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Killer of Cyclists Sentenced to Life in Prison 6-11-18
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6-11-18Charles Pickett Jr. sentenced to 78 years in prison for killing 5 cyclists and injuring 4 others.For the full article; …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by dav Jun 12.

June 3, 2018 is U.N. World Bicycle Day!
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June 3, 2018 is United Nations World Bicycle Day !For the full article;…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. Jun 3.

Bike Lanes Ain't Cheap, But They're Worth It!
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Seattle is wondering why it's costing so much to expand its bike lanes. It may only be able to provide half of the fifty miles promised because of the costs.5-21-2018 Seattle Times/Mike LindblomFor…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Henri May 22.

 

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Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Elizabeth Brackett, 76, Award-Winning Journalist and Triathlete Has Died from Her Injuries in a Cycling Crash -Update 6-17-18
"We have lost an outstanding journalist, triathlete, and member of our community. Rest in Peace Elizabeth!  . . . https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/06/17/elizabeth-brackett-award-winning-journalist-and-triathlete-dies-76"
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Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion 2018 Chicago Cycling Fatalities (Updates)
"Update: 6-14-18 Sun-Times Wire " A 41-year-old male cyclist was killed Wednesday night 6-13-18 when he was  hit by the 40-year-old driver of a Lexus that was turning North on to Ogden from Erie Street according to a police…"
Jun 15
Tom A.K. posted a discussion

Elizabeth Brackett Seriously Injured in Cycling Crash 6-13-18

Updated 6-20-18https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/06/20/watch-live-funeral-services-elizabeth-bracketthttp://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-elizabeth-brackett-funeral-20180620-story,amp.htmlThe Medical Examiner has ruled the death as an accident. Elizabeth's Garmin activity device revealed that she was without oxygen for over nine minutes after the crash when she fractured her vertebrae and her heart stopped.The M.E. ruled the cause of death due to cervical spine injuries. …See More
Jun 13
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion "OOH! I Didn't See You!" - 'Clueless Unobservant Drivers'
"Yow!  :~O"
Jun 13
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion "OOH! I Didn't See You!" - 'Clueless Unobservant Drivers'
Jun 13
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion "OOH! I Didn't See You!" - 'Clueless Unobservant Drivers'
Jun 13
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion "OOH! I Didn't See You!" - 'Clueless Unobservant Drivers'
Jun 12
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Killer of Cyclists Sentenced to Life in Prison 6-11-18
"You're welcome, and thank you all for contributing on a number of threads on this subject since it happened in 2016. I did a search of the related threads here that others started, about 6-8, to decide where to place the news of the sentencing…"
Jun 11
Jim Reho replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Killer of Cyclists Sentenced to Life in Prison 6-11-18
"As clp said, thanks for your close watch and updates, Tom!"
Jun 11
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Jun 11
Tom A.K. replied to Adam Ellis's discussion Tandem rental?
"$22 for 2 hours, $55 for 4 hours or $65 per day.  If you're visiting Chicago's lakefront try Bobby's Bike Hike. KHS Sport Tandem 9 speed / disc…"
Jun 10
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WNBR Chicago 2018 Afterparty 6-9-18 1:59am.

WNBR Chicago 2018 Afterparty 6-9-18 1:59am.
Jun 10
Tom A.K. replied to Jim Reho's discussion Snarly Farley Parley
Jun 8
Tom A.K. replied to Jim Reho's discussion Snarly Farley Parley
"The Trek bicycle company has agreed to $ettle a cease and desist order for monetary damages to the next of kin of the late SNL comedian Chris Farley for their contention that the company used his 'characteristic brand' for a fat tire bike…"
Jun 7
Tom A.K. replied to Jim Reho's discussion Snarly Farley Parley
"'Farley Fat Tire', Trek, Check! !"
Jun 6
Tom A.K. replied to BritBoy's discussion Midnight Marauders / Subterranean Ride
"Discontinued/retired ride. I believe. "
Jun 5
Tom A.K. replied to David Henri's discussion Kharma
""We've all got places to GO, we've all got places to GO!" "Big man with the horn!" https://youtu.be/Zpi0cMQEBbA (0:57)"
Jun 5
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion Venue Change Update: Tour de Fat Chicago 2018 in Humboldt Park
"https://www.newbelgium.com/events/tour-de-fat/tour-de-fat-2018-chicago It's BACK! Even the parade! In the WTB 'hood June 30, 2018. Only $17.77."
Jun 4
Tom A.K. replied to Tominator's discussion We need to help locate this cyclist -- Karl Szwet and looking for his friend "Bill"
"A familiar face from CCM. Karl Swet, R.I.P. "
Jun 4
Tom A.K. replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion June 3, 2018 is U.N. World Bicycle Day!
Jun 3

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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.
My first bike:
Sears 20" (RIP)recycled

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

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At 1:08am 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

At 12:41am on November 4, 2017, Tom A.K. said…
At 10:35am on October 31, 2017, Tom A.K. said…
10/31/12 R.I.P. Cyclist Leanid Belabarody '53' + "You are not forgotten". Honoring the memory of the little known cyclist death on Halloween in 2012. Leanid was right hooked by a truck from Indiana at the N.E. corner of Augusta and Ashland at ~10am. He was perhaps returning from a shopping trip in the triangle area. This cyclists' death has been quietly remembered. His memory needs only to be honored by all, riding safely. Thank you. . . .
At 12:14am on July 28, 2017, Tom A.K. said…
At 12:08am on June 17, 2017, Tom A.K. said…
At 2:30pm on December 31, 2016, Tom A.K. said…
At 5:47pm on October 31, 2016, Tom A.K. said…
10/31/12 R.I.P. Cyclist Leanid Belabarody '53' "You are not forgotten". Honoring the memory of the little known cyclist death on Halloween in 2012. Leanid was right hooked by a truck from Indiana at the N.E. corner of Augusta and Ashland at ~10am. He was perhaps returning from a shopping trip in the triangle area. This cyclists' death has been quietly remembered. His memory needs only to be honored by all, riding safely. Thank you. +
At 12:11am on September 23, 2016, Tom A.K. said…
Rest in peace + , Keith Latz, 57, family friend, passed away suddenly, while cycling.
 
 
 

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