Photo by Steve Vance of Steven Can Plan
GOLDSPRINTS! Saturday, February 4th, 7pm-10pm, at Johnny Sprockets at 3001 N Broadway. Check out the details on Facebook here.
For those not in the know, Goldsprints are casual competitions based on two riders pitted head-to-head against each other on trainers hooked to cyclocomputers that measure distance and speed.
Johnny Sprockets, if I recall correctly, has one large bike and one small bike frame set up, which means that us tiny ladies can race. Just not head-to-head. Which is a shame, because I’ve been trying to prove I could kick Kaz’s ass for months.Read More
After years of either weighing down my bike with a rack and panniers system or giving myself lop-sided shoulders with a one-shoulder messenger bag, I’ve upgraded. I read rave reviews about Mission Workshop bags from my peeps on Bikeforums.net so I decided to take a look. Waterproof, made in the USA, lifetime warranty, carbon fiber frame stays, what up! I originally wanted the gigantic Vandal. It expands from 1,800 cu. in. to a ridiculous 4,000. There’s a lot of Vandal porn out there that’s basically dudes taking pictures/videos of themselves carrying things like strollers or microwaves or kegs in their Vandals. Bad ass.
But I had some concern about the bag being too big for me, and sure enough, MW’s own site says the Vandal is for those 5’5″ and over. So the slightly smaller (1,350 cu. in. expands to 2,700) Rambler was my choice.
I’ve now used it for only a total of 20 miles (a commute home the day I got it, and my ride in to work today), but here are my initial thoughts. I reserve the right to do an updated review after more experience with the bag.Read More
If Tiny Fix was a Charlie’s Angels style TV show, Cupcake would be the requisite token non-white member whose secret powers are defeating enemies by drinking them under the table and then sleeping with them. Come celebrate her 25th birthday tonight (Yes! Tonight! Friday, January 27th!) at Boiler Room (2210 N California, across from California Blue Line stop) at 9pm.Read More
As an update on my article the other day about staying warm while wearing skirts on your bike in the winter, Payless is currently having a Buy One, Get One Half off sale. They’re currently selling fleece-lined tights, which are incredibly warm and only $10 at normal price.
I have a million pairs of these, and they have their disadvantages, but I definitely recommend picking some up.
PROS: warm as a sloth’s taint, cheap as chips, looks like you’re just wearing black tights but feels like you’re secretly wearing sweatpants
CONS: the seams at the toes have split on me after a few washes, they’re all weird unnatural fibers, they run really short so my tiny ass wears a M/L and tall women are going to be shit out of luckRead More
I don’t know Whitney, but based on this Bike Fancy post, I wish I did.
While riding you …? signal, watch for taxis, try not to piss off pedestrians, dream about hitting certain cars with my sling shot, smile at other cyclists, plot to take over the world.
Love the purple tights, yo.Read More