You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

Not 10 minutes before, I was getting flak at work for suiting up to ride home in the cold rain. It was dark already, and I had to plug in my rear light so I was delayed for a minute. Literally 3 minutes into my ride home, I passed by Cycle Oregon starting an evening…

Back to the Bici Lifestyle

Three weeks ago now, I got my life back: I woke up, showered and styled my hair, put on waterproof Sorel boots, and commuted to work… on my bicycle. Strayed from My Bicycle Roots Rewind 2 years: It was mid-November 2015, and I was getting ready for a trek to India with my MBA class…

FabulousCycleGirl #MeToo

Like everyone, I have been profoundly affected by the #metoo posts on Facebook and Twitter. I hate writing this in some ways, because it makes me feel (for reasons I have yet to unpack) less fabulous. But the truth stands: Women cyclists are sexually harassed. It’s the same reason women don’t get on bicycles in…

Pedalpalooza, from the Casual Cyclist Perspective

  Summer in Portland is inevitably marked by the sound of uncertain chains hitting gears for their first rides of the year. Pedalpalooza is growing along with Portland, with more theme rides, bicycle tours, and on-bike nudity than ever. This is the spirit needed to carry people over the threshold from casual rider to lifestyle…

[Mini REVIEW] PSU Bike Hub

PSU Bike Hub on SW 6th & Harrison After my review last summer of Bike Gallery, it seems as though the staff either read the review or read my mind, or both. And I know this because I’ve been in a couple of times since my original review, and they’ve earned my business back. What…

Women and Bicycles in India Part I

Fabulous young ladies cycling in Bhimavaram Social Enterprise, Bicycles, and India I came here with the PSU MBA program to study Social Enterprise. It has been a diverse and challenging experience, much of it because of the vast differences between what is happening in India and my experiences in the U.S.A. For one, India has…

[New photos added!] Portrait of a Fun Summer :)

Little gem in Ocean Beach, San Diego Wonder Woman, the new bicycle. PSU with Green Lantern Rick in leis at the Robin Williams Ride (Pedalpalooza) WNBR! Another photo from Robin Williams Ride Gem out on the town Posted with Blogsy

What It’s Like to Be Threatened on a Bicycle

Yesterday afternoon, I was riding toward SW Madison Street on 3rd Avenue, when a dark burnt-orange SUV honked at me. Startled, I yelled, “Don’t honk at cyclists!” The older man, gray hair, bearded, slim build, actually pulled over in front of me, opened his door and yelled, “YOU ARE A DUNT! Know what that means?…

Karen Canady: Fabulous Lady Cyclist and Entrepreneur!

Guest Post: Karen Canady is Founder of Bikie Girl Bloomers and a Fabulous Lady Cyclist in Los Angeles. Here’s her story: I love city riding and riding in style/regular clothes. I started Bikie Girl Bloomers out of a combination of my own self-interest and a desire to inspire more women to get on their bikes….