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…

A Sunday in December at 5 PM

I woke up today feeling particularly good and relaxed. That’s because my commute home from work (after leading a really enjoyable bike tour with a lovely couple from my beloved New York City) looked like this, filled with people enjoying themselves. Not bad for a Sunday in December at 5 PM, Atlanta!

Run, Attica, run

“Run, Attica, run,” I said out loud that first time I turned left with “the bike in the attic” on the Freedom Parkway path. So it’s easy to understand why we had to stop when Attica and I were Traveling at the Speed of Bike past this new art on the Atlanta Beltline today. This…

The human touch

As my friend Robyn, and my new friend (as of yesterday!) Doug, and I were riding down Belty yesterday, we passed a walking tour. Robyn, as the connected-to-the-community owner of Bicycle Tours of Atlanta, knew the tour guide and met hands with him in greeting as we passed. My Go Pro caught the scene pictured….