A snotty bicycle health freak

As a general rule, I keep work-related things out of this blog, but I happen to be in an area of work that is very related to some of what I blog about here, namely, the bicycling, active transportation, and health aspects.  So I’m going to break my rule and share a link to an article about my work over the last year-and-a-half.  You can read about it here*.

Surprisingly, the comments haven’t gotten too out-of-control yet, but they did provide inspiration for the title of this post** 😉

In other news, I completed the basic Cycling Savvy training over the weekend, which included over 20 miles on the bike on Saturday (~ 13 miles in the course, plus biking to and from the training).  My bum knee and the rest of my 6 1/2 month-pregnant-body performed quite adequately.

The training included one element that put me outside of my comfort zone (biking southbound along Kingshighway from Manchester to Shaw) and otherwise offered good opportunities to hone my cycling skills.

I hauled Baby Jake out for the article photo op and was pleasantly surprised to find he still offered a comfortable ride, and perhaps a position that is easier on my knee than BUB, so Baby Jake became my ride of choice for the weekend.  Now that it seems my knee has healed (at least mostly), I’m looking forward to biking regularly again.

*All things considered, the article came out pretty well, which means I didn’t do anything like this.  That said, I wish I had emphasized the importance of quality, comprehensive bicycle education, from which all cyclists, adults and children, those who have been cycling for years and those new to the activity, would benefit greatly.  Instead, on the questions about bicycling safety, I somehow managed to use the word “helmet” three times — cringe!

**I’m not sure how the commenter knew about my cold and the resulting snottiness I experienced over the past couple of weeks, but I’m feeling much better now, thanks 🙂


  1. LadyL.I.F.E. says:

    Hi! I just started my first blog about my attempts at whole living. My last post was about vermicomposting, and a post you wrote a while back about getting worms from a stranger’s smelly bin came up under mine as a related post. Then I read this post on your homepage and realized that (1) I definitely needed to bookmark this blog and (2) we’re both from the St. Louis area! I live on the other side of the river in Collinsville, Ill.

    I can’t wait to read more of your posts!

    P.S. Your blog has given me some ideas about making my blog better, too, like including an RSS feed subscription option. So, Thank You!
    P.P.S. I decorated my worm bin. There’s some pictures in a slideshow in my May 5 entry.

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