after 6pm.THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making their presence known downtown since 1997. Slowly winds a dozen miles or more. Radically inclusive, thousands attend in good weather.Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop, Randolph exit from LFT.Lakecomers use or text WHERE to to catchup.See More
Oct 14, 2015
John is attending DanaW's event

Full Moon Fiasco at Gannon's Pub

October 27, 2015 at 8pm to October 28, 2015 at 12am
Not to be confused with an athletic endeavor, we meet up at Gannon's Pub for a couple of drinks and ride to another dive somewhere.  Meet up at 8, ride at 9.  Destination is always TBA.  See you there.See More
Oct 14, 2015
John commented on Brett Ratner's page Chainlink Ride Report: Apple Cider Century
"@yasmeen: the refreshing wipes felt great on the face after a long stretch. Lakeside Cabin Resort and Apple Cider Century will be a yearly thing for me now."
Oct 8, 2015

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Track, Fixed Gear
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Bikes brought me here, people keep me here. The Chainlink has connected me with over 200 people since 2009. Many of them have become great friends.
About me:
Chicago-native, love it here. Currently own two bikes, always thinking of adding more. I don't mind riding alone but also never mind group rides or just company for coffee/tea/beer/brunch.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
My first bike:
The first bike I can remember and built up was a 2011 Mercier Kilo TT Pro from, dare I say, BikesDirect. Her name was Snow.

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At 4:32pm on October 9, 2012, Eddie A Linares said…

Awesome are you going to the NorthSide Critical Mass this Friday?

At 2:35pm on May 10, 2012, Kevin C Dormant said…

It's like I'm psychic or something. The letters are starting to come fast and furiously, with big chunks of letters being added in one fell swoop! "Woodpecker." [snicker]

At 12:06pm on May 8, 2012, Kevin C Dormant said…

Are you going to keep on adding letters to your last name?

At 3:34pm on April 11, 2012, dan brown said…

I am open to discuss. are they pretty heavy duty ? they are going on a bike with a rear rack and milk crate. not sure

At 12:14pm on April 2, 2012, Kevin C Dormant said…

Here's a link to the page with my link to the bike registry chain, and my photo of it. The link now goes to "product not found," and a search of their e-store looks like they're out of the bike lock business. You might want to contact them directly to see where it went.

At 12:55pm on March 9, 2012, S.Presley☠ said…
At 10:07pm on March 5, 2012, Ash L. said…

Any word on the bar night this month? Does Julie always schedule that? I moved Critical Lass this month so I could be ready for drinking on the 15th, dammit.

At 6:05pm on November 7, 2011, Sarah D said…
yep that's me!  fun meeting you that night :)
At 1:41pm on September 10, 2011, Thunder Snow said…


Hope you didn't stay out on the sidewalk at the bar all night!  I ended up riding the entire way back to Evanston--made it in about a half hour or so.  See you on another ride!

--Tom Hagglund


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