People wonder where the name of my blog came from. There is actually a real long purple bike that lives under my laundry room. I got it when I was about 9 years old. It is a Bike-E recumbent. They don't make Bike-E's anymore. When I started this blog, fresh out of college and before I got my car, I was using my bike a lot to get around town, and since it was originally a place-based blog, it fit. I still associate my bike with freedom and unexpected little adventures. Read about one such adventure here.
Me, age 9, on my dad's bike. (I borrowed it
enough he bought me one so he could have his back.)