Tastes like champagne

I shouldn’t share this location with you . . . but I will (revealed in video above). These are called serviceberries (or June berries, although they are ripe in May here in Atlanta). They look like the love child of a blueberry and cranberry, and they taste like champagne. Here’s another: If interested, there’s a…

Turning point

A motley group of us showed up at Dunwoody City Hall yesterday to ride to lunch with the mayor*. The event was part of National Bike Month and hot on the heels of City Hall’s proclamation about the importance of bike riding in our metropolitan Atlanta suburb-city (both of which were spearheaded by my friend,…

Superstars

Happiness its . . . when you come upon local artist Fabian Williams, aka Occasional Superstar, adding yet another painting (this time of City of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms)  to his mural of superstars.

Who stays? Who goes? Who tells the story?

There is a line in the musical Hamilton that says, “Who lives? Who dies? Who tells the story?” In the past five weeks or so, I’ve been Traveling at the Speed of Bike in the cities of Atlanta, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York (where I even visited Alexander and Eliza Hamilton’s graves), and the…

Enjoy the night

Here’s free Tip #4 for you (see the lights I bought, use, and love). See Tips #1, #2, and #3 on my Bonus Resources page. Want tips in person? Check out my classes.

Safer than suburbia

The six-minute video above shows the same length of time it would take me to ride to the supermarket in suburbia. But Edgewood Avenue in the City of Atlanta, even with all these obstacles (on the night before the Super Bowl when I was commuting home after leading a bike tour), is safer. Nothing in…

Bridge closed

Breaking news: It was just announced that this brand-new, exorbitantly-expensive pedestrian bridge, which connects a train station in a legacy neighborhood across a deadly road to Mercedes Benz Stadium, will not be open for any of the Super Bowl LIII events, including the Big Game. So I thought I’d take you Traveling at the Speed…

Olympian challenge

People. We did this before. Atlanta hosted the Centennial Olympic Games in 1996. I was here, and I was hired to write the Commute Connections suite of materials (including the newsletter pictured plus a separate four-page brochure for each of about eight different commute options) that employers used to encourage their employees to not drive…