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….

5-year anniversary

This photo is from today, but the following story was published five years ago, after I rode my bike on “Belty” for the very first time. A lot has happened since then (see my book, Traveling at the Speed of Bike). But the allure of being able to simply ride my bike endures. *** “So…

You pass people (2)

You pass people while Traveling at the Speed of Bike. And then they ask you to take a photo, and you meet, and you chat, and you leave each other better because of it. (If interested, see my book, Traveling at the Speed of Bike, on Amazon in all global markets. You may also enjoy…