Is there any better feeling than anticipating an awesome adventure? You know the feeling – the one where your body is full of tingly champagne-bubbles of excitement, a giddy-wanna-run-around-giggling-all-day type of happy that only comes when you are anticipating a grand adventure? This bike trip, that my bestie Lisa and I have been passively planning … More 4 more sleeps – officially getting giddy!!
I am in the thick of it with Nessie. She continues to haunt my dreams and consume my waking thoughts. As I am wired to only think about bikes, coffee, and epidemiology right now, these little things made my heart smile. An important thing I learned this week (in addition to learning how to properly cut … More Procrastination round-up
I thought would post a quick update to my bike decorating adventures. Earlier this year, I posted some pictures of my bike decked out in washi tape, and while it looked darling, it soon became apparent that washi tape, while cute, does not hold up to the rigors of riding, or more specifically, the particular … More Bike make-over update
Every week, all summer long, Ottawa transforms parts of the city into magical car-free spaces. For 4 magical hours, cars disappear from some of Ottawa’s most scenic roads and cyclists, rollerbladers, runners, strollers, and runners with strollers can happily co-exist on the expansive roads. It feels like a taste of a different reality, so far … More The (car-free) road, collective space, and happiness
Exhilaration vs. Trepidation My insides are a frenzy of warring emotions that exist simultaneously in direct opposition to each other – a veritable hullabaloo of cacophonous sentiments. To start with, I am super excited to think that in a few short days (11) I will be on my bike on the open road, cycling all … More Excitement vs. panic = exhaustion?
There has been a lot of buzz on the interwebs these days about the magnificent/loathed Idaho Stop. Basically, the idea is that cyclists should be allowed to treat stop signs as yield signs (and red lights like 4-way stops). It operates on the understanding that cars and bicycles are different beasts and it is something … More Equity on the road – Idaho stops
(alternate title: Dealing with douch-bags – patience please!!) I got a text yesterday: “I have been in a collision.” 6 words that stopped my heart for a moment and then started a whirlwind of panic in the pit my stomach. It turns out that everything is fine, no one was injured, minor damages, and now … More Battling the blahs and blergs
Whew! What a month it has been in the best and most exhausting way possible. I have been away for nearly 3 of the last 4 weeks, on 6 planes (plus a long list of trains, buses, bikes, and automobiles). The fun bit: Vacation! I started the month off with a whirlwind sampling of the … More My mad May adventures