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Thinking About the Family and Friends of the Victims of Crashes
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We all know things can get heated and we are all feeling the impact of cyclists being hit by cars. This year is an especially terrible year. Sometimes we will never know where the fault lies.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by curt(is) locke Oct 30.

Event Organizers During a Pandemic
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This has been a challenging time for us. The Chainlink loves group rides, getting out on the bike, hanging with friends. During a pandemic, that can be terribly tricky. Here are some guidelines to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen Oct 27.

“What it Means to Never See Black People Out Riding”

Racism functions as a structure that keeps cycling white and male dominated. Getting rid of individual instances of racism toward Black or other cyclists of color will not mean that our problem is…Continue

Started Aug 18

The Future of The Chainlink
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There comes a time when you realize what you are doing is not working. The Chainlink is not working in its current format and I need to acknowledge this and do something to make a good, solid,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt M. 18.5KM Nov 14.

 

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Yasmeen replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Das Damen Deaths
"John, I agree with you. Making infrastructure more safe is the point.  We can debate what happened but none of us witnessed it. If one tends to blame cyclists, they could think the cyclist squeezed through between two large vehicles. Another…"
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Matt M. 18.5KM replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Future of The Chainlink
"Thanks.  There are other places to post hard won and extensively illustrated or photographed content for cyclists but I chose the Chainlink Forum.  "
Nov 14
Yasmeen replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Future of The Chainlink
"Thanks Matt, don't worry. I'll give it careful thought on how to archive something like this. I appreciate the reminder of how much content CL contains."
Nov 13
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Future of The Chainlink
"In the forum I’ve posted some handy information on routes to Madison, technical information on wheels and technical information on my vintage pump.  As far as I can tell these posts are sometimes the only place to find them on the web.…"
Nov 11
Mike Zumwalt replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Future of The Chainlink
"Everything seems to be working when I scroll around. What's not working started back in April and again this past week, the virus has changed everything, there's no more commuting downtown, no more "lunch rush" and by now half…"
Nov 1
curt(is) locke replied to Yasmeen's discussion Thinking About the Family and Friends of the Victims of Crashes
"Slow roll. Slow clap. Tip of the cap."
Oct 30
Yasmeen posted a discussion

Thinking About the Family and Friends of the Victims of Crashes

We all know things can get heated and we are all feeling the impact of cyclists being hit by cars. This year is an especially terrible year. Sometimes we will never know where the fault lies. Sometimes it is very clear e.g. DUI the motorist is at fault. Let's take a beat when our emotions get the best of us. Please try to refrain from language that jumps to premature judgment. I know there is also a group that believes the drivers are getting a bad rap but I will say this - that is a little…See More
Oct 30
Yasmeen replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Das Damen Deaths
"As I stated, I realized he was trying to make a point but he was doing it in a pretty terrible way. I removed the ending comments where he started getting personal with me after I said this.  While I am ok with disagreement, trying to make it a…"
Oct 30
Yasmeen replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Das Damen Deaths
"Not sure what you are trying to say here Tony. Just pointing out that you saying "suicide" was a strong choice as well. So technically, you do "throw around rhetoric" to make your point about rhetoric.  This is a website for…"
Oct 29
Yasmeen replied to SlowCoachOnTheRoad's discussion Das Damen Deaths
"Yet using words like "suicide" is ok? I think strong word choice is a two-way street."
Oct 29
SlowCoachOnTheRoad replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Future of The Chainlink
"I'd be sad to see the forum go but I totally understand and wish you and the site the best for the future. I don't feel like a biking expert but I am a published writer and would not rule out writing articles of interest.  I think…"
Oct 28
Alan Xiao replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Future of The Chainlink
"Hi Elwood, I'm glad that you enjoyed your DPRT rides! This year the trail has been in great shape with much less of the flooding of previous years. "
Oct 28
Yasmeen replied to Yasmeen's discussion Event Organizers During a Pandemic
"https://www.bicyclecolorado.org/bike-news/covid/ Maintain a minimum of six feet of distance when riding around others. Do not go for group rides with people who live outside of your household. Only ride with people you are already staying at home…"
Oct 27
Yasmeen replied to Yasmeen's discussion Event Organizers During a Pandemic
"Here's where some of the concern stems from - when you where a mask, you are protecting others. If someone is around you that is not wearing a mask, you are not really that protected. It is ideal to think we are all safe in the open air…"
Oct 27
John Greenfield replied to Yasmeen's discussion Event Organizers During a Pandemic
"I think requiring a mention of masks and social distancing for an event to be approved is a reasonable policy. As for whether it's OK to promote large group rides during the pandemic, my sense is that these events aren't a safety hazard,…"
Oct 27
curt(is) locke replied to Yasmeen's discussion Event Organizers During a Pandemic
"I too questioned the wisdom of promoting a Critical Mass Ride now!"
Oct 26

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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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Posted on May 31, 2018 at 5:53pm

 
 
 

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