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Newschatter: Chicago Alderman to Propose Licensing Bicycles 10-18-17
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt yesterday.

Are these bike lane signals confusing and hazardous?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Maurice Oct 17.

Cyclist punched in face by motorist in NC - Recent Video
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https://ashevilleonbikes.com/asheville-cyclist-punched-face-motoristA recent motorist vs. cyclist conflict with…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-8 mi. Oct 9.

 

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Jim Reho replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Stolen Bike Viewing at Police Station 10-21-17
"Yes, around 2013 or so.  Now, I think the CPD uses this website called propertyroom.com, which I will not even dignify with a link.  The web is full of complaints about them.  You can't even identify where the items are…"
yesterday
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Stolen Bike Viewing at Police Station 10-21-17
"Good question mike. I'll have to try and find out."
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Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Stolen Bike Viewing at Police Station 10-21-17
"Yup. I remember goin" with my uncle to the police auction and got really nice bikes for the cousins. A big draw back then. And ca$h for the 'policemen"s ball'! . . ."
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mike w. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Stolen Bike Viewing at Police Station 10-21-17
"Have they stopped having those auctions?"
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Jim Reho replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Stolen Bike Viewing at Police Station 10-21-17
"I remember when they used to have the police recovered property auctions.  The bikes were the main attraction.  "
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Anne Alt replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Newschatter: Chicago Alderman to Propose Licensing Bicycles 10-18-17
""The bottom line is that more people on bikes, makes biking safer.  Requiring a license and registration would throw up just another barrier for those wanting to ride." I absolutely agree, and the last thing we need is more barriers.…"
yesterday
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Stolen Bike Viewing at Police Station 10-21-17
"Hey Julie! How are you? We miss ya. Thanks for the bump. Yup. Lots of stolen bicycles here. Stolen bikes don't always show up at Swap-O-Rama. It would be great if someone could video the bikes there. And post the video here. Or document the…"
yesterday
Julie Hochstadter replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Stolen Bike Viewing at Police Station 10-21-17
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Stolen Bike Viewing at Police Station 10-21-17

http://abc7chicago.com/half-million-in-stolen-items-recovered-from-maywood-home/2553045/Police will have an ongoing display of high-end bicycles that they recently recovered at the 25th district station, 5555 w.Grand Ave. Bring your sales receipt, police report and ID.See More
Saturday
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Newschatter: Chicago Alderman to Propose Licensing Bicycles 10-18-17
Friday
mike w. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Newschatter: Chicago Alderman to Propose Licensing Bicycles 10-18-17
"...and they have a water tower to sell you, too."
Friday
Tom A.K. replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/city-to-expand-crackdown-on-illegal-parking-boost-debt-collection/ MRE promises, "better enforcement of parking laws." MRE also is running in 2019."
Friday
Andy J (9.2 miles) replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Newschatter: Chicago Alderman to Propose Licensing Bicycles 10-18-17
"So if I cough up $10, the city will start caring about my safety and treat me like a legitimate user of the road? Take my money, please."
Friday
Tom A.K. replied to MeganK's discussion Advice for Secure Bike Rack/Storage Solutions for Apartment Building (~13 Bike Capacity)
"http://www.thechainlink.org/forum/topics/police-search-for-brazen-bike-thief-3-9-16 Megan, a building was having a problem similar in the past. I agree with Jim Reho. The storage space and doors must be locked and all bikes in it should be locking…"
Thursday
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Newschatter: Chicago Alderman to Propose Licensing Bicycles 10-18-17

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-chicago-budget-tax-ideas-1017-story.htmlNewschatter: Chicago local news sources are revealing that an unnamed Alderman will recommend a proposal to license bicycles at tomorrow's budget address meeting."The proposed licensing would bring in $3.5 to $7 million with a one-time registration fee of $5 or $10 from the city's estimated 705,000 bicycles."See More
Oct 17
Tom A.K. replied to Hasnat Swaleheen's discussion Just learned to ride and looking for friends and mentors!
"Your first step in building confidence to ride in traffic would be to try to ease into street riding during the lower congested hours. Try starting off on a early Sunday morning when it's quiet and then slowly progress into busier traffic as…"
Oct 16
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Bike Lane Battle in Minneapolis
"https://us.eventbu.com/minneapolis/minneapolis-bike-lane-protests/6614655 It seems like their bike lane protest on Saturday fizzled out."
Oct 15
Tom A.K. posted a discussion

Are these bike lane signals confusing and hazardous?

https://chicagobikereport.com/2017/10/12/chicagos-bike-lane-signals-are-bad-and-someone-is-going-to-get-hurt/This blog claims that the signals on the corner of Washington and Clark are confusing to all users of the road and that it is likely that a cyclist may end up getting injured here soon.Do you feel that these signals are difficult to decipher and hazardous for cyclists?See More
Oct 13
Tom A.K. posted a discussion

Cyclist punched in face by motorist in NC - Recent Video

https://ashevilleonbikes.com/asheville-cyclist-punched-face-motoristA recent motorist vs. cyclist conflict with video.(0:59)An Asheville, N.C. cyclist was punched in the face by a motorist on 9-27-17.The cyclist had the right to use the full lane.He suffered a bloody nose, a busted lip and tooth pain.The driver, Claude Donald Watson was charged with assault on 9-29-17.The only words spoken by the driver in this incident was, "Get off the f#*$%@☆ road!"One of the comments in the section after this story gave some wise advice. A cyclist said, "If a driver ever comes out of the vehicle at me, I'm off the bike and ready . . ."See More
Oct 6
Tom A.K. replied to Charles Hansen's discussion Mirror for Divvy ?
"https://www.bobbysbikehike.com/rentals/ $34/day Bike Rental - Comfort/Hybrid. They might even have a mirror or may permit you to put yours on the rental bike."
Oct 5

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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

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At 12:14am on July 28, 2017, Tom A.K. said…
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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!
At 10:59pm on December 22, 2015, Tom A.K. said…
A place to share ideas, interests, experiences, advice, new items, etc. In my time here, I always tried my best to share them here. . . .
At 2:57am on November 24, 2015, Tom A.K. said…
At 12:32am on August 7, 2015, Tom A.K. said…
https://youtu.be/QMQThEMjOG0

We can stay here and get the shit kicked out of us, or, we can fight our way back, into the light, we can climb out of HELL, one inch at a time.

Because limits, like fear, are often just an illusion.
 
 
 

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