Alpharetta

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

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…

Earning my “see” legs

This photo is from Day 1 of a school-year-long project I did titled Around Atlanta in 180 Days (take a peek!). That’s when I first threw my bike, laptop, and camera in the car and started riding my bike around the cities of Decatur and Atlanta, Georgia every day because my younger daughter was going to a…

With gratitude

I woke up today and discovered this new review of Traveling at the Speed of Bike on Amazon, and I am just sitting here in gratitude as I hear the “who, who, who” of the owls outside my kitchen window — for people I know and those I don’t who take the time to share…

“Tell me where you need me”

I thank God every morning for the beauty and glory and honor of this new day, and I ask for his guidance to do the job for which I am intended. In other words, “Tell me where you need me, buddy. I’m yours.” And he answers me each day with someone crossing my path that…

I get one and only one answer

I pray, and every time I ask God for guidance, I get one and only one answer. “Ride your bike, Pattie.” The answer comes loud and clear. It comes without explanation. It comes over and over again. It is the only answer I get. It is the only direction, the only step forward, the only…

You don’t need permission, you know

After applying for that Chief Bicycle Officer job with the City of Atlanta, I got to liking the title so much that I decided to just give it to myself (being a Take the Lane kind of person and all). So I am now the Chief Bicycling Officer here at Traveling at the Speed of…