Michelle with Sekai women's bike and bike trailer to haul kids.

On a Roll with Michelle S, Olympia

The occasional “On a Roll with” series started with women in Spokane since the blog originally focused on biking in Spokane. Now that I have a statewide role at the Bicycle Alliance of Washington I’ve expanded the geography to feature women from all over the…Continue Reading

Barb in green jersey dress with helmet and gloves and her road bike set up for commuting.

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…Continue Reading

Hassle Factor: Biking vs. Driving

I’m pretty much a 100% bike commuter till it’s too slippery-scary in winter, then I switch to Spokane Transit. I didn’t get here overnight—the transition took place over a couple of years or so. I regularly talk to people who sound…Continue Reading

Losing Weight

No, this isn’t the grapefruit diet, or the all-you-can-eat diet, or the “use this one silly trick to blast stomach flab” diet. It’s the purse diet. As in, when was the last time you took everything out of your purse and then…Continue Reading

Raise your hand, ladies, if you’re like me in my former life: Always buying another purse in search of the perfect purse. That’s the one that doesn’t weigh too much totally empty, that has the right dividers and organizers inside,…Continue Reading