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For learning how to fix your own bike, Ann Arbor's own co-op, Common Cycle, is a fantastic resource. Open Sundays 11-3 at 416 W Huron.

Spent the morning volunteering as a mechanic for the first time.

Observations: if you get there at 11 it's pretty quiet. After 12:30 and you might have to wait.

Cool group of people there!

best questions from 7 year olds at today's veterinarian Girl Scouts presentation:

"careful with this rabbit because he can be angry"

Is he angrier than Donald Trump? he's crazy!

"this Gecko lost part of his tail."

Is he Jewish?

Santa existence 

Finally found fenders fat enough for my mountain bike. They are not in any way predrilled which is good (better fit) and bad (pain in the neck)

I might need to borrow your cutoff wheel again @csalzman

Anybody got a drill press?

2004 photos 

Remember when the wildest thing in the news was Charlie Sheen ranting about tiger blood?

Halcyon days.

wrap 11/18 cont.

3) New sidewalk gap filling option passed. Essentially if you live within 750 feet of a gap you can ask to have it filled. If 50% of neighbors within that radius agree, then it will be built and the property owner will only be charged 50% of the usual cost, with the city picking up the rest.
4) The Vic on South U was approved, only CM Hayner dissenting due to hating shadows and wanting moar parking.

wrap 11/18

1) All of the "let's look at developing affordable housing on city-owned land" resolutions passed, most unanimously. A good start!
2) Bike lanes and removing on-street parking from Barton was delayed til mid January. Residents were in favor of the proposal but someone collected signatures against it so they'll survey again.


Had a pretty good turnout for the Ann Arbor Tweed Ride, about 15 folks came out to ride.

Photos link:

if anyone wants to dress up in silly tweed clothes and ride bikes in freezing temperatures, Tweed Ride is today, rolling out from Ann Arbor farmers market at 11am!

it's gonna be a short 3 mile ride with a warm-up afterwards!

Watching Porco Rosso at home per kids request

"I'd rather be a pig than a fascist"

Bus to/from natural history museum is the way to go!

two days later and none of the multi use paths I commute on are plowed. Even studded tires won't help bike through totally ungroomed snow.

Glad I didn't invest in them yet - too bad our local government doesn't believe in winter outdoor activity!

My wife's Toyota minivan with all-wheel-drive and snow tires was the hero today. Rescued all her coworkers stuck cars by pushing them out.

It's a total beast in the snow.

Ann Arbor continues to close schools on the wrong day 🙄

I may be overprepared for today's snow.

A2 bikers who are braver than I - how did it go this morning?

Will Ann Arbor cancel school on Monday???

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