Columbia River Gorge Tour Concept Part 1: Seattle to Dayton

Bike travel planning involves a lot of variables, from personal comfort when it comes to distance to food requirements — both finding it because it’s your fuel, and my constraints as a vegetarian. I’m putting together a few ideas hoping…Continue Reading

Seattle to Spokane Train + Bike Tour Concept: Do I Want to Ride This?

I’ve started noodling on a concept for a long self-supported bike tour to experience a different part of Washington than those I’ve already explored. While I’m at it I could check off at least a couple on my #BikeIt lists…Continue Reading

Day Thirteen and Done: Anacortes to Southwest Seattle

Well, if the number 13 is unlucky for us, it’s only because it marked the last day of our fantastic multi-day bike tour through Washington state. Alas, the big loop is done. The final morning dawned bright and breezy, with…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

Bike, Transit, Car: Three Transportation Perspectives from Seattle

An earlier version of this post compared my transportation experiences in Spokane. After living in a much larger population and a more urbanized environment for over five years, I wanted to revisit the topic of why you might find biking…Continue Reading

Seattle Streets Take Two: More Impressions of Seattle Biking

I posted some of my first impressions of Seattle bicycling right after moving here and riding just a little bit around the core downtown area. After nearly six months of bicycling and a few more miles (although not nearly enough)…Continue Reading

On a Roll with Madeleine Carlson, Seattle

“On a Roll with” profiles women who ride from around Washington to demonstrate and celebrate the diversity of bikes, routes, gear, clothing, ages and stages of your cycling sisters. If you’d like to share your story here or want to suggest someone,…Continue Reading

First Impressions of Seattle Biking

My bike experience in Seattle is all of 53 hours in duration, following a cross-state move and coinciding with the first few days in a new job, so consider this a series of blurred snapshots—about like what I’m able to…Continue Reading

Westward Ho! The Blogspedition Visits Seattle

As with the blogspedition round-ups on Washington, DC, and New York City, this doesn’t purport to be a 100% exhaustive list of all bike blogs by women in Seattle. It’s a list of blogs I’ve found so far that tell…Continue Reading

Columbia River Gorge Tour Concept Part 2: Dayton to Spokane Three Different Ways

Third of three posts: Read my parameters and questions and Concept Part 1 route for Seattle to Vancouver via train, then Vancouver to Dayton by bicycle, for context. As I noted at the end of Tour Concept Part 1, when…Continue Reading

How Bicycling Keeps Me Flexible

My yoga habit comes and goes — that probably means it’s no longer a habit, doesn’t it? — so I no longer count on it to keep me flexible. When I say bicycling keeps me flexible, I’m talking about the…Continue Reading