National #BikeNoodle Day announced for October 30, 2019

I couldn’t help noticing the advertisements in this photo, juxtaposed against the bike I took down from the attic almost six years ago and my life-saving BikeNoodle*. Find your glow. The freedom you’ve earned. Yes, yes, yes. (Here is what it looked like to run this simple errand via bike, by the way.) I’m now…

The night I rang the bell

My friend, Kathy Manos Penn, who is a fellow author and journalist, included a very lovely mention of me in her newspaper column in the Dunwoody Crier this week, from the night I participated in a monthly local author book reading at a coffee shop less than a mile from my home. That was the night…

Life-affirming

It’s so rejuvenating to be back in my garden more lately. I forgot how garden advocacy work is so life-affirming (even though it was death that got me started there), whereas bike advocacy work deals with imminent death, death, death nationwide on a daily basis, and it’s heavy. I’ll keep doing both because I think…

Exact same spot

So after two years and eight months of use by me while Traveling at the Speed of Bike in a self-proclaimed family-friendly suburb-city in metro Atlanta named Dunwoody, BikeNoodle got hit for the first time. Here is the 4-second video capture, on a summer Saturday morning: You can see my slight wobble as the bungee cord…

Miracles do happen

So I needed a new car remote battery and rode my bike last week to Toyota in a neigboring suburb-city, which would have been impossible without BikeNoodle because it was batsh*t crazy out there with no bike access until I was Traveling at the Speed of Bike home, when I fell upon this lovely little…

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,…