Photo of a short segment of faded red fence with Mardi Gras beads in bright colors hanging on it like garland. Behind it, a leafy green hedge and a light green house.

Riding Always Makes Me Happy. Yes, Always.

Be honest. If you drive regularly for transportation, how often do you get wherever you’re going and say, “Wow, that was such a great drive! It made me so happy! I had so much fun!” Sure, you might be glad…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

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

Peach-colored Gazelle Medeo e-bike in an office with polka-dot balloons attached to handlebars and back rack.

Bikespedition Ideas: Noontime Noodling

Some of us find it relatively manageable to bike to and from work. For others it may not be as feasible, or you may not have found a way to move the hassle factor around so that biking is easier…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

Year Ending, Year Beginning

As we count down to the end of the year and begin to turn toward the light and warmth, it’s a bit cliched to take stock of the year that’s passing and make plans for the year to come. On…Continue Reading

In foreground, sitting on a wooden table-top in soft lighting, white coffee cup with drawing of a turquoise upright bicycle and the words "Life is a beautiful ride". Background soft focus of kitchen with appliances.

Coffeeneuring 2019: The Bike Date Edition

Little did my Sweet Hubs know that he was coffeeneuring. Only one of us needed to know, though. As far as he knew we were setting off for our typical weekend bike dates. Ride to a coffee shop, have a…Continue Reading

Shadow on the road of a person on a bike.

I’m already a member of one club created by love of a particular product that leads to spontaneous conversations with total strangers. I am, of course, speaking of the total strangers you will walk up to if you are both…Continue Reading

Peach e-bike with bags front and rear parked in front of a raised wooden bed full of blooming yellow daffodils.

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

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