Underdog

So the first few questions on the City of Atlanta job application for Chief Bicycle Officer ask me if I went to school for engineering (that would be no), if I had this and that certification (another big, fat no), and if I had at least five years experience doing things I never did —…

Classes for those on trikes and bikes

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the City of Decatur, Georgia’s Active Living Department chose to use this photo of mine in its latest playbook of class offerings to promote the Silver Spokes seniors-on-trikes class that I co-taught last year. I am thrilled to hear that class is continuing. Seniors-on-trikes is very close to my…

Meet Tracy

Meet Tracy. She is a teacher in the suburb of Suwanee, Georgia (see my Bike Audit of Suwanee here). She took my “Pedal Power with Pattie” Basic Bike Skills Class for Women yesterday at/around the City’ of Atlanta’s Atlantic Station (see my site survey ride there). She goes into Atlanta often to ride because the…

Job in Amsterdam

Here I am at the Floating Flower Market of Amsterdam in the early 1990s, when I was in my late 20s and traveling on Delta points from too-much-busines-travel at Turner Broadcasting, with my hubby before the babies. I checked that bouquet of sunflowers in the coat check of the Van Gogh museum (and thus looked…

Lemonade Days!

My book (see reviews below!) will be for sale at Lemonade Days this weekend, and I will be Traveling at the Speed of Bike (perhaps even with Bike Noodle — see Chapter 6: Noodle Lady) to be in the booth on Sunday from 1-2 PM, after teaching a Basic Bike Skills Class for Women in…

She would have turned five

And there I stood almost interminably, my bike laying at my feet, my head in hands which were now drenched with tears. I had wandered off the path while I was riding back to Clarkston from Stone Mountain when the wilting flowers, deflating balloons, and blanket of stuff caught my eye. As I got closer,…

No ticket-to-ride needed!

The rides and ticket booths have arrived and that means it’s just a few days until Lemonade Days and the Local Authors booth! No ticket-to-ride needed to browse and buy from the amazing selection of books — from history to poetry to bodice-ripping, plus my book, Traveling at the Speed of Bike. I am reading my…