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Big Changes and New Leadership for The Chainlink
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Guzzardo Mar 10, 2013.

Designer help needed to recreate the Chainlink sign!
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What I ride:
Road, Fixed Gear
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Around Town
About me:
Enthusiastic rider and helmet evangelist.

I'm the founder of The Chainlink, so if you have any questions about it, just send me a personal message!

I'm also the Chief Marketing Officer of Start Somewhere - Marketing and Websites on a mission:
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
My bikes:

My fixie

My around town

My baby

My mantra

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At 9:41pm on July 15, 2010, alvin mitchell said…
You have some very nice bikes Leah.
At 8:01pm on July 15, 2010, Stuart Joshua Holt said…
How have you been. Which of the above is your current ride?
At 2:27pm on June 28, 2010, Bob said…
Leah - I like your mantra. Every time I see a kid w/o a helmet I say "Where's your helmet?" Boy, it's saved me a few times!
At 1:33pm on April 1, 2010, Michael A said…
It was a nice time, here is the garmin report for it

There were about 15 people
At 5:27pm on March 29, 2010, Michael A said…
75 degrees expected for the get a grip ride

looking forward to seeing you there
At 10:29pm on March 23, 2010, Michael A said…
short group ride based out of and leaving from Get a Grip bikes on irving park at Kostner..30 miles, no drop ..... I am going to keep bugging you until I see you ride that seven

At 9:27pm on March 13, 2010, Michael A said…
training ride leaving at 8am from granville and kenmore, 65 miles, slower paced, 16-18 mph. You asked me to let you know about these rides, I hope you dust off the road bike and come join us
At 9:07am on March 4, 2010, dan brown said…
i like the re-posting of the rules Leah.
we all need to be reminded of the (not so) obvious from time to time
At 5:36pm on March 1, 2010, Vilda said…
Instead of replying you would take down the thread? Even more fun.
At 8:48am on February 22, 2010, KatieP said…
It was great to meet 'the godmother' of chainlink yesterday! I'll let you know once I get my new bike as I'd love to commute together.

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The South Shore Kids' Tri

On Saturday morning I did a quick ride down to the South Shore Country Club with Tamara, and as we got close to the Museum of Science and Industry we saw the cutest thing: the South Shore Kids' Triathlon. We rode through while the 7-10 division was racing, and it was so cool to see these little kids pedaling their hearts out on their mini mountain bikes, then later running and obviously exhausted. I wish we could have stayed and watched… Continue

Posted on August 4, 2008 at 11:16pm

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notoriousDUG replied to Leah's discussion Downtown Chicago to Oak Park
"Good job bringing up a like 3 year ild thread to complain about it. I will add that if you are going west as far north as Diversey you are not really going through the bad part of the West Side of Chicago; take Agusta, Chicago or Lake everyday for…"
Feb 8, 2015
Shawn Evans replied to Leah's discussion Downtown Chicago to Oak Park
"The blatant racism throughout this post is unbelievable. I've been riding (by myself) most of the routes through the West Side since I got my job in Lakeview, and I can tell you they're all pretty much the same (same amount of time to get…"
Feb 8, 2015
Leah is attending Julie Hochstadter's event

Chainlink Bar Night: Karaoke Dan Brown Style at Spyners

August 21, 2014 from 8pm to 11:45pm
Let's get together to celebrate (hopefully with) Dan Brown, longtime Chainlinker who has been missing after a sailing accident on Lake Michigan.All are invited, even those who didn't know Dan.We will celebrate with beer and karaoke.See More
Aug 14, 2014
Leah replied to Jose A. Terrazas's discussion Possible chainlinker tragedy,
"I'm stunned and completely saddened. Dan was an early and enthusiastic supporter of The Chainlink, and he was an inspiration to me in those early months as he encouraged me to keep going. As time went on I got to know him as a friend, and I…"
Aug 13, 2014
Leah is attending Julie Hochstadter's event

Chainlink 10,000 Member Party at Half Acre's Tap Room at Half Acre's Tap Room

March 31, 2014 from 6pm to 11pm
Great party everyone!!!!!  If you have the winning raffle ticket, claim them by taking a picture of your ticket and uploading it hereor email: 10Kwinningticket at thechainlink.orgThe Torch Helmet goes to #267218The winners were:Next Space Day of CoWorking # 267282 Jim…See More
Mar 29, 2014
Robert Underwood replied to Leah's discussion Wabash is two-way again
"thanks for the heads up.  I just wanted to reply to this post cuz its old and no else did.  I don't ususally ride downtown. "
Feb 20, 2014
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