Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
CHIANG MAI THAI
Thursday, March 27th, 2008
This Sting-Ray could be yours:
One of a kind, handmade jewelry
cycling apparel, beer, etc...
lots of wine, 0.75, 1.5, and 3.0L bottles - some as sets of 6 or 12.
Original artwork, even one from Amy C.
Grab bags - 20 bucks each. What's inside? Wine, plus other goodies.
Awesome t-shirts and other clothing...
a nice sampling of gift certificates from venues across the Twin Cities.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
GHOST BIKE MINNEAPOLIS TO INSTALL MEMORIAL FOR ED GORECKI
Ghost Bike Minneapolis will host a short memorial ride on March 30th, 2008 in remembrance of Ed Gorecki, a cyclist killed by a hit-and-run driver on December 11th, 2007. A white bicycle will be placed in Northeast Minneapolis at the intersection of Quincy and Broadway as a memorial and a reminder to ride and drive safely.
The Ghost Bike Project is a nationwide effort to increase awareness of the dangers bicyclists face, and to encourage cyclists and drivers to share the road. More information can be found at http://www.ghostbikempls.org/.
The memorial ride will begin at 1:30 on March 30th, at the east end of the Stone Arch Bridge (MAP). Attendees are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes early. There will be a short ride to the intersection of Quincy and Broadway, followed by the installation of a ghost bike and a moment of silence. Members of the public are welcome to attend.
thanks to Sveden for this important news.
CHIANG MAI THAI
Please Join us for a
to Benefit the Memorial Fund for
Thursday, March 27th, 2008
We recently lost our close friend and long time co-worker, Rachel Dow. A memorial fund has been set up in her name, and we plan to use all proceeds to place and dedicate a bench on the West River Parkway overlooking the Mississippi River. Any additional funds will benefit a local at-risk youth program.
This silent auction is a public event. We will have items of all kinds and cost up for bid, including:
*Spectacular selection of all varietals of wine
(from 750ml to double magnums)
*Burton Snowboard BMC-68
*Complete Birdhouse skateboard from professional skater Steve Nesser
*Swobo and Navara biking clothing
*Various pieces of artwork, framed paintings, photography
*Eclectic handmade jewelry
*Kate Spade sunglasses and $200 Gift Certificate to Look and See EyeCare
*Autographed Willie Nelson LP
*2 large MAC make-up/product packages
*Packages to various local gyms
(including Core Power Yoga, MN Kali Group, Los Campeones)
*Private Tennis Lesson at RSFTC Tennis Center
*Tree Trimming/Consulting service
*Hair cut and color service
*Season tickets to Jungle Theatre
*Bicycle Tune-up at One-On-One and The Alt bike shops
*Gift Certificate to Neiman Marcus
*Restaurant Gift Certificates to 2021, Restaurant Alma, Stella’s Fish Café, Lone Tree, Uptown Pizza Luce, Café Barbette, Pi, Spoon River
*$20 ‘Mystery Bags’ - Each bag filled with wine, various products, and a chance to win big gift certificates.
We also invite you to enter our 50/50 Raffle. $10/ticket. We will name the winner the night of the auction. 50% of the money collected will go to the name on the ticket, the other 50% will go directly toward the Rachel Dow Memorial Fund.
Please join us for this very special event! DJ and dancing to follow from 10pm to Midnight. We hope to see you there.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Don't get me wrong, I welcome the warmer weather, it's just that I'll be missing these riding conditions as soon as they've past behind us.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
In other news - you might want to keep a close eye on your wives and daughters.
Also, I like the look of these Filson hiking knickers - somebody should send me a pair, I'm somewhere in the 30-32" waist category, depending on make - At least tell me a good place to get some.
Stay tuned - I've got a few products I've been using and would like to review for you.
Friday, March 21, 2008
I am personally pushing my company to install a set of 6 bike lockers, the same ones you see at MetroTransit park-and-rides, also to get a subsidized MetroPass, as well as a bus shelter to keep the waiting riders dry from the rain and out of the winter wind. The MetroPass option is fairly easy - the minimum monthly subscription is 5 people, and there are currently 3 people who ride the bus where I work (out of ~1,300), so getting 2 more people shouldn't be a problem. The bike locker issue is probably going to happen, with the help of a bit of subsidizing, while the bus shelter is likely a no-go, as we just don't have the ridership to get one at no cost, and the cost is in the 12-15k range - but time will tell.
Hey, if I can get a few people to quit driving their cars solo to work, I'll be happy. I'm told that the latest study by 494 Commuter Services shows 95% of Twin Cities commuters drive solo - that's just wrong. What are you doing to make a difference?
And this video just made me laugh out loud for about 20-seconds
[edit - as you can see by the link, my image is no longer being hosted on their server. No word yet on compensation.]
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
I only fell twice - once when the trail collapsed on me and the other when I collided with Ben, who suddenly stopped, causing me to gracefully dismount off a hill.
I've got for you 2 highlight videos.
Here's Ian going ass-down in the icy water...
another video with us on the rollout...
not many photos of the riding, too difficult to ride one-handed in the sludge, but here's a small collection from me.
wishing you were there...
Friday, March 14, 2008
A HUGE thanks for those who have pledged to the multiple sclerosis 150-mile ride I'm doing this June. If you're looking for a tax deductible way to pledge to research towards a cure for MS, please consider helping out. I know there are lots of worthy causes out there and know you probably 'give at the office,' but even a few bucks means a lot.
Here's my current tally as of a few minutes ago:
Went and saw the bike pornography show last night. Overall the show was in good taste, with the one exception being the final video, which is likely in violation of at least 97 Utah state laws and will prevent me from ever sitting on a used seat again - I'll never condition my saddle the same way either.
Linden thinks this article is worthwhile, and on a non-related note - if you have any plastic lawn furniture in your backyard, and you live anywhere near Minnehaha Falls you might want to bring it indoors at night.
T-shirts are back in stock at Stroker Ace - stop by and get some.
beard comes off this weekend - stay tuned for updates.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Here's some late breaking film action and just in time too. Today I walked a bike out at 6:59pm, rode it around the block. At 7pm it was still light out. This Thursday March 13th, for one night only! Strong Arm Marketing presents, The Pornography of the Bicycle. A series of short films on the theme of Bike Porn. It's cumming on thru it's east coast tour here in Mpls. It will play at the StrongArm Marketing Complex. 117 Washington Ave N. Mpls, MN. $5 at the door. 99 to 100 limited seats. That's this Thursday night. Door at 8pm, Director/Producer intro at 8:15pm. Showtime at 8:30pm. Scrool down the trailer page here for a short look. We all know cycling, and sex, are some of the best things life offers us. You really do not want to miss this. Spring is coming:) (go)
Monday, March 10, 2008
I've asked Andy to send me the photo of him in the Hummer - I can't wait!
edit - Ken posted his video in the comments
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
(freezing) rain drops keep falling on my head(set)