Through new eyes

Meet Allison. She is not Today’s Nice Stranger, since I’ve known her for years (but not really). She is the sister-in-law of an old friend of mine whom I called Tracy of the Chickens on a previous blog. We have crossed paths and actually shared a path when my friend Joe Seconder (who is currently running…

What exactly are we waiting for?

Here is the entrance to the Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside trail. (Note: it’s not in this video, but there is a phase where one side of the motor vehicles still go while the other side is stopped, and this is confusing and unexpected to those trying to cross who may not be familiar with this intersection…

From east to west on Atlanta’s rocky path forward

My friend Caryn and I came to a tunnel on an unpaved part of the Atlanta Beltline that was just opened for public use. This four-mile segment makes up the “smile” connecting the Eastside Trail and the Westside Trail (both already completed) on the bottom part of the 22-mile Atlanta Beltline loop. Built on old…

Wishing tree

There is a wishing tree on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus, and I stop while Traveling at the Speed of Bike to read the laminated tags and wonder, yet again, about what I wish were different. I continue my ride and find examples of things that are not quite right everywhere. There is a new…

My commute home from work

If you haven’t been on the Atlanta Beltline (Belty), you may enjoy seeing what all the buzz is about. This is my commute home from work after leading bike tours, condensed to 25 seconds (with crazy music). I then ride through car-free Piedmont Park to the Arts Center MARTA transit station for a 15-minute train ride…

I still can’t believe I get to work here

I pinch myself every time I ride into this space (such as yesterday) and can’t believe I get to work here. It’s a circa-1906 cotton holding facility converted into live/work lofts in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood of the City of Atlanta, right next to the Atlanta Beltline. It’s where Bicycle Tours of Atlanta (and…

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…

Glorified sidewalk?

The New York Times called the Atlanta Beltline (Belty, to us pals) a glorified sidewalk (in what was actually a very positive article). All I can say every time I ride it in all kinds of weather is glory, glory, hallelujah! And that’s just the start of Atlanta’s praises I’m getting ready to sing in…