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 β€” and some…

Multiuse paths for “commuters”

Here’s what it looks like to “commute” on busy Ashford Dunwoody Road in the self-proclaimed “family friendly” metro-Atlanta suburb-city of Dunwoody, Georgia. Please note (and expand your definition if you haven’t already done so) that “commuting” includes: * riding to/from an office building for a corporate employee; * riding to/from meetings for a sales person…

A gift to your future self

This is a senior riding a bike in the suburb-city where I live, on a main road that is one of the flattest and most direct to many places but which has either too-narrow unprotected bike lanes or none at all (on a road with a posted speed limit of 35 mph that is commonly…

Maybe they’ll listen to Mother Nature

My metro-Atlanta suburb–city won’t listen to a mother when she says that roads are unsafe for the majority of its citizens to ride their bikes. Tilly Mill. Pointy the Bike Lane. I could go on (and, in fact, I do — you can read about those two examples, and lots more rubber-hits-the-road, in my book)….

New standards

I see on the latest paving schedule for my metro-Atlanta suburb-city (which is kind of my city hall’s local Bible) that a significant part of this main road (which leads to a shopping center and a church and serves as a major connector to the rest of the city — it’s also my only way…