The pure joy of biking is what keeps Lisa pedaling…and happy. In fact, she’s even happy to teach you how to fix your flat.
Everybody loves a wedding and there's no better celebration of getting hitched, Lisa says, than saying "I do" by bike.
As the relationship with my boyfriend started progressing towards the possibility of marriage, like any bride-to-be, I started to imagine my wedding day. Unlike a lot of brides, my wedding dream included my bike.
Lisa Austin’s neighbor, Nan Roberts, recently shared some great stories about biking with her - when she learned to ride a bike and the best adventures a kid can have on a bike. Lisa asked her to write them down so she could post them here on Pedal Minnesota.
By Nan Roberts (as told to Lisa Austin)
Lisa shares her favorite things, from her pink fenders to pink tire levers. Do you see a theme here? Hmmmm…it’s not ALL pink but it’s all great gear.
After years of riding all kinds of bicycles for recreation and transportation, I have put together list of a few of my favorite things that make my rides safer, easier and more fun; and they make great gifts for any bicyclist.
Lisa runs errands on her bike. Here she shares her reasons and offers tips and encouragement on using your bike for exercise and errands.
A few years ago I wanted to start using my bike more for running errands, so I made a little rule for myself that I could not use the car to go less than five miles. I made an exception if the weather was bad or I had a lot to carry. For me, five miles does not take too much longer to ride than to drive; I just need to leave a few minutes earlier.
Learn the ABC Quick Check, a valuable tool to make sure your bike (and you) are ready to ride!
Before every ride, I follow the ABC Quick Check steps to make sure my bike is safe to ride. That entails checking the brakes, air in the tires, chain and crank, and all the quick-release. (See separate article at the ABC Quick Check for more detail.)
Aunt Lisa helped her nieces and nephews say goodbye to training wheels. Now she shares her tips to success too.
Spring is here and the weather is getting nicer. Kids have grown over the winter and some are ready to learn to ride without training wheels. Removing training wheels can be a source of stress and conflict between adults and children. From experience, I have learned a few tips to help make it go more smoothly.