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11-9-18 Cyclist Injured in Logan Square

11-11-18Logan Square seems to be a dangerous place to be a ped or a cyclist! …Continue

Started Nov 9

Time Change Increases Risk for Cyclists
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I loathe the time changing. It always takes a while to adjust. Road safety certainly changes after daylight saving time ends.11-3-18…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Fiete Nov 4.

Self-Driving Cars May Be Programmed to Sacrifice Cyclists in a Crash
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Nora FW Nov 2.

Chicago Ave. Bike Lane Detour Route During Bridge Demolition/Reconstruction
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The Chicago Avenue bridge demolition detours start Thursday. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Argonne69 Nov 5.

 

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Tom A.K. replied to Vondo's discussion Is drinking PBR required to be an "urban cyclist"?
"Hi Yasmeen, how is the snow in Washington D.C.? I 'm curious about what a statement means and would like to know more. I'm even trying to find out more by searching it myself. How is that unkind? I'm always welcoming to an intriguing…"
10 hours ago
Tom A.K. replied to Vondo's discussion Is drinking PBR required to be an "urban cyclist"?
"Jennifer on the lake, since you never elaborate, explain,  or link, I Googled Toxic PBR. https://foodbabe.com/the-shocking-ingredients-in-beer/ No wonder German beer tastes so good."
11 hours ago
Tom A.K. replied to Vondo's discussion Is drinking PBR required to be an "urban cyclist"?
"11-13-18 The end of PBR is imminent?! https://nationalpost.com/life/food/hipsters-lament-does-a-beer-battle-spell-the-end-for-pabst-blue-ribbon MillerCoors is planning to cease contract brewing for Pabst Blue Ribbon. "
yesterday
Tom A.K. replied to Yasmeen's discussion I Feel Invisible
"Maybe if cyclists looked more like smartphones, drivers would notice us better.  They are looking down at theirs anyway."
yesterday
Tom A.K. replied to Christopher C.'s discussion WTB: Car Roof Top Cargo Box
"Rent: $125 to $163. https://www.rentluggage.com/shop/thule-sidekick-rooftop-cargo-box-rental/ Also, I'm sure you can check at a U-Haul moving location that might have one to rent."
Wednesday
Tom A.K. replied to John Dow's discussion hitch or rack?
"Going with the truck-bed bike rack."
Tuesday
Tom A.K. commented on Tom A.K.'s photo
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Ghost Bike Installation Ceremony for Raul Ortiz-Gomez 10-20-18

"Photo featured in SBC 11-9-18. Thanks, and you are welcome John !"
Monday
Tom A.K. replied to Morning's discussion Air pollution masks
"The negative/positive with the N95 mask is that it limits rapid air intake but the  valve on the mask allows you to exhale quickly."
Saturday
Tom A.K. replied to Morning's discussion Air pollution masks
"N95 Respirators An N95 respirator is a respiratory protective device designed to achieve a very close facial fit and very efficient filtration of airborne particles. The ‘N95’ designation means that when subjected to careful testing, the…"
Nov 9
Tom A.K. posted a discussion

11-9-18 Cyclist Injured in Logan Square

11-11-18Logan Square seems to be a dangerous place to be a ped or a cyclist! https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/bail-set-at-80k-for-man-charged-with-hitting-4-pedestrians-in-logan-square/https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-car-hits-pedestrians-logan-square-milwaukee-20181110-story.html11-9-18https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/11/09/bicyclist-hit-by-car-injured-near-logan-square-boys-and-girls-club/Breaking news from Block Club Chicago:11-9-18, 8:25am in the 3200 block of West Palmer St.Driver of vehicle runs into cyclist with their vehicle, injuring the cyclist. Will update. The weather at…See More
Nov 9
Tom A.K. replied to Kate Katz's discussion When is a cross-wind too strong to bike?
"Anemometer is the meteorological instrument for measuring wind speed Jim.:-)"
Nov 8
Tom A.K. replied to Kate Katz's discussion When is a cross-wind too strong to bike?
"Hey Kate! Yes, it's reliable enough for letting me know if and when a high wind day is coming up. It looks like this Saturday evening and Sunday winds will be strong. That other famous Tom (Skilling) is predicting a few inches of snow also,…"
Nov 8
Tom A.K. replied to Kate Katz's discussion When is a cross-wind too strong to bike?
"Kate, maybe you can use this site to be aware of wind conditions in Chicago.  http://www.iwindsurf.com/windandwhere.iws?regionID=142&siteID=1237&Isection=Forecast+Graphs"
Nov 8
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Nov 8
Tom A.K. replied to Jeremy's discussion judicial retention vote
"Judge Matthew Coghlan has been ousted by the voters!  Judge Coghlan became the first Cook County judge to lose a retention election in 28 years ! https://www.injusticewatch.org/news/2018/voters-reject-cook-county-judge-coghlan-bid-for-new-term/"
Nov 8
Tom A.K. left a comment for Tom A.K.
"Reinstate Jim Acosta!  "Pardon me Ma'am!" BBC:photo"
Nov 8
Tom A.K. replied to Kate Katz's discussion When is a cross-wind too strong to bike?
"A few years ago on the northwest corner of Milwaukee and Division in the triangle area on a 35mph to 55mph plus gusting windstorm day, this corner turned into a vortexing wind tunnel and pulled my glasses off, lifted my helmet, then pulled me…"
Nov 7
Tom A.K. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Vote!
"Election Judge Tom A.K. says;   The lines are starting to grow again, no problem. If you are in line at your assigned (correct) precinct before 7:01 CST you will be allowed to vote. Bikes are allowed in this precinct !  Come on…"
Nov 6
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Update 11-5-18 Unfinished Bike Lane on Michigan and Randolph Alarms Cyclists
"11-5-18 CBS 2 Update on the Randolph bike lane issues.  https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/11/05/randolph-bike-lane-problems/ In the teaser to the segment, Rob is back to his old tricks.  Rob Johnson, could you at least make believe that…"
Nov 5

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. I have been called by friends a 'Chicago cycling related news hound'.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
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My first bike:
Sears 20" (RIP)recycled

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

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At 9:52am on November 8, 2018, Tom A.K. said…
At 5:21am on November 8, 2018, Tom A.K. said…

Reinstate Jim Acosta!  "Pardon me Ma'am!"

BBC:photo

At 6:46am on October 25, 2018, Tom A.K. said…
At 6:34am on October 25, 2018, Tom A.K. said…
At 1:12pm on September 3, 2018, Jim Reho said…

I appreciate your many contributions, Tom!

At 2:03pm on September 1, 2018, Tom A.K. said…

Thanks,  See You  . . .  !

https://youtu.be/Cf8J5848_Io (2:34)

At 1:19pm on August 26, 2018, Tom A.K. said…

CNN: Hillary shares favorite memories of McCain. https://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw55qN1zw

At 9:37pm on August 25, 2018, Tom A.K. said…
At 9:07pm on August 25, 2018, Tom A.K. said…

At 3:25pm on July 11, 2018, Ernesto Lube said…

Thanks Tom!

 
 
 

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