Wait, what?

Wait, what? Elegant, indie coffee/wine cafe AND a monthly book reading less than a mile from my home? Last night was my first time going to the monthly event, called A Novel Idea, and it’s now going to be my monthly habit — different theme every month! And the bike ride home was all downhill….

Three buck book!

Am fingers-crossed, hands-in-prayer, for 55 reviews by my 55th birthday at the end of August, and then I’m hoping to teach 50 women over 50 years old in 50 states to ride bikes! Am practically giving this thing away to reach as many people as possible. Join the fun!

New ad on Belty

You may have already passed my new ad on the Atlanta Beltline (Belty). If not, here goes. As always, trust the journey. See here for links to buy my book, Traveling at the Speed of Bike, on Amazon in all global markets. I’m an indie author and your support is greatly appreciated. A portion of…

View from the handlebars

I’ve just added some new photos to my A View from the Handlebars photo album, if you are interested. At almost 900 photos strong now, it showcases a wide range of bike infrastructure (and lack of) in our public spaces known as streets. For more about bike riding in the USA, see my book, Traveling…

Toot, toot

Happiness is . . . getting a toot, toot from the streetcar drivers when I’m Traveling at the Speed of Bike. We’ve been waving at each other for years as I’ve been doing a longitudinal street photography essay called A Streetcar Named Aspire. Here is my description of that project: The brand new Atlanta Streetcar…

Feel-good reflections

A lot of folks share with me their own bike memories after reading my book, which I love to hear. A man texted me the following reflections, and he gave me permission to share them with you. They may remind you of some things from your own life. (The four-second video above may spark some…

Latest review

“I read Pattie’s latest book in one sitting, and she has captured the spirit of what a bike can do for one’s body and soul. It’s fun (and easy) to place one’s self on her bike seat as she negotiates her life’s climbs and descents. I chuckled several times, and also found my eyes misting…