Wander Wrap waterproof rain skirt for biking, hiking, walking. Made by Wander Goods of Seattle, WA.

Great Gear for a Rainy Ride: The Wander Wrap

I was still living in Spokane when I crossed the tipping point between fair-weather rider and all-season rider. This meant building my collection of gear to make it a little more comfortable to ride on cold, wet, or snowy days.…Continue Reading

White woman in black skirt, black boots, crimson long jacket, holding silver upright bike, wearing white helmet.

My bike commuting started on a big-box “Iron Maiden” pseudo-mountain bike, replaced with a similar one when #1 was stolen. These bikes probably weighed a good 45 pounds apiece before adding racks and gear. Then I met Sweet Hubs, who…Continue Reading

Women with bike wearing a Ruu-Muu exercise dress for biking, walking, and generally looking cute while you exercise

Just Ride: A Betsy Book Review

As a frequent bike commuter and leader of a woman’s cycling group, I was delighted to read Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike by Grant Peterson. The author has cycled daily for over forty years, raced, sold,…Continue Reading

Bike-friendly dresses, jackets, shirts, and other outfits let you bike to work (or wherever you're going) and look professional when you arrive.

Hub and Bespoke: Worth a Bikespedition All Its Own

For someone dedicated to riding a bike and looking pretty much like every other busy, Outlook-calendar-flogged person hustling into a meeting—as opposed to standing out as the sweaty one in Spandex sausage casings—a trip to Hub and Bespoke in the…Continue Reading

Women with bike wearing a Ruu-Muu exercise dress for biking, walking, and generally looking cute while you exercise

The Trek FX Gets a Road Test, and I Get Confused

After seeing my informal impressions of Wilma’s Breezer Uptown Infinity, Betsy offered up her Trek FX for comparison. I rode it for my regular commute route three days while she was on a trip. My impressions were a bit colored…Continue Reading

Sheila Moon white bolero, Sheila Moon black lingerie knickers, Ruu-Muu, Donkey Boxx, all on my road bike set up as a commuter with rack etc.

When I first put on the Sheila Moon “Lingerie” knickers—trimmed with pretty lace at the cuff and waistband—I thought, “Oh, that’s right—this is why I like Pedal Panties.” You see, Pedal Panties, which I like to describe as “more than…Continue Reading