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…

Before Bike Noodle

My friend died this week. I join so many other people in being heartbroken right now, and I am deep-diving into my photo archives for photos of him. I’m finding other stuff, too, including how I used to go to the community garden we started together. Showing him this photo again would have made him…

Tree by bike!

Pictured is the view from my body camera (which I was wearing on my back) as I was Traveling at the Speed of Bike home with my Christmas tree yesterday! As it’s my first holiday season as an empty nester (and, in general, the world’s been feeling a little light on joy lately), I needed…

Sprouts

The Sprouts supermarket less than a mile from my home is closing December 23, after a five-year lease. I go there almost daily, often while Traveling at the Speed of Bike. Based on this calculation, I figure I’ve spent more than $25,000 there. They got their money’s worth with that bike rack. The ride to…

Noodle Lady — the song!

Noodle Lady rides again! (And clearly my daughters did not get their beautiful singing voices from me!) For more about Noodle Lady, see Chapter 6 of my book, Traveling at the Speed of Bike