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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 Moving, Job Hunting - How Much Is Bike Riding a Factor In Your Choices?
"It was a major consideration in my move to my current apartment. My bike commute was cut in half and is so much more lovely. However, an unintended consequence is that I put on about 35 pounds from all the exercise I had thereby cut out of my…"
V W replied to Gage B.'s discussion Randolph bike lane between Clinton and canal
"The canal/randolph intersection gets all the (well deserved) hate but can we give a little attention to the clusterf*ck where it spits you out at clinton and randolph? Bikers on the clinton bike lane who are waiting at the light pull all the way up…"
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Checking out for a while by bike: Where would you bike? What would you bring?
"I'm happy with the occasional trip to Milwaukee... just need to find some time to do it and be able to chill in Milwaukee without having to rush back."
Dec 12, 2018
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Winter Riding: Hat Head, the Mess is Real :-/
"I just keep a bunch of dress clothes at work and change when I get to work. As far as hair, I rock my messy helmet hair often enough that I think I've gotten everyone to temper their expectations.  I think it's a reasonable…"
Dec 6, 2018
V W replied to Tooscrapps's discussion To the guy in the black Acura MDX
"Amen, and those same smokers often lean on the bike racks and refuse to move when you show up to use the bike rack for its actual purpose."
Dec 6, 2018
V W replied to Tooscrapps's discussion To the guy in the black Acura MDX
Dec 6, 2018
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Bike Lane Uprising
"Yeah Argonne has been championing this issue. Thanks for what you do Argonne."
Dec 5, 2018
V W replied to Tooscrapps's discussion To the guy in the black Acura MDX
"I would like to see some car double park in a regular (non bike) traffic lane (as opposed to a bike lane), blocking all traffic, and let's see this lack of sense of ownership that the drivers behind them will demonstrate. I know you're on…"
Dec 5, 2018
V W replied to Alex Z's discussion Anyone brave the snow this morning?
"I rode like usual all week. A bit more slippery and scarier than usual though."
Nov 29, 2018
V W replied to Ernesto Lube's discussion Cops running it
"I just wish they would write tickets for people parking in bike lanes. And cite drivers who door cyclists. Instead of doing zero pro cyclist enforcement."
Oct 25, 2018
V W replied to kb's discussion CTA FOIA response regarding bus driver training
"Thank you for doing this. "
Oct 22, 2018
V W replied to Jim Reho's discussion At least they stopped for the red light...
"Chicago Police officers were called to the area at about 8:57 a.m., but they couldn’t find the car or the person who had called police, said Officer Michael Carroll, a Chicago Police spokesman. Shocking"
Oct 18, 2018
V W replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Electric Bikes Are About to Go Mainstream
"I was just in New York and saw lots of E Bikes. 90% of them looked like the same brand of cheap homemade rig, with no pedal assist (just the throttle type). Seems like someone is doing a good business out of their garage or basement."
Oct 16, 2018
V W replied to dav's discussion Still a few days before payday...and this happens.
"My favorite and most cherished bike is a frankenstein monster from years of wear and tear and the patchwork of mods and fixes. That's part of why I own four bikes, to try to distribute the wear and tear across more than just that one."
Sep 28, 2018
V W replied to Jim Reho's discussion What The Hell Is Wrong With (Some) People?
"I hope they catch these losers and throw the book at them."
Sep 24, 2018
V W replied to dav's discussion No Biking On The Riverwalk? New Ordinance Would Force Bicyclists To Walk Their Rides
"How about just banning groups of people walking shoulder to shoulder instead of in a single file. Like Juan said, I don't usually ride there anyway because it's too crowded. Except during late hours when it's not so crowded and…"
Sep 21, 2018

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What I ride:
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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