Book Launch in PDX: Come celebrate Cycling Sojourner Washington

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I’m tickled pink. After long last, Cycling Sojourner Washington, the second guide in the Cycling Sojourner series, is hitting the shelves. If you’re in PDX, come drink a cold one with me to celebrate on Thursday, June 5th from 5:30-7:30 at Velo Cult. I’m especially talking to you, Kickstarter backers. I want to hand you… Read more »

Riding the Rugged Olympic Peninsula

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 Hey y’all! I’m so excited the publish this post from one of Cycling Sojourner Washington‘s contributors, Josh Cohen of the Bicycle Story! This is a post about his research on the under-explored Olympic Peninsula. Reading it made me jazzed to drop everything and go do this tour. Hope you enjoy it, too! For me, the… Read more »

Preggo Velo: Cycle Touring While Pregnant

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(Note: Before I launch into cycling with bun in oven, I want to remind you that Cycling Sojourner Washington is coming out next spring and you can back the project on Kickstarter through Wednesday afternoon (3pm, Aug 28th) and get your copy before they hit the bookshelves. Plus, there are other great rewards to check… Read more »

Getting Fat

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Fat biking will titillate fans of the bicycle. What I associate with fat biking: snow floating, smiling despite cold teeth, envious snowmobilers, national forest, winter quiet, mountain shenanigans. We hit Wanoga Sno-Park with two Fatback bikes while I was in Bend researching an article (to which I will post a link later). These gnarly-wheeled bikes on steroids are so fun…. Read more »

Melbourne, FL through Portland-colored glasses (+ Holiday promo)

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Imagine me, a woman wearing bike cleats (elf bells dangling on toe tips) and green and red lycra, tap dancing wildly for you with flailing, sonorous foot stamping. Not to mention my jazz hands that occasionally juggle dreidels. That’s me participating in the American Holiday Promotional Shuffle, for you. That’s right; during the Holidaze, there… Read more »

Everyday Bicycling: Could this book change the world?

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As a distant second cousin to Cycling Sojourner, the newly released book Everyday Bicycling: How to ride a bike for transportation (whatever your lifestyle) by Elly Blue isn’t about journeying by bike into the wild blue yonder; rather it’s a pragmatic guide to incorporating bicycling into everyday life as a means of transportation…and embracing the daily adventures that arise from… Read more »

Ward Griffiths: BS Adverse Cycle Tourist and Survivor

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I dig Ward Griffiths. She’s a rad cycle tourist. And she’s kind of a hero. Rarely do people like Ward get acknowledged amid the hubbub of spotlight scrambles, Twitterfests, and PR jazz hands. And these under-radar folks probably like it that way (thanks for doing the interview anyway, Ward!). Ward’s response to my request for… Read more »

Bending Back: Cycling Sojourner Goes on Vacation

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My mother would pitch a conniption fit if she was forced to plan her vacation like Joe and I planned our bike tour…and not just because cycling dominated our agenda. She role-modeled a trip planning methodology that involved neat, labeled manila folders filled with travel documents and agenda items. Appropriate time was spent researching area… Read more »

I’m a Cheater: How I Became Seduced by Beer

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Hey y’all! I wanted to pass along this post I’m a Cheater: How I Became Seduced by Beer from the website of my latest project, Hop in the Saddle: A Guide to Portland’s Craft Beer Scene, by Bike. Awesome, right? Please consider buying a copy of Hop in the Saddle from our Kickstarter project which just… Read more »