Archive for Blogspeditions

A Blogspedition of My Bike Travels: Olympia, Enumclaw, Lake Forest Park & More

My work at Washington Bikes has me traveling the state quite a bit, often by car. I always haul my bike with me, however, working toward my goal of biking in every county in the state. I may bike around a town by myself, checking out the vibes and the infrastructure. I participate in official […]

To Track or Not to Track: A Blogspedition

I believe I’ve landed firmly in the “tracking” camp, after a few moments of Zen clarity about non-attachment, the joy of bicycling, living in the moment, and letting go of a very Western mileage-as-accomplishment attitude. I like to record my bike mileage. I don’t go all-out intense/obsessive (at least not in this arena). I just like […]

Women’s Bike Blogs: The Saga Continues

Little did I know when I started poking around for women’s bike blogs to read for inspiration where the quest would take me. I’d been blah-blah-blogging for a while on a personal blog that roamed across the free-range landscape of my life. Enough of the posts there focused on biking that I thought two things: […]

Biking in the Land Down Under: A Blogspedition with Aussies & Kiwis

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 Chains: A little blog about biking street style in Perth Bicycle! Bicycle!: She moved from Perth […]

Cast On, Bind Off: The Blogspedition Knits up a Storm

As I’ve gone exploring for women’s biking blogs to put on the big list of women’s biking blogs, I’ve run into some fun patterns. Knitting patterns, that is! Something about biking and knitting must go together, given the number of blogs I’ve found that include both topics. Whether it’s the calming repetition to be found […]

Yes, Portland IS Awesome for Bikes: A Blogspedition

As I know all too well from living in a city that achieved the Bronze level Bike-Friendly Community designation from the League of American Bicyclists (Spokane), moving to a Gold level BFC (Seattle), and living in the nation’s #1 Bike-Friendly State five years rolling (Washington), it’s never as good as it could be. People who […]

Sitting Pretty: Some Solutions for Bike Butt

So a co-worker sidles up to me as I lead a tour of visitors and says in a quiet aside, “Would you want me to tell you if you had spinach in your teeth?” “Yes,” I answer. “Then–” he pauses uncomfortably, “–you may want to know that your bike left a . . . mark […]

The Bicycle and Women’s Independence

I’ve written about how riding a bike gives me a sense of freedom and independence. In celebration of the Fourth of July, here’s a round-up of items on the historical links among women, biking, and independence. First up, a video excerpt from a documentary with some great historical images and picture at right from Wheels […]

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 me clearly the writer lives in Seattle. This list doesn’t extend to the other cities […]

Tab Set: A Reading Round-up Blogspedition

Don’t we all do this? Pop open a link from a friend’s status update on Facebook, another one from an email newsletter, a third from a tweet, a fourth from inside another article you haven’t quite finished reading so now you have two open instead of one…. They multiply, the little rascals! Links below are […]

Getting Started Bike Commuting: A Blogspedition inside Bike Style

The blog now stands at over 170 posts after a year of writing. Lots of advice is sprinkled throughout every post, along with my ponderings and miscellany on bike policy, infrastructure creation, and other aspects of becoming a bike-friendlier world. This post serves as a categorized round-up of many of the posts you may find helpful […]

The quest for the intersection of Style and Comfort