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21 Dec


There's an app for that! Integrating Wordpress with Facebook


on December 21, 2011   comments 1

After years of blogging here... I finally figured out how to automatically update the Grease Rag Facebook Group status every time we publish a new post on our blog!

I was able to update my personal Facebook Status whenever I would publish a post, but I couldn't get Wordpress to automatically update 1. my personal status with all new posts, not just the posts that I authored 2. the Facebook Group whenever there is a new post published.

Well, it turns out there is an app for that.  I wanted to share what I learned about this facebook application in case it can help you do what you do.

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17 Dec


Driver Privilege Checklist


on December 17, 2011   comments 1

In response to the death of a cyclist in her city, Toronto-based blogger Kristin Mueller-Heaslip, wrote a post on the "Driver Privilege Checklist."  In spite of the sadness I feel because this was written in response to a cyclist that was killed by a car driver I really value this checklist.  She does a good job of introducing the concept of privilege in the original blog post and I encourage you to visit and read what she has to say, even if you do not agree with her use of the "Privilege" concept.

The Driver Privilege Checklist

1. If I am hurt or killed while driving, unless I am intoxicated or grossly negligent, I will not be blamed for my decision to drive.

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15 Dec


12/15 Grease Rag- Uptown


on December 15, 2011   comments 1

Grease Rag is this Thursday, December 15th!

(This event takes place the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month)

Wrench with us at Sunrise Cyclery (901 W. Lake St. at Bryant Ave.) 7-9PM.

Grease Rag NE will be January 10th.

Grease Rag wants you to know...

Are you participating in the B-icicle challenge?

Winter Skill Share recaps, for all you winter warriors

Keep your tootsies toasty!

The WTF-only bicycle self-defense class has been scheduled for 12/18!  I hope to get a write-up from one or all of the attendees!

STICKERS are here and at Sunrise for a suggested donation of $1!  Get 'em while they're hot.

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14 Dec


Dressed in yellow


on December 14, 2011   comments 1

Cinderella, dressed in yellow...

I don't remember the rest of the words to this jump rope rhyme, so we'll make the next line be "liked to ride her bike a lot." Seems much more feminist than the other version.

Today is an excellent day for my oh-wow-that's-yellow jacket. Fluorescent yellow. Screaming yellow. Safety green. You all know exactly what color I'm talking about. Mine is not quite waterproof but also a decent weight for this temperature. I'm finding that I wear it more often this year, as with a light baselayer and a scarf it's just right for a ride at ~30-35 F. Look at me, I am a beacon of happy, bicycling light!

Whatever you wear, be ride safely today (and every other day).