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Avondale: Driver of City-Owned Truck Hit 31-Year-Old Cyclist, Woman Critically Injured
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This is a truck owned by the city of Chicago.  "A bicyclist was run over and critically injured by a city vehicle Tuesday morning in Avondale on the Northwest Side. The crash happened about 8:30 a.m.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by TonyP 21 hours ago.

$4.75 Million Donation for Repair of Lakefront Trail, Information on the Reopening
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Billionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin is donating $4.75 million to repair portions of Chicago's Lakefront Trail damaged by weather and rising water levels as the city's iconic landmark prepares…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Altenburg Jun 23.

"We Must Talk About Race When We Talk About Bikes"
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Worth a careful read. Tamika Butler talks about the same issues that we see in Chicago. The lack of infrastructure and bike share (Divvy, etc.) is one part of it but then there's the targeted…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Lazzaro Jun 22.

Bike Share in Chicago and DC taken offline until further notice

City officials requested both Divvy and Capital bike share to take the bikes offline. …Continue

Started May 31

 

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TonyP replied to Yasmeen's discussion Avondale: Driver of City-Owned Truck Hit 31-Year-Old Cyclist, Woman Critically Injured
"I haven't read a reply here where there was any anger aimed at the cyclist, just advice to exercise caution around vehicles and to stay out of their blind spots. That's good advice for cyclists, motorcyclists and automotive drivers,…"
21 hours ago
Yasmeen replied to Yasmeen's discussion Avondale: Driver of City-Owned Truck Hit 31-Year-Old Cyclist, Woman Critically Injured
"Yes, as cyclists, we have to ride carefully, defensively but I ask this - when will there be adequate and weighted responsibility on the people driving the multi-ton vehicles around? I don't think there's enough responsibility in the way…"
yesterday
ketoguychicago replied to Yasmeen's discussion Avondale: Driver of City-Owned Truck Hit 31-Year-Old Cyclist, Woman Critically Injured
"I agree.  One of my vehicles has camera and radar features, that latter scanning for presence or movement in my blind spots.  But these aren't force fields, nor are they certain.  They're just additional measures to help…"
yesterday
TonyP replied to Yasmeen's discussion Avondale: Driver of City-Owned Truck Hit 31-Year-Old Cyclist, Woman Critically Injured
"By the same token there is no excuse to put oneself in that blind spot, whether or not it need be there. Alarms and cameras can be demanded and argued for, but, we are all responsible for our own safety, and as ketoguy mentioned the system can…"
yesterday
Jim Reho replied to Yasmeen's discussion Avondale: Driver of City-Owned Truck Hit 31-Year-Old Cyclist, Woman Critically Injured
"In a world where cars can park themselves, there is NO EXCUSE for big trucks having blind spots. This has been covered on the Chainlink before. There are plenty of camera and alarm systems available. They should be original equipment on ALL vehicles…"
Thursday
Yasmeen replied to David Barish's discussion shout out to a city worker with a truck
"Glad you were able to get help with your flat and the person was very helpful. :-)"
Wednesday
David P. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Avondale: Driver of City-Owned Truck Hit 31-Year-Old Cyclist, Woman Critically Injured
"ketoguychicago is correct."
Monday
ketoguychicago replied to Yasmeen's discussion Avondale: Driver of City-Owned Truck Hit 31-Year-Old Cyclist, Woman Critically Injured
"I apologize if I'm looking at the wrong mirror but I think I've got the right one... That mirror at the front corner of the truck (if I'm zero'd in on the right one) is probably the "crossover" or "school bus"…"
Monday
Anne Alt replied to Yasmeen's discussion Avondale: Driver of City-Owned Truck Hit 31-Year-Old Cyclist, Woman Critically Injured
"That rule of thumb is a good one. I use it too.About blind spots - if you go to 1:46 in this news video, you can see that the mirror at the front corner is folded in. Without sitting in the driver's seat, I can't tell if the passenger side…"
Sunday
ketoguychicago replied to Yasmeen's discussion Avondale: Driver of City-Owned Truck Hit 31-Year-Old Cyclist, Woman Critically Injured
"TonyP is right.  I stay out of that truck (or car) blind spot at intersections in general, not just when I'm turning.  Whether it's to speed up (rarely) or to slow down (more common) putting the truck ahead of me where I can see…"
Jun 27
TonyP replied to Yasmeen's discussion Avondale: Driver of City-Owned Truck Hit 31-Year-Old Cyclist, Woman Critically Injured
"And we, whether riding our bikes or driving a car, have a duty to ourselves to be aware of the blind spots of those trucks, cars too. I've seen cars drive along for miles in the blind spot of tractor trailers, oblivious of the predicament they…"
Jun 25
DerferMark replied to Yasmeen's discussion Avondale: Driver of City-Owned Truck Hit 31-Year-Old Cyclist, Woman Critically Injured
"Good info from Phil... FOR CYCLISTS AND MOTORISTS - The Top 5 Most Common Bike/Car Collisions and How to Avoid Them www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C3nGvnMRXI"
Jun 25
David P. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Avondale: Driver of City-Owned Truck Hit 31-Year-Old Cyclist, Woman Critically Injured
"Maybe, maybe not. If the collision was at the side of the truck then yes, the driver passed the cyclist. If it was at the front, they did not. I have sat in one of these trucks and the blind spots down the nose, especially on the off side, are quite…"
Jun 24
Yasmeen replied to Mayonnaise's discussion LakeFront Path
"This seems to be a universal issue on shared paths. One thing I did notice is that more people are wearing them now than were a month ago. On my dog walks, people are finally distancing and wearing masks much more where before they were not.…"
Jun 24
Yasmeen replied to Yasmeen's discussion Avondale: Driver of City-Owned Truck Hit 31-Year-Old Cyclist, Woman Critically Injured
"The "blind spot" argument is a frustrating one. At some point, most likely, that truck passed the cyclist. At some point, the cyclist was NOT in his blind spot. Her presence did not register to him when he thought about turning right.…"
Jun 24
David P. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Avondale: Driver of City-Owned Truck Hit 31-Year-Old Cyclist, Woman Critically Injured
"There are multiple possible blind spots."
Jun 24

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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".

Yasmeen's Blog

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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