Monday, November 17, 2008

Rodney Scroggins Benefit

I recently received a call from a man named Mark who is the GM over at D’Amico Catering in Minneapolis. He used to work at the Edina D’Amico and over the years, delivered 100’s of boxed lunches to QBP. On September 17th, 2008, Rodney Scroggins, (who has worked for them for 19 years and has always biked to and from work), was hit by a car (hit and run) and found lying in the road about an hour later, then brought to HCMC. He is still in the hospital and recovering from a dislocated shoulder, broken bones and other injuries.

Coworkers have organized a benefit to help with his recovery. All the proceeds will benefit his family.

When: Tuesday, November 18th 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Where: Metropolitan Ballroom
5418 Wayzata Blvd.
$25 in advance, $30 at the door.

For more information or donation: Call Ramanda at D’Amico and Partners: 612-374-1776

TCF Bank
121 8th Street South in Minneapolis
Clyde/Bruce Scroggins
In care of Rodney Scroggins

Mark wanted some help spreading the word, I said I’d see what I could do. Please consider supporting, attending or telling your friends about this incredibly important event.

Thanks for your time. :)

Anne West
Community Service Coordinator at QBP

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Renaissance Bicycles

There is a shop in North Carolina, Renaissance Bicycles, who take older, vintage frames, add modern components, and create worthy masterpieces. To some degree, this is what we do at the CRC Cykel Garage. We don't repaint/refinish frames, but we create unique, one-of-a-kind rides from sweet steel road bikes. In the que at the moment we have a very nice Panasonic DX6000. I've gone back and forth on whether or not I want to turn it into a single speed, but at this point I'm leaning toward returning the SunTour Sprint kit to it. Pictures will be posted as the project is completed.