unicornI’m Bri, a girl in her twenties who likes to bike. I live a simple, calm, weird, car-free life in Northern New York.

If you ever want to chat, drop me a note in the contact form below. I would love to hear from you!me and the bike

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    • I am on the opposite side of the state as Plattsburg, an hour away from the northern part of Lake Ontario.

      I love seeing pictures of the soaring mountains of Alaska…they made the Adirondacks seem like little speed bumps in comparison!


  1. Well, Ms Bri, thanks for your comment. Not laughing? You are allowed to enjoy the moment just as much as I did! You might also raise a giggle to see a 6ft3 greybeard on a Brompton folder riding the cycle tracks of East Kent, on and off trains and even buses, enjoying being warned, once in a while, by the radar machines that he’s hit 30mph+ on a steep downhill slope. And yes, what goes down must come up, to general amusement again. Best foot forward! Will T.


    • Wow, that is super cool, my family had books around the house about forest rangers and fire spotters when I was growing up…I totally romanticized that kind of work. I bet she had great stories to tell!


      • I read through the “read inside” pages on amazon and it looked really interesting so I looked the book up in my local library system and they have it! I have it on hold, will get my hands on it sometime next week.

        Libraries rock!

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      • I just finished reading the book by your Great Aunt. First of all, it was a great story about a young woman’s joys and struggles amid nature (something I can relate to). It was also neat knowing that she was the first woman observer. But the greatest thing was that her story is set in rivers I have swam in, mountains I have hiked and towns I know. Thank you so much for helping me find a wonderful book.

        I must admit that I was shocked by the frequency of bear sightings, I guess they were much more prevalent back then.


      • I am glad you had the desire and opportunity to read it. I find it very interesting and cool that you have had the opportunity to be in those same areas. I remember the stories of hikers going up Owl mountain and they would find a shoe after reporting a lost hiker.
        That family has their reunion this summer at Long Lake, and I am hoping to attend. I will be visiting the museum there and seeing the mail boat that her husband helped bring up. John was quite the guide boat builder and racer.
        Again, I’m glad you enjoyed the story. It exciting to hear your interest as well.

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  2. On my little ride yesterday, I was thinking about you and your blog. What attracts many of us to read your posts is not just what you write about, but the underlying, and sometimes overlying, attitude you have. You love life, but it’s so much more than that. You love LIVING life and it very much shows in your writing. We live, by and large, in a pessimistic, selfish and cynical world. You seem to have NOT succumbed to that mindset. I’ve started looking at you as one of my kids that I want to encourage, but in truth, like my blood kids, you encourage me more. Keep it up girl!! -Dan


    • Dan,
      I don’t even know what to say, your kind words are making me tear up. I am glad I can encourage you in some way and please understand that you are a huge encouragement to me as well!

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  4. Hello Bri! I love your life and your outlook in life. Keep on cycling, I’ll be reading about it.
    Btw, it’s great that I found your Blog..I just have this instant affection with people in two wheels 🙂


  5. Hi Bri, I stumbled upon your blog while looking for info about cycling up Pikes Peak. Suddenly, I forgot all about Pikes Peak and began reading of your experiences on the bike. Your simple enthusiasm and joy of living, and the way you write about it is just wonderful. I have ridden for many years, usually trying to go fast. After reading your blog, a certain calmness and purity for simply being on the bike is now my standard. Thanks for helping me refocus.


    • Hey Dave!
      First of all, I hope you get your chance to ride up Pikes Peak, ever since I have returned to Northern New York and its little hills I have been itching to climb that mountain again. (Mainly though, I just want get to the top of the mountain so that I can fly down those switchbacks again, haha)

      Secondly, thank you so much for your kind words, I hope you have a wonderful year of adventures on your bike 🙂


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