Looking west on the West Seattle Bridge sidewalk at dusk. Bike counter at left. Bike facing up the hill away from photographer with headlight shining on the sidewalk, taillight on, medium blue handlebar bag, black bag strapped to back rack.

Challenges: My #30DaysOfBiking Track Record

You may find yourself living with new routines, or lack thereof. If you’re seeking some structure and an excuse to get outside — practicing the prescribed social distance from others — a bike ride every day may be just what…Continue Reading

In These Strange Times

Your life is not normal right now, no matter who you are or where you live. COVID-19 is sweeping the planet and affecting everything from whether your grocery store has toilet paper in stock (it likely doesn’t) to whether you…Continue Reading

Text: Good manners and kindness are always in fashion.

On My Left: Bicycle Etiquette

Let’s spend a few minutes on bicycle etiquette. I encourage you to extend this to other wheeled devices whether you ride a tricycle, unicycle, skateboard, scooter, or some other rideable. When you’re rolling along you’re riding a device that leaves…Continue Reading

Texting About Biking

Inspired by a tweet a while back on kids “texting about transit” (see below), herewith my guide to some of the messaging shortcuts that are really all about riding your bike. A couple of these are straight-up an accepted meaning,…Continue Reading

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

Drawing of two bikes at a bike rack on a pink background. Text: I would lock my bike to yours. Created by Bike Pittsburgh and shared at https://www.bikepgh.org/2020/02/07/6-valentines-for-your-favorite-bicyclists/

It’s Bike Love Day!

Also known as Valentine’s Day, this is really a day to express your love for your bicycle. I ran with that theme in the questions posed during the Feb. 13 #BikeSchool Twitter chat and am sharing them here so you…Continue Reading

Variety is the spice of life (words over background of spices)

Challenges: My #Errandonnee Track Record

Errandonnee is one of those made-up “just because” utility riding challenges I find entertaining. Created by Chasing Mailboxes blogger/rider Mary Gersemelina, this one involves doing 12 errands by bike in 12 days and covering 30 miles. (You can also walk or…Continue Reading