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Cycling in heels: People who ride to work learn what works

When Rachel Blakeman, compliance officer for the City of Fort Wayne, was telling me about this poster on her office wall last week, she said that some people assume it’s some kind of metaphor for life. “But I really do … Continue reading

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Running to the Y for a swim (and biking home)

The toughest part of running 7 miles to the YMCA, swimming 300 meters and then biking home was coming up with the idea. Well. The run was tough, too, actually, with no shade at all the last 3 miles during … Continue reading

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Drawing inspiration from a car-free family

In this week’s News-Sentinel column, Karen Nesius Roeger describes how her family’s car-free project — in a city not known for its public transportation — helped provide focus in a world that sometimes offers too many choices. I was thinking … Continue reading

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Car-sharing leads to weirdest brick ever: 25 miles cycling + 400-meter repeats

I didn’t tell my sister I’d just rode my bike 25 miles home from work shortly before getting together for a session of 400-meter repeats because I didn’t want her to be furious if I wasn’t able to keep up. … Continue reading

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‘Taxi mom’ biking mindset salvages a training run

Playing “taxi mom” on a bike helped me get in a great ride last week. Even better, it also equipped me with a new mental tool that proved helpful during Saturday’s 7-mile training run. When I first embraced the idea … 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 miles for August

August was a disaster, between my hamstring injury and a household vehicle shuffle. I only managed 3 miles, riding my bike over to the school and back to drop off something or other  that Ben forgot. Even that left my … Continue reading

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Low-carb commuting progress (sort of)

After whining about my low-carb commuting frustration last week, I decided I just needed to … do it. Or do something, anyway. Despite the fact that I hadn’t been on my bike at all in a couple of weeks, I … 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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A new need for cycling speed

There’s nothing like  a newly activated driver’s license in the family to ramp up my interest in cycling. And the more I ride to actually get somewhere — rather than just for fun and fitness – the more motivated I … Continue reading

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