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…

“A moon cycle. The refrigerated lifespan of yogurt. Short.”

Ever wonder how long scooters last before they are trashed or scrapped, and what’s being done about it? You’ve come to the right place. The scooter article on which I’ve been working for the environmental news organization, Ensia*, was published yesterday. Its focus is on the short lifespan of scooters and how cities should (but…

Truth at a crossroads

So I’m reading an excellent new book from Microcosm Publishing titled Bicycle/Race, written by Dr. Adonia E. Lugo (who helped start the CycLAvia open streets events in Los Angeles years ago) and I’m reminded about something I knew but now am seeing more clearly. A significant percentage of people riding bikes in the United States…

Alpharetta

Unbeknownst to me, my 82-year-old mom purchased and generously donated a copy of my book, Traveling at the Speed of Bike to her local library in the booming metro-Atlanta suburb-city of Alpharetta, Georgia. I believe the intention was to make it available for her fellow citizens as that city is embarking on an ambitious bike-friendly network…