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“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 Bill P on Thursday.

No Need For eBike Safety Freakouts - Simon Cowel Was NOT Riding an eBike
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Apparently, this has caused a rash of "eBikes are dangerous" articles but Simon was riding a motorcycle, not an eBike. *sigh*…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago Aug 28.

Neck Gaitors Not Good Protection Against COVID-19
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In a recently published study, the researchers unveiled a simple method to evaluate the effectiveness of various types of masks, analyzing more than a dozen different facial coverings ranging from…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen Aug 13.

 

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Bill P replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Future of The Chainlink
"Agreed that: The goal of any reorganization should be to make The Chainlink into a “ one-stop resource for connecting cyclists to share information on bikes, routes, rides, and events”"
Thursday
Jose Briceno liked Yasmeen's photo
Wednesday
Juan 2-3 or more mi. replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Future of The Chainlink
"It has been an interesting run. Sharing thoughts and finding people to ride with. Curious to see what's next."
Sep 11
Yasmeen replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Biker returns to Winnetka pier, this time to a welcome
"I was happy to see this as well. :-)"
Sep 8
David Barish replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Future of The Chainlink
"It may be that  in some way the pandemic has  less people  commuting to work and less people doing  group rides and the reasons why we are  all drawn  together  as cyclists are not  on  the forefront.…"
Sep 3
DerferMark replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Future of The Chainlink
"Agree with Jim Reho! Thanks Yasmeen. I would like the forum to continue personally.  So much useful information there. I like that you can mostly find all things Chicago-cycling related on the Chainlink site. From group rides available in area,…"
Sep 3
Mark replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Future of The Chainlink
"Please add a road and trail conditions section that users could post and update conditions that change due to construction, weather, flooding, ice, etc.  "
Sep 3
ketoguychicago replied to Yasmeen's discussion No Need For eBike Safety Freakouts - Simon Cowel Was NOT Riding an eBike
"Yes it's an ebike.  There are various regulations in different municipalities as to who can ride or register an ebike and where, but those varied regulations don't make various ebikes become non-ebikes just because of those variations…"
Aug 28
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
Anne Alt replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Future of The Chainlink
"Some of my favorite posts on the TC forum are the sort of floaty arty posts, people talking about the joy of biking.  Yes. I love those."
Aug 28
Elwood Gruschow replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Future of The Chainlink
"I second Jim Reho comment about thanks to Yasmeen. Take the forum off the home page.   I was riding the Robert McClory Trail through Waukegan a few years ago.  I saw and started talking with another rider.  He said the…"
Aug 27
Jim Reho replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Future of The Chainlink
"First, Yasmeen, I'd like to thank you for all the energy and effort you've put into this site. I've benefited an awful lot being here. You rock! Secondly, could you be a little more specific about how you feel the site isn't…"
Aug 25
Shawn replied to Yasmeen's discussion No Need For eBike Safety Freakouts - Simon Cowel Was NOT Riding an eBike
"It is an e-bike. A special use e-bike not allowed on public streets (use only on private property). This is a non-street legal (track only) vehicle. It's still an automobile, isn't it?"
Aug 18
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Aug 18
bobweiser replied to Yasmeen's discussion The Future of The Chainlink
"the price of liberty is eternal vigilance, including online. police get a bad rap these days, but if you're up for introducing "law enforcement", i guess by volunteers since there's no revenue, i'd be happy to contribute…"
Aug 18

Profile Information

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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