09 Nov


LGC: Endless Roads 1 - Yellow Horizons


on November 9, 2011   comments 0

I posted about the Longboard Girls Crew when I saw the film "Carving the Mountains" by Juan Rayos.

Longboarding is not related to cycling in the Twin Cities, but I became enamored with the spirit of the women starting groups all around the globe to show their passion for a sport that they love and really wanted to share that with you.  It makes me hopeful that maybe someone in Spain or Slovakia might catch wind of the Grease Rag, think it's right-on, and start their own WTF group in their neck of the woods... But enough about my fantasies, roll that beautiful longboard footage:

Endless Roads 1 - Yellow Horizons

·Roadtrip in Spain with the Longboard Girls Crew· In this first chapter, Jacky, Valeria, Carlota & Gador welcome Maitane, who's coming from the Basque Country; Marisa coming from Miami and Amanda from Massachusetts. Together, they start their journey traveling 600 km in the van in order to get to Cabo de Gata Natural Area, in Almería.

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07 Nov


Grease Rag NE - Tomorrow, November 8th!


on November 7, 2011   comments 1

Grease Rag NE is this Tuesday, November 8th!

(Grease Rag NE is the second Tuesday of every month.)

Join us at 7pm at Recovery Bikes (2555 Central Ave NE)! From 7pm – 8pm we’ll be teaching a short tutorial on how to prepare your bike for winter. So bring in your winter bike and learn how to clean it, lube it, and get it prepared for the winter! From 8pm – 9pm we’ll have open shop to work on anything you’d like. Do you have any projects you want to work on?

04 Nov


Love to Jamie McDonald


on November 4, 2011   comments 0

Welcome Home Solidago Riders!

Remember Jamie's dramatic and sudden health scare from last year?  Well, he is doing a lot better these days.  On Wednesday, November 2nd, Jamie went into the hospital for his last surgery.  Everything went great and he will be back at home on Friday.  He won't be back in the shop until November 15th or so.

The photo above is Jamie, holding a framed piece of birch bark that has been screen-printed with an outline of the Great Lakes.  The framed bark was a lovely handmade gift from the lovely Solidago Riders.  The Solidago Riders rode around the Great Lakes to raise money and awareness for sustainability projects.  These women are awesome, I suggest that you keep an eye on them because they are going places!

Sunrise Cyclery: Jamie McDonald

Hear what our wonderful sponsor, Jamie McDonald, says about the bicycle.

Jamie supported the Solidago Riders by loaning them Surly Long Haul Truckers for their trip.  Yes, Sunrise gave these riders five brand new bikes to make their trip possible.  Pretty sweet, huh?  Check out this video of Jamie talking about his mission to spread bike passion and knowledge.

Get well soon, Jamie!  I'm sending positive healing vibes in your direction!

02 Nov


11/3 Grease Rag- Uptown


on November 2, 2011   comments 0

Grease Rag is this Thursday, November 3rd!
(This event takes place the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month)

LAST Group Ride of the 2011 season!  6PM Meet at West River Rd. and the Greenway, we will end up at Sunrise Cyclery (901 W. Lake St. at Bryant Ave.) around 7, and wrenching goes until 9.

Grease Rag NE will be November 8th.

Grease Rag wants you to know...

Last group ride of the season is this Thursday.  Thank you to Kat for being a WONDERFUL ride leader this year!  See you in the spring...

Grease Rag's 3rd Annual Winter Maintenance Skill Share is Sunday, November 6, 12-3pm.  Check us out on Facebook.  Be there!

Kat chatted with Dana and Anna of Girl Germs about the skill share.  Check their stream for the full podcast on Friday.

If you're interested in participating in a WTF-only bicycle self-defense class, please let me know ASAP.

C.L.A.P. is asking for submissions to their winter issue!  Grease Rag is purchasing our first advertising space.  Check it out.

Saturday, 11/5- Girls Gone Grumpy!  Dudes, don't forget your skirts and dresses.

A word about safety and lane positioning.

The Hub Co-Op's Women's Appreciation Month was super cool.  Big thanks to all of the hard work they put into their month of women's programming.  (I had a particularly good time at Polo!)

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

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