Time to Embark! Whither Bikespedition #1?

Seldom do I need much excuse to ride my bike. Or to get something yummy to eat. Or to shop. (Should I ever have any hesitation about the latter, there’s always my dear friend Betsy the Enabler: “How about a…Continue Reading

Bikespeditions Explained

What’s a bikespedition, anyway? (and what’s with all the coinages involving -spedition?) Bikespedition: Noun. Shopping expedition via bike to destinations that combine shopping, food, and bike racks or other good ways to secure your bike. A bikespedition post gives you…Continue Reading

Challenges: Bike Challenges to Try in 2019

You have your brand-new bullet journal. (Have some fun with that. I like mine even though I don’t do all the cool lettering and extra artwork.) You have your New Year’s Resolutions list. Your have your Level 10 Life chart…Continue Reading

#BikeIt: What’s On Your List?

You know what a bucket list is — the things you want to do before you die. I’m not looking quite that far ahead with this #BikeIt list, just musing about things related to bicycling that might strike you as entertaining, inspiring,…Continue Reading

Biking Is the Spice of Life

I have missed many things while driving for transportation thanks to a broken elbow (with recovery complicated by a frozen shoulder). To name just a few: Exercise (hello, +10 pounds) Sense of connection to my surroundings and the people along…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

One Word for 2014 Bicycling

A related post of mine appeared on the Washington Bikes blog and another one on my personal random-life-and-stuff blog I haven’t made New Year’s resolutions for years because I recognize how quickly those good intentions start paving a road to somewhere. A…Continue Reading

Seattle Streets Take Two: More Impressions of Seattle Biking

I posted some of my first impressions of Seattle bicycling right after moving here and riding just a little bit around the core downtown area. After nearly six months of bicycling and a few more miles (although not nearly enough)…Continue Reading

Possibly Perfect Pants: Outlier Tailored Women’s Daily Riding Pant

I didn’t mean to go on a 50-mile test ride of the Outlier Tailored women’s daily riding pant. It just happened. But I’m quite glad it did so I can write a review based on a serious use well beyond a…Continue Reading

Who’s Keeping Track? Not Me

I went on an awesome bike ride with Sweet Hubs Saturday of 13.7 miles, to Hub and Bespoke for a pair of Outlier Tailored pants, through Ballard, and back home. We went on another more challenging (for me) ride Sunday:…Continue Reading

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