What do you do when you’ve done every item on your life’s bucket list? Me, I fly to the other side of the world and started a new list. Read the blog.
I met two people in an Indian laneway who told me they lived in a chateau in the southwest of France. “Do you think you might be willing to stay at our place and watch our cat?” they asked. “You had me at ‘chateau'” I replied. Here’s the blog.
100 laps, 50-year-old bikes: Vancouver’s annual vintage cruiser cycle race Bike culture in Vancouver continues to thrive and grow. I’ve been involved with the vintage cruiser scene for almost 20 years, led by… Continue reading
5 things you didn’t know about our cycling community Is there a doctrine, a standard, a secret handshake? Is there a place where all cyclists meet, or a holiday that all cyclists observe?… Continue reading
Tips, tricks, facts, and jabs from Vancouver’s cycling community by Ulrike Rodrigues Vancouver cyclists are everywhere. If you’re in traffic, we swirl around you. If you’re on the seawall, we glide past you.… Continue reading
A cyclist’s checklist for pounding the pavement I’m looking for work—a place where I can be smart, passionate, persuasive, and unapologetically car-free. But as I freshen up my career website and surf the… Continue reading
Mitey Miss suggestions from An Introduction to Adventure Lite Thanks for coming in out of the rain and sharing the world of Adventure Lite with me this past weekend at Seattle Bike Expo!… Continue reading
Can we share an Oprah moment? I ask because a hefty issue of O Magazine kept me company on a recent bike trip in September and one of its topics kept bouncing around… Continue reading
A local’s opinionated guide to the best sidewalk cafes! Each listing includes the cafe’s name and website, a snapshot of what the patio seating looks like, gossipy commentary, and the cafe’s address with cross street.
A typical cyclist muses on a typical day “You cyclists,” spat a driver as I caught up to his beat-up hatchback at a red light, “You ride around like you own the streets,… Continue reading
A gal’s guide to packing panniers for a cycling trip People fuss over bike travelers and how brave, adventurous and fit they are. But really, a bike traveler is just someone who wonders,… Continue reading
Published in the January/February 2010 issue of Momentum: the magazine for self-propelled people. Life on the edge (of traffic) has its pros and cons Last spring I shared My Dirty Little Secret that… Continue reading
Published in the November/December 2009 issue of Momentum: the magazine for self-propelled people. Do bicycles change the way we communicate? I was really looking forward to my dental appointment – the adjustment to… Continue reading
[Published in the September/October 2009 issue of Momentum: the magazine for self-propelled people.] Bicycle traveler’s new book describes experiences, not logistics “I am not an avid cyclist,” admits Willie Weir in his new… Continue reading
[Published in the August 2009 issue of Goa Today Magazine] Backroads “Slow Goa” tour targets cyclists and activists Visitors have toured Goa by car, motorbike, bus, boat and train; but now – thanks… Continue reading
Published in the Spring 2009 issue of Vancouver Review, a nationally distributed quarterly magazine that focuses on ideas, culture and arts from Canada’s West Coast. A collaboration with Museum of Vancouver‘s June –… Continue reading
Bicycling in Guelph something to celebrate Published in the April 21, 2009 feature section of Canada’s Guelph Tribune, a Metroland Media Group Ltd. publication. Guelph, Ontario — I blame it all on Guelph.… Continue reading
Sure, read all about it on my blog Girl Gone Goa: travel, sex, magic and cycling in an Indian State. I wrote over 60 stories on life in Goa as a single woman… Continue reading
Face, meet the world of the food and beverage hostess “What you need,” Christopher murmured, peering into my face, “is a silicone primer.” Oddly, he wasn’t talking about bike frames. I had run… Continue reading
Now on film: the bikes, parties and people that made mountain bike history It’s not something you should watch by yourself, Klunkerz. The independently written and produced DVD by fat-tire aficionado Billy Savage… Continue reading
Being on a train is like riding a bicycle: it’s slow, social, historic, and rebellious What is it about trains? And what was it about a train journey into western Canada that yanked… Continue reading
Mountain biking scenester sees fun and profit in city cycling trend It’s not unusual for a few of us at Momentum to gather around a table at Gastown’s Irish Heather, order some meat… Continue reading
MTB pioneer admits trail biking was a “diversion” from his real passion It’s not even lunch time yet and Joe Breeze has already blown my mind. Breeze ~ who with Gary Fisher, Tom… Continue reading
Put some environmentally virtuous lovin’ into your healthy living Published in the February 2006 issue of Shared Vision Magazine. Designer Christi York was thinking about her organic lifestyle one day, when she had… Continue reading
Cycle across Vancouver Island, then soak up the history on a working vessel When people ask why I go where I go, I tell them it’s “part curiosity and part stubbornness”. The curiosity… Continue reading
If you’re not tied up this weekend, Vancouver’s kink community would like to tell you a thing or two about safe, sane, consensual sex.
When you travel with someone, you learn how to share a trip’s rhythm The Canadian customs line was moving slowly. Most of the passengers coming up from Seattle on the Greyhound waited sleepily… Continue reading
A web-footed West Coaster ponders snow, slush, and sickening spins on black ice I’ve lived in Vancouver for thirteen years and naively believed I’d left winter driving behind. It waited for me one… Continue reading
Stress-free snow bus services to B.C. mountains for when you’d rather ride than drive Mittens firmly in the 10 and 2 o’clock positions, I was driving behind a Greyhound bus one winter morning… Continue reading
Family-run apple orchard grows, squishes, ferments and pours their own ciders Terry and I were waiting on the corner of Granville and Broadway for the #601 bus to take us to the Tsawwassen… Continue reading
éA Two-Wheel Odyssey to a Table by the Sea Ulysses can attest that sometimes the longest journey begins with a single malt. Not long after they set out on their fabled odyssey, Ulysses… Continue reading