Bike parked in bike rack made of bike parts at Kaffee Klatsch, Lake City Way, Seattle, WA

Every Bike Picture Tells a Story

On any given day your bike and accessories tell some kind of story about you, your riding, and your community. Here’s one snapshot. This fun bike rack is in the street (taking up–gasp!–a car parking spot!) in front of Kaffee…Continue Reading

Betsy Lawrence in a Nuu-Muu--a really cute dress for riding your bike, running, using as a swimsuit cover, wearing after yoga--you name it!

Win a Nuu-Muu! (I Heart Nuu-Muus)

Come summer I live in a Nuu-Muu. That’s the adorable-and-practical little exercise dress made by some great women based in Bellingham, Washington. Made for you to move in, so they dry quickly if you sweat or if you put them…Continue Reading

What it means to buy local: Close-up from a sign in Auntie's Bookstore, Spokane. 1) You kept dollars in our economy. 2) You embraced what makes us unique. 3) You created local jobs. 4) You helped the environment. 5) You nurtured community. 6) You conserved your tax dollars.

I took a shot at the February biking challenge posed by @gypsybug on Chasing Mailboxes: the Errandonnee. Complete at least 7 different types of errand by bike and at least 30 miles and you’ve succeeded! In addition to living a pretty…Continue Reading

Po Campo Loop Pannier in "Free Bird" fabric with a laptop inside.

Errandonnee 2013: Winter Errands by Bike!

The DC area blog Chasing Mailboxes has issued a great February biking challenge: The Errandonnee. Complete at least 7 different types of errand by bike and at least 30 miles and you’ve succeeded! Funny thing is, I’ve become such a…Continue Reading

Barb Chamberlain on a road bike with a Donkey Boxx and a helmet cover by Hub and Bespoke.

(Re) Learning to Ride a Road Bike

I believe I’ve proven in these pages that I’m perfectly willing to (a) give you a laugh at my expense and (b) prove that I’m not an expert on bikes. My confusion over the Trek’s shifting mechanism when I tried…Continue Reading

Have you been bikewashed, and did it feel good? More to the point, does it do some good? I’ve been contemplating the bikewashing concept ever since Elly Blue highlighted it in a post last summer. She defined bikewashing as “the…Continue Reading

Winter in the northern hemisphere is summer in the southern hemisphere, so what better time to round up the women’s bike blogs from that upside-down United States (if you’re from the U.S.) and its smaller sister? Australia Belles, Pedals, and…Continue Reading

Top 5 Posts in 2012

People find blogs for all kinds of funny reasons. In the case of this blog the reasons in 2012 included participating in the popular 30 Days of Biking and using the “You Can Do It” graphic in posts about it,…Continue Reading