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Tariffs to Cause Costs of Bikes and Bike Products to Rise Soon
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Art imagery/Mark Searcy9-20-18…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Lazzaro 8 hours ago.

Animated Cyclists Crash Video
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https://www.instagram.com/p/Bnk70gogr6C/Yikes !  No brakes !  Lemmings Cycling Racing Team.500 Cyclists crash into wall - Animated bike crash…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Juan 2-3 or more mi. on Wednesday.

Whiny CBS 2 Chicago Report on the Dearborn Bike Lane Remodeling
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9-14-18…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Z 8 hours ago.

9-5-18 Fatal Crash Scene Video: Cyclist/open car door incident Arlington Hts.
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Update:Glenn Richmond, 63, has died from his injuries.  R.I.P. +…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Sep 7.

 

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Tariffs to Cause Costs of Bikes and Bike Products to Rise Soon

Art imagery/Mark Searcy9-20-18https://cyclingindustry.news/trump-chinese-goods-tariffs-bike-products/The upcoming import tariffs that President Trump will impose on Chinese goods is going to include $1Billion in bike products. This ultimately will cause many bicycles and many bicycle-related products to rise soon. It is yet to be known if they will improve competitive conditions for any remaining U.S. bike/products manufacturer's. "The tariffs come into effect on Monday September 24, 2018 starting at 10%. The tariffs will then increase in the new year to 25% from January 1st on top of current duties on bike Imports. Suppliers that have goods already in transit will also face a 10% charge on imports that arrived after next Sunday."This is…See More
yesterday
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Whiny CBS 2 Chicago Report on the Dearborn Bike Lane Remodeling
"When I first heard of and watched this CBS2 Chicago report on Friday evening I knew something wasn't right, besides their anti-bike bias. The $1.2 million figure did seem awfully high. I'm glad that the ATA, CDOT and others have…"
Tuesday
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Animated Cyclists Crash Video

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bnk70gogr6C/Yikes !  No brakes !  Lemmings Cycling Racing Team.500 Cyclists crash into wall - Animated bike crash video. 9-13-18https://www.bicycling.com/news/a23106925/500-cyclists-crash-wall-video/ding-ding?!  . . .See More
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Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Community Walk / Chicago 2018 at Upper Hutchinson Field - Grant Park - Chicago, Ill. Columbus and Roosevelt

September 22, 2018 from 9am to 1pm
https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=5205Out of the Darkness Community Suicide Prevention/Survivor Support Walk - Chicago 2018 American Foundation for Suicide PreventionWill you walk to help save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide?Event Saturday morning 9:00am September 22, 2018Registration/Orientation/Festival starts at 9:00amWalk begins at 11am and continues till 1:00pm.When you participate in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people nationwide to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public…See More
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Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Whiny CBS 2 Chicago Report on the Dearborn Bike Lane Remodeling
"I heard the live radio promo Friday evening on AM78 and Rob Johnson was really playing it up to the vehicle drivers how much of a waste of taxpayers money this was and not necessary for the added safety of cyclists. IMO, Rob Johnson is getting into…"
Sep 15
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Whiny CBS 2 Chicago Report on the Dearborn Bike Lane Remodeling

9-14-18https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/09/14/dearborn-bike-path-reconstruction-project-to-cost-1-2-million/Slightly whiny and jaded report from CBS2's Derrick Blakley and comments from the never-bike-friendly Rob Johnson. The Dearborn bike path reconstruction project to cost 1.2 million dollars."The concrete curbs make it much more difficult for vehicles to be able to enter and obstruct the bike lane," said Jim Merrell of the ATA."The Dearborn bike lane is being upgraded from Polk Street to Kinzie and cost almost $1.2 million. The city says around 800 cyclists use the Dearborn Bikeway for the p.m. rush, which comes out to $1,500 per cyclist."The money comes from a federal grant, not local taxes, but as Derrick Blakley notes and Rob Johnson smugly agrees, 'they are your tax dollars.' Gee, they must never rework any roads for vehicular traffic ever?I heard the live…See More
Sep 14
Tom A.K. commented on Tom A.K.'s event Midnight Bike Ride *New Ride Date* 4-18-19
Sep 13
Tom A.K. replied to Tooscrapps's discussion Attention Cyclist-Motorists, Wells Automotive Service doesn't want your business
Sep 13
Tom A.K. replied to Lisa's discussion Hit by car, minor injury, but seeking advice how to handle better next time
"I believe the exchange of information is required by law. From DMV.com: "If you are involved in an accident in Illinois, you are required to provide certain information to the other parties involved. Likewise, fellow motorists, passengers…"
Sep 13
Tom A.K. commented on Tom A.K.'s event Midnight Bike Ride *New Ride Date* 4-18-19
"Get well Professor Gilfoyle !"
Sep 12
Tom A.K. replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Grumpy Cyclist Thread
"SHOALLER !  You've gone over to the dark side. There now is no chance to save your soul !!"
Sep 12
Tom A.K. replied to Lisa's discussion Hit by car, minor injury, but seeking advice how to handle better next time
"Excellent bike cam. Cyciq Fly 6 rear cam $180, Fly 12 front cam $280 = $460."
Sep 12
Tom A.K. replied to Lisa's discussion Hit by car, minor injury, but seeking advice how to handle better next time
"Did you get the driver's insurance/ info and plates? Did you get checked out by your health professional as soon as possible after the crash? Did you go to the police station and insist that they make out a crash report? Did you consult…"
Sep 12
Tom A.K. commented on Tom A.K.'s event Midnight Bike Ride *New Ride Date* 4-18-19
"The official 9-13-18 Midnight Bike Ride is cancelled.  The Loyola Alumni, 'Midnight Bike Ride 9-13-18' is tentatively still set to go. We will be meeting with refreshments/snacks at the 606 trailhead at Ashland Ave. at ~10-11pm for…"
Sep 10
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Midnight Bike Ride *New Ride Date* 4-18-19 at Loyola University's Norville Athletic Center Plaza, 6526 n. Winthrop Ave.

September 13, 2018 at 9pm to September 14, 2018 at 7am
* Unfortunately, the 9-13-18 Midnight Bike Ride has been cancelled. Join us Thursday April 18, 2019, at 9pm. * Due to the icy frigid spring weather the 4-19-18 ride has been cancelled. The ride will return on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.Since 1989, Loyola University history professor Timothy Gilfoyle has conducted a "midnight bike ride" for his students and friends. The event introduces students to major themes in American history by visiting various historic sites in Chicago.The adventure begins at 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018, in the plaza outside the Norville Athletics Center (6526 N. Winthrop Ave.) and across the street from Loyola Hall (1110 W. Loyola Ave.) on the Lake Shore Campus of Loyola University. Riders normally return to campus between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. the following day. The ride takes place in…See More
Sep 9
Tom A.K. commented on Tom A.K.'s event Midnight Bike Ride * New Ride Date 9-13-18
"https://youtu.be/8JA1XAmzbnw (4:07) where's that beer truck when you need it?"
Sep 7
Tom A.K. commented on Tom A.K.'s event Midnight Bike Ride * New Ride Date 9-13-18
"https://youtu.be/QRGLjzFHa40 (2:24) unfortunately . . ."
Sep 7

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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. I have been called by friends a 'Chicago cycling related news hound'.
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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 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

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

Thanks Tom!

At 3:19pm on July 11, 2018, Ernesto Lube said…

Hey Tom! I left for personal reasons. All good now. 

At 1:08am on April 19, 2018, Tom A.K. said…

https://youtu.be/wlN6zsJ2bco (3:20):-) . . . ♡

At 12:55am on April 19, 2018, Tom A.K. said…

Thanks, good luck, just 'keep on pedaling' and see you all down the road! . . .
https://youtu.be/eLVINXjUF20 (4:50)

At 6:45pm on November 5, 2017, Tom A.K. said…

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

 
 
 

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