Posts Tagged ‘ REI ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: More Stuff About Bikes

Why No Bike Lanes, America? Yeah, this is another one of those bikey posts, the kind where I tell you that The Assistant rode 93.7 miles last month. Ninety three point seven. If you’d told me six months ago that I’d be riding 93.7 miles a month, I would have laughed. But the 6 year old? […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: 8 plus 132

Running and Cycling Let’s get the crazy part out of the way first, shall we? I ran eight miles with my former teammates yesterday. Well, “ran” may be a little bit optimistic. There was a lot of walking in my run/walk ratios, because let’s face it, I haven’t really, really run since Nike last October. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: New Bike

A Bike for Tall Women Ever since the All Bike, All the Time experiment began in the Spring, I’ve been hankering for more of an around-town cruiser: something with a upright riding position, cargo capability, a chain guard to keep my jeans from getting greasy, fenders for all-weather riding, internal hub for easy shifting, and […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Shopping Small

Bike Panniers for Groceries No recipe this week, kids. Instead, we’re going to talk about food logistics. Namely, how do I get everything home if I’m riding my bike all the time? As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been walking and riding my bike a lot more since The Assistant implemented the 1km and 2km rule. In […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Fastinistas

Ooh, we get right into the controversy this week: Hi Betty, Did you catch the comments on the Fastinistas article in RW? WTF? What’s your take on the angry women in the comments? – Baffled in Boston Hi Baffled, If you didn’t catch this month’s Runner’s World magazine (what, you don’t read it religiously?), there […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo The Slowest Thing on Two Wheels

There are people, like my neighbors, who dress in cycling gear and take their road bikes out for 60-mile rides. Me? Once a week, I hook up the kiddie trailer and lumber around town. I try to spend most of Sunday morning on the bike. It’s the perfect day for a ride, because we rarely […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Week 14, Angel Island

With my husband and son away, I had the rare opportunity to do whatever I wanted with my free time. So what did I do? I ran a 12k trail race on Angel Island. Of course. Doesn’t everyone get up at 6:00 AM to run races, even on days where they can finally sleep in? […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Night Running

Night workouts of any kind are not my favorite. I don’t know if it’s end-of-day fatigue or just too close to dinner, but I always feel like I’m made of lead. As I headed out for my run tonight, I did the only sensible thing: I took the straightest route as far from home as […] Read More