Two weeks in

Two weeks in to Biketober for the Georgia Commute Options’ Atlanta Bike Challenge and I’ve taken 20 bike trips, ridden 151 miles, saved 91 pounds of CO2, and burned 5,587 calories. Plus, I’ve ridden with half our team, Trusting the Journey — including yesterday with a Facebook friend named Bill, pictured, and another team member…

Nice

I did the corporate thing. I drove Downtown. I flew around the country. I stayed at expensive hotels and ate in trendy restaurants. I had a budget and hired smart people doing cool things. It was nice. I did the freelance thing. I worked from home. I controlled my fate. I said no when I…

Still there

Years ago, my friends and I started, revived, or helped other people start at least a dozen community gardens around metro Atlanta, plus advised hundreds of other people around the USA. Yesterday, my friend Amie and I passed one while Traveling at the Speed of Bike. I always hold my breath a little when approaching…

Pomegranates

My friend Amie and I found pomegranates while Traveling at the Speed of Bike today. She is here from Costa Rica for months at a time taking care of her ill mother-in-law, car-free in suburbia. She tries to get out on a bike ride almost every day, which is particularly awesome not only because it…

Our last 12 years

So apparently these are our last twelve years (according to the most dire report yet), since we collectively refuse to change. The little bits and pieces that individuals have been doing tirelessly and thanklessly since the 1970s to try make a difference are simply not enough. I want you to know I tried. I want…

Real talk about artificial turf

My suburb-city recently cut down 300 trees to install two artificial turf playing fields at a public middle school. These are being used for sports leagues at night and on weekends, and for PE classes during the weekdays. More are about to be added in the park across the street. My children are grown and…

3. Texas

My “what’s great for women on bikes” in Texas post is up, if you’re interested. Join me weekly as I go state-by-state.

Free class for everyone

I changed my mind. Instead of offering a free online class to one woman in every U.S. state, I decided to give it to everyone (right in the comfort of your home). So, here goes — settle in with a snack and click the video above. It’s a 30-minute version of my proprietary two-hour “Pedal…