LGRAB Summer Games: Players and Prizes, Pt. 2

As I announced yesterday, every day this week through Friday, we will be posting a round-up of LGRAB 2011 Summer Games players and announcing the lucky prize winners. Winners will be randomly drawn from the entire pool of players.

Here is your Wednesday dose of bikey inspiration…

Melissa – She read Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne (“Once I got past his somewhat patronizing tone, I thought it was a pretty insightful book.” – ha!), stopped to smell the flowers with her vintage Bridgestone, test rode a Townie (which may be part of her future?), and enjoyed commuting to her new job in Denver for the first time.

Melissa and her bike Smurfette smelled the flowers


Melissa made the Townie look goooood :)

Stacy – Completed many of the tasks with her family. They talked to their orthodontist about bike parking after having to lock to his sign (he’d been meaning to install a rack), took many pictures of summer bike commuting, began oiling their chains weekly, and rode the heck out of the only bike path in Huntington. She also test rode a neighbor’s bike while her husband test rode a Cannondale 5 and she read Duck on a Bike to a class of toddlers (start ‘em young!).

Stacy made the Games a family affair


Stacy made the most of her bike summer!

Andrea – Tried out the Bixi bikeshare system in Montreal, took a picture of summer, and went on a group ride with Toronto Bike Meet-up. She also requested more bike parking using the city’s online form and performed maintenance tasks (cleaned the chain, pumped the tires, adjusted the bell).

Andrea rocked a red dress on a group ride

Andrea Bixi-ed

Chris – After getting back into biking when his 12-year-old son found an old road bike in their garage last year, he’s been teaching basic bike maintenance to his son by repacking bearings, replacing cables, tubes, tires, handlebar tape and installing a bike computer. They also went on a group ride for his son’s Boy Scouts Bicycling Merit Badge and generally roamed the city and outlying trails together. Fun!

Chris went on a group ride for his son's Boy Scouts Bicycling Merit Badge!


Chris's son enjoyed a greenway ride

Highlands Veteran – Sent us a summer photo from day one of the super group ride, RAGBRAI!

Highlands Vet rode RAGBRAI

Becca – Read a book about cycling, Urban Biker’s Tricks and Tips (“Since I have been commuting to work off and on for about 4 years, I’d taught myself these tricks, but I am glad I read the book so I can feel confident to recommend it to new riders who are scared.”)

Becca confirmed her knowledge by reading about tips and tricks for urban cyclists

Jaclyn – Got the idea to start her own blog through the Games – awesome! She posted a review of a book about biking (The Art of Cycling), test rode a new bike (a Trek trike!), emailed Walgreens to request more bike parking (I need to do that, too!), and rode her new Dutch bike to work.

Jaclyn commuted in style


Jaclyn test rode a trike

So wonderful, everyone! All of the bikey awesomeness really warms my heart. :)

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Today we are giving away the Abus Bordo lock from Abus.

The Abus Bordo lock is a flexible lock that folds up small, while offering a medium-high level of protection.

And the winner is…

Sara B. who blogs at With Love From Sara. Congrats! We have not yet gotten to the overview of her challenges, but you can read about them firsthand here.

We are also giving away Scarlet-X Tech Knickers from Harlot Wear and athletic sunglasses from the Sunglasses Shop.

Scarlet-X Tech Knickers are women’s bicycling knickers made of breathable stretch fabric with a water-repellent finish and a soft anti-odor lining, made with a stylish cut and reflective piping. The Sunglasses Shop sunglasses sport large, tough frames.

And the winner is…

Lowrah, who blogs at Grease Rag Ride and Wrench in Minneapolis. Grease Rag’s mission is to encourage and empower women/ trans/ femme (WTF) cyclists in a collaborative and fun learning environment through rides, discussions, shop nights and educational seminars in a safer space. (Love!)

If you did not win yet, keep checking daily, because we still have several great prizes to give away.

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13 thoughts on “LGRAB Summer Games: Players and Prizes, Pt. 2

  1. Rrnstn says:

    Dottie,
    From the photos, it appears that Chris’s son might be able to use a tandem brake lever, one that can pull two brake levers at one time, just a thought.

  2. Rrnstn says:

    Oops! Make that two brake cables at one time

  3. Rrnstn says:

    Oops! Make that two brake cables at one time

  4. Sigrid says:

    Great job at inspiring all these folks gals! And a shout out to Lowrah in Mpls! Hoorah. :)

  5. Sigrid says:

    Great job at inspiring all these folks gals! And a shout out to Lowrah in Mpls! Hoorah. :)

  6. Sara B. says:

    Ooh, boy! Thank you!! :D

  7. Andrea says:

    Congratulations to Sara and Lowrah! I have the Abus lock — you can’t see it in the photo because my knee is hiding it. It’s all kinds of awesome — no more struggling with U-locks and uncooperative bike stands. Plus it doesn’t interfere with the lines of my pretty, pretty bike.

    Not to be pedantic — oh forget it, I’m always pedantic — the Bixi I rented was in Toronto, not Montreal.

    And I think everyone should wear dresses or skirts on leisurely group rides. Everyone kept asking me if I was okay, but the skirt provides a lot of ventilation!

  8. Spiderleggreen says:

    Good! Lowrah needs some decent shades. Her cheap ones have gotta go! haha

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  12. Rrnstn says:

    Dottie,
    From the photos, it appears that Chris’s son might be able to use a tandem brake lever, one that can pull two brake levers at one time, just a thought.

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