2.5 year record of no aggression broken

I had to sleep on this one. The 2.5-year BikeNoodle record for eliminating harassment/aggression ended last night as I was Traveling at the Speed of Bike for less than three minutes on the only main road to my home from a book reading where I was one of the featured authors (reading from a book…

Noodle Lady song!

I’ve been getting texts and emails from so many people of a recent pool noodle article. Thank you for thinking of me and BikeNoodle*! And, big shout-out to Annalisa van den Bergh (fellow noodle aficionado), as well as the original pool noodle visionary, Warren Huska. For anyone who hasn’t seen this, someone gifted me a song…

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,…

Buzz-kill

So I get to my local city hall, thanks to BikeNoodle, and I join the other bike riders as we wait for the mayor’s proclamation about National Bike Month. One of my fellow citizens says she was buzzed on the way there, which means a motor vehicle driver passed her so closely she could feel…

The international color of “please don’t kill me”

My old #BikeNoodle, strapped onto my back rack while Traveling at the Speed of Bike (note that I only use it in suburbia, as riding there without it is its own Dante’s Inferno ring of hell) has been slowly ripping after two years of use and 100% success at eliminating illegal passing and driver aggression….

Bye, Instagram

And so, that’s that. I posted my last post on Instagram. I’ll leave the feed up in case there’s something anyone finds helpful (such as previously-posted photos of #BikeNoodle, #TodaysNiceStranger, the #ArtOfBikeRiding, #AStreetcarNamedAspire, and #TravelingAtTheSpeedOfBike). I am moving forward in new ways now. I’ll keep posting here on this blog, and I hope to see you…

“We laughed first time”

Yesterday was one of those days I almost threw in the towel on the work I try to do. Three friends may not realize how much they helped (thank you), and then this happened from a stranger on Twitter. Perhaps this boy was one of the drivers behind me in the video below (or wouldn’t…

Wait for the red car

Wait for the red car in the video above. I am using #BikeNoodle (which sticks out two-and-a-half feet/about .8 meters from my back bike rack and which the driver did not hit) so that’s actually a legal distance away (unless the three-feet/one meter legal-passage measurement is from the handlebars, which, now that I think about…