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A 23-mile bike ride to a not-so-little free library

I don’t know what part of this is living on a busy highway rather than, say, along an enticing greenway or rail trail or even a bucolic country road, but I find that I don’t routinely just saddle up and … Continue reading

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Low Carb Commuting Miles for September

A total of … 2. Which begs the question: Have I abandoned this project?  Why am I even bothering to track this if I can’t make more of an effort to do it? Well, it is true that I only … Continue reading

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Low-carb commuting  frustration  

So the month is half over and I have yet to record a single Low Carb Commuting mile. Meanwhile, I’ve driven a ridiculous amount: 1,223 miles. Our trip to Tennessee was part of the reason for this (in both respects), … Continue reading

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Low-Carbon Commuting Miles for June

Our Tennessee trip didn’t do much for my low-carb communting miles for June. Our mountaintop condo was accessible only by steep switchbacks with no sidewalks and scary drop-offs, so there were no walks to the local convenience store for milk … Continue reading

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Low-carb commuting update

I had to go in even earlier than usual to work yesterday, so I didn’t bother trying to ride my bike. But because that meant an earlier bedtime Sunday night, I left a gathering at my parents’ house early and … Continue reading

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A 21-mile bike ride home from work

I’d been nervous about riding my bike to work because of the distance, darkness and time involved. But when training for a new computer system had my husband and I both scheduled to go into the office at 10 a.m. late … Continue reading

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Sustainability miles update

So much for April’s 30-day bike challenge. I’ve been so intimidated by these ferocious winds I only took the bike out a couple of times, which means it was not a breakout month in terms of sustainability miles. I walked … Continue reading

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A mile’s worth of yard work: Sustainability project update

So I got to practically the end of March before I realized I didn’t have any sustainability miles for the month. Not wanting to record a big fat ZERO — but also not wanting to haul out the bike and … Continue reading

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A healthier mom’s back-to-school ritual

Several years ago, another mom shared her secret back-to-school ritual: Making herself a decadent chocolate cake to savor in peace after the kids got on the bus. Even though we were home schooling at the time, I could totally relate … Continue reading

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The retro fun biking challenge

I’d thought about signing up for the April daily biking pledge I read about on Car-free, meat-free runner, but decided there was  no way I’d actually do it. Even though I really need to start riding for the May 19 Fox Island sprint … Continue reading

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