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15 Sep
2011

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9/15 Grease Rag- Uptown

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Grease Rag is this Thursday, September 15th!
(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.  Thanks for coming out this month, the wheel-truing instruction by Charlotte was really great!

Grease Rag wants you to know...

Babes in Bikeland was amazing.  If you came out- high five!!  If you didn't- next year?  And thanks to those that came out for the picnic!

Our friend Maria sent us a note from Madison.

What are you an expert at?  What are your rules for riding?

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31 Aug
2011

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8/18 Grease Rag- Uptown

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Grease Rag is this Thursday, September 1st!
(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.  Come on out!  We have a special addition to this week's ride- read on to find out more!

Grease Rag NE will be September 13th.

Grease Rag wants you to know...

Babes in Bikeland is September 10!!  Register, get your bike in race shape at GR, and hang out on Sunday after the race at an awesome potluck picnic.  (Details soon..)

GROUP RIDE:  We will be going to Kitsune Cycles to meet and greet next GR, 9/15.

Discuss Velomuse's list of "Top 10 things MEN can do to support Women’s Cycling"

Posted some photos and words about the Powderhorn 24.  So much fun!

LAST DAY to enter the Bike Fixtation photo contest!

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17 Aug
2011

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8/18 Grease Rag- Uptown: And now for something a little different...

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Grease Rag is this Thursday, August 18th!
(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.  Come on out!  We have a special addition to this week's ride- read on to find out more!

Grease Rag NE will be September 13th.

Our good pal Lee is going to drop off her bike for an overhaul- Grease Rag group project!  We are going to make Lee's bike like new.  I'm anticipating getting very greasy for this one.  Do you have a project you need to work on?  Sound off here!

Grease Rag wants you to know...

GROUP RIDE:  We want to try something a little different this week.  We know that you feel comfortable at Sunrise- we hang out, wrench, and shoot the breeze there at least twice a month.  Wouldn't it be nice if we felt that comfortable in every bike shop?  The group ride will be stopping by Kitsune Cycles for a meet and greet on the way to Sunrise.  If you all like this idea, I'd love for this to become a regular group ride feature!  Any shops that you're curious about?

I feel like a hub expert after the amazing tutorial that Charlotte gave at Grease Rag NE last week.  I wonder what the topic will be next month...

I posted about bike job positions (not WTF-specific), and the 3rd LGRAB Summer Bike Games: Group rides, advocacy, and summer photos.  Keep your eyes peeled for a Powderhorn 24 race report and an announcement about some new Grease Rag stickers!

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Open Shop

Location: Uptown

03 Aug
2011

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8/4 Grease Rag- Uptown

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Grease Rag is this Thursday, August 4th!
(This event takes place the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month)

The Group Ride is on!  We will end up at Sunrise Cyclery (901 W. Lake St. at Bryant Ave.) around 7, and wrenching goes until 9.  Come on out!

Also a reminder that Grease Rag NE will be August 9th.

I need to order a replacement headset for one bike, and make a headset adjustment on another.  If you have headset questions, let's figure them out together.  I'm going to let myself get talked into building another wheel set for my single speed.  What are you bringing over?

Grease Rag wants you to know...

So I was unemployed for a few weeks.  There are a lot of posts, including self-indulgent photos from my recent bike-cation and story or two about me crashing into things.

Maybe you're playing along with Let's Go Ride A Bike's 3rd annual Summer Games?  Tell us all about it.

I missed the last Uptown and Northeast Grease Rags, and I'm excited to see you all again!

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06 Jul
2011

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July! July!

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Grease Rag is this Thursday, July 7th!

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

The Group Ride is on! Meet at the West River Road entrance to the Greenway at 6pm.  We will end up at Sunrise Cyclery (901 W. Lake St. at Bryant Ave.) around 7, and wrenching goes until 9. Sound off if you’re coming!

July 7th marks Grease Rag's TWO YEAR birthday!  It all started with Erin Durkee, a previous employee at Sunrise.  She wanted to share her knowledge and love of bicycles with other rad people.  But, it has continued to grow because of YOU!  We've spent two years learning how to fix our bikes, going on rides, and making new friends.

Thank you so much for supporting Grease Rag!  We wouldn't be here without you. 

Coming up July 21-24 is the Bicycle Film Festival!  On Thursday, July 21, we are going to join the group ride meeting up at Gold Medal Park at 5pm.  One of the films Thrusday is Dudey Free Zone: Women's and Transgender Bike Spaces that features Grease Rag, Sibley Bike Depot, and many other awesome organizations.  Join us!  More details coming soon.

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15 Jun
2011

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6/16 Grease Rag!

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Grease Rag is this Thursday, June 16th!
(This event takes place the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month)

The Group Ride is on!  We will end up at Sunrise Cyclery (901 W. Lake St. at Bryant Ave.) around 7, and wrenching goes until 9.  Sound off if you're coming!

There was a huge storm during our first Grease Rag NE, so we didn't get the turn out we expected, but hopefully we will see more of you nordeast'rs on July 12th!

I need to affix a rear fender and do some cleaning this week.  Does anyone else have something they want to work on?

Grease Rag wants you to know...

Bike Walk Week is always really fun for me, and this year was no exception!  Hope you all got out there to celebrate.

Our kick-off party was a HUGE success.  Thanks to Jamie for hosting at Sunrise and Brent and Joram from Recovery Bikes for being rad.  New friends and old: smiles for miles!  (We are definitely throwing a GR birthday party this summer...)

Another celebration was the Open Streets Mpls- My face still hurts from smiling and I think I dented my bell I was dinging it so much.  Can't wait until the next one.

Wynona of Minneapolis Affair just emailed me the most beautiful photos of the women I flagged down on the Greenway last month.  Keep your peepers peeled for some photo posts in the next couple of weeks.

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01 Jun
2011

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That time of the month again- 6/2 Grease Rag

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Grease Rag is this Thursday, June 2nd!
(This event takes place the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month)

The Group Ride is on!  We will end up at Sunrise Cyclery (901 W. Lake St. at Bryant Ave.) around 7, and wrenching goes until 9.  Sound off if you're coming!

The last Grease Rag was really well attended, I hope you all got some work done!

My headset is still indexing, but it felt good to give it a quick overhaul.  Next up- replacement.  Not sure what I want to work on this week...  How about you?

Grease Rag wants you to know...

Grease Rag is going to be available in a NEW location, on a NEW night!  Check the blog this Sunday for details, or come to Grease Rag and we'll fill you in!  (Yes, there will be a kick-off party!!  June 11- Save the date.)

Jamie, owner of Sunrise Cyclery, had a birthday on Sunday, May 29th!  Happy birthday, Jamie!

Babes in Bikeland is going to be 9/10/2011, will you design their flyer this year?

Bike Walk Week is June 4- 12!

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Open Shop

Location: Uptown

18 May
2011

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Join us: 5/19 Grease Rag

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Grease Rag is this Thursday, May 19th!
(This event takes place the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month)

The Group Ride is on!  We will end up at Sunrise Cyclery (901 W. Lake St. at Bryant Ave.) around 7, and wrenching goes until 9.  Sound off if you're coming!

The last Grease Rag was really well attended, I hope you all got some work done!

I'm still waiting on my bottom bracket for my single speed, hopefully it has appeared.  If not, it will be headset week for my Bianchi, because I have some click-click indexing, and it makes me sad.  Does anyone else have something they want to work on?

Grease Rag wants you to know...

Moms are awesome.  Hope you and yours had a nice day!

Lots of good stuff on the blog this month, from recipes to stories of live cargo...

Freewheel Wednesday Women's Rides are on, as are The Hub Casual and Road rides on Mondays!  Check out more info on our Friends page.  (Look under Events.)

We will be having another photoshoot with Minneapolis Affair 5/26!  Save the date, and stay tuned for more details.

Babes in Bikeland has set a date for this year's race:  9/10/2011  See you there?

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Open Shop

Location: Uptown

02 Mar
2011

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I woke up this morning with a smudge of grease on my cheek...

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... and I thought of you.

We were packed to the gills at the last Grease Rag with 16 of you fine WTFs at Grease Rag.  A couple of people came without bikes just to check it out and learn.  When spring comes, you all should ride with us!!

2/17/2011 Grease Rag

Mostly we did winter maintenance, including cleaning and lubing wheels and drive trains.  It was good to see some well-loved bikes that have been ridden hard this winter get some attention.

Lydia built up a bike, and we had some brake work, wheels were trued, and other mechanical work being done, too.  Shayne was hustling to help us all out, like always.

There were beers, there were snacks, there was ASS KICKING.

2/17/2011 Grease Rag

Luci was kind enough to come by and give us all some tips on self-defense, or "How to kick ass."  I'm generally pretty clumsy and uncoordinated, and I could execute the moves, so *anyone* can do it!  Not to mention it was pretty fun choking each other and judo chopping my pal Buzo in the throat.  ;]  Just imagine how that must have looked to all the cars driving by on Lake Street.

Suzie, Tina, Holly, Dezee, Deonna, Alivia, Kat, Shayne, Buzo, Luci, Jen, Lydia, Ryan, Rachel, and Spanish... You rock my world, thanks for coming to Grease Rag!

2/17/2011 Grease RagAs always, you can check out and add your own Grease Rag photos to our Flickr Group.

02 Dec
2010

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Thursday, 12/2 Grease Rag Ride & Wrench

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It’s that time again- Grease Rag Ride and Wrench!

Grease Rag will be on Thursday, December 2nd
(This event takes place the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month)
Meet at Sunrise Cyclery (901 W. Lake St. at Bryant Ave.) at 7PM, wrenching ends at 9PM!

WTF Appreciation!  (Because we appreciate you...)

  • Big greasy hugs to all that have supported us by buying calendars for your homes, your cubicles, your bike room, your friends, and the special WTF cyclist in your life.  We are so thankful!  Tell your friends.  =]
  • Our winter skill-share was well-attended, despite the dangerous, icy conditions.  I think that just speaks to how hardcore Holly, Heidi, Ari, Alicia, Jennifer, Karen, and Julia are for coming out.  Also a big thanks to our facilitators, Kat, Shayne, Lee and Carly!

    Hope to see you!

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