Text: Good manners and kindness are always in fashion.

On My Left: Bicycle Etiquette

Let’s spend a few minutes on bicycle etiquette. I encourage you to extend this to other wheeled devices whether you ride a tricycle, unicycle, skateboard, scooter, or some other rideable. When you’re rolling along you’re riding a device that leaves…Continue Reading

Peach-colored Gazelle Medeo e-bike in an office with polka-dot balloons attached to handlebars and back rack.

Bikespedition Ideas: Noontime Noodling

Some of us find it relatively manageable to bike to and from work. For others it may not be as feasible, or you may not have found a way to move the hassle factor around so that biking is easier…Continue Reading

Sunset with bike and person doing yoga

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

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

Side view of white cargo bike made by Urban Arrow with black front cargo box.

I’ve been developing this theory for a while now. The longer I ponder it the more I think it makes sense. Stay with me while I work through this line of reasoning: We’d dramatically improve transportation safety if we all moved…Continue Reading

30 Days of Biking 2018: Rolled All April

Some days in April 2018 definitely got a check-the-box ride for #30DaysOfBiking. Wheels touched ground, feet touched pedals, pedals and wheels turned but the bike time didn’t merit any cookies or confetti. Some days counted for health, just not transportation,…Continue Reading

Riding my bike for ten straight days on a touring vacation gave me physical effects, of course, and also some policy/professional thoughts and these mental takeaways. Getting truly away from everyday routines and geography creates the most vacation-y vacation ever.…Continue Reading

Now THAT Was a Vacation: Day 10 and Done

We made it! The final day started with the hotel shuttle back to the tiny ferry to get on the trail. While the sun was shining in a clear blue sky, the air felt much cooler than we’d thought looking…Continue Reading

Someone’s Sweetheart

The kind of text you DO NOT want to get from your sweetheart: “Car turned left in front. Hit car. Bike effed up. Phys. OK. Going to work.” — Barb Chamberlain (@barbchamberlain) April 8, 2017 This text set my heart…Continue Reading

Text Be Here Now, illustrating Zen story about bicycling

Zen and the Art of Bicycle Riding

A Zen teacher saw five of his students returning from the market, riding their bicycles. When they arrived at the monastery and had dismounted, the teacher asked the students, “Why are you riding your bicycles?” The first student replied, “The…Continue Reading

Handwritten word "Adventure"

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

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