How Bicycling Keeps Me Flexible

My yoga habit comes and goes — that probably means it’s no longer a habit, doesn’t it? — so I no longer count on it to keep me flexible. When I say bicycling keeps me flexible, I’m talking about the…Continue Reading

Challenges: Bike Challenges to Try in 2020

Maybe you’re a plan-ahead-er, maybe not. Maybe you’re a mileage tracker, maybe not. This list works for you either way: as something that makes you head straight to your calendar and enter dates for all of these, with a reminder…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

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

#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

#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, Days 13 & 14: Bikes to the Rescue

Day 13 was a pure check the box on the Green Beast that Sweet Hubs uses for his commute. At the end of a long day of cooking, yoga, and home chores I just rolled his bike back and forth…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

#30DaysOfBiking, Day 11: Commitment and Stopping

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 10: More Night Magic, with Frogs and Mist

After a long day of sitting and staring at a computer screen for close to 12 hours (you don’t want my in-box) I looked forward to getting out on the bike. Naturally I had waited long enough that I missed…Continue Reading

#30DaysOfBiking, Day 9: A Quick Grocery Jaunt

I strode into the house after a day in Olympia, shedding work bags and jacket and heading straight for a change of clothing to run to the grocery store. Not that I really had to change to go ride, mind…Continue Reading