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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.

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.

 

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Farewell Party for Alisa Hauser 11-30-18

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Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Farewell Party Tonight! 5-8pm for Alisa Hauser - Cycling Community Reporter! 11-25-18 Update
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Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Farewell Party Tonight! 5-8pm for Alisa Hauser - Cycling Community Reporter! 11-25-18 Update
"All the best for you in Portland, Alisa !  . . ."
Nov 30
Tom A.K. replied to Vondo's discussion Is drinking PBR required to be an "urban cyclist"?
"Both parties have amicably resolved all issues in this case. PBR has been saved ! https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-pabst-millercoors-lawsuit-20181129-story,amp.html"
Nov 29
Alisa Hauser replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Thank You Alisa Hauser - Cycling Community Reporter! 11-25-18 Update
"Thank you, Tom, Michael, Christina and other Chainlinkers for the very kind words. I will miss biking around Chicago and sometimes writing about transportation issues and cycling. All of you are welcome to join me at the goodbye party at Lubinski…"
Nov 28
Bike Lane Uprising replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Thank You Alisa Hauser - Cycling Community Reporter! 11-25-18 Update
"We are beyond thankful for Alisa & the exposure we received from her Block Club Chicago publications this summer. Her articles created an avalanche of media attention & spotlighted the issue of blocked bike lanes. We will miss you…"
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Mike Keating replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Thank You Alisa Hauser - Cycling Community Reporter! 11-25-18 Update
"Alisa Hauser reported on so many key issues in the #bikeCHI community. She was thorough, reliable and steadfast in her reporting. She'll really be missed. Thanks for sharing, Tom. "
Nov 28
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Thank You Alisa Hauser - Cycling Community Reporter! 11-25-18 Update
"11-25-18  Update Chicago will be losing reporter Alisa Hauser to Portland.  https://medium.com/chicagopipeline/goodbye-wicker-park-d8f18bc483ab Thank you Alisa for your coverage of cycling community issues in your beat area of Wicker Park,…"
Nov 27
Tom A.K. replied to Yasmeen's discussion 132 Pairs of Shoes
"Brian Schrader's Ghost Bike, 5260 w. 87th st. at Latrobe.  https://bedno.com/do/bike/ghostbikes/details/brianschrader Ghost bike installed by family and friends. "
Nov 21
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"I believe Chicago's 3-20-18 primary election had slated candidates for all offices (judges), for voters to approve. The Democratic party in Chicago had their encumbents to be approved by the electorate. Many judicial offices were not even…"
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Community Effort Helps Catch Motorcyclist Who Battered Cyclists 11-17-18

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, and then punching her husband, 35, has been caught and charged. https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/11/17/cyclist-groped-by-man-on-motorcycle-calls-his-arrest-a-real-community-effort/Both victims were grateful and gave credit to the community for coming together in tracking down this offender."We're incredibly grateful that the community and neighborhood came together to identify him after the incident," said victim Madeleine Brown, 33. "It truly took a community to make this happen."  . . .Thanks goes out to chicagocyclingcommunity.com/forum/newscorner. contributor RWT for the heads-up on this news release. See More
Nov 17
Tom A.K. replied to Vondo's discussion Is drinking PBR required to be an "urban cyclist"?
"Ok, ... and I think I need to drink more."
Nov 17
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion 10-23-18 Update - Large Percentage of Divvy Fleet Missing! Serious Loss Problems for Chicago's Bike Share 7-12-18
"11-15-18 "More than 500 Divvy bikes have gone missing this year. (Per the contract with Motivate, the city of Chicago (taxpayers) only required to pay for 60 of those bikes, a $72,000 expense.) " https://www.chicagoreader.com All of this…"
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"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…"
Nov 16
Tom A.K. replied to Vondo's discussion Is drinking PBR required to be an "urban cyclist"?
"Clean beer choices.  https://foodbabe.com/cleanbeer/ Is this what you meant Jennifer? "
Nov 16
Tom A.K. replied to Vondo's discussion Is drinking PBR required to be an "urban cyclist"?
"How is questioning a statement that a member makes, 'Toxic PBR', and basically asking what do you mean by that, and do you have any sources to back up your viewpoint, as a put down?! I'm interested in engaging in thoughtful…"
Nov 16

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

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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…
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…

 
 
 

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