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Biking Goals for 2020
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What are your biking goals (big and small) for 2020?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by dav 20 hours ago.

Chicago Streetsblog needs our help to hit their goal

Chicago Streetsblog has a deadline on January 1 to hit their goal of $50k to ensure a match. They still have over $4k left to raise. Could you please chip in and help them out?…Continue

Started Dec 30, 2019

In the spirit of Giving Tuesday... bike related fundraising for a great cause!

The Chainlink racing and riding team is racing AfterGlow and is raising money for Blackstone Bicycle Works and West Town Bikes. Two great causes and two great reasons to race. If you'd like to join…Continue

Started Dec 2, 2019

Chicago Cyclist Dies After Hit and Run
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How is this "accidental" when it's a hit and run? Why are they giving up so quickly in finding his killer? Do better…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anne Alt Nov 8, 2019.

 

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dav replied to Yasmeen's discussion Biking Goals for 2020
"To do a bike overnight somewhere, maybe Starved Rock."
20 hours ago
curt(is) locke replied to Yasmeen's discussion Biking Goals for 2020
"I last rode bikes with my wife this past September 14th. It was just an easy, leisurely roll down to Wolf Lake and back, about 25 miles. A ride we had enjoyed countless times over the years. Nevertheless, it was quite apparent that she had no…"
23 hours ago
ketoguychicago replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"It's going to be interesting to see how all of this plays out with regard to auto parking and traffic infractions.  Right now, Chicago and even the state are heading in a different direction for both moving and non-moving violations. …"
Jan 12
DerferMark replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
Jan 12
Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) replied to Yasmeen's discussion Biking Goals for 2020
"- Teach my 5 year old how to ride a bike and be comfortable letting her ride.  We ride a lot in the summer and fall, but together on a tag a long.  It's SO TIME!   - Ride as much as possible with the twins when they can sit…"
Jan 9
Juan 2-3 or more mi. replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Reminds me of that hotel at the far south end of the Dearborn bicycle lane."
Jan 5
Raj Laud replied to Yasmeen's discussion Biking Goals for 2020
"Last year I had a mileage goal for the first time - 3,000. I logged mile 3,001 on New Year's Eve. Most of my miles were commuting, but I did some brevets too. This year I want to try something different. No specific goal, just more cycling…"
Jan 3
David P. replied to Yasmeen's discussion Biking Goals for 2020
"Do a 200k brevet again in the spring, and a 300k later in the year. Improve my speed for endurance rides. I can do 15mph all day but I'd like to get stronger just for the sake of fitness. Replace more of my multimodal commutes (Avondale to…"
Jan 3
N It 2 Win It 2.0 replied to Yasmeen's discussion Biking Goals for 2020
"Agree with the Fitness aspect.  I really pushed myself in 2019 on biking, running, weights, and diet. Lost 18 lbs from March to December.  Looking to lose another couple, then maintain the fitness/diet to keep feeling better.   For…"
Jan 2
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Yasmeen's discussion Biking Goals for 2020
"Awesome thread. Last year was the first time I've ever really tracked my mileage on an annual basis, and specifically tracked my commuting mileage. I managed 827 miles on Divvy in 2019, so I guess a goal for 2020 would be to top 1000 miles of…"
Jan 2
Yasmeen replied to Yasmeen's discussion Biking Goals for 2020
"I wrote mine down this morning. Really more fitness goals. Combination longer rides, some running to take me through 2020 with weight training mixed in. It’s been a while and I let my asthma get the best of me. Hoping to tackle it this year so…"
Jan 1
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Biking Goals for 2020

What are your biking goals (big and small) for 2020?See More
Dec 31
Yasmeen replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion E-Bikes and E-Scooter Rentals Won’t Be Allowed in N.Y. Anytime Soon
"I get where Phil is coming from re: helmet laws. New York has a tendency to victim blame with cyclists. This will only make the situation worse. Sharing an article about helmets…"
Dec 30, 2019
Yasmeen posted a discussion

Chicago Streetsblog needs our help to hit their goal

Chicago Streetsblog has a deadline on January 1 to hit their goal of $50k to ensure a match. They still have over $4k left to raise. Could you please chip in and help them out?https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=JWX5Q4RLHPGGE&source=mailchimpThey are a non-profit so donations are tax deductible. Thanks!!See More
Dec 30, 2019
Yasmeen replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion E-Bikes and E-Scooter Rentals Won’t Be Allowed in N.Y. Anytime Soon
"Well said. Thank you."
Dec 30, 2019
Yasmeen replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion E-Bikes and E-Scooter Rentals Won’t Be Allowed in N.Y. Anytime Soon
"Ebikes benefit people with a physical disability impacting mobility, elderly needing pedal assist, parents riding their kids to school & grocery shopping. NYC is on the wrong side of this issue. They have a deadly car situation and this is…"
Dec 30, 2019

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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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