Dream job

At some point (probably many) while I’m leading a tour with Bicycle Tours of Atlanta (now launching in a bigger way as Amazing Atlanta Tours), you may see me smiling broadly while rambling down the Beltline, through eclectic neighborhoods, or past the ever-growing bounty of murals I love so much. That’s because two words keep…

Hey, there!

Robyn Elliott, the astounding owner of Bicycle Tours of Atlanta (the #1 Outdoor Activity in Atlanta, according to Trip Advisor), took this photo of me last week when we were Traveling at the Speed of Bike together. And now, hey, there I am, on the About Us page of her company’s website! I’ve been rolling…

Happiness officer

Robyn at Bicycle Tours of Atlanta gave me my new biz cards today. Whoo hoo! I’m officially a Happiness Officer! I have a few months under my belt already and am looking forward to what the future holds as part of the BTA team.

Callan Castle

So this former home of Asa Candler, the businessperson who made his fortune by creating the Coca Cola Company, is on our Bicycle Tours of Atlanta tour in Atlanta’s Inman Park neighborhood. The “Callan Castle” on the gate refers to the small town in Ireland from which Asa Candler’s family hailed. This fact got me…

My commute to work

So I usually: pack my bike in the trunk and drive my car four relatively flat miles to the train station (because my suburb-city does not support true safe access-for-all and I don’t always want to take the risks required to ride my bike here), take the train (on which I can bring my bike…

If I hadn’t paused to take this photo . . .

So yesterday in the sudden quiet after the international bike tour guests left and we had closed up shop, I took this photo of Attica in the old cotton-holding facility where Bicycle Tours of Atlanta is located and then rode her back to catch the MARTA train to come home. It was later than expected…

Yes. Good. On we go.

This bikey thing is starting to really add up. My first year as a League Cycling Instructor, I was paid to teach seniors-on-trikes and an earn-a-bike class for youth-in-need (plus a few bike rodeos for kids). My second year, I donated these classes with proceeds from the sale of my latest book, Traveling at the…

Fall in love

We lined up the well-maintained, comfortable, multi-geared bikes (specifically chosen to match the size of each guest) in the open-air courtyard of the old cotton-holding warehouse, which was the first brick building in Atlanta to have been fireproofed many years ago (after Sherman burned Atlanta on his March to the Sea, and after the Great…