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Chainlink forum here vs Chainlink fb "forum" (posts/comments to fb page)
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After some time perusing the facebook page for the Chainlink, vs the time I've spent here, I have to say I like the personalities here a lot better. Some of the people posting on the facebook page…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gene B Jul 20, 2018.

Secondhand smoke when locking up bike
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Is it just me or do you find yourself breathing in a lot of second hand smoke when locking up your bike? It seems like a lot of smokers like to lean up against the bike racks when taking "smoke…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maurice Feb 20, 2018.

CPD culture and its hostility toward cyclists - and one suggestion to protect cyclists in light of this
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I don't think I'm going out on a limb when I say that the CPD typically errs on the side of motor vehicle drivers vs bikers, in carrying out the law.But I think it's worth noting that this isn't so…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Sep 21, 2017.

Witnessed a hit and run this morning
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Biking east on washington at about 810am, approaching lasalle. I see that I have the light and about 12 seconds to make it, and was on pace to cross lasalle going east.A cyclist in front of me (also…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Aug 15, 2017.

 

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V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"They both demonstrated a general lack of bike advocacy and bike savvyness in that debate and they both said basically that bikers should follow the law. But saying bikers should follow the law isnt the same as calling for increased enforcement. "
yesterday
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"Not sure if those are supposed to be hyperlinks but they arent working on my end."
Friday
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"Lightfoot seems like she does the occasional bike trail, whereas Toni seems like she has never ridden a bike in her life. So Lightfoot would likely be more interested in issues specific to biking. However I think Toni would be better for the biking…"
Friday
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"Exhibit A, everyone."
Friday
V W replied to Tooscrapps's discussion Temporary Flyover Failure
"I've definitely busted my $#%+ on hazards like that before. Thanks for the FYI."
Friday
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"Ok I appreciate that. Theres been a lot of posts in this thread that are the verbal equivalent of eye rolls."
Friday
V W replied to Bike Lane Uprising's discussion Passenger of SUV blocking bike lane throws liquid on cyclists
"Amen, the CPD needs to step up their game."
Friday
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"? I'm sensing a lot of intolerance of differing opinions here. Which is what I agreed with in Cooper's "echo chamber" point he made in the other thread. It would be nice if we could discuss the pros and cons of the different…"
Friday
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"On the other hand, I've also heard the case be made that Lori's rhetoric has not matched her conduct. Here's a quote from Brendan Schiller: To any of my friends that care about criminal justice issues please DO NOT VOTE FOR LORI…"
Friday
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"To Lori's credit she does have a robust platform and is proposing a lot of structural changes to further police accountability. I also like that she's not running away from any of the criticisms and has put some point for point responses…"
Friday
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"Yeah I've heard all of that. I think it all boils down to "accountability is hard". But we need the political will to hold CPD to a higher standard. A higher standard is not unachievable, theres just been a lack of real political will…"
Friday
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"Good points but I dont know that it's a zero sum game. I think the police have been on a "working strike" in their own little protest of increased calls for accountability. Which ironically tends to prove their own lack of…"
Friday
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"I think that police accountability is one issue that is not unrelated to bike advocacy. COPA has had multiple interactions the past so many years, but in some ways it's just a rebranding of the same flawed structure. They ultimately make a…"
Thursday
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"Sheesh! And you were wrong then too.  Hah, just scoffing and giving short conclusory retorts is so much easier than giving reasoned arguments. I see why you make it such a habit. "
Thursday
V W replied to Bike Lane Uprising's discussion Passenger of SUV blocking bike lane throws liquid on cyclists
"I hear you Cooper. This isn't the most populous and active message board, but I have sensed a lack of diversity here and the echo chamber you speak of and a certain tone deafness regarding issues that affect minorities."
Thursday
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Mayoral Candidates - Who Is Bike Savvy? Thoughts?
"Touche on the Ricketts endorsement clarification. I think most would agree that the two candidates are substantially similar on most of the issues so the differentiator for some, like me, are who is relatively more liberal. I lean to the liberal…"
Thursday

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Mountain, Hybrid
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town
What brings you to The Chainlink?
I love biking

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