Friday, May 7, 2010

Meals on Wheels -- is more than just a meal

If you're in the Bay, pick up the latest issue of Commonground and see my article on Meals on Wheels! It was a really fun one to write despite the quick turn-around, I learned a lot and got to talk to the amazingly humble and inspiring Boulevard chef Nancy Oakes.

Good to stretch those writing muscles a little bit more...what's next?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Progress report: May is Biking There

36 miles logged, 280 minutes biked. And yes, I can feel it and it feels good.

BUT I'm officially stumped by my bag dilemma. Riding with my dying bagpack is just not going to cut it -- it's not comfortable, sweaty back and all. Many considerations follow: To get panniers or to not? New messenger bag or two strapper? A fold-able side basket or front. I want to stay light and airy -- hard for my Virgo tendencies to bring EVERYTHING with me everywhere. I want to be flexible. I'd like to have the same stuff for commuting and for casual rides around to see friends.

The search bike.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May is also: lots of great things to do!

Yes, I've been neglecting this little blog a bit -- but I'm back in the groove. LOTS of fun farming and food events hitting the city this month. Check out my 'Get Out' section for more details.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

May is You Can Bike There!

I just started riding my bike about a month ago--it started very slowly, with a ride to the bike shop a mile away, then one or two rides to work and a night out on the town motivated and accompanied by friends (thanks Edna!) and now all of a sudden I've been recruited for the Team Bike Challenge for May?! As a member of the Garden for the Environment team, I've been officially challenged to get on my bike. So far, so good. Two days in and two days of putting about 7 miles on my bike each day. My goal: to be on my bike at least once per day 5 days a week. Go Team!