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Black Lives Matter
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Haven't been here in awhile and see that we're mum on this subject.This past week has been crazy but change is uncomfortable and change is needed. As cyclists we stand to benefit from increased…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen Aug 17.

Random guy directing traffic at lake near des plaines
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Has anyone noticed the random guy directing traffic on Lake Street just west of Des Plaines, near the Kennedy exit?He seems to be there every morning, dutifully waving cars through and telling others…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by V W Sep 24, 2019.

Bike parking etiquette
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Can we agree that it's bad etiquette to take up both posts of the typical upside down U racks that we have here in Chicago? I always park my bike at a 45 degree angle, which keeps the other post…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by V W Sep 17, 2019.

Anti biking tax law change that we might've missed
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Amongst the tax law changes that the Trump administration foisted on us, this one escaped my notice until now:"Bicycle commuting reimbursements. P.L. 115-97 suspends the exclusion of qualified…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tooscrapps Apr 9, 2019.

 

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V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Future of The Chainlink
"I'd disagree with moving away from the forum. The forum can work if there's better moderation and if it were better publicized. I think the Facebook group could better publicize the forum and vice versa."
Aug 28
V W replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Future of The Chainlink
"It would be nice if there was some moderation to address trolling behavior."
Aug 28
Yasmeen replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Doug, I don't edit. I rarely delete. Didn't touch your posts and have no idea why you ask that. Geez, pile on..."
Aug 17
Doug Haynes replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Really anyone who posts 'all lives matter' as a response to 'black lives matter' pmuch deserves whatever they get at this point because if at this point they do not understand what BLM means they obviously are choosing to follow…"
Aug 17
Doug Haynes replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"That ain't 'my fellow cyclist' because the world is more complex than that. Those shootings are not remote or obscure unless you live a delightfully sheltered life where you just don't pay attention to things that are…"
Aug 17
Doug Haynes replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Who edited this? I'd prefer y'all just delete stuff."
Aug 17
Yasmeen replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"This. To start, it is not my job to research racism and violence towards children. I am a WOC and if you want to criticize me for what you think is "overreacting," read this first. The two people I directed my comments to have had a…"
Aug 17
David Barish replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"This was an interesting  thread last  week when Curtis and Keto Guy were discussing statements  purported to be from  BLM supporting the  recent looting as reparations. Both seemed  to  come from a point of support…"
Aug 17
Doug Haynes replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Bobbert said: "I want to be a part of the conversation but don't want to have to do any work or learn anything." For real bro, how tf are you even alive and part of this earth and don't know the names Tair, Laquan, and Aiyana in…"
Aug 17
Yasmeen replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"If you don't know the names of Tamir, Laquan, and Aiyana and you don't know their stories, you have not been paying attention. This isn't obscure news Bob.  And with the way you have treated me for years, I'm not surprised.…"
Aug 17
Bob Kastigar replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"If you're going to present something as a fact the back it up with a source or support. Don't tell me to 'google it' myself."
Aug 17
Doug Haynes replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Robert wrote: "rambling obsolete racist grandpa bullshit." What has happened to make you a horrible person? I haven't seen you not be a jerk."
Aug 17
Doug Haynes replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Pay attention to the news about this shit if you want to have a relevant opinion Bob. It is not the job of everyone here to hold you're hand and guide you through current events and the news like you're a goddamn child Bob. You want a list…"
Aug 17
Yasmeen replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Tamir was 12. Tamara was 7. There are many that just turned 18. So young. Too young. This needs to stop."
Aug 14
Yasmeen replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"This is what has me shaken as a human being. Seeing this happen to small children. Never seems to happen to small white children. And seeing this happen to children gives me nightmares, as it should. How is this the topic you chose to troll me on…"
Aug 14
curt(is) locke replied to V W's discussion Black Lives Matter
"Laquan. 17 years old. 16 shots. But you would say 17 isn't a "child." And he was carrying a knife (albeit walking AWAY from police.) STOP trolling, Bob."
Aug 14

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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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