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Confidently Asserting Cycling Rights in the Moment/Blog

https://www.reddit.com/user/mplsbikewrath"On assertive advocacy, mindfulness, and anger management". 2-12-18. By mplsbikewrathSharing an interesting and informative blog on advice for cyclists in becoming more confident in assertively advocating for their rights when on the road. Well written and thought provocative for all to consider in our community. Featured points: *Mindfulness at all times *Formulating the approach*Remaining minndful and focused when angry*After the storm*Practice*The moralSee More
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yesterday
Tom A.K. replied to Yasmeen's discussion What Do You Think? "When Is an Electric Mountain Bike No Longer a Bicycle?"
""When is an electric MOUNTAIN BIKE no longer a bicycle?" The E-Mountain Bike featured in this discussion is obviously an extreme example of an over-powered, $10,000+ 'E-Mountain Motorbike' that even the article says that will…"
yesterday
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion 2017 Chicago Cycling Fatalities: 8* (2* rail-transit-related, 'off-street') CDOT 2017 Data: 6 (official recorded count)
"CDOT states that cyclists' death fatalities on its city streets shared with rail/transit are an exemption from its yearly recorded data. The only other way for the differing data to be noted (unofficially) each year is by media sources and…"
Friday
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion 2017 Chicago Cycling Fatalities: 8* (1* transit-related, 'off-street') RIP + . . . CDOT 2017 Data Dispute (Update)
"https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2014/05/24/statistics-can-be-manipulated-to-prove-anything/ "There are several undeniable truths about statistics: First and foremost, they can be manipulated, massaged and misstated.""
Friday
mike w. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion 2017 Chicago Cycling Fatalities: 8* (1* transit-related, 'off-street') RIP + . . . CDOT 2017 Data Dispute (Update)
"My old neighbourhood. How many people have been run down by the IC over the years? Still no fences along the ROW. Many folks who tried to cross the rails between the level crossings have been mowed down by the almost silent electric trains."
Friday
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion 2017 Chicago Cycling Fatalities: 8* (1* transit-related, 'off-street') RIP + . . . CDOT 2017 Data Dispute (Update)
Friday
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion 2017 Chicago Cycling Fatalities: 8* (1* transit-related, 'off-street') RIP + . . . CDOT 2017 Data Dispute
"My proclamation (stated above) from 12-31-17: "Despite our wishes and hopes, the loss of members of our community will occasionally occur just as it does in other communities. We cannot ignore or diminish (as some have suggested) these events…"
Friday
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion 2017 Chicago Cycling Fatalities: 8* (1* transit-related, 'off-street') RIP + . . .
"https://mobile.twitter.com/streetsblogchi/status/963902818984833024?p=v I respectfully disagree with the conclusion of CDOT's Commissioner Scheinfeld on the cycling fatality data for 2017 in not including the death of Clarence D. Walton, 49, on…"
Thursday
Tom A.K. replied to clp's discussion Winter Olympics
"Memorable? Olympic curling, absolutely! The drama, precision and the intricate teamwork ca t be beat!"
Thursday
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Chiditarod 2018 Viewing Party by Bike at Hubbard and Wolcott St. - race start

March 3, 2018 from 11:30am to 5pm
http://www.chiditarod.org/watch/https://m.facebook.com/TheChiditarod/Come early! Bring your bike! View the starting festivities! This IS insane! No, that's what winter has made us. O.k. so, if you have a bucket, put this on your list! Ya gotta see this! Get wacky! GET HERE! Having your bike to follow the nuttiness is awesome! Gulp down your morning coffee and come on down! Dress up like you live in Alaska! Wait, we are doing that right now! O.K.! This IS more FUN than the polar plunge! No, don't jump in Lake Michigan, yet! O.k., In case you were wondering - YES, the starting line is EPIC ! Get HERE! o.k.! See Ya !Chiditarod shopping cart race is a parody of the Alaskan Iditarod dog sled race. Participants in…See More
Wednesday
Tom A.K. replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Breaking news: Stay away from the Thomson Center - Police Emergency."
Feb 13
Tom A.K. replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"(image simulation) Did a 'bike split' (ouch!) on an icy patch during dismount. (lower-body muscle pull). Thanks CDOT. Taking a 'bike break' till something changes."
Feb 13
Tom A.K. left a comment for Drake Weissman
"Hello, no I don't have any need to use Divvy. (I use my own). May I suggest that you post a discussion for the cycling community on the discussion board such as, "Survey on Divvy Use?" and see what responses you get. Good luck! . . ."
Feb 13
Tom A.K. and Drake Weissman are now friends
Feb 13
Tom A.K. commented on Ruby Red's group West Town Bike Gang
"http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/wisniewski/ct-met-bike-tickets-getting-around-20180211-story.html Humboldt Park (232) and West Town (127), in top ten areas for 2017 Chicago bike citations, police data shows."
Feb 12
Tom A.K. commented on Ruby Red's group West Town Bike Gang
"Blizzard Blasted! . . . forgot to thank 'Ice House' for the cameo appearance during the crawl/ride. snowed in huh?! . . ."
Feb 10
Tom A.K. commented on Ruby Red's group West Town Bike Gang
"Thanks Yukon Jack, Suzie Snowflake and Nanook of the North! my head still hertzz . . ."
Feb 10
Tom A.K. commented on Ruby Red's group West Town Bike Gang
"Looks like there will be even more fresh snow falling during the gang's *Snow Crawl / Bike Blizzard Blast Ride *"
Feb 9
Tom A.K. replied to Scott Chillson's discussion Do a Bike Trick and Post it Here.
"it ain't easy being steeze"
Feb 9

Profile Information

What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Hybrid, Cruiser
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Social
What brings you to The Chainlink?
To be part of the cycling community and affect positive change.
Did a friend invite you? If yes, add their name here.
Julie Hochstadter, and I also have to add before I go, Elizabeth Adamczyk and h' Howard .
About me:
I'm just a 'normal' person who has loved bicycling all my life. I am a 'creative', a person with an intense love of all things positive. I also have a sense of humor.
My first bike:
Sears 20" (RIP)recycled

that's it for me here . . . i'll let the cat takeover . . .

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At 6:45pm on November 5, 2017, Tom A.K. said…

that's it for me here . . . i'll let the cat takeover

At 12:41am on November 4, 2017, Tom A.K. said…
At 10:35am on October 31, 2017, Tom A.K. said…
10/31/12 R.I.P. Cyclist Leanid Belabarody '53' + "You are not forgotten". Honoring the memory of the little known cyclist death on Halloween in 2012. Leanid was right hooked by a truck from Indiana at the N.E. corner of Augusta and Ashland at ~10am. He was perhaps returning from a shopping trip in the triangle area. This cyclists' death has been quietly remembered. His memory needs only to be honored by all, riding safely. Thank you. . . .
At 12:14am on July 28, 2017, Tom A.K. said…
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At 2:30pm on December 31, 2016, Tom A.K. said…
At 5:47pm on October 31, 2016, Tom A.K. said…
10/31/12 R.I.P. Cyclist Leanid Belabarody '53' "You are not forgotten". Honoring the memory of the little known cyclist death on Halloween in 2012. Leanid was right hooked by a truck from Indiana at the N.E. corner of Augusta and Ashland at ~10am. He was perhaps returning from a shopping trip in the triangle area. This cyclists' death has been quietly remembered. His memory needs only to be honored by all, riding safely. Thank you. +
At 12:11am on September 23, 2016, Tom A.K. said…
Rest in peace + , Keith Latz, 57, family friend, passed away suddenly, while cycling.
At 4:23pm on June 28, 2016, Anna Affias said…

the pleasure is all mine! 

At 6:49pm on January 31, 2016, Tom A.K. said…
Our Chains DO Set Us Free! Power To All In Our Community!
 
 
 

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