On Saturday we’re attending the annual pedal to look at homes that are decorated for Christmas event. We’ve always pedaled our ELFs for this event, but this year we’re pedaling the Rad bikes. The event starts 10 miles away with no real bike lane to get there safely, so we’re loading the bikes up on… Continue reading The Rads are decked out for the Christmas ride.
October 2016 Southern California morning traffic, hmmm. I had this brilliant idea I’ll race my husband to his place of employment. Who will win? The family van and the freeway vs me pedaling my little solar power assist, ELF/bike named Shelby and side streets. The race will cover approximately 8+ miles during the morning rush hour.… Continue reading The Race is On
October 2017 I just wanted to grab breakfast at a local eatery and run a few errands. What happened was I spent the day talking to myself while pedaling. The stuff I say to myself sometimes is just a kick. Either I’m crazy or I’m really funny. At least I amuse easily. The bulk of… Continue reading What was I thinking?
I was a victim of some major road rage against bikes and nearly killed in El Cajon California. The driver of a large black Ford F150 Platinum Edition truck doesn’t like bikes. At an intersection he came around me and enter the bike lane from my right side, while screaming profanities at me. He drove… Continue reading Death by bike or should the title say death by driver of an F150
I normally rant and rave about the bike lanes in Big Bear Lake, California, but not today. This is the letter I wrote to them this morning. Everyone and City council, I was really looking forward to attending Moonridge Monday, but I was detained down the hill. I would have ridden my bike to the… Continue reading They turned the protected bike lane into a street fair? Are they crazy?
We’ve been pedaling but there’s been little time to post with the remodeling job on the house that we’re doing. I’ll just lump a bunch of outings all together, starting in July 2023 and working backwards The early morning beach pedal on the recumbents. It may have been early but it was already hot and… Continue reading Where has the time gone?
“Mom can I go as fast as that Shelby Cobra? My name is Shelby.”No you can’t, but you can go endless miles (as long as I’m pedaling). You’re an etrike and you have a solar charging battery.“Mom can Stang go that fast?”Maybe? After all she’s a 69, V-8 302“Mom you should bring her to the… Continue reading It’s a Shelby!
I know this is a bike site so let’s all advocate and support the building of safe bike and mobility lanes. But if that’s not your cup of tea here’s a simple cause to get behind. I’ll explain, why I will not run to catch a bus or train, ever again. Nor will I ever… Continue reading Advocate for better!