Savings of $305

And that’s that. Eleven days spent Traveling at the Speed of Bike 100% as transportation to/from eldercare responsibilities for a total of 147 miles and an Uber savings of $305 (due to the bike — which cost $125, by the way). The best part is that I now get to pass Della Ray on to…

Honeybelle

On a southeast corner of a small sidestreet intersecting Military Trail in Delray Beach, Florida, there’s a farm stand that sells honeybelle oranges for fifty cents a piece. After pushing two beg buttons and crossing a sea of motor vehicle traffic, I buy one each day while Traveling at the Speed of Bike (more than…

Miracles

I am still in Florida. Actual miracles have happened. I changed my travel plans home to extend my time with my recovering father-in-law a bit longer. It’s simply not time to leave yet. There will be a day soon (when I am in Africa) that I won’t be able to be of service here like…

Bounty

I’m Traveling at the Speed of Bike the nine miles to my temporary home after visiting my father-in-law at a medical facility when I notice the sunflowers. A community garden! Della Ray and I ride over. None of the gates have locks, and I feel welcome. We meet a gardener. She tells us how the…

Meet Della Ray

Meet Della Ray. I am Traveling at the Speed of Bike in and around Delray Beach, Florida this week (not for pleasure purposes — although there are gifts of grace and joy in every journey), and she is my chosen transportation for the week (after arriving here via two trains and three buses). More to…

My friends’ books

I’ve read all these books written by my friends (plus more, including Finding Bertha, which I’ve given to a loved one to read so I didn’t have it to photograph). The books have been sitting on a shelf (some for years). What good does that do anyone? As I’m cleaning out and moving on, I…

Meet Justine

As I’m about to start my “onboarding” tasks (another portal!) for Peace Corps Uganda that will determine the region of country to which I’m assigned, I met today with Justine Okello,  a fellow League of American Bicyclists Cycling Instructor classmate who is a native Ugandan. I wanted to discuss bikes/Uganda so I could better understand…

Meet James

As I’m getting read to recycle Mulie*, I’m finding old stories that involved him. You may enjoy this little one (see 2-minute video below). I’m not sure what became of James and Homer since then (although here is what happened with Homer a month or so later). My guess is folks could still use bells…