Good intentions

I think what breaks my heart when I’m Traveling at the Speed of Bike around my suburb city is that there are so many good intentions, like with this bike lane. Someone advocated for it. Someone approved it. Someone built it. But then you ride it, and it doesn’t work (although BikeNoodle helps). And then…

Just some paint, and a guy named Joe

There’s not much to it — just some white paint. But it made me feel significantly safer as I was riding uphill on a road with speeding drivers in my suburb-city; and it made my bike ride better because I could relax a bit and maybe even sing Queen’s I Want to Ride My Bicycle…

Why you may not see more regular folks

In case you were wondering why regular folks who may want to run errands on bike at the mall or retail/service locations nearby, or bike-commute to work in the area with the largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the southeastern US as #OneLessCar aren’t using the new, unprotected bike lanes, take a look at…

Two gifts in one

When you give this book to the bike rider on your list (or yourself), you give two gifts: (1) a quick-read journey that may help change lives for the better, and (2) a gift that doesn’t block the bike lane! Knock out your shopping now for just $9.99, or hang tight for next week for…

Sneckdowns!!!!

To anyone where it snowed yesterday (and to keep in mind for any future snow episodes where you live) — take special note (photos!) if you are out walking or riding your bike in the snow. Those spots at intersections, at corners, on sides of roads, and in the middle of roads where there are no…

New standards

I see on the latest paving schedule for my metro-Atlanta suburb-city (which is kind of my city hall’s local Bible) that a significant part of this main road (which leads to a shopping center and a church and serves as a major connector to the rest of the city — it’s also my only way…

The mail lady

So I was riding along in a bike lane behind a man in a wheelchair and we both came upon a mail delivery vehicle parked in the lane. I caught up with the man and said something I thought would be bonding since we both faced the same obstacle. He was a local to that…