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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 dav 7 hours ago.

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.

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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dav replied to V W's discussion Chainlink forum here vs Chainlink fb "forum" (posts/comments to fb page)
"Facebook and Twitter to me seem to be mostly horrible places.  A little while ago I decided that they bring me no joy so I have really cut back on my engagement there.  Thanks for posting something that I was thinking."
7 hours ago
V W replied to Jim Reho's discussion Electric Bike Controversy in NYC
"+1"
22 hours ago
V W replied to Jim Reho's discussion Electric Bike Controversy in NYC
"Isn't "pedal assist" still moved by human power? Even if it's also assisted by electric? And therefore fits the definition of bicycle?"
yesterday
V W replied to Tom A.K.'s discussion DIVVY: Easy Pickings ?! Serious Loss Problems for Chicago's Bike Share 7-12-18
"I've certainly been seeing some shady activity with Divvys that suggests to me that whoever has the bike isn't in any rush to make it to the next docking station."
yesterday
Carter O'Brien replied to V W's discussion Chainlink forum here vs Chainlink fb "forum" (posts/comments to fb page)
"I mostly agree, but that "Move to Indy" turkey that seems to somehow comment on *every* discussion about Chicago, grrr..."
yesterday
Mike Keating replied to V W's discussion Chainlink forum here vs Chainlink fb "forum" (posts/comments to fb page)
"Anytime you're dealing with large numbers of people, there's always going to be a few outliers. Don't give the fire oxygen, ignore difficult people and they will go away. I can't even count the number of times I've been…"
yesterday
Yasmeen replied to V W's discussion Chainlink forum here vs Chainlink fb "forum" (posts/comments to fb page)
"Funny you mention this. The Chainlink on FB does have an active audience and usually aside from a few random posts, it doesn't have the people you are describing. I was wondering what in the world is going on with these nasty people showing up…"
Wednesday
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Chainlink forum here vs Chainlink fb "forum" (posts/comments to fb page)

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 seem to be a little further towards the "youtube commenter" or Trump voter end of the spectrum. Not a lot, but it just feels less like a "community" than the forum here, and I see more of the mean spirited types on the fb page vs here (again, certainly not the majority, but more than I see…See More
Tuesday
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion Food During Organized Rides... Thoughts?
"I prefer self supported rides and bringing snacky bars, fruit (oranges/apples), and then stopping and eating big meals at restaurants. I'm an introvert and like riding on my own or with one or two friends, the more people and the more organized…"
Tuesday
V W replied to dav's discussion What's the fastest you've ever gone on a bicycle?
"I had no speedometer on my bike, but I'm pretty sure it was coming down some mountains in Costa Rica one time. I had disc brakes but I wasn't trying to overly tax them on the way down, and towards the last leg of the descent I was just…"
Apr 25
V W replied to Gene Tenner's discussion Preventing Cycling Arm and Hand Injuries
"I'm going to take a wild guess that this is more prevalent with road bikes and fixies and bikes with that more aggressive posture. I'd love to see a breakdown on injuries statistics broken down by type of bike. I know many cyclists…"
Apr 17
V W replied to Jim Reho's discussion Was It Just Me?
"I saw it too. Thought the issue was on my end."
Mar 28
V W replied to Alex Z's discussion Divvy seat height
"My girlfriend is 5 9 and sets it to 6. I had her try it at 7 and she liked it better but felt less comfortable with starting and stopping. I think most novice cyclists take time to get a comfort level with the larger height, and it's important…"
Mar 26
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"I'm not giving up on the fact the cops need to do their job professionally without regard for their personal bias against biking. I'm not ready to acquiesce to their lack of commitment to their taxpayer paid job duties to write tickets. I…"
Mar 22
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"+1"
Mar 20
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"That's going to take a lot of time and money. In the meantime, increased enforcement IS the solution. It wouldn't kill the CPD to, ya know, enforce the law. It's their job. Instead they've continued on with some kind of…"
Mar 19

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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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