On The Road With "Olivia"

Adventures on a Folding Bike

Cycling in Oceanside, CA

I recently returned from a business trip down to Oceanside, CA. The best part was being able to see my older children and their families down in San Diego County. … Continue reading

October 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Book Review: In the City of Bikes

In my research, I discovered a book, In the City of Bikes by Pete Jordan. The sub-title, The Story of the Amsterdam Cyclist,  gives the reader a good idea what … Continue reading

September 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

One Year Down the Road

It has been one year since I got “Olivia”, my olive green colored folding bike from Citizen Bikes. When I first brought her to work, she was a big hit. … Continue reading

August 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cycling in the Big Easy

I just returned from a business trip to New Orleans. Because I hate driving there, I decided to bring “Olivia” with me to get around. Also, I stayed on the … Continue reading

August 20, 2016 · 4 Comments

Light Options

When I first received my bike, I had ordered a light set that attached to the handle bars and seat post. It worked well.   But then I added a … Continue reading

July 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Chain Maintenance

I wrote earlier this past winter regarding using a wet weather lube for the chain on my Citizen Bike, “Olivia”.  It is great for when it’s raining, crossing streams, or … Continue reading

June 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

Carrying Stuff

I have written about carrying stuff in previous posts. First I used a saddlebag to be able to carry things “just in case”. Then when I needed more carrying capacity, … Continue reading

May 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

Ik Hou Van Mijn Fiets

In Dutch, they say, “Ik hou van mijn fiets” for “I love my bike” (click on the highlighted Dutch phrase for a fun video made by a ex pat American … Continue reading

May 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hydrate or Die

When I first got Olivia last summer, I started using an old military-style plastic canteen. While useful for carrying a good amount of water, I really had no good way … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

Google Dutch Self-Driving Bike

I was recently scouring the internet and stumbled onto a video from Google Dutch regarding a self-driving bike (Click on this link for the video). It seemed so incredible and … Continue reading

April 7, 2016 · Leave a comment