Truth?

Truth? This kind of bike ride* is not my idea of a good time. But after the past week seeing a wide range of very sick people while helping my mother in the hospital**, I’m more motivated than ever to keep my butt on a bike and my health as a priority — and some…

This is Al and Julia

I slipped out for a bike ride before my family woke up today (Mother’s Day!), and was 15 miles into my ride on a 91-degree-Fahrenheit day when I stopped to fill up my water bottle and met Today’s Nice Strangers, Al and Julia. They live in the neighborhood right next to the one where the…

Yes, Bruno

So someone named Bruno Salcedo asked in the comments section of this video about Bike Noodle that I posted on YouTube over a year ago:  Are you still using it? Have you had any trouble with it? I am thinking of installing one myself. I replied: Hi, Bruno. I use it only when I ride in…

2020 vision for self-driving cars — now

Let’s say you just buried another friend from cancer, diabetes, or heart disease, and you’ve decided, that’s it, you’re gonna make small changes to take a little better care of yourself and maybe feel a little happier, too, as you’ve been feeling the weight of the world lately. You’re a retired senior who lives in…

Noodle tribe

I have found my Noodle tribe! A man named Doug on the Slow Bicycle Movement Facebook page tapped me into a group named the Illustrious Toronto Pool Noodle Parade. It has 159 members of BikeNoodle users, mostly from Toronto but also from Victoria, BC; Oakland, CA; and now, from Atlanta, GA! Trust the journey, right?…

This sticker may change your life

I heard about a bike rider who attached a pool noodle to his bike so drivers would give him enough room when they passed. I was having problems getting places safely on my bike as well — only in the suburbs, by the way — so I tried it there. I added a sticker that…