Ep 24 Grease Rag

GreaseRag

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Quick Episode Summary

  • 01:02 Quick introduction for new listeners
  • 05:18 Grease Rag Interview
  • 58:08 PixelGoth

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This episode features an interview with Grease Rag, a mostly Minneapolis based Women, Trans, and Femme cycling organization who are successfully creating safe spaces not just for cisgender women, but also for anyone who is femme, trans, non-binary, or really anyone who doesn’t fit into the standard cisgender masculine community.

One of my favorite aspects of Grease Rag is how grassroots and welcoming they are.  You don’t have to own an expensive bicycle to belong.  You don’t have to know anything about a bicycle to be welcome at one of their open shops.  You simply have to be decent person.

The people who make Grease Rag possible are passionate about bicycling, and about empowering everyone and anyone who identifies as a Woman, Trans, or Femme.

Personally, I love my bicycle.  I’ve always loved my bicycle.  I love the freedom of moving fast, under my own pedal power, and the feeling of wind on my face.  I love the being alone among people in the city, riding through Minneapolis, not having to worry about finding a place to park before I find a place for coffee.  I love realizing I’m 30 miles away from home, and that I rode there, and the only way I’m getting home is back on that bicycle – or the bus 🙂

If you live in, or are visiting Minneapolis, I highly recommend the Grand Rounds, a bicycle tour of the city park system that encircles the city.  You’ll see Minnehaha Falls, the Chain of Lakes area, the Downtown Waterfront, and a lot more scenic and natural beauty nested in an urban area.

Minneapolis and Saint Paul have a fantastic bike sharing program, called Nice Ride Minnesota, that I use quite frequently, its a wonderful way to see the city or even as a transportation solution.

Music for this episode is by Pixelgoth, aka Grace Lynn, a pixel artist, songwriter, and game designer.  You can check out all of the amazing Pixel Art following the link below, and while you’re enjoying the art, you can listen to some of Grace Lynn’s music on the Soundcloud page (see the big giant picture/link below).

As always opening and bumper music for the show was provided courtesy of Obsidian Shell.

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Links

Grease Rag’s home page: http://greaserag.org/ which is chock full of calendars, links, and so much Greasy Goodness.

Grease Rag on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/greaserag/

Babes in Bikeland home page: http://babesinbikeland.com/

Minneapolis Grand Rounds: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/grandrounds/home.htm

Witch Hat Hill / Prospect Park: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=4&parkid=486 

Nice Ride Minnesota: https://www.niceridemn.org/

Pixelgoth Homepage: http://www.pixelgoth.com/

Obsidian Shell: http://www.obsidianshell.com/

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Bad Joke(s)

  • I bet the butcher $50 that she couldn’t reach the meat from the top shelf without a step stool.  She just looked at me, and said, “Nope, I can’t make that bet, you see the steaks are just too high.”
  • Why can’t you hear a pterodactyl in the bathroom?
    Because it has a silent pee!

 

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