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 — and some…

55 miles per hour

I’ve been thinking about Johns Creek, Georgia lately as I just turned fifty five years old. Fifty five miles per hour (about eighty eight kilometers) is the speed limit on the main road that connects places to eat and shop and live there (and which, like most roads everywhere, it seems, is commonly exceeded by…

Newest city in USA turns 10

And so it was, ten years ago this week, that citizens of the metro-Atlanta area where I live checked “yes” to form what was then the newest city in the United States. I honestly believed the words to the song, “We can build a beautiful city, yes we can, yes, we can.” In fact, I…

Feats of engineering

If you don’t mind driving or taking public transit to a destination to ride, there are lovely recreational paths all over the place, often with inspiring feats of engineering. (Pictured: South Peachtree Creek Trail off Clairmont Road in the Decatur, GA area. Huge portions of that trail feel like you are zip-lining on a bike!)….