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BalloonBiker
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  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
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Got a bike I could borrow?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Hochstadter Jan 28, 2012.

Some last stuff before I go (trailers, racks, misc. stuff) and a good bye
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Started this discussion. Last reply by David P. May 7, 2011.

Chicago Pedalpalooza?

Started Apr 21, 2011

 

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Chainlink Tourers

A group for cyclists interested in traveling via bike. Veterans can offer addice to new tourers and we can all get inspiration from each other as we plan anything from an overnight at a B&B to a round-the-world aventure.See More
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Chainlink Tourers

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Tricolor replied to BalloonBiker's discussion S24O from Chicago Trips in the group Chainlink Tourers
"A few more miles west on Glacial Drumlin is the Rome River campground that's not bad for a night.  I've stopped there twice heading from Chicago to Madison."
Aug 1
Barry Niel Stuart replied to BalloonBiker's discussion S24O from Chicago Trips in the group Chainlink Tourers
"I've done a couple of S24O trips to Illinois Beach State Park.  Since I'm coming from Milwaukee, I find that there's a fairly decent string of trails I can take there, starting with the Oak Leaf Trail, the KRM in Racine Co.,the…"
Jul 31
Renee Patten replied to BalloonBiker's discussion S24O from Chicago Trips in the group Chainlink Tourers
"This map is so helpful, such great information, thank you for sharing!"
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Profile Information

What I ride:
Road
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town, My business involves biking
About me:
I commute to work right now and I'm going to do some centuries. I'm getting into the touring thing and have done some short camping trips and am always looking to do more!

I also do balloon twisting, though I'm NOT a clown. I'm working up my skills and am available for parties and I'll be doing deliveries of sculptures and bouquets by bike. You can check out my balloon stuff at www.balloonbiker.com And yes! I can make a bike out of balloons!


At Critical Mass, I usually put balloons in my helmet and ride around looking all cool.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://www.balloonbiker.com

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At 11:44am on February 12, 2011, Roscoe Village Bikes said…
Thanks for the comment Jami!  I've been a passive chainlink observer but I haven't tried to reach out and connect with anyone until lately.  So much great stuff is going on here.  Lesley
At 1:53pm on December 22, 2010, in it to win it 8.0 mi said…
I'm on a white trek w/garment bag over back rack. This time of year I wear yellow reflective vest over black jacket. See ya on Lincoln/Wells.
At 3:04pm on December 8, 2010, Climate Cycle said…
Thanks for joining our group jaminimaria. Please visit our website to find out in more detail what Climate Cycle does and stay tuned for news regarding our Ride to Recharge.

Evan from Climate Cycle
At 1:48pm on December 2, 2010, Erika Bolden said…
I both plan to and am biking through the winter! After busting both of my bikes (pot hole for one, overfilled tire the other) I got one fixed up with new tires and a new wheel and installed a rack and I'm ready for action! Hope to see you at another event sometime. That paranormal ride totally made my Halloween. -Erika
At 7:10pm on November 26, 2010, A.K.A Paul said…
I know...It was time though. In the words of Mike Ditka "this too shall pass". It was getting confusing. Someone would say "you're not Nathan Fillian", and I didnt know if I should respond with a "yes, I am not Nathan Fillian" or "I know"....or "I know, that you know, that yes I am in deed not Nathan Fillian". See...where would the insanity stop?
At 1:09pm on October 15, 2010, Rowbike Mike said…
Sure, if you want me to take a peek at the map for the upcoming ride, I'll let you know if I see any additional places to add.
At 10:50am on September 24, 2010, shar said…
hey what's up with the 'maybe' for the homecoming ride??? I would love for you to be there and also I want to schedule a time to get the balloon chorsages??? I do plan to pay for them
At 11:26am on September 8, 2010, Adriana said…
Nah...I fell in between the cracks :p Good to see you too! It was a very communal dining experience...and the barefoot thing was neat too.
At 6:56am on September 3, 2010, Niki E said…
Jamie and I met in college at UPS in Tacoma in 1978. Over the next 29 years we lived in Gig Harbor, Olympia, Seattle, San Jose (CA), Olympia again, Kirkland. We moved to Chicago in 2007.

Which part of unincorporated Pierce County do you hail from? How did you wind up here?
At 3:59pm on September 1, 2010, Barbra Mann said…
How was mass? I saw you from afar...busily twisting up some balloon! Hope it was fun for you.
 
 
 

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