Life with a Hardcore Cyclist: The Best Job Ever

The other day Jason lamented that he doesn’t get paid to just ride a bike. I quote, “Why can’t my job just be to bike ride? I’d even wear a billboard on me.” … Continue reading

My Life Through Buttons

I once grabbed a hammer and punched a whole in my bedroom wall.  I got the idea from watching Nickelodeon. I think a school found a time capsule or created one, or both, or something.… Continue reading

Life with a Hardcore Cyclist: Did Someone Say NEW BIKE?

Just the other day I mentioned to Jason that I was thinking about getting a single speed cyclocross bike this year for commuting around the city. It didn’t take long before he had… Continue reading

Rethink Your Space: How to Fit a Bike Shop Into a Closet

Bicycling has had a profound impact on me. What started as a form of exercise to help me lose weight has transformed into a new way of life. Two changes are relevant to this… Continue reading

How to Organize Your Bike Tools in Small Spaces

We live in a moderately-sized apartment in Chicago. Because bikes are central to our lives, all of our planning, organizing, and decorating is also centered around our bikes. That first meant we had… Continue reading

Body microaggressions: Fat Shaming in the Bike Industry

*** NOTE: Eric from Trek contacted me on twitter about this post, and we’ve exchanged contact info so that we can chat about this a little more. Pretty cool! Stay tuned! *** Trek… Continue reading

Staying Balanced

My last post was kind of a heavy topic. I don’t mind, obviously, and I’m glad I wrote it. Not only did it seem to resonate with a lot of people, but it… Continue reading

The Cycling Community Can Do Better

(psst..before you read this, have you read my disclaimers?) I’ve been biking and talking bikes with others for a few years now. I’ve met some great people (like my #bikeschool family!) who I… Continue reading

Advance Notice

Within the next day or two I’m going to publish a post about my experiences with the cycling community. Specifically, I will be talking about how I don’t always feel welcome and some examples… Continue reading

Yummy Food For Your Bike Ride

I’m going to cut to the chase–we’ve struggled a lot with food and cycling. We started off with Gatorade to drink and candy bars for fuel. We quickly caught up to speed on… Continue reading