I still believe

* I still believe we need quality original content, not regurgitated media releases; * I still believe we need someone who asks the nagging questions about even the most trusted companies, and who follows stories over time to report longitudinal impacts; * I still believe we need discriminating coverage from people not too closely associated with…

Cork handlebar tape

Yes, I’m pro cork. In fact, the first time (just a few years ago) that I rewrapped a bike’s handlebars since I was twelve years old, I purchased a cork-based handlebar tape that made me feel good because of that whole traipsing-through-the-cork-forests-and-factories-of-Portugal investigative journalism thing I did a few years ago. (If interested, see here.)…

Hope thru soap

Meet Megan and Jason. They are Today’s Nice Strangers. I met them (yesterday, actually) while Traveling at the Speed of Bike as they were wrapping up a day of providing showers (19), haircuts (17), fresh-grilled hamburgers/hot dogs (about 100), and clothing from the mobile Hope Thru Soap facility to those in need. (See all 63…

Deodorant

Truth? One can stink to high heaven after Traveling at the Speed of Bike (especially on days you don’t get a chance to run through fountains mid-ride). I know, because I have (and if you’ve sat next to me after I was riding, you know it, too). That’s due in large part to the facts…

This city fully admits it’s “nearly impossible”

The suburb-city where I Iive fully admits that “walking or biking along this busy road in its current state is nearly impossible” (see the summaries/visuals below). A “commuter trail” (please see my definition of commuter here), consisting of a two-way protected cycle track and a multiuse path (hello, scooters!), using a combination of hotel/motel taxes…

Pretty darn perfect

These are pretty darn perfect days for Traveling at the Speed of Bike here in Atlanta, GA, USA. Note: if you wait until its gets any warmer to start riding this year, you’ll be complaining about being too hot since you heat up even more when you ride. Your last window of opportunity to start…

Body camera, harness, and batteries

This is the full version of the photo that’s on the cover of my book, Traveling at the Speed of Bike. My 85-year-old dad took it (that’s his shadow) when I came back to the place where I grew up (Mineola, NY) to ride around on a bike I bought that day (which I named…

Safer than suburbia

The six-minute video above shows the same length of time it would take me to ride to the supermarket in suburbia. But Edgewood Avenue in the City of Atlanta, even with all these obstacles (on the night before the Super Bowl when I was commuting home after leading a bike tour), is safer. Nothing in…