When the weather is “bad”

There are so many distinct pleasures in weather variations when you’re Traveling at the Speed of Bike. You experience the fullness of being alive right down to your bones, and the joys of hot chocolate or an ice cream cone (yes, those more-than-90 days over 90 degrees Fahrenheit last summer are still indelibly imprinted on…

Update on bikeshare in Dunwoody parks

I was hoping that there would be Zagster bikeshare in the Dunwoody parks by now (as it is in the other metro-Atlanta cities of Alpharetta, Roswell, Suwanee, Smyrna, Carrollton, and even the Cobb County Community Improvement District — free to use for 3 hours, by the way. I use it often at the Big Creek…

The next chapter

I came home from my eldercare emergency in south Florida to torrential rain and then a beautiful morning of snow — which is a maybe-once-a-year fluffy joy here in metro Atlanta where everyone stays home (unless, of course, it’s a repeat of Snowpocalypse*, which this one wasn’t) and the streets are temporarily safe for playing…

Savings of $305

And that’s that. Eleven days spent Traveling at the Speed of Bike 100% as transportation to/from eldercare responsibilities for a total of 147 miles and an Uber savings of $305 (due to the bike — which cost $125, by the way). The best part is that I now get to pass Della Ray on to…

Honeybelle

On a southeast corner of a small sidestreet intersecting Military Trail in Delray Beach, Florida, there’s a farm stand that sells honeybelle oranges for fifty cents a piece. After pushing two beg buttons and crossing a sea of motor vehicle traffic, I buy one each day while Traveling at the Speed of Bike (more than…

Miracles

I am still in Florida. Actual miracles have happened. I changed my travel plans home to extend my time with my recovering father-in-law a bit longer. It’s simply not time to leave yet. There will be a day soon (when I am in Africa) that I won’t be able to be of service here like…

Bounty

I’m Traveling at the Speed of Bike the nine miles to my temporary home after visiting my father-in-law at a medical facility when I notice the sunflowers. A community garden! Della Ray and I ride over. None of the gates have locks, and I feel welcome. We meet a gardener. She tells us how the…

Meet Della Ray

Meet Della Ray. I am Traveling at the Speed of Bike in and around Delray Beach, Florida this week (not for pleasure purposes — although there are gifts of grace and joy in every journey), and she is my chosen transportation for the week (after arriving here via two trains and three buses). More to…