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“ The US wasn't equipped for 2020's cycling boom. Its failures stem from a century of leaving bikes behind.”
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“The pandemic forced cities to remold their streets to give more room to pedestrians and bikes, but it also thrust their longstanding lack of good biking infrastructure into the spotlight.”…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt M. 18.5KM Jan 3.

How Far You've Ridden in 2021
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Who will post the first ride for the new year?Post your miles.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Miller Dec 31.

Infrastructure Can Make a Difference Between Life and Death

Before I jump into this, yes, I do very much believe we need to be careful and defensive cyclists. Some of the most helpful advice I received when I started bike commuting over 8 years ago was to…Continue

Started Dec 1, 2020

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, 2020.

 

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Christian Fredrickson commented on Yasmeen's page Order Your Chainlink Jersey/Kit - 10th Anniversary Jersey!
"Any plans for a new Kit this year?"
May 11
Andrew Bedno is attending Yasmeen's event

Event Organizers During a Pandemic at everywhere

October 26, 2020 to July 31, 2021
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 help you navigate getting an event approved:1. Mask requirements - have your riders wear masks on your rides. Say it in the event description.2. Social distancing - encourage keeping safe distance from one another to avoid spray and spread.3. Limit the numbers - put a cap on the number of people…See More
Apr 7
Shawn A Conley is attending Yasmeen's event

Event Organizers During a Pandemic at everywhere

October 26, 2020 to July 31, 2021
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 help you navigate getting an event approved:1. Mask requirements - have your riders wear masks on your rides. Say it in the event description.2. Social distancing - encourage keeping safe distance from one another to avoid spray and spread.3. Limit the numbers - put a cap on the number of people…See More
Feb 26
Yasmeen replied to bobweiser's discussion How far you've ridden in 2021
"Just read this and wanted to say I'm so sorry for everything you are going through. You have some incredibly hard things on your plate. Just wanted to send some positive energy your way and hope the universe gives you and your family some…"
Feb 15
Jose Briceno liked Yasmeen's event Event Organizers During a Pandemic
Jan 19
Matt M. 18.5KM replied to Yasmeen's discussion “ The US wasn't equipped for 2020's cycling boom. Its failures stem from a century of leaving bikes behind.”
"...and don’t take a lane in Chicago rush hour for even a minute.  Drivers will spread hate before you get to your turn."
Jan 3
Yasmeen posted a discussion

“ The US wasn't equipped for 2020's cycling boom. Its failures stem from a century of leaving bikes behind.”

“The pandemic forced cities to remold their streets to give more room to pedestrians and bikes, but it also thrust their longstanding lack of good biking infrastructure into the spotlight.”https://www.businessinsider.com/cycling-boom-us-streets-infrastructure-bike-lanes-history-united-states-2020-12See More
Jan 2
Brett Miller replied to Yasmeen's discussion How Far You've Ridden in 2021
"8366.4 miles cycled in 2020 - decidedly a personal record for this humble pedaller - after 613.8 miles (464.8 outdoor / 149.0 indoor) for December. 446 consecutive days cycled in 2019-2020. Happy New Year ChainLinkers!"
Dec 31
Yasmeen posted a discussion

How Far You've Ridden in 2021

Who will post the first ride for the new year?Post your miles.See More
Dec 31
bobweiser is attending Yasmeen's event

Event Organizers During a Pandemic at everywhere

October 26, 2020 to July 31, 2021
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 help you navigate getting an event approved:1. Mask requirements - have your riders wear masks on your rides. Say it in the event description.2. Social distancing - encourage keeping safe distance from one another to avoid spray and spread.3. Limit the numbers - put a cap on the number of people…See More
Dec 3, 2020
Yasmeen posted a discussion

Infrastructure Can Make a Difference Between Life and Death

Before I jump into this, yes, I do very much believe we need to be careful and defensive cyclists. Some of the most helpful advice I received when I started bike commuting over 8 years ago was to always assume you are invisible to the driver. They don't see you and once they pass you, they quickly forget you are there. Ok, got that out of the way. Now I really want to address the matter of infrastructure.There are some beautiful roads in the less-populated areas of Maryland. I spent this fall…See More
Dec 1, 2020
Yasmeen replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion How far you've ridden in 2020
"Congratulations Patricia and happy belated birthday. Rockstar miles. "
Dec 1, 2020
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…"
Nov 24, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020

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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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