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Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
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Dear Seasoned Chicago Cyclists,Please try to impart the patience and compassion you would have for a first time bike commuter. Having experienced the roll out in DC and already had one scooter…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. 8 hours ago.

Cyclists Viewed as Cockroaches

"As for why cockroaches were chosen? The researchers found online slurs against cyclists used that insect reference the most often, as a way to express disgust or aggression toward cyclists in the…Continue

Started on Monday

Another car crashes after veering off LSD and through the bike path
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Cars flying off LSD to/past the bike path happens with enough frequency there should be a protective barrier. I hope the people using the path are ok. One person was critically injured after a car…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark on Tuesday.

Promising Changes by Mayor Lightfoot
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Here are a few other more recent examples of City Council members using aldermanic privilege to block, downgrade, or delay sustainable transportation projects:In 2013, 24th Ward Alderman Michael…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy May 21.

 

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Tom A.K. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/6/14/18679336/electric-scooters-chicago-how-to-find-cost "the scooters can be parked in bike racks ... !"   Trouble !"
8 hours ago
Argonne69 replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"353 N Desplaines St. 311 reports submitted."
12 hours ago
Argonne69 replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"I ride a Divvy, so I'm alresdy used to being the slowest f-ck on the road. Being passed by a faster vehicle in the bike lane is par for the course. I have a helmet mounted mirror, so I'm already used to looking behind me regularly. As long…"
yesterday
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"Ha. Exactly. Also "police won't actively enforce, but they could ticket you if you are riding on the sidewalk." This is the same approach they take to vehicles blocking bike lanes, and we all know how well that works. "
yesterday
Juan 2-3 or more mi. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"Of course. Yeah, with all that smashing and tossing in nearest body of water, let's see how this drama plays out and how we must share the road with these new modes of transport."
yesterday
JeffB replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"Its become a somewhat regular occurrence to be passed on the LFT by an e-scooter going way faster.  My computer says I'm doing 15 mph and they fly by me. Not looking forward to the e-bikes. I'd prefer no motorized traffic on the…"
yesterday
David P. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"I predict that the big trouble will be limited to Chinatown. ;)"
yesterday
Argonne69 replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"327 N Desplaines St. 311 report submitted."
Thursday
Steve Fiete replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"Wow. I can't believe they would allow any kind of vehicle on the road that could result in injury or even death. What are they thinking!?"
Thursday
Tom A.K. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
Thursday
Paul Lazzaro replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"Scooters are OK with me, with one caveat.  Since private companies are using public space for parking (at bike racks and on sidewalks), the city should be getting some compensation for that.  Ideally, the comopensation would be used to…"
Thursday
Yasmeen replied to aLex's discussion An apology and explanation
"Sorry you had this experience. As a woman, I understand. Yelling at you is not ok. Your choice to go through the stop sign without stopping to avoid conflict is understandable. As cyclists, we all make our own judgement calls and we all have times…"
Thursday
Jim Reho replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"The problem with scooters is that their wheels are too small to handle even slight road defects.  From what I can tell, the tires are solid or semi-solid (whatever that is), so they don't have much, if any, shock absorption…"
Wednesday
Yasmeen replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"Scooters are limited to 15 mph according to Streetsblog."
Wednesday
Yasmeen replied to Yasmeen's discussion Scooters: What Does This Mean for People That Ride Bikes?
"Ya know, not really a fan of destroying and stealing but that's just me. :-/"
Wednesday
Argonne69 replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"351 N Orleans St. 311 reports submitted. FFS. The Thursday Night Sh-t Show has apparently moved to Wednesday. Is the city so God d-mn brain dead that they don't notice literally hundreds of 311 reports for this poorly designed section of…"
Wednesday

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What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Mountain, Track
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Around Town, Distance, Competition / Racing
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Looking for more opportunities to ride bikes, meet people, keep riding. :-)
Did a friend invite you? If yes, add their name here.
Julie H.
My first bike:
1976 red, white and blue Huffy

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At 9:19am on March 30, 2018, Ben C said…

Thanks for having me! Wish we had something like the Chainlink when I was living in LA.

At 2:30pm on February 8, 2017, Megan Lee said…

Thank you, Yasmeen! :)

At 6:03pm on January 5, 2015, Jeff Markus said…

Yo Yasmeen,

Welcome to the 'management' of da' 'Link. AQs a complete re4creational and commuter cyclist allow me to say it is nice that you bring a broad based expereiance of pedalling to the reins of our humble net home...

I look forward to the future with you at the head of the pace line.

Jeff

At 9:56am on January 2, 2015, Christian said…

You are most welcome, happy cycling in 2015

At 9:39pm on January 1, 2015, David Simmons said…

Congrats Yasmeen! Here's to continued success for you and the Chainlink.

At 6:48pm on December 30, 2014, Christian said…

Congratulations! :)

At 2:29pm on December 30, 2014, Megan B said…

Congratulations on the new position, and thanks for taking on this new role.  Best of luck!

At 2:21pm on December 30, 2014, Bill W. said…

Congratulations...let me know if I can help in any way!

At 1:05pm on December 30, 2014, JustWill said…

Yay! Congrats!

At 12:41pm on December 30, 2014, Mike Murray said…

Always look forward every week to the Chainlinks...  I look forward to seeing what you can do...  don't forget there are still some of us Luddites who just getting the hang of the "computer thing".

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Of Sweat and Sisterhood: The CANYON//SRAM Racing Zwift Academy

One of The Chainlink's favorite cyclists (and lifetime ambassador), Jasmin Welter shares her recent experience with Zwift. This indoor training program is a great way to stay motivated training indoors, improving cycling fitness. With snow and Arctic temps, now is an excellent time to jump on indoor training in preparation for a cycling season of centuries, bike camping, and/or…

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Posted on January 22, 2019 at 9:30am

Ride Report: 2018 Chicagoland Tour de Cure

By William Nedza

When we heard about this year's challenges, I asked if we could have a "rider report" to share their experience. The person I had in mind is Chainlink member, William Nedza. Every year Bill has so much enthusiasm,…

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Posted on July 27, 2018 at 12:30pm

Biking Green: An Interview with Maria Boustead of Po Campo

Recently, after moving to D.C., I decided to "go green" as much as possible. So I stopped taking Lyft rides, replacing them with an around-town Linus and I replaced my bus trips with a Brompton for my daily commute. I realized with the recent awareness of straw usage and one-use plastic containers, I still have a…

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Posted on June 6, 2018 at 11:00pm

Help Celebrate The First Ever World Bicycle Day

World Bicycle Day is "a global day officially recognized by the United Nations to celebrate the power of bicycles".

Rides and events are planned through out the United States and World Bicycle Relief (a Chicago-based organization) will be in New York to celebrate…

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Posted on May 31, 2018 at 5:53pm

 
 
 

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