We Opened a G&O Family Cyclery!

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Hi, Pedal Peoples! Davey Oil here. One year ago, in June of 2013, Tyler Gillies and myself signed a lease on the space that is now the home of Gillies & Oil Family Cyclery. We expected…

May, Flowers. Photo Roundup

May was a month that saw the blooming of so many things! So many, many, many, manymanymany things! All at once! In less than one week: Tyler and I signed a lease for the future home of…

Introducing Gillies & Oil Family Cyclery!

The Big, Secret Project I’ve been keeping something from you, and I am sorry. For several months now I’ve been working on hatching a special plan. I’ve been mum about it here on the blog until…

Happy Mama’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all moms. I’ve been lucky. Since I started this blog I have met many many Pedal Parents and made many new friends. Most of these new friends happen to be my very…

Nap-Time Rides

“Got Sleep?” As I type this, Little Oil is in her room, playing quietly by herself. We recently added a “Quiet Time” rather than Nap Time option for after lunch on days when Little is at…

Intermediate Pedal Parenting: What We’ve Learned So Far

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Little Oil turned three the other week! We first took to the wheel together on her first birthday, so while she turns three as a Human, she turns two as a Velocipedian. Two years! I’d say…

Being a Vulnerable User: the Little Dutch Boy in Reverse

True Story One summer night two years ago my best buddy Tyler asked me to join him at the Marymoor Velodrome to see some track racing and drink beer. “Come and watch the Madison races! They…

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…