Category Archives: Thinking out loud

I Am Proud

Lowrah asked a wonderful question during Grease Rag introductions last week: what are you proud of (and it doesn’t have to be bike-related)? It’s much easier to answer the question “what are you not proud of?” There are a lot … Continue reading

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Mindful of the Gender Gap

“2012 is shaping up to be a big year for women on bikes.” Jonathan Maus, of bikeportland.org, took the words right out of my mouth. I feel exactly the same way about the solid trend focusing on the bicycle “gender … Continue reading

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Bike Blogversation #1

My pal Mel is a super rad lady.  She is a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota, studying bicycle activism and backlash, community building, and feminism, and likes radical activism, veganism, cats, babies, NPR, unions, Wisconsin, Surly beer, and coffee. Over … Continue reading

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2012 Goals

I don’t make “resolutions” every year, but I always try to focus on a few straight-forward goals. What are your 2012 goals, bike-related or ? If your goal is to become more independent through riding your bike and learning more … Continue reading

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I’m not an expert, I just play one on the internet

Jen reposted some “rules from a cycling ‘expert’” from Brown Girl in the Lane, and asked us, “What are you an expert at? Do you have any rules for cycling?”  I started to type up a comment response and got so into … Continue reading

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Happy Friday the 13th!

My mom always says that bad things happen in threes. I am not superstitious, and I don’t believe that at all. 1.  Friday night, one of my front brake pads disappeared.

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Nothing like some bicycle poetry to lift the spirits!

All right, Hardy Minnesotans.  I know it’s cold, I know it’s dark, but we are going to get through this! It is generally accepted that there are two ways to deal with winter.  1.  Get outside, enjoy it, embrace it, … Continue reading

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