Question mark road signs, stack of signs with black question mark on yellow diamond road sign

These are not lessons from a bike-touring expert by any stretch of the imagination. As a couple we’ve gone on three multi-day “sheets and showers” bike tours so far: Seattle to Lake Stevens and surrounding area: I planned this four-day…Continue Reading

Barb Chamberlain on a road bike with a Donkey Boxx and a helmet cover by Hub and Bespoke.

(Re) Learning to Ride a Road Bike

I believe I’ve proven in these pages that I’m perfectly willing to (a) give you a laugh at my expense and (b) prove that I’m not an expert on bikes. My confusion over the Trek’s shifting mechanism when I tried…Continue Reading

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

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 Seats,Bike Saddles

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…Continue Reading

Barb Chamberlain on a road bike with a Donkey Boxx and a helmet cover by Hub and Bespoke.

Bike Helmets: Pro-Cute, Anti-Ugly

The bike helmet debate seemingly engenders more pro/con comments in online postings than an increase in the debt ceiling, gun control, abortion, immigration, gay marriage, and the death penalty combined–and sometimes more vitriol, too. I’m not trying to go there,…Continue Reading