Choosing a Bike Saddle Is like Choosing a Life Partner: An Andrea Post, Part III

In Part I of this three-part series we discussed the bike saddle/bike seat debate (we say both sides win–call it what you want to call it). Part II looked at the types of relationships you might have with your bike seat, from one-night stand to life partner and even alternative options. Part III sends you on […]

Choosing a Bike Saddle Is like Choosing a Life Partner: An Andrea Post, Part I

In the 1960s, car designers began including something new and rather revolutionary in vehicles:  cup holders. These devices, once considered a luxury, quickly moved from novelty to selling point. Now some car experts claim that the number of cupholders can sell a vehicle much more quickly and easily than anything else, even when the rubber […]

Gamification Keeps Me Going (aka I’m the Self-Tracking Type): An Andrea Post

I’ve discovered there are two distinct groups of cyclists I run into on a regular basis: those who track and those who don’t. There aren’t many people who fall in between, and I definitely fall in that first group. I am a bit of an obsessive self-tracker, but I haven’t always been that way. What […]

The Long Path to Becoming a Spokane Cyclist: An Andrea Post

The first time I biked to work (such as it was) was in 2007. In the 5 years since then, I have learned quite a bit about pedaling my way around Spokane. Lately, though, I’ve gotten lots of questions about “if I have always been this big of a cyclist.” While this question usually elicits […]

Fat Girl on a Bike

First post by new occasional guest blogger and generally awesome woman Andrea Parrish–Spokane-based co-owner of Savor Sweets and Hydra Creations, photographer, and all-around netgeek. What I generally think when I hear the phrase “bike commuter.” Photo taken in Portland by me. The image of a bike commuter, especially one with true bike style, is often […]

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