Monthly Archives: November 2010

WASH AND DRY

Laundry day.  Seriously a chore-day with neither a washer/dryer at home nor a car. Tommy loads it all up with only a few groans but dons a proud little grin as he readies himself for the ride 3 blocks to … Continue reading

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NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK

In 1990,  I  lived in Osaka, JAPAN for a year, teaching English and learning about a culture quite different from my own. One of the biggest challenges for me was not about difference, but about “sameness” in a very particular … Continue reading

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see: VIEW

In Webster’s New World Dictionary, there are 9 definitions for the word VIEW.  There is view as a critical examination, a picture, a landscape. But the one that resonates today, is this one: “that which is worked towards or sought.” … Continue reading

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USE YOUR HEAD

I am always surprised by the number of people I see cycling without a helmet. When I was a kid, a teenager,and even into my early twenties, I confess I biked all over the place sans-helmet. When did I even … Continue reading

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GROCER’S SPECIAL

I’m certainly not alone in my endeavor to attempt everything by bike in this town, Berkeley, but it took me awhile to come around to grocery shopping by bike. After we ditched our car, I got into a rhythm with … Continue reading

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FROM THE BEGINNING

It was Christmas morning, 1971, and I was ten years old living in St. Louis, when my Godmother sent me the greatest gift ever! “Aunt Timmy”, as we called her, lived in Livermore, CA and owned and ran a bicycle … Continue reading

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Introducing Momma Wheelie!

This blog is dedicated to the experience of cycling. when you were a kid, you loved to “pop a wheelie”, right? Don’t lose that feeling. MOMMA WHEELIE doesn’t own a car and cycles for recreating (40 miles of mountain biking … Continue reading

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