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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 Serge Lubomudrov's discussion An attempt to steal the bicycle in Downtown
"Looks like the better u lock paid off btw, bought him that much more time until someone noticed and intervened. "
Wednesday
V W replied to Serge Lubomudrov's discussion An attempt to steal the bicycle in Downtown
"I hope they catch this thief "
Wednesday
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"This was taken today around 215pm. The car had obviously been sitting there a long time because there was snow on the windshield and it hadn't been snowing for hours. And yet there seemed to be no ticket on the car. This is right outside the…"
Feb 17
V W replied to Jim Reho's discussion Epic!
"No fenders? Dont you end up with a line of street juice up your back?"
Feb 5
V W replied to Jaik S.'s discussion Bike Parking in the loop
"Indoor bike parking isn't always all it's cracked up to be- IMO. The parking in my building takes forever to get into and out of, so I just park it outside anyway."
Jan 23
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…"
Jan 17
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…"
Jan 17
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
"+1"
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

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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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