09 Oct

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The Hub's Women's Appreciation Month: Week 2

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on October 9, 2011   comments 0

Last year, The Hub sold more women's bikes, and did a one-day event to appreciate women customers.  This year, they are having a Women's Appreciation Month!

Take advantage of the events coming up in October.  15 free seminars, a sale on select women's bikes, discounts on bike fittings, and even an open shop night!

Here's what's coming up this week:

Thursday 10/13, 7P Open Shop

Friday 10/14, 7P Women's Apparel: Head to Hip (Helmets jerseys and jackets)

More information on Women's Appreciation Month can be found on their web site, and more information on their events can be found on The Hub's calendar.  Remember to reserve your spot for free seminars by emailing hubrsvp@thehubbikecoop.biz with your choice of seminars, date, and class name.

07 Oct

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Happy Friday

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on October 7, 2011   comments 0

Happy Friday

This morning I started out as the sun was lighting up the sky, the clouds were reflecting purple and pink and orange and yellow.  Leaves fluttered around my head from the trees above the Greenway, my tires crunched through drifts of yellow, sparrows and swallows buzzed my head.  The air smells wonderful, people are smiling.

I wanted to share that with you.

Now I'm sitting in front of my computer, with my bike next to me.  After I make like a banana and split, we'll be riding down to Occupy the People's Plaza in peaceful solidarity with the 99% and with the protests happening around the country and around the world.

See you out there, bike friends.

06 Oct

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10/6 Grease Rag- Uptown

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on October 6, 2011   comments 0

Grease Rag is this Thursday, October 6th!
(This event takes place the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month)

Group Ride:  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 October 11th.

Grease Rag wants you to know...

The Hub Co-Op is having Women's Appreciation Month- check out seminars, sales and a weekly open shop night!

Our Workday at Sunrise Cyclery was brilliant.  Thank you so much for coming and giving your energy to one of the spaces that gives Grease Rag a home.

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

Save the date: Nov. 6!  We will be doing our 3rd Annual Winter Skill Share.  Stay tuned...

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05 Oct

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The Hub Co-op's Women's Appreciation Month

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on October 5, 2011   comments 0

Last year, The Hub sold more women's bikes, and did a one-day event to appreciate women customers.  This year, they are having a Women's Appreciation Month!

Take advantage of the events coming up in October.  15 free seminars, a sale on select women's bikes, discounts on bike fittings, and even an open shop night!

Here's what's coming up this week:

Wednesday 10/5, 6P Cyclocross Clinic

Thursday 10/6, 7P Open Shop (This is the same night/ time as Grease Rag..)

Saturday 10/8, 1P How to Buy a New Bike

More information on Women's Appreciation Month can be found on their web site, and more information on their events can be found on The Hub's calendar.  Remember to reserve your spot for free seminars by emailing hubrsvp@thehubbikecoop.biz with your choice of seminars, date, and class name.

30 Sep

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Feminist Hulk

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on September 30, 2011   comments 0

I love feministhulk. 140 CHARACTERS OF FEMINISM, YOGA, TEA, JUDITH BUTLER, COOKING, BIKES, GENDER, AND HEGEMONY-SMASHING GOODNESS! I don't follow Twitter, so I subscribe to this on my RSS feed (Google Reader is one example of this) and the updates always make me smile.

The most recent: HULK REFUSE TO BE COG IN HEGEMONY'S MACHINE. ONLY GEARS HULK DOWN WITH ARE ONES ON ADORABLE HULK BICYCLE. [emphasis added]

Feminist Hulk wearing tiny purple shorts and riding a tiny bicycle.

Feminist Hulk wearing tiny purple shorts and riding a tiny bicycle.

Image of Feminist Hulk wearing purple shorts and riding a tiny bicycle. From http://9gag.com/gag/29999.

How about this gem? HULK READ POETRY IN TUB, CENTER HULK SELF BEFORE DAY OF SMASH. GET GOOD AT HOLDING BOOK IN ONE HAND, LOOFAH IN OTHER.

Or this? SUNDAY HULK TO DO LIST: 1) BUY BERRIES FOR VEGAN SCONES. 2) MEND HEM OF PURPLE SHORTS. 3) FUCK THE SYSTEM. 4) NAP.

Check out some interviews with Ms Magazine(including one where the identity of the person behind feministhulk is revealed--this is the most recent one, so skip it if you don't want to know). This also explains the all-caps phenomenon:

HULK USE ALL-CAPS. HULK CHOOSE NOT TO IMPOSE HIERARCHY ON LANGUAGE. PLUS, BIG HULK FINGERS MAKE SHIFT-KEY PROBLEMATIC.

HULK MAKE CAPITALIZATION EXCEPTION FOR bell hooks.