Dawning

So much is dawning on me, even after I think I have it all figured out.

Spilling open

Poems happen a lot when I’m Traveling at the Speed of Bike. This one, inspired by a magnolia spilling its seeds, is one of six poems in my book. You can find it on page 139 in the print edition, available on Amazon in all global markets*. Other poems are named ABC Quick Check; Dear Girl; The Gutter…

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Encouragement

I offered my previous Pedal Power with Pattie students the opportunity for a bike ride around Piedmont Park right before Atlanta Streets Alive this past Sunday. Viv (pictured on the right) came, and she brought a co-worker named Megan. Viv has been commuting to the Centers for Disease Control (where I just rode last week)…

As people

Here’s Peachtree Street yesterday during Atlanta Streets Alive. You can see the view from the handlebars below on the same route (with the same added music) exactly a week earlier — with cars: So many people commented yesterday about how interesting and easy it was for us to share space as bike riders, walkers, wheelchair-users,…

Biketober!

Okay, here’s the team page for Biketober (Georgia Commute Options’ Atlanta Bike Challenge) for anyone in metro ATL who has been wanting a little incentive to ride a bit more (or even once during the month). Join our team, Trusting the Journey! The team gets points every time you ride for just 10 minutes (however slowly…

Carpe diem

Hurray! My new League Cycling Instructor shirt arrived, and I like how it goes with the necklace I made with a coin I crushed on a train track while working on my latest short story, Pennies on the Tracks. And so, once, again, let’s go. Carpe diem. Seize the day. Claim your space. Take the…