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Community Effort Helps Catch Motorcyclist Who Battered Cyclists 11-17-18
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11-17-18Article by Alisa Hauser / BCC 'The hardest-working beat reporter in Chicago! ' A motorcyclist who allegedly committed aggravated battery against two cyclists by groping a female cyclist, 33,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Filka Bean Nov 17, 2018.

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, 2018

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, 2018.

 

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Tom A.K. replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion City riding
"https://youtu.be/oqpNqoumVcA ; (10:08) 1969 Bicycle Today - Automobile Tomorrow Happy Earth Day 2019 !"
yesterday
Tom A.K. replied to Yasmeen's discussion It's Not Ok. It's Tragically Wrong.
"We as cyclists are all spirituality present at this ghost bike ceremony.  Photo Credit : Chelsea Allinger"
Sunday
Tom A.K. replied to Yasmeen's discussion It's Not Ok. It's Tragically Wrong.
"Ghost Bike Ceremony and Memorial Ride for David Salovesh Sunday morning at 11am in Washington…"
Sunday
Tom A.K. replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"One Dead After Fatal Crash on Lake Shore Drive. 4-20-19 at 12:16pm. https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/04/20/fatal-crash-lake-shore-drive/"
Sunday
Tom A.K. replied to Yasmeen's discussion It's Not Ok. It's Tragically Wrong.
"https://youtu.be/g-9iw-4cghw Reverend Laura Everett, at 11:15 to 24:30 in the video. "
Sunday
Tom A.K. replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"4-20-19 Lake Shore Drive early morning crash onto Lake Front Trail path upon the Diversey Harbor Bridge. Photo Credit: Stephen Boisvert."
Sunday
Tom A.K. replied to Yasmeen's discussion It's Not Ok. It's Tragically Wrong.
"Reverend Laura Everett has a liturgy for fallen cyclists at ghost bike ceremonies.  "Many roads brought us safely here, to this small square of earth. We stand and ride on holy ground. We gather in grief to remember a life well lived, a…"
Saturday
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Cyclist's Family Awarded $5.25 Million in Fatal Crash
"https://www.citylab.com/life/2018/08/ghost-bikes-vision-zero-bicycle-crashes-deaths-memorials/566561/ Excellent article.  "Ghost bikes ... are visually striking, they've done what a lot of bike advocates have struggled to do. It…"
Saturday
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Cyclist's Family Awarded $5.25 Million in Fatal Crash
Saturday
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Cyclist's Family Awarded $5.25 Million in Fatal Crash
Friday
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Cyclist's Family Awarded $5.25 Million in Fatal Crash
"Most of the legal precedings in these lawsuits are low-key on the wishes of privacy for their families. "
Friday
Tom A.K. replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Hello aLex. Although many things in life seem frustrating and fruitless the process for worthwhile change is indeed a difficult journey. But eventually I am confident that in the near future we will prevail in achieving positive results for our…"
Friday
Tom A.K. replied to Vilda's discussion Think of this as a Missed Connection.
Friday
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Cyclist's Family Awarded $5.25M in Fatal Crash

4-18-19. 2:20pmhttps://www.chicagobusiness.com/law/cyclists-family-awarded-525m-fatal-accident"The family of Virginia 'Ginny' Murray has been awarded $5.25 million in a lawsuit for her death in July 2016. The jury reduced the award from $7 million to $5.25 million after deciding that she was 25 percent at fault in the fatal crash.""Her death was believed to be the first bike-share death in the U.S."https://chicagoist.com/2016/08/01/family_of_only_divvy_rider_killed_s.phpSee More
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""From all of us here, I'd like to wish you a happy painting, and God bless my friend."  http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2017/02/bob-ross-paints-donald-trumps-hair.html?m=1 (0:54) . . ."
Thursday
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"Cyclists take on marathon course, runners sleep. 4-17-19 Bicycling.com video. https://youtu.be/xxk_xAo5gzc (3:12). Chi.10-6-19 12am - 3am"
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"https://youtu.be/qZNwraLwQQ4 (2:18) 4-15-19. Boston Marathon Midnight Bike Ride 1080P Kyle S. Gibson"
Apr 15
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"Video (2:48) Boston Midnight Marathon Bike Ride https://youtu.be/Mqhmmz2q4pQ"
Apr 15
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"2019 Boston Midnight Marathon Bike Ride happening now. https://www.midnightmarathon.org"
Apr 15

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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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Sears 20" (RIP) recycled

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

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At 1:30pm on April 18, 2019, Tom A.K. said…

"From all of us here, I'd like to wish you a happy painting, and God bless my friend." 

http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2017/02/bob-ross-paints-donald-trumps-hair.html?m=1 (0:54) . . .

At 9:17pm on April 2, 2019, Tom A.K. said…

At 6:10am on April 1, 2019, Donald P Kingston said…

Thanks for the help.

At 2:41pm on March 31, 2019, Tom A.K. said…

At 1:24pm on March 31, 2019, Tom A.K. said…

At 8:02pm on March 2, 2019, Tom A.K. said…

2019 CHIditarod Viewing Party by Bike with Tom A. K. 3-2-19. 1:30pm. 

? Unable to load  pics the usual way ? . . .

At 7:22pm on November 16, 2018, Tom A.K. said…

Jim Acosta reinstated !  "Let's go back to work !"

https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2018/11/16/jim-acosta-cnn-lawsuit-white-house-correspondent-trump-vpx.cnn

A victory for our constitution and for a free, strong and independent press!

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…
 
 
 

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