Bridge closed

Breaking news: It was just announced that this brand-new, exorbitantly-expensive pedestrian bridge, which connects a train station in a legacy neighborhood across a deadly road to Mercedes Benz Stadium, will not be open for any of the Super Bowl LIII events, including the Big Game. So I thought I’d take you Traveling at the Speed…

My fellow travelers

My days Traveling at the Speed of Bike often include a train*. Here is a photo from yesterday of my fellow travelers on the journey of life. * Atlanta’s MARTA system is one of the few systems in the USA where you can take a bike on the train at any time, including during rush hour.

A small hand in the Super Bowl

Yesterday I had a very small hand in the significant series of murals currently being painted with support by the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee, the City of Atlanta, and the WonderRoot arts organization — and you can, too! Simply sign up for volunteer opportunities here. I signed up for two hours for the mural being…

BuHi

I got curious about some things yesterday and chose to ride MARTA bus 39 up and down Buford Highway. I was surprised to discover that a recent Living Walls mural (September 2017) that I had photographed while Traveling at the Speed of Bike is now gone. I later found out why. See the artist’s latest mural…

If I hadn’t paused to take this photo . . .

So yesterday in the sudden quiet after the international bike tour guests left and we had closed up shop, I took this photo of Attica in the old cotton-holding facility where Bicycle Tours of Atlanta is located and then rode her back to catch the MARTA train to come home. It was later than expected…

Timeless

I met this man in the elevator at the Arts Center MARTA station, our bikes next to each other, our nods hello friendly. He was as old as the hills, and he told me that bikes are a form of transportation that was here before cars, before trains. He asked how long I had been…

This week’s to-do list

So on this week’s to-do list, I’ve got: Call the investigator who contacted me via certified mail asking me to get in touch about my recent MARTA train police report; send a copy of Traveling at the Speed of Bike to Gay Talese and REI (who/which are both in the book); plot out routes for…

Outdoor/transit campaign

You may see my book promoted out there while riding on the MARTA train or driving on the most dangerous highway in the USA (I-285/Perimeter Highway in metro Atlanta, Georgia). Then again, you may not. You may already be busy traveling at the speed of bike (in which case you’ll especially appreciate it — see…