How Many Grocery Items Can You Carry on Your Bicycle?

I am not suggesting a competition. I am just curious if people who exclusively use their bicycles for transportation shop daily, a few times a week, or weekly. (If someone only goes grocery shopping once a month I definitely want to hear from you!) My new plan to shop daily for all the food needed…

Less Waste Equals Less Waist

Monday this week started something new in the Morgan household. After cleaning out the refrigerator on Sunday I made a bold decision. We waste too much food. A normal store visit would mean buying food for several days, stocking up on staples, and filling a cart to the brim. What then happens is a few…

Friday Reminded Me To Make Time For Play

It is so much fun to take time off from the usual day to day. This past Friday Tom and I decided to spend the day doing whatever we wanted. On those days the vintage cruisers come out of the garage! Audrey Blue was rolling like a dream. What could be more FABULOUS! Didn't leave…

Don’t Mess With Free Speech and Freedom of Expression

As a follow up to my Don’t Be a Bully Post I am going to expand a bit on why I thought it needed to be posted. Coeur d’Alene has several different art galleries and a thriving arts and culture community. For the most part controversy over an artist’s work has been rare. There was a…

Being a Bully is Not What You Should Do

Some days I really HATE the internet and particularly Facebook. Which for me is a big deal…my business runs because of the world wide web. It makes me sick though when someone, (thinking they are doing the right thing to support their cause, religion, personal beliefs, or whatever), proceeds to bully a person, business, or…

I Say No to Bicycle Helmet Laws

The helmet debate can be a hot topic like most discussions about bicyclists. And…surprise…I have an opinion about the subject. Whether you choose to wear a helmet or not is a personal choice. We don’t need another law regulating our personal or moral choices (See how well the War on Drugs, Dry Counties, Prohibition past,…

Why As A Bicyclist I Refuse to Look Like a Traffic Cone

While I commend advocates and advocacy groups for organizing workshops about road safety; I abhor when they include telling the most vulnerable users they have to dress like traffic cones! Why not have workshops where you educate all users of our roads, people driving, people walking, and people biking about the rules and of the…

Re-Usable Grocery Bags For When Riding My Bicycle

I have been slowly collecting accessories and tools that will start to make riding my bicycle every day a reality. My latest find is re-usable, easy clean, compact grocery bags. Now I can still use my own grocery bags when shopping and forgo the plastic without the bulk of my traditional shopping bags. And…they come…

When It Hurts So Good

Getting myself ready for 30 Days of Biking which starts on April 1st. Been out riding a bit and this week I almost made it to my weekly goal of 25 miles. Needless to say my legs are feeling it! Guess I wasn’t quite ready for a 9 mile ride. Amazing how when you don’t…

Three things bike share experts could teach other biking advocates

This is a guest post from our colleagues at BetterBikeShare.org. While different bicycling initiatives often seem separate from the outside, upon closer look you can see important connections and crossovers. The Better Bike Share Partnership, which includes PeopleForBikes, is an initiative of the JPB Foundation that seeks to make bike share accessible for all members…

Fashion, Cookie Candle, and a Drink Collection #idahobikelife 

Few photos from my week so far… Lots of posts on social media about “Dressing Like A Woman”, so I threw mine in and showed that you are still dressing like a woman even in Converse tennis shoes. I Love my Chucks!  Really wanting Taco’s for Taco Tuesday, but will have to settle for a…

Stranger In a Strange Land? Some Musings on Revisiting the Coaster Brake

As mentioned earlier, I am in temporary guardianship of a small lot of vintage bicycles, of various styles and stages of decrepitude . While the majority of the bikes are English 3-speeds, hiding among them was this classic Dutch omafiets . Source: Stranger In a Strange Land? Some Musings on Revisiting the Coaster Brake —-…