Pretty darn proud

So I trot into REI to get Magic fixed because her derailleur is screwed up (and REI canceled the derailleur class for which is signed up the other night, so I don’t know how to do this on my own yet). The man behind me with his fancy bike smiles at Magic and we get…

Blowin’ in the wind

Sometimes it feels like the world has gone particularly batsh*t crazy. Other times it just sneaks up on you, the daily pressures and strains of trying to remain optimistic while feeling like you’re dragging a Big Bag of Sad behind you. Either way, it’s important to just stop and feel the positive energy of nature…

Almost skewered

Honestly, I almost didn’t buy this thing because I was completely intimidated by the nebulous directions to remove my bike’s skewer and replace it with the one that comes in the box before attaching the new bike trainer. Wouldn’t my gears just fall apart? I didn’t know. This was new to me. I had already…

Nice stranger #5

This is the second photo I took of a man named Jon, whom I met while Traveling at the Speed of Bike. He’s now a friend. In fact, he’s the person who gave me the bike I named Magic — this photo is from that day, and that story is in my book. But this following…

The next mayor of Atlanta

  Why, yes, that IS me riding Magic down Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn Avenue (where I ride often) in a commercial for Peter Aman, who is a candidate for Atlanta mayor! I’m not quite sure how this happened — I’m just trusting the journey here, folks. I do know I support this gentleman, however. If you…