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Proletarian Biking: A Guide to Dressing for the Weather

    Is your full time job not technically employment? Do you think $25k is a lot of money for just one person to make in a year? If so, this is the gear series for you. Welcome to Proletarian Biking: a broke bike kid’s guide to making the most out of your tiny income. I’m sure some of you…

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Racing Against Myself

This August I competed in my first ever sanctioned road race. If any of you follow me on Twitter, you probably already know the scale of the unexpected identity crisis this set off for me. While I feel like I’ve largely chilled out about this, I’ve still got a lot of reservations about what this means about me as a…

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I Tore My ACL

The first thing I say to people about tearing my ACL is “I don’t generally recommend it.” On a lovely fall day in October 2015, I and some girlfriends went to an apple picking farm for some wholesome fun. This particular farm has a jumping pillow: a huge inflated rubber pillow affixed to the ground that kids and adults can…

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It’s Like Tiny Fix’s Cooler Sister

You guys! I know we haven’t posted here in ages. We got super burned out on writing about bikes and throwing events, even though we’re all still regular cyclists. I think I’m a little late to the party but I just found out about FWOD (For Women Only, Duh) Chicago, a group that holds rides and alleycats for women/trans/GNC riders…

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More Rides! Donuts!

Ladies! Club BFF is doing another ride that I’m definitely planning on hitting up. Saturday, June 13, at 10 AM, Club BFF is doing a ride to Pullman, one of Chicago’s most historic neighborhoods. The Pullman Historic District is a unique community, built in 1880-84 as a planned model industrial town for the Pullman’s Palace Car Company. Most importantly, if you’re as food…

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Self-Promotion Thursday: Ride to Rainbow Cone

Heads up, ladies! Next Saturday, May 16, I am leading a Club BFF ride to Rainbow Cone. The ride is about 30 miles round trip at a pretty comfortable commuting speed of 15-18 mph. Maybe riding your bike and eating a ton of ice cream isn’t your thing, but for those of you who know better: Ride departs from BFF…

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Last Friday, Ricardo Capistrano was biking on North Avenue when he was hit by a dark-colored 4-door GMC or Chevrolet SUV traveling east on North Avenue and then making a left-hand turn onto Talman Avenue. He is currently hospitalized with a punctured lung and bleeding around his brain, in addition to other serious injuries. The driver who hit him has not been…

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Goin’ Campin’ : Get Yourself a Plan

  It’s warming up again (finally!) and that means one thing: Camping Season. I’m here to bring you the scoop on camping in the Chicago region. Some of you may remember Kaz’s post about this subject, and I highly recommend also checking that out. Last season, Tiny Fixers Anna and Lisa (me!), and a bunch of friends decided to go camping…

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Your New Commuting Theme Song

  Here you go my lovelies.  It’s your new commuting jam. You’re welcome.   To the tune of “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor   Intro Bike, bike bike bike, bike bike bike, bike bike biiiiiike 5x Riding up, bike on the street Making time, taking chances Went the distance, now I’m back on Kinzie Just a bike and my…

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