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 […]

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 […]

Getting Healthy: The Blogspedition Looks at Biking for Weight Loss

Weight loss may or may not be your personal inspiration for getting on the bike, but plenty of women appreciate the ease of putting a little exercise into each day with bike commuting. Others gut it out on the trainer to attain personal goals in racing. Still others approach it as a chore because they […]

Feeling Good: Biking and Self-Image

A magical moment occurred at the July 24 Spokane Summer Parkways event. A woman stopped by our booth, whisked her way through the rack of Nuu-Muus and Ruu-Muus, and announced, “I own two already; I’m getting another one because I’ve gained weight.” Why magical? Because, as my 17-year-old daughter who was helping in the booth […]

The quest for the intersection of Style and Comfort