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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

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.

Do You Lurk on The Chainlink? Now's Your Time to Speak Up
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The latest discussions around and against the Drexel bike lanes by some cyclists among other topics gives me pause. When I am literally the only voice bringing researched articles and facts to the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by N It 2 Win It 2.0 Nov 8.

Motorists Should Start Behaving Better To Get New Highways, Fix Roads, etc.
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As we know, motorists regularly run reds, don't stop at crosswalks, turn without signaling, drive while intoxicated, drive while distracted, and generally ignore the rules of the roads. They need to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Yasmeen Oct 29.

 

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Bob Kastigar replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Where Bicyclists, Doormen and Tourists Battle for Turf New York City bicyclists say people who walk across bike lanes need to pay attention. But doormen at high-end hotels worry about collisions as lanes…"
Monday
Yasmeen replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Yes! So nice to sit inside. The Brompton was convenient to tuck into a corner today. Always good to see everyone."
Dec 6
Yasmeen replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Are the new Divvy bikes lighter? I haven't seen a new model roll out in DC yet. We have the same older Divvy model, just painted red. "
Dec 5
Yasmeen replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I had the sun in my eyes this morning. Still chilly but nice to feel the sun on my face. Yesterday, when I was loading my bike into the elevator, a woman I occasionally see on the elevator was asking interested questions about my bike riding. It was…"
Dec 5
Yasmeen replied to bobweiser's discussion How far you've ridden in 2019
"Sorry to hear that Curtis. I hope the family health crisis has passed and everyone is healthy heading into December. Take care! "
Dec 3
Yasmeen posted a discussion

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 the race, please reg. If you are interested in making a donation:https://www.pledgereg.com/250462Consider this the "tip bucket" for The Chainlink - give to a good cause if you can. :-) Yay bikes! See More
Dec 2
Yasmeen replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"I've noticed sometimes when I'm all bundled up, ride the elevator down and jump on my bike, the coolness actually feels really good. It's not every day but this morning it was a lovely, cool ride for me and after 4 days off, I was…"
Dec 2
Yasmeen replied to DerferMark's discussion 312 River Run Trail
"Agree completely - why not continue it North of Montrose?"
Dec 2
Juan 2-3 or more mi. replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Postal worker acted completely clueless and pissed off I took a photo of his superb parking job, making it very difficult to use the bicycle lane and forcing me to ride in regular traffic."
Nov 29
Yasmeen replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"My morning ride was nice and ever so slightly warmer until I met up with the morning Friday bike coffee group (we have a weekly meet-up at a coffee shop near the White House). We sat outside on metal seats. Brrrr! I feel like I could use a heated…"
Nov 22
Yasmeen replied to Jim Reho's discussion Was It Just Me?
"I reached out to Ning again today to report that the warning is still coming up. Once I'm at the website, I don't have an issue, it's the warning that comes up in error. The site's certificate is applied and working. You can get…"
Nov 21
Yasmeen replied to Jim Reho's discussion Was It Just Me?
"There was a hiccup and I reported it right away. They said it it fixed but I’ve had it come up. Few more times. Use shift-reload/refresh to clear the cache. The security is fine, the warning is what is sticking around."
Nov 20
Yasmeen replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Car fatally strikes bicyclist on South Side
"This street could use a road diet and PBLs. Alderman Michelle Harris who has fought bike lanes (this is from an article regarding the last tragedy on Stony Island):According to South Shore resident Elihu Blanks, Harris said to him at a 2016 ward…"
Nov 18
Yasmeen replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Car fatally strikes bicyclist on South Side
Nov 18
Yasmeen replied to Jim Reho's discussion Cyclist Killed: Carla Aiello, 37, of Norwood Park Hit By Turning Truck Driver. Prev. Subject: Keeping a proper lookout
"Filka Bean, Thanks for posting the article. "
Nov 14
Yasmeen replied to in it to win it 8.0 mi's discussion I rode today. Did you?
"Today was in the 20s with the wind in my face and I wasn't really prepared with the right gear. I take the longer route in the morning to get a slightly longer ride in but am starting to rethink my approach. We don't have snow though. If…"
Nov 13

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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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