Shadow on the road of a person on a bike.

So long, spammers (with apologies to real people)

In the 2+ years I haven’t blogged actively, spammy subscribers really added up. As in, over 76,000 of them. Some of them managed to get an “author” profile associated with their fake email addresses so my site is now hosting…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

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

Foreground: Closeup of peach e-bike with medium blue front handlebar bag, black pannier on back rack. In background. side of Duwamish Longhouse with signage and image of Chief Seattle.

#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

Peach e-bike in foreground with big medium blue handlebar bag, black pannier on back rack far side. Across the rialroad tracks and street, brick and glass building. Left side of building in orange metal, a face with words underneath Chief Seattle Is Watching. At right, building name in whit eletters, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center.

#30DaysOfBiking, Days 15-26: The Twitter Story

Doing a blog post every day fell off the to-do list but that doesn’t mean I stopped riding. I’m rolling rapidly toward the end of the month with a nice mix of commuting, errands, and neighborhood noodling. Herewith, the last…Continue Reading

#30DaysOfBiking, Day 12: Finding a Better Way

My life and my work really do run on the same road. Today made that especially obvious: I went from a morning meeting with WSDOT colleagues that included discussions of what makes for a more pleasant and lower-stress walking or…Continue Reading

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

#30DaysOfBiking, Day 8: Bikes are So Handy

Day 7 I traveled with Tessa the Folding Bike and had my magical little night ride on the Spokane University Gateway Bridge. I took Tessa with me because I find having a bike really handy when I need to just…Continue Reading

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