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John W. 6.3mi
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Newby Aug 20.

FS: Brand new Planet Bike Versa Rear Rack - $20
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I bought this and see that it won't work well with my 29er and ordered a different rack.  It's new; I only tried to see how it would work on my bike. It comes with disc brake spacers/hardware.  It's…Continue

Tags: Bike, Planet, rack

Started this discussion. Last reply by John W. 6.3mi Jul 20.

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.

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 W. 6.3mi Jun 26.


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John W. 6.3mi 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
John W. 6.3mi 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
John W. 6.3mi 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
John W. 6.3mi commented on Brett Ratner's page Chainlink Ride Report: Apple Cider Century
"Average speed was 15.2. The time in the picture is pretty accurate since I made sure to stop Strava when I stopped."
Oct 8
John W. 6.3mi replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"To the chick in a green shirt and jorts heading south on Clark: You ran the red light.  The Jeep honking at you had the right of way.  Flipping them the bird does nothing to make drivers be better to cyclists.  By the way, that Jeep…"
Sep 3
John W. 6.3mi replied to bob hsiung's discussion How far you've ridden in 2015
"I'm closing in on 1700 after including an estimate of the many short rides I've done from A to B without Strava on.  My personal best cycling year in life.  Most on a road bike, ~100 miles on a 29er."
Sep 1
John W. 6.3mi replied to MB's discussion Options for getting a Kryptonite lock off a bike? (lost key)
"To avoid suspicion, get someone (e.g. The Recyclery) to come by with their angle grinder and throw them some cash.   If it's an older Krypto lock, Youtube "Kryptonite pen cap" and do it yourself.  Then upgrade all the locks…"
Sep 1
John W. 6.3mi replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
"To all I see running red lights, zooming right between me and the car I'm stopped next to so close as to cause a breeze, wearing earbuds, keep it up, keep cutting in front of me so I can pass you again...and again.  Enjoy that front…"
Sep 1
John W. 6.3mi replied to Yasmeen's discussion Chainlinker Jaik Could Use a Boost From Us!
"Cowboy up!  You don't appreciate problem-free days without experiencing days with problems.   Tomorrow will be better.  Cheers."
Sep 1
John W. 6.3mi and Sean Newby are now friends
Aug 20
Sean Newby replied to John W. 6.3mi's discussion FS: Contour Roam2 HD video camera, bike/helmet mounts, etc.
"I'll take it off your hands - sent a friend request."
Aug 20
John W. 6.3mi posted a discussion
Aug 20
John W. 6.3mi commented on Rich S's event Ride the River - Fall Foliage (CBES)
"Having ridden this trail on both a road bike with 23mm tires and a 29er with 2.2" tires, I'll say that it's a much easier ride on wider tires with tread.   Also, Rich is like the best guy to follow on this trail.  Do this…"
Aug 17
John W. 6.3mi is attending Rich S's event

Ride the River - Fall Foliage (CBES) at Norwood Park

October 24, 2015 from 8am to 9pm
Come join CBES on an Autumn ride along the Des Plaines River Trail!  We'll meet at Norwood Park (northwest corner by Natoma and Avondale) for an 8:00 AM departure. Head over to the Des Plaines River Trail and ride about 37 miles north to Tighthead Brewing in Mundelein. After lunch and refreshments it's another 15 miles north to Only Child in Gurnee. …See More
Aug 17
John W. 6.3mi might attend Serge Lubomudrov's event

Pigford (CBES) at Ogilvie Transportation Center

September 12, 2015 from 8am to 11:30pm
Meet at the Ogilvie Transportation Center at 8 in the morning and board the UP-NW Metra train to Harvard (leaving 8:30 a.m., arriving 10:20 a.m.).28 miles ride, by mostly trails and through the…See More
Aug 15
John W. 6.3mi might attend bob hsiung's event

not another ride to three floyds at The Clock Tower

September 5, 2015 from 10am to 4pm
north for a change of paceSee More
Aug 15

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 over the past 3-4 years. 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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