Peach e-bike in foreground with big medium blue handlebar bag, black pannier on back rack far side. Across the rialroad tracks and street, brick and glass building. Left side of building in orange metal, a face with words underneath Chief Seattle Is Watching. At right, building name in whit eletters, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center.

#30DaysOfBiking, Days 15-26: The Twitter Story

Doing a blog post every day fell off the to-do list but that doesn’t mean I stopped riding. I’m rolling rapidly toward the end of the month with a nice mix of commuting, errands, and neighborhood noodling. Herewith, the last…Continue Reading

Wander Wrap waterproof rain skirt for biking, hiking, walking. Made by Wander Goods of Seattle, WA.

Great Gear for a Rainy Ride: The Wander Wrap

I was still living in Spokane when I crossed the tipping point between fair-weather rider and all-season rider. This meant building my collection of gear to make it a little more comfortable to ride on cold, wet, or snowy days.…Continue Reading

Back Some New Bike Fashions from Iva Jean

It’s time to highlight some new items in development at Iva Jean, the Seattle-based bike fashion designer. I’ve been eyeballing their rain cape for some time now–and have a lot more reason to get one now that I’m living in…Continue Reading

Shadow photo of Andrea on her bike. Picture b Andrea Parrish.

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…Continue Reading

What to Wear for Your Bike Commute? Clothes.

I’ve whined a bit about the constraints found in office-appropriate clothing that isn’t designed for biking. Honestly, though, if you have a reasonably short ride many of the things in your closet will work just fine. Trust me—this is not…Continue Reading

Any of you who ride in “girl clothes” have heard this: “You ride in that?!” Today’s outfit—flowered skirt, little white sleeveless tank because the sun finally came out and we hit around 64 degrees, black blazer because I knew it would take a…Continue Reading