Gendered, As A Rule

Bikes for Bobby, Bikes for Betty. Bicycles teach young people many important lessons.  Lessons in freedom. Adventure. Independence. Responsibility. Community. Bicycles empower riders to go their own way. Vehicles for individuality. In the US, kids’ bikes…

Alack! Bike Rack! An Attack of Shellac!

I like to wrap my bars with cotton tape. I like to finish them with twine. I like to paint them up with shellac because I think makes them fine. Mmmmm. Shellac! It looks like honey….

A Case for Baskets, (A Basket Case?)

Baskets! Oh boy, baskets! Let us all cheer for baskets. Let us cheer out loud for all baskets! For tiny fake rattan baskets for bringing our dolls. For big ole’ wicker baskets for toting our pups!…

Being A Vulnerable User: I’ve Been Robbed! Again and Again and Again!

Be Vulnerable, You Already Are I don’t need to tell you that as cyclists we are often, sometimes uncomfortably… how shall I put this… “vulnerable?” Let’s go with that. Vulnerable. We are a little vulnerable out…

Worth Looking Forward To

Hi! Here’s something that I love about being a Pedal Person that I tend to have a hard time explaining: I Can Always Look Forward to Leaving. Don’t take this personally. I am probably not at…

Beginner Pedal Parenting: Potty Stops!

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This setup only works for a single rider, a Pedal Parent needs to be more creative. Here’s another item to add to the “Bikes Win!” column, for any of you who are unconvinced of Pedal Parenting’s…

All Portraits Photo Roundup

Hi, You! For this post, I thought I’d round up some more photos to show you. You’ve probably noticed that I’m not much of a photographer. The best two shot here are not even by me….

Help A Mama Out!

Morgan! Regular readers have probably read Morgan’s name a few times here, I mention her a lot. That’s because Morgan is my coworker, friend and role-model in car-free parenting and grass roots bike advocacy. Her example…

Let us Be Bicyclists.

PLEASE NOTE: It doesn’t stop. Nor will it ever. Really. There will always be wind coming from both directions, and there will always be hills, and flat tires, and forgotten locks, and snapped spokes, and sore…

Appropriate Foot Wear

Working Theory of Workable Working Bikes My main criteria for a workable transportation bike setup (bike, accessories, clothes, luggage, all that fun stuff) is basically this: Can I live my life, exactly as I want to,…