Before Bike Noodle

My friend died this week. I join so many other people in being heartbroken right now, and I am deep-diving into my photo archives for photos of him. I’m finding other stuff, too, including how I used to go to the community garden we started together. Showing him this photo again would have made him…

Guerilla art

I’m working on a new guerrilla art project right now titled Street Shorts (street photography meets micro-fiction) and am reminded of one of my favorite exhibits of the dozen or so I’ve mounted out there in the wild. It was titled Ennui: Selections from the White Dress Series* and was on an unpaved part of…

Masochistic

Granted, there’s something masochistic about it, this seemingly-endless desire to keep at this fiction-writing thing. And yet, I persist.

My fellow travelers

My days Traveling at the Speed of Bike often include a train*. Here is a photo from yesterday of my fellow travelers on the journey of life. * Atlanta’s MARTA system is one of the few systems in the USA where you can take a bike on the train at any time, including during rush hour.

Mercedes Benz Stadium

I’m planning on taking a tour of Mercedes Benz Stadium* soon. I am wondering specifically about its achievement as the greenest sports stadium in the world, and its impact on surrounding communities since I took this street photography photo a few years ago while Traveling at the Speed of Bike. * soon to be prominently…

Bigger wheels and a seat, please

I finally tried an electric scooter yesterday. I see the appeal, although I felt unsafe on it the whole time (completely unrelated to motor vehicle traffic, although that’s a definite additional issue). What would make it better (for me, at least) would be bigger wheels and a seat. Like, if it were a bike. Like…

Sundays in the park

I put it out there on Facebook — an invitation for anyone to join me on Sundays in January for a completely-separated-from-motor-vehicle four-mile bike ride through the three connected parks in the metro Atlanta suburb city where I live. A woman named Kathy Manos Penn showed up two weeks in a row. She is a…

Scooters in the burgeoning ‘burbs

The metro Atlanta suburb-city where I live joins the growing list of United States municipalities discussing what-the-hell-to-do with scooters. Above is an eight-second time lapse video of what it would look like to ride a scooter* “legally” (which is tending, in more and more cities, to mean in the street) in the Perimeter Community Improvement…