Archive for January, 2012

New York, New York: The Blogspedition Visits The City that Never Sleeps

Thanks to the Women’s Bike Blog list I can get a taste of New York biking life before I get there. Herewith a round-up of the blogs I’ve collected from New York City. They all give me different voices and views and I love the local insights. I get to chat with some of them […]

Looking for a Bite/Bike of the Big Apple: The Bikespedition Heads to New York City

Thanks to the talents of Second Daughter, I head to New York City this week. She will audition for several performing arts programs at the colleges she has targeted through diligent research. I will sit and knit in Stage Mom mode while she sings, dances, and delivers the monologues she’s been practicing upstairs. I also […]

Biking Is Good for Us: An Infographic “Duh”

Even though the title on this post is a big “duh!” for those of us who ride, other may not be aware of some of the benefits. This infographic has been making the rounds and I thought it was worth sharing. Created by: Healthcare Management Degree Sharing is karma–pass it along!

Winter Ride Report: Sunshine and Splatter

As I’ve written several times throughout this weird, weird winter: Yep, still riding! Mind you, the deep snows of last week would have stopped me, if I’d been in town. Instead I was in Olympia, where if anything it was even worse because everything was encased in ice. Limbs shattered off trees from the weight, […]

Getting Healthy: The Blogspedition Looks at Biking for Weight Loss

Weight loss may or may not be your personal inspiration for getting on the bike, but plenty of women appreciate the ease of putting a little exercise into each day with bike commuting. Others gut it out on the trainer to attain personal goals in racing. Still others approach it as a chore because they […]

Just Like Riding a Bike—Or Not

When someone describes something you learn once and never forget, that person often says, “It’s just like riding a bike!” Meaning you can just get on and pedal away and muscle memory will do the rest. That’s kind of funny, when you think about it: a bike analogy used routinely every day, probably by hundreds […]

On Getting from Here to There: A Betsy Post

A guest post by Betsy Lawrence, AKA “yogaprof,” the founder of Belles and Baskets I have written previously about how I began bike commuting; now here are a few lessons I have discovered along the way. Lesson one: Be flexible Once I committed to biking to work, I started the work of fine-tuning my commute. I […]

My Favorite Posts of 2011: A Blogspedition in Bike Style

I launched this blog May 1, 2011, at the beginning of Spokane Bike Month and National Bicycling Month, after nearly three years of blogging about biking and a lot of miscellany over at Bike to Work Barb. Not knowing what kind of blogging pace I could keep up, I started out cautiously, then picked up […]

Spending the Day Running Around Downtown: Bikespedition #4

My original definition of a bikespedition included the idea that I would target a particular neighborhood and explore it pretty thoroughly. Saturday, though, I spent the day on a bikespedition of a different sort: just running around on my bike from place to place for a fun day of activities. I thought I’d catalog it […]

Seeing with New Eyes

Taking up biking for transportation has given me the same experience that becoming a mother did. No, not endless anxiety, sleepless nights, and sh**—well, at least not too much of the latter—but rather the experience of learning just how much the world was designed not for you, but against you, by people who do not share your particular circumstances. […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Way Is a Great Street–Hypothetically, That Is

The new Martin Luther King, Jr. Way–the name for the extension of Riverside Avenue east of Division–isn’t open yet. So of course no one has ridden a bike on it yet. Hypothetically speaking, the light skiff of snow that fell in mid-December might have lured some wayward person on a bike to take a right […]

The quest for the intersection of Style and Comfort