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Playing Jedi Mind Tricks in Traffic

Hey, I think I passed you on my way home last week, my trumpet master told me, You were riding up the bridge on the bike with all the lights on it, right? Boy, you’re trusting! I’d never ride in the city like that. Trusting? Ive been called many things on my bike, but never […]

Why I haven’t been riding my bike

This will be my last post in this forum, at least for a while. I’ve come to realize that caring for an infant full-time doesn’t leave a lot of extra wiggle room in my day to do much of anything else. The part-time work I’m doing these days from home is squeezed into the often-unpredictable […]

Thoughts on the passing of an icon

A couple Fridays ago, I got a call from a friend in the middle of the day. I thought the timing odd given his busy work schedule, but because I was participating in a webinar, I let the call go to voice mail and sent him a text message asking what was up. The words […]

An Ode to Laborers on Two Wheels

Let us now praise Sweaty Men and Women; All hail the Bicycle Courier, Who is fast on feet and two wheels, Bringing us coffee and sandwiches and beer.   Three cheers for the bike messengers of the world, the “cyclo-laborers.” While we cower in climate-controlled cubicles, they brave the sun and rain, the light and […]

Ortlieb Micro Saddle Bag… Not your Grandpa’s Saddle Bag!

The Micro Saddle Bag from Ortlieb is the perfect small saddle bag for the daily commuter. Enough from for a Tube, couple of Co2’s, tire lever, small multi tool and a Co2 chuck this is all you need for your daily ride. This is a minimalist bag, so if you need to carry more than […]

Cruising with Croozer at Interbike

Croozer another one of our favorites bike child trailers! Croozer makes child trailers easy to buy because it’s a 3-n-1 trailer, it comes with everything you need to got outside! It comes with a Cycling kit, jogging kit and strolling kit. What else do you need? The new Croozer click and cruise makes this even […]

What’s in an appraisal form? Evidence the real estate industry hasn’t caught onto the demand for walkable, bikeable places

When my husband and I set out to buy our first home together last year, we were pretty shocked to find out just how little we could afford in our rapidly-gentrifying city. Gone are the days in New Orleans where you could find a peeling shotgun for a steal. Despite sluggish economic times elsewhere in […]

No helmet? No problem. Seattle’s bike share includes helmet workaround

I’m in Seattle visiting family this week and getting a much-welcomed reprieve from the summer heat back home. It’s been a few years since I last visited the Emerald City, and one of the first changes I spotted upon disembarking from the ferry terminal the other day was the stations filled with lime green Pronto […]

La. lawmaker to cyclists: Keep off the streets

I live in Louisiana, a place that carries the ignominious designation of being one of the most dangerous places to walk or bicycle in the country. We’re in good company in the Sun Belt and in the Deep South in particular which, with certain important exceptions, is especially hostile to non-motorized transportation. Part of the […]

A Dutch woman’s take on biking in the U.S.

Most anyone reading these words is well aware of The Netherlands’ reputation as a haven for biking. An estimated 30 percent of people in the country count the bicycle as their primary mode of transportation to work, a staggering figure compared to American standards, even amid recent bicycling gains. In this country, fewer than 1 […]