My friend, Jeremy has a transit blog called Critical Transit. He is a smart cookie, has a lot of perspective on transit, and does a podcast on interesting topics. The interesting … http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/critical-transit-interviews-grease-rag/
I recently read this article in the Star Tribune about a St. Paul woman, Cindy Colon. I was really inspired by her training plan, her accomplishments, and her attitude! &nbs… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/cindy-colon-pedaling-a-dream/
Photograph by Travis BeardOn her 140-mile ride across the Panjshir Valley in October 2010, Galpin crossed this river twice after being forced to turn around bef… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/nat-geos-adventurers-of-the-year-shannon-galpin/
So you have decided to race an alleycat race! Congratulations! Here are some tips from a 4-time Babes in Bikeland participant, Lauren. She learned it all the hard way, so you don&… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/babes-in-bikeland-tips-from-a-former-rookie/
Protected between the two vehicles, with the horns of both cars blaring, we rode six abreast for the final kilometer. Traffic flowed around us, sometimes honking support and som… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/team-rve-complete-tdf-route/
I am overjoyed to announce that there is a new addition to my family! I just bought a new (to me) road bike. I was so pumped that I broke it in over the weekend with ~… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/foiled/
I think the young woman in this video deserves a million high-fives!
I've written a little about fear before, but I'm curious abou… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/overcoming-fear/
I often ponder the scale of the world, and how I fit into the equation. Have you ever taken a slow walk along a road with one or two storefronts a mile, or driven a car reall… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/scale-and-looking-vs.-seeing/
We all start somewhere.
ONE YEAR AGO TODAY: I learned how to ride a bike.
April 17, 2011.
Which really means: I learned how to fly.
I guess I should just admit: I'm really da… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/happy-bike-versary-eleonore/
April 17th, 6-8PM
The Republic 7-Corners
221 Cedar Ave. S.
I am pleased to announce that Grease Rag will be speaking on a panel with Full Cycle and Cycles for Change about "Eng… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/mbc-happy-hour-discussion-engaging-new-cyclists/
I am not posting this video because Lucette Gilbert is a "little old lady" on a bike. I'm posting this video because she is a woman that rides her bik… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/lucette-gilbert/
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 quest… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/jen/i-am-proud/
I have returned, hale and hearty, from my epic adventure to Lake Maria State Park. I ultimately packed pretty much exactly what I said I would--I can't remember including anything… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/jen/lake-maria-state-park/
1:20 video poem from People For Bikes, "If I Ride."
"...and I won't be a boy, or a girl, I'll just be 'a rider.'"
"If I ride, I will… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/if-i-ride/
ArtCrank did a really cool feature on fan-submitted "Best Bike Stories of 2011."
There were stories from Kat Fowler at Thank You For Seeing Me, Loretta Trevino (Seattle) and Lea… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/best-bike-stories-of-2011/
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 … http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/happy-friday/
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 … http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/im-not-an-expert-i-just-play-one-on-the-internet/
Another trip to the Farmers Market, by bike. This morning I went to the Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market, located on East Lyndale Ave N kinda behind the Basilica of St Mary. F… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/jen/are-you-taking-those-home-by-bike/
This article in the Guardian, "For Zimbabwe's women, a bicycle can be a tool of liberation," warms the cockles of my heart. The author describes Zimbabwe as a place where it can … http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/on-my-bicycle-i-felt-like-i-was-in-a-room-of-my-own./
Tuesday morning was about 85 degrees with 90% humidity. I went for a ride and sweated buckets! Hope you're all staying happy and hydrated out there, despite the heat.
I've bee… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/clipping-out-stings/