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Husband Loses 70 lbs Through Cycling So He Can Donate a Kidney to His Wife

PJ's wife has lupus and was told she would die if she didn't have a kidney transplant so when her husband found out he was a perfect match, he was excited to help her and donate his kidney. Because…Continue

Tags: weight loss, lose weight bike ride, Kidney donation, cycling

Started 4 hours ago

Sad News About Dave Mirra - BMX Legend, Triathlete, Race Across America Winner
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From Bicycling Magazine:BMX star Dave Mirra, once the winningest athlete in X…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen yesterday.

Riding with a Rear Light During the Day
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I started riding with a rear light during the day because I do a lot of long rides with no shoulder or bike lane. Cars tend to give me more space when they pass if my rear light is on. Reading this…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Irvin Steinert on Thursday.

Why don't I lose weight when I ride my bike all the time?
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I read this article over the weekend and I've been thinking about it ever since. I'm trying something new - integrating different types of exercise as well as more interval work on the bike and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gene Tenner on Thursday.

 

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mike w. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Sharrows Are Not Effective Substitutes for Bike Lanes (Study)
"Makes me wonder if those conducting this study actually ride bikes?"
3 hours ago
Yasmeen posted a discussion

Husband Loses 70 lbs Through Cycling So He Can Donate a Kidney to his Wife

PJ's wife has lupus and was told she would die if she didn't have a kidney transplant so when her husband found out he was a perfect match, he was excited to help her and donate his kidney. Because his blood pressure was too high for the surgery, he spent a year of diet and exercise including riding their bikes and participating in lots of local bike rides together. He was able to donate the kidney and now both of them are much healthier through a drastic change in their lifestyle. I'm a sap -…See More
4 hours ago
Yasmeen replied to Yasmeen's discussion Sharrows Are Not Effective Substitutes for Bike Lanes (Study)
"Another article popped up about sharrows, using the same study. The article titled, "Some Bike Infrastructure Is Worse Than None at All, It’s time to put the sharrow to rest." "But far from giving cyclists a safer ride, or even…"
5 hours ago
Tom A.K. replied to Yasmeen's discussion It's that tasty time of year. Paczki!
"http://abc7chicago.com/food/delightful-pastries-to-produce-over-50000-paczki/1186760/ David P., you might want to check out Delightful Pastries at 5927 w. Lawrence ave. (773) 545-7215 They have pączki with Jameson Whiskey & chocolate custard;…"
23 hours ago
Yasmeen replied to Yasmeen's discussion Sad News About Dave Mirra - BMX Legend, Triathlete, Race Across America Winner
" 17 Photos To Celebrate The High-Flying Life Of Dave Mirra http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dave-mirra-photos_us_56b4c5b7e4b08069c7a6ed12"
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Frosty Hog Fat Tire Relay - Event Cancelled at South Shore Cyclery

February 6, 2016 from 10am to 3pm
UPDATE: Event was cancelled due to the warm weather conditions melting all of the snow. All riders are encouraged to pre-register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/frosty-hog-fat-tire-relay-race-tickets-20149516747 or by visiting the shop. Day-of-registration will also be available and will go from 10 to 11 a.m. Cash only. Regardless, be sure to come up…See More
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Winter Color Festival at Kettle Moraine State Forest at John Muir Trailhead

February 13, 2016 from 10am to 4pm
Due to the weather conditions, they postponed to February 13th.Meet us at the John Muir Trailhead Pavillion for race day! -Short & Long Course available for all abilities. Each race has the opportunity to ride solo or in a team with up to 3 riders per team.Fatten up & join us out at the John Muir Trail head on February 13th! Don't have a fatty? No problem, rent one at Backyard Bikes!Registration: 10am Race Start:12pm$35 Race FeeShort Course. Long Course. Raffles. Prizes. Music. Bonfire.See More
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yesterday
Yasmeen replied to Yasmeen's discussion eBikes - What's All the Fuss About?
"I picked up the Faraday Porteur yesterday at CABDA to test out for The Chainlink (articles to come soon). I am impressed with the extra speed it provides while you are pedaling. It comes with lights and they attached the front rack so I could try…"
yesterday
Yasmeen posted photos
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Joe Yeoman replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane? 2016
"Pure Michigan! (Milwaukee and Elston, open parking spot to the left. 2/4/2016)"
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Sad News About Dave Mirra - BMX Legend, Triathlete, Race Across America Winner

From Bicycling Magazine:BMX star Dave Mirra, once the winningest athlete in X Games history, has reportedly died by suicide. He was 41. Mirra was found dead by a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his truck, say police in Greenville, North Carolina, where he had reportedly been visiting friends. He is survived by his wife and two children. As a dominating and influential BMX…See More
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Yasmeen replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion New Wood St. Bike Lane Could Extend to The 6O6, Cortland St. in 2O17- DNAInfo
"More bikes lanes! Always good news to hear about new proposals. Thanks for posting!"
yesterday
Gene Tenner replied to Yasmeen's discussion Why don't I lose weight when I ride my bike all the time?
"Exercise has its limits for shedding pounds, study finds That daily 5-mile run may not be burning as many calories as you think, a new study suggests. In fact, the researchers found, moderate exercise — the equivalent of walking a couple miles…"
Thursday
Tom A.K. replied to Yasmeen's discussion It's that tasty time of year. Paczki!
"http://www.texanerin.com/2014/12/eierlikoer-german-egg-liqueur.html Eier Cognac Pączki? That bakery might need a liquor license. You might want to call Dinkle's Bakery on Lincoln ave. and inquire."
Thursday
David P. replied to Yasmeen's discussion It's that tasty time of year. Paczki!
"If anyone knows of a bakery that makes eiercognac paczki, I am SO THERE."
Thursday

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain, Cyclocross, Track
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Competition / Racing, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Looking for more opportunities to ride bikes, meet people, keep riding. :-)
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Julie H.
My first bike:
1976 red, white and blue Huffy

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At 6:03pm on January 5, 2015, Jeff Markus said…

Yo Yasmeen,

Welcome to the 'management' of da' 'Link. AQs a complete re4creational and commuter cyclist allow me to say it is nice that you bring a broad based expereiance of pedalling to the reins of our humble net home...

I look forward to the future with you at the head of the pace line.

Jeff

At 9:56am on January 2, 2015, Christian said…

You are most welcome, happy cycling in 2015

At 9:39pm on January 1, 2015, David Simmons said…

Congrats Yasmeen! Here's to continued success for you and the Chainlink.

At 6:48pm on December 30, 2014, Christian said…

Congratulations! :)

At 2:29pm on December 30, 2014, Megan B said…

Congratulations on the new position, and thanks for taking on this new role.  Best of luck!

At 2:21pm on December 30, 2014, Bill W. said…

Congratulations...let me know if I can help in any way!

At 1:05pm on December 30, 2014, JustWill said…

Yay! Congrats!

At 12:41pm on December 30, 2014, Mike Murray said…

Always look forward every week to the Chainlinks...  I look forward to seeing what you can do...  don't forget there are still some of us Luddites who just getting the hang of the "computer thing".

At 3:07pm on July 3, 2013, David of the North (David606xx) said…

Super! Got me a nice, long weekend ahead!

At 12:49pm on June 4, 2013, David of the North (David606xx) said…

Yasmeen!  How's it going?

 
 
 

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