The nod, the wave, and the ding ding ding

So the mayor of New York City is strongly recommending bike riding instead of taking the subway as a way to reduce the possibility of spreading coronovirus (although he hasn’t yet increased safe access for bike riders in conjunction with that recommendation — see Die-ins in New York City and Your City). And this gets…

Bravo, NYC, UPS (and Citibike)

So here is the windy-day photo my 86-year-old dad took of me two weeks ago standing in front of something like 100 Citibikes in New York City between the two historic original buildings of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (now known as MetLife), where I walked from Penn Station with him (it was his old commute…

Mixed feelings

Today is the 30-year anniversary of when I moved from NYC to Atlanta (my fiancé followed 2.5 months later, as my hubby). Mixed feelings. I’ll always wonder “what if we had stayed in NYC . . . ” Atlanta has been very good to us in many ways, and there is much I truly love…

Die-ins in NYC (and Your City)

People in my beloved New York City just held a die-in rally to protest the rise in bike rider deaths there. I rode there most recently in April, and, as usual, I tend to have good experiences (and am frankly blown away by how much better it has gotten than when I lived there— see…

Frozen in time

Yikes. I’ve given you too many downer stories in a row*. Okay, here’s a good one, and, like all good stories, it involves ice cream. I was Traveling at the Speed of Bike on the Lower East Side of Manhattan on a windy, chilly spring day this week that suddenly turned warm. Cherry blossoms and…

Peak sad?

So I fell upon this sugar-sweet explosion of commissioned street art spitting distance from the most somber memorial in New York City and my first reaction was, “Oh, have we hit peak sad and now we’re trying to ‘happy things up’ here?’ Turns out, well, yes, that’s exactly right, as a quote in Architectural Digest…

Avenue D

Truth? I’m back in ATL, but not. Thank goodness I have some Fall in Love with Atlanta bike tours this weekend because my heart is still somewhere on Avenue D right now, I think . . .

NYC class listing is now live

I’m offering a free bike class for women in New York City on Tuesday, April 16. Feel like a kid again. Here are details. Registration required.