Boston, by bike

Yes, I found the bike lanes and bridges and community gardens. Yes, I found the art and the edges. Yes, I have answers, and even more questions, after Traveling at the Speed of Bike on bikeshare (yet again) in Boston. And, by the way, the City of Boston offers two different bike classes for women, led…

Time lapse

So I accidentally set my body camera for “time lapse” instead of “video” yesterday, and I ended up capturing my basic eight-mile local bike ride in just sixteen seconds. And this got me thinking, on the eve of bringing my younger daughter to college, about the time lapse of the last eighteen years, and how…

If I hadn’t paused to take this photo . . .

So yesterday in the sudden quiet after the international bike tour guests left and we had closed up shop, I took this photo of Attica in the old cotton-holding facility where Bicycle Tours of Atlanta is located and then rode her back to catch the MARTA train to come home. It was later than expected…

Big thanks

Big thanks to those who have purchased and read my book, Traveling at the Speed of Bike, and then taken the time to post these lovely reviews. Here is the latest. 

In their words

I followed up with my “Pedal Power with Pattie” students to see how things are going and if they want to do a group ride in the near future. Here are brief excerpts from some of the lovely updates I’ve received so far. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me feel to hear…

Speaking of love stories . . .

Speaking of love stories, there’s this. What’s your love story on bike? (If you’ve read Traveling at the Speed of Bike and loved it, please consider tossing me a little love and adding your review on Amazon. Here is the USA link. Click here for links throughout the world. Big thanks!)  

Year 3: nervous, and ready

Here in the dark and quiet blank slate of a new week’s dawning, I hit the “submit” button and renewed my League of American Bicyclists membership and League Cycling Instructor (LCI) certification (40 days and nights early, rather Biblically). I then pulled out my book and re-read pages 52 (pictured) and 53, specifically about that…

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….