Category Archive: Travels and Adventures

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflecting

Returning to the Twin Cities for the summer brings reflections.       The Walker Art Center is about to reopen from a major reconstruction including the sculpture garden. This shot is of… Continue reading

Day 5 – Carry Your Stuff

You may not need to bring your dog to work but it shows that specialty bike bags abound. (And did you notice the dog commuting by car?) Today starts our logistical tasks that… Continue reading

Day 6 – Ride Your Route

Today is the day to do a test ride of your route. Time to verify that joining in the fun of Bike to Work Day will fit in your work day. If a… Continue reading

Day 7 – Safety Tip Refresh

Knowledge is power. Today is just a summary of the philosophy behind my approach to bike safety. Understanding where the actual risks are and how to mitigate those risks really helps cyclists enjoy… Continue reading

Day 8 – Drive Your Bike Route

Yes, you read that correctly, today’s task is to drive your planned bike route. This is just a way to make sure that you won’t be sent out on roads way beyond your… Continue reading

Day 9 – Plan Your Bike Route

National Bike to Work Day is held on Friday, May 19th in most parts of the US. Companies host breakfast stations, swag is handed out by sponsors, and parties make it a fun… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Wailea Maui

Temporary sand art that will be gone with the tide. This unknown artist had several creatures greeting us on the beach in Wailea on the southern part of Maui. If only they knew… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Casà Mila Barcelona

A post from friends has me pining for Spain. Barcelona is filled with the architecture of Antoni Gaudí including this rooftop on the Casà Mila. The curvature of seemingly every surface is compelling.… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Monterey California

Home of the world-class Monterey Bay Aquarium, this coastal town has plenty to explore. Sailing, kayaking, diving, and whale watching tours bring people out into the Bay while the shops and restaurants of… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Makena Bay Maui

Exotic flowers bloom in the shadow of volcanos throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Makena Bay is located south of the town of Wailea on Maui’s southern section of the island. The Queen Emma Lily… Continue reading