Exact same spot

So after two years and eight months of use by me while Traveling at the Speed of Bike in a self-proclaimed family-friendly suburb-city in metro Atlanta named Dunwoody, BikeNoodle got hit for the first time. Here is the 4-second video capture, on a summer Saturday morning: You can see my slight wobble as the bungee cord…

Meet Dwaine

Meet Dwaine, and read issue 2 of my fun new newsletter featuring food-for-thought about our changing world.

GreenBiz

Cool. My recent scooter article for Ensia has also been published on SmartCitiesDive and now GreenBiz. These are very interesting sites with lots of up-to-date news about all aspects of triple-bottom-line sustainability. I’m happy for my work to be part of them. See related posts: “A Moon Cycle. The Refrigerated Lifespan of Yogurt. Short.” Light…

Just trying to bee helpful

Well, so much for that break. I decided to relaunch an old beloved brand of mine called FoodShed Planet, in a fresh new format as a newsletter. It will publish on Fridays for the next four weeks, totally free. Check out the first issue, titled Just Trying to Bee Helpful, and subscribe, if interested. I’ll…

It’s time

God has been holding a space for me in my garden, and I’m there more often lately, heart and all. It’s a peaceful, hopeful place, filled with life, whereas the bike world seems most days lately like it’s nothing but death, and that is wearing on me (although I keep Traveling at the Speed of Bike…

Die-ins in NYC (and Your City)

People in my beloved New York City just held a die-in rally to protest the rise in bike rider deaths there. I rode there most recently in April, and, as usual, I tend to have good experiences (and am frankly blown away by how much better it has gotten than when I lived there— see…

The right to vote

Women gained the right to vote 100 years ago today. The bicycle played a fascinating role in the suffrage movement leading up to that, and this book designed for middle schoolers (but a colorful, fun read for all) is one of my very favorite about it. In honor of the women who came before me,…

Growing out loud

I will never be able to see what my friend, Rashid Nuri, sees. He is a man, and he is Black, and he is fifteen years older than me, and he is a Harvard graduate who has worked all over the world. I am none of that. His lived experience is different than mine. His…