[TheThinkTank] Thethinktank Digest, Vol 98, Issue 9

waymond smith waymondhsmith at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 21:24:36 PDT 2014


I'm interested in attending the mini B!B! conference and taking the LCI
training.

Waymond Smith
On Oct 21, 2014 8:20 PM, <thethinktank-request at lists.bikecollectives.org>
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>    1. Re: Regional Bike!Bike! LCI training (Clint Watson)
>    2. Re: bike share (veganboyjosh at gmail.com)
>    3. Re: women/women identified/trans open shop night (Ana Begej)
>    4. Re: bike share (DancesWithCars)
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> From: Clint Watson <clint at boisebicycleproject.org>
> To: The Think Tank <thethinktank at lists.bikecollectives.org>
> Cc:
> Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:12:11 -0600
> Subject: Re: [TheThinkTank] Regional Bike!Bike! LCI training
> Hey Rich,
>
> We're thinking April, but it's still tentative. I'll let you know as we
> get more settled, probably next month.
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> On Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 7:31 AM, richpoints . <richpoints at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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>> Clint, I might be interested.  Do you have tentative dates yet?
>>
>> On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 2:59 PM, Clint Watson <
>> clint at boisebicycleproject.org> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi All,
>>>
>>> In the process of planning our regional/mini Bike!Bike! in Boise, we had
>>> an idea we'd like to put out and see if there's interest. In addition to
>>> the conference, we're considering leading an LCI Training session
>>> <http://bikeleague.org/content/become-instructor> for any attendees who
>>> would like to get certified.
>>>
>>> What this would entail/require: LCI candidates would have to
>>> 1) attend a Traffic Skills 101 class at home (Start your search here
>>> <http://bikeleague.org/bfa/search/map?bfaq=>--might need to do a little
>>> digging in your community) and bring your completion certificate.
>>> 2) stay in Boise 3 days after the conference (we provide housing)
>>> 3) pay $300 registration fee
>>>
>>> Both the "regional" conference and the LCI training would be open
>>> invitation to anyone in the bike!bike! community (though the LCI status
>>> only applies to U.S. residents.)
>>>
>>> How many here might be interested? I'm asking because we'd have to start
>>> the process soon, to schedule a trainer and get the League on board. I'm
>>> happy to answer any questions for anyone who's unsure what LCI status
>>> entails or whether it's worth it. I'd say, in my experience, it's
>>> definitely worth having.
>>>
>>> Cheers!
>>> --
>>> Clint Watson
>>> Volunteer/Programs Coordinator
>>> Boise Bicycle Project
>>> 1027 Lusk St
>>> 208.429.6520
>>>
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>> Ride On!
>> Rich Points
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> From: veganboyjosh at gmail.com
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> Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:32:37 -0400
> Subject: Re: [TheThinkTank] bike share
> What's the process if someone's bike breaks down or has a flat on the way
> to your program?
> Will there be helmets?
> Will there be locks?
> If riding at night/dusk/dark, will there be lights?
>
>
> On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 7:21 PM, Yvonne Rucker <bikevon14 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> I want to increase the availability and number of bikes in a
>> neighborhoods.  I am writing an agreement with a couple of community
>> centers with these requirements:
>>
>> 1.During the winter they have to provide transportation to a build-a-bike
>> class for kids. Hopefully,  about 40 kids total will want to do because the
>> centers will have to pay to get a bus.
>>
>> 2. I will  give the community centers approx. 15 or 20 bikes.  They will
>> have to maintain the bikes, and have weekly rides with adult ride leaders.
>>
>> 3.I will teach ride safely classes
>>
>> 4. I will need them to collect relevant data, which I need to use later.
>>
>> Do any of you see any pot holes I am missing?
>>
>> .
>>
>> --
>> Yvonne Rucker
>> 248.225.0601
>> President BikeVON
>> bikevon14 at gmail.com
>> Educate, Advocate, and Motivate Through Cycling
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>> values of diversity and inclusion, a healthy lifestyle and exercise, safe
>> cycling and cycling advocacy and the opportunity to participate in the
>> Olympic sport of velodrome cycling.*
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> From: Ana Begej <ana at spokesconnect.org>
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> Cc:
> Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:30:34 -0500
> Subject: Re: [TheThinkTank] women/women identified/trans open shop night
> I run an open shop for women, trans* & femme identified people at SPOKES
> <http://spokesconnect.org>, in Minneapolis.  It is part of a larger
> offering of WTF specific open shops and events in the area called Grease
> Rag <http://greaserag.org/>.  Open shops are set up as partnerships with
> bike shops to use their mechanic space for women & trans to wrench and
> learn how to.  We usually have a facilitator to welcome people in and
> answer questions at the door, and also a knowledgeable mechanic to help
> with the bike side of things.
>
> I am also happy to answer specific questions if and when you've got them.
>
> Ana
>
>
> Ana Begej
> SPOKES Mechanic & Educator
> League Cycling Instructor #4168
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> SPOKES Bike Walk Connect
> 1915 E 22nd St
> Minneapolis, MN 55404
> 612.787.7433
> ana at spokesconnect.org
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> On Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 11:14 AM, Judith Feist <judith.feist at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Thank you for the information Ainsley, AMS Bike coop, Leslie, and
>> Christopher Chan,
>>  This will help with attempting to restart a women identified/queer/trans
>> open shop session... When I helped lead this night quite a few years ago it
>> was fantastic. And I think it helped introduce people to the space and
>> become comfortable with it-most times people who attended this night would
>> also start attending other shop nights as well.
>>
>> If I have most questions I will contact you! (: Thank you.
>>
>>
>> Judith
>>
>> On Sun, Oct 19, 2014 at 10:48 AM, <christopher at holisticcycles.com> wrote:
>>
>>> It is mindful work, it is hard internal spiritual journey for some and
>>> just bliss for others. We all love the bicycle, how do we share the love
>>> with our children, our peers, our neighbors, our loves, our parents, our
>>> grand parents? Or are we an island isolated from others?
>>>
>>> Christopher Wallace
>>> Holistic Cycles
>>> 140 Harrison St
>>> Oak Park, IL. 60304
>>>
>>>
>>> Interesting bike writing about making [female] bike partners in...  Have
>>> to look it up, a classic.  Want to say foreman, but not likely...
>>> Effective Cycling John Forrester MIT Press pp. 285-295 Chapter 41 Cycling
>>> with Love ( continues to cycling w children, a corollary imho)
>>> ~~~~~~~~~~~
>>> typing impaired by device, so phlat.
>>> NB: BigBro monitors all, dude[tte]....
>>> BackusNaurForm forgotten.
>>> Lied to re: Del msgs.  MailHoardersAnon*
>>> On Oct 18, 2014 2:44 PM, <christopher at holisticcycles.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> This is a life time of trouble or of commitment. If you are a guy and
>>>> you wish a woman would ride with you but you make excuses as to why not
>>>> ride her speed, then you have a lifetime problem that only you can address.
>>>> I am a recumbent rider, I can average 33 mph solo, I can also ride 4 to 6
>>>> mph shoulder to shoulder, with my gal. It took her a couple of year to get
>>>> up to 12 to 14 mph average. She is still no where near 33 mph. SO WHAT! I
>>>> want to ride with her, I want to Wrench with her, I want to play with her.
>>>> So I work hard to work with her and not for her, I ride with her, not
>>>> asking for her to catch up. I love her and do all I can to teach her with
>>>> kindness, show her how to, then disassemble it and let her try. I never
>>>> take over and do it for her unless she asks for my help.
>>>> I have a commitment to support her and be with her every day. Bicycling
>>>> is not a trouble between us, it is a sign of our commitment to eachother.
>>>>
>>>> I also ride alone for fun at full speed, or when I am coming home at
>>>> full blast to be with her.
>>>>
>>>> Boys, are you committed or  full of mechanic and bicycle trouble?
>>>>
>>>> Christopher Wallace
>>>> Holistic Cycles
>>>> 140 Harrison St
>>>> Oak Park, IL. 60304
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>  -------- Original Message --------
>>>> Subject: Re: [TheThinkTank] women/women identified/trans open shop night
>>>> From: DancesWithCars <danceswithcars at gmail.com>
>>>> Date: Fri, October 17, 2014 7:02 pm
>>>> To: The Think Tank <thethinktank at lists.bikecollectives.org>
>>>>
>>>> Three of the four Washington, dc coops/youth programs have , or had
>>>> wimmin's nights, last I knew.
>>>>  I advocated for one, and threatened to dress up as a woman to get in (
>>>> only done it half arsed once while clowning in WV ), and see how it was
>>>> going/ get attention.
>>>> Not sure about separate trans/ queerfolk night, would have to have
>>>> enough of those types/ self identify to make it work.
>>>> Agreed, testosterone kills community, and a lot of other things,
>>>> especially with tools in hand, but estrogen poisoning is a little over the
>>>> top too.  How many, oh, how many rabbits must die, before we figure this
>>>> out?  /bad joke
>>>> Being not part of either ( O+/ tq) , I can't speak much to it ( doesn't
>>>> seem to stop me from trying, though ).  Separatist organizations/ cliques
>>>> and subgrouping is always a little tricky if trying to build community, as
>>>> a whole, imnsho.
>>>> That said, disabled night, I haven't seen, nor tried...
>>>>  Bike Hospital, as how for younger kids has been done, informally, iirc.
>>>> Currently, Spanish is running separate from English some other types of
>>>> places I sometimes go...
>>>>
>>>> ~~~~~~~~~~~
>>>> typing impaired by device, so phlat.
>>>> NB: BigBro monitors all, dude[tte]....
>>>> BackusNaurForm forgotten.
>>>> Lied to re: Del msgs.  MailHoardersAnon*
>>>> On Oct 17, 2014 5:35 PM, "Christopher Chan" <
>>>> chris.chan at edmontonbikes.ca> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> You're welcome to use text from our page:
>>>>> http://edmontonbikes.ca/women
>>>>> We are updating the name (women & trans) to include femme for ours,
>>>>> and we will likely also introduce a separate queer time as well.
>>>>>
>>>>> Christopher Chan
>>>>> Executive Director
>>>>> Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society
>>>>> edmontonbikes.ca
>>>>> BikeWorks North • 9305 111 Ave • T5G 0A2 • 780-757-9100
>>>>> BikeWorks South • 8001 102 St • T6E 4A2 • 780-433-2453
>>>>> Cell • 780-756-7560
>>>>> On 17 Oct 2014 11:43, "Leslie Peteya" <lesliepeteya at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> We have both a women's night and a trans/queer night. Mainly, because
>>>>>> we can serve the 2 different populations better.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Our collective has had several intense discussions around why we need
>>>>>> such nights. I explain the bro-chisimo environment of
>>>>>> fixing bikes, the masculine energy, some men's tendency to jump and
>>>>>> offer to 'help', discomfort felt by queer/trans populations in
>>>>>> interacting with homophobic patrons, women's historic acculturation
>>>>>> to be accommodating and not speak up, as and maybe I just want to hang out
>>>>>> with my fellow women and share cupcakes, as all reasons for having these
>>>>>> nights.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Best,
>>>>>> Leslie
>>>>>> Durham Bike Co-op
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 1:23 PM, Judith Feist <judith.feist at gmail.com
>>>>>> > wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Good Afternoon all,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I was just wondering what shops out there have specific shop nights
>>>>>>> dedicated to a specific group of individuals...Do you have literature you
>>>>>>> hand out to folks who ask questions about this specific shop night? How do
>>>>>>> you run it? I would like to host an evening where folks who identify as
>>>>>>> women/trans are able to come work on/learn about bike maintenance/safety in
>>>>>>> a welcoming environment...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Any info is helpful. Especially concerning how you respond to
>>>>>>> negative comments pertaining to such evenings...
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I hope everyone is well and thank you, in advance, for any
>>>>>>> information. It's greatly appreciated.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> judith caroline feist
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "i don' think my art is political. i think it's about the stuff that
>>>>>>> doesn't let me sleep at night." -felix gonzalez-torres
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I think [the bicycle] has done more to emancipate women than
>>>>>>> anything else in the world...It gives a woman a feeling of freedom and
>>>>>>> self-reliance.~Susan B. Anthony
>>>>>>>
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>> judith caroline feist
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>> "i don' think my art is political. i think it's about the stuff that
>> doesn't let me sleep at night." -felix gonzalez-torres
>>
>> I think [the bicycle] has done more to emancipate women than anything
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> Cc:
> Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:15:36 -0400
> Subject: Re: [TheThinkTank] bike share
>
> Why can't it be an earn a bike plus some more for others?
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~
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> On Oct 20, 2014 1:35 PM, <veganboyjosh at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> What's the process if someone's bike breaks down or has a flat on the way
>> to your program?
>> Will there be helmets?
>> Will there be locks?
>> If riding at night/dusk/dark, will there be lights?
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 7:21 PM, Yvonne Rucker <bikevon14 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I want to increase the availability and number of bikes in a
>>> neighborhoods.  I am writing an agreement with a couple of community
>>> centers with these requirements:
>>>
>>> 1.During the winter they have to provide transportation to a
>>> build-a-bike class for kids. Hopefully,  about 40 kids total will want to
>>> do because the centers will have to pay to get a bus.
>>>
>>> 2. I will  give the community centers approx. 15 or 20 bikes.  They will
>>> have to maintain the bikes, and have weekly rides with adult ride leaders.
>>>
>>> 3.I will teach ride safely classes
>>>
>>> 4. I will need them to collect relevant data, which I need to use later.
>>>
>>> Do any of you see any pot holes I am missing?
>>>
>>> .
>>>
>>> --
>>> Yvonne Rucker
>>> 248.225.0601
>>> President BikeVON
>>> bikevon14 at gmail.com
>>> Educate, Advocate, and Motivate Through Cycling
>>>
>>>
>>> *Mission: To provide the youth of color an opportunity to learn the core
>>> values of diversity and inclusion, a healthy lifestyle and exercise, safe
>>> cycling and cycling advocacy and the opportunity to participate in the
>>> Olympic sport of velodrome cycling.*
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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