Trisha perfectly summarized the first six months of Let’s Go Ride a Bike. Here I look through the last six months, July to December 2009.
In July Mr. Dottie and I went on a bike date to a French restaurant, Trisha biked with her brother in Indianapolis, and we advocating riding bikes to a rock show. Our female readers made their voices heard about cycling, Trisha fought the uphill battle, and I got hopping mad at honking drivers.
I explored Chicago’s north lakefront trail and Trisha biked the Biltmore Estate. We demonstrated how to stay fresh during summer cycling, organized a Garden Party group ride in Nashville, and started a surprisingly lively conversation about how to signal a right turn. Safety was a running theme with discussions of security concerns and developing street smarts.
I finally reviewed my Oma, it rained mushrooms in Nashville, Trisha and Oma had a summer fling, and we started our Vintage Style series. We took on the bike commuter stereotype and – again -the media’s gender gap analysis.
October began with the world premier of our first how-to video, I met up with other female bike bloggers, and Trisha provided tips on cycling in the rain. The Bat met Elvis and Betty Foy played in leaves.
Trisha received a Flik folding bike to try out and then got back to Bat. Mr. Dottie’s new bike Sir Raleigh joined the family, I got a new commute, we geared up for another winter of bike commuting, and mused on marketing bicycling.
In December we enjoyed the spirit of Aloha with Trisha’s aunt. I experienced my first big snow ride of the season with the help of my studded tires and the Lakefront Trail. Meanwhile, Trisha showed off her Basil panniers and continued the Vintage Style series.
That pretty much brings us current. This year of blogging has been amazing. Thank you so much for experiencing it all with us and helping to form a real community. The lively discussions in the comment sections are the best parts of all these posts.