Trails in Washington State: A Bikespedition Goal

The goal of bicycling in every county in Washington state gives me one thing to shoot for. As I wrote that post I realized how often my clearest memory of biking in a particular county is tied to its trails.…Continue Reading

#30DaysOfBiking 2019: The Big Finish

Bike Every Day in April — No Foolin’ (#30DaysOfBiking) Day 1: Back on the Bike Day 2: My Version of a Triathlon Day 3: Biking to Breakfast, and Zelda Defies the Wind Day 4: E-Bikes Make Friends Day 5: Some…Continue Reading

#30DaysOfBiking, Day 3: Biking to Breakfast, and Zelda Defies the Wind

An early fundraising breakfast makes for an early bike ride. The morning was cool and overcast and the forecast suggested the possibility of some liquid sunshine later, so I took my rain skirt and rain jacket along in case I…Continue Reading

Day One: Southwest Seattle to Mukilteo

Starting a tour from our own front door made for a pretty chill Day One. I puttered around a bit doing final chores like giving the garden beds and pots an extra-heavy watering. We ate a good breakfast and gave…Continue Reading

Errands by Bike Are a Breeze (and Sometimes Breezy): Errandonnee 2018

I know I always make it sound so easy to do things on my bicycle. But here’s the thing [whispers]: It is. In saying this I want to acknowledge first that I have no physical barriers to biking and my…Continue Reading

Washington Counties Challenge: A Statewide Bikespedition To-Do List

Bike challenges motivate some people, while others say they just ride their bike to ride their bike. I ride my bike without needing a challenge to inspire me, but at the same time have fun with the sense of accomplishment…Continue Reading

Travel Takeaways: Mental Musings from a Long Bike Tour

Riding my bike for ten straight days on a touring vacation gave me physical effects, of course, and also some policy/professional thoughts and these mental takeaways. Getting truly away from everyday routines and geography creates the most vacation-y vacation ever.…Continue Reading

Rolling Right Along: Weeks 2-3, #30DaysOfBiking

When I started riding my bike for transportation it took a while for it to become a daily habit. Once it did, my mindset was no longer that of a person who drives without thinking about it. If I didn’t…Continue Reading

#30DaysOfBiking, Day 11: Commitment and Stopping

30 Days of Biking is obviously a commitment. I realized today when somebody asked me how it was going that riding my e-bike to work results in another kind of commitment: Riding home. When I ride the Sweetie Bike or…Continue Reading

Bike Touring Northwest Washington State: How Our Bike + Ferry + Train Loop Worked Out

I started with an overall plan for bike touring from our front door in southwest Seattle that would take us north and west in a big loop. My general parameters: Start from our front door. Technically one probably always does this,…Continue Reading