Thank you, Jules over at the Surly Blog, for posting a set of "Pedal Pumpers" that represent some of the varations of what a "real" cyclist looks like!
Here are a few pic… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/this-is-what-a-real-cyclist-looks-like/
I've introduced you to my love of Bikeyface, a Boston-based cartoonist illustrating the bikey life, on this blog before. SO many of the comics hit the nail on the head for m… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/bikeyface-small-steps/
The weather has been rather unusual for this time of year, although not unprecedented. How've you been faring?
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Via the US Nationa… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/the-weather-and-other-things/
On April 21, 2011, a woman named Audrey (Kimberly Yeong Sil) Hull was hit by a truck in Dinkytown and died. Before they released the identity of the c… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/victim-blaming-elyse-mary-stern/
I've written about my friends at C.L.A.P. (Creative Ladies Are Powerful!) before, but I wanted to share a personal challenge that they have inspired me to take on.
Photo cou… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/creative-and-powerful-goals/
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/
Pro tip: Your polling place is in your neighborhood. Alleviate congestion and frustration by riding your bike or walking!
I voted, and I encourage you to exercise your civic rig… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/election-day/
This cartoon, by Pat Bagley, reads, “What terrifies religious extremists like the Taliban are not American tanks or bombs or bullets… It’s a girl with a book… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/malala-yousafzai/
People keep sending me this video. "Martyn Ashton takes the £10k carbon road bike... With a plan to push the limits of road biking as far as his lycra legs would dare,… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/martyn-ashtons-bike-party-no-thanks/
My time at the first National Women's Bicycling Summit in Long Beach, CA was grand. I have a reflection post coming up, but in the mean time, I will share a poem I wrote abo… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/this-is-not-a-bike./
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/
Mitchell Scott wrote an article called, "Why No Y?" on Pinkbike.com about why women are not into mountain biking, and it had me cringing from beginning to end.
The self-… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/why-women-dont-mtb-from-a-self-proclaimed-dude/
It is 6:30 am and I'm sitting on a bus bench, tired, dehydrated, and a little cold. I completely misjudged how long it would take me to get my dentist's office, but it's act… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/drilling-down/
Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.
- Audre Lorde
If you don't have the right combination of momentum … http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/momentum-balance/
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/
"2012 is shaping up to be a big year for women on bikes."
Jonathan Maus, of bikeportland.org, took the words right out of my mouth. I feel exactly the same way about the solid tr… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/mindful-of-the-gender-gap/
My pal Mel is a super rad lady. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota, studying bicycle activism and backlash, community building, and feminism, and likes radical… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/bike-blogversation-1/
I don't make "resolutions" every year, but I always try to focus on a few straight-forward goals.
What are your 2012 goals, bike-related or ?
If your goal is to become more inde… http://greaserag.org/user_blogs/lowrah/2012-goals/
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/