Spilling open

Poems happen a lot when I’m Traveling at the Speed of Bike. This one, inspired by a magnolia spilling its seeds, is one of six poems in my book. You can find it on page 139 in the print edition, available on Amazon in all global markets*. Other poems are named ABC Quick Check; Dear Girl; The Gutter…

3rd in the series

See previous featured states here. Tap back in soon to see what’s great for women in Texas.

2. Illinois

   Illinois scores a couple of states higher in the League of American Bicyclists’ Bike-Friendly America standings than my featured state last week, Idaho. With nineteen Bicycle-Friendly Communities, twenty one Bicycle Friendly Businesses and nine Bicycle Friendly Universities, Illinois scatters the goods across the state. A detail from Gold-level Urbana jumped out at me —…

2nd in the series

See the first state here, and tap back in soon for my deep-dive into this one!

The female gaze

Lately, I’m heartened to hear that something called “the female gaze” is gaining more notoriety. This represents an increased focus on the unique artistic point of view of women in our society, and frankly, just means a woman created it. So any woman creating any art brings the female gaze to her work. If you can…

Which state will be first?

Which state will be first? Stay tuned as I kick off my “What’s Great in 50 States” for women Traveling at the Speed of Bike. Note — I decided to do this because: (1) I don’t think anyone else is doing it; (2) The League of American Bicyclists (which serves as a terrific central resource…

Pinterest

Fearless. Spiritual. Never Give Up. Feel Like a Kid Again. Mind over Matter. Transform Yourself. Traveling at the Speed of Bike is now on Pinterest! My newest board  features sayings and quotes I find while traveling at the speed of bike (of course). Plus, I’m including some of my poems and other original visual/verbals mashups yet…

50 women, 50 states

So this is coming along. If you are a woman anywhere in the United States who would like to take my proprietary “Pedal Power with Pattie” Basic Bike Skills Class (a 1.5-2 hour class adapted from the League of American Bicyclists’ nine-hour Smart Cycling class, which I am certified to teach) to help empower you to…