I sold my car on July 23, 2010. I rely mostly on my bike to get around Charleston, SC. I can be best described by a co-worker introducing me to a new employee: “This is Erin, she wears the highest heels and the shortest skirts and still rides her bike to work everyday.” Follow my musings on my life without a car. Perhaps you’ll start biking too!
Betty Foy is now Cheviot
Click here to see the Cheviot. We used to have the blue Betty Foys, which lots of guys wanted repainted and decorated with manly “Yves Gomez” decals. Now as of May 2014 we have this intersex/gender-neutral, neutered sheep-themed step-thru bike Cheviot. It’s orange. It’s named after a Scottish sheep prized for it’s wool and yummy taste.
I’m so glad I was gifted a Betty before it became Cheviot.
Betty Foy is now Cheviot
Click here to see the Cheviot. We used to have the blue Betty Foys, which lots of guys wanted repainted and decorated with manly “Yves Gomez” decals. Now as of May 2014 we have this intersex/gender-neutral, neutered sheep-themed step-thru bike Cheviot. It’s orange. It’s named after a Scottish sheep prized for it’s wool and yummy taste.
I’m so glad I was gifted a Betty before it became Cheviot.

Betty Foy is now Cheviot

Click here to see the Cheviot. We used to have the blue Betty Foys, which lots of guys wanted repainted and decorated with manly “Yves Gomez” decals. Now as of May 2014 we have this intersex/gender-neutral, neutered sheep-themed step-thru bike Cheviot. It’s orange. It’s named after a Scottish sheep prized for it’s wool and yummy taste.

I’m so glad I was gifted a Betty before it became Cheviot.

Flooded streets are just another part of Charleston’s charm—until you have to bike home in three feet of water. Yesterday I got drenched. My boots still have water in them. It was raining so hard, one of my contacts got knocked out. These are the unglamorous parts of bike commuting.

But you should watch this video of people having fun in the flood.

Remember when I got doored over two years ago? I barely remember, but my lawyer called a week ago to let me know the insurance company was sending a check (I certainly forgot I had a lawyer). I don’t know how insurance or laws work, but now there’s a check with my name on it. Thanks, Bike Law.
I hope this doesn’t mean I’m due for another accident. 
Remember when I got doored over two years ago? I barely remember, but my lawyer called a week ago to let me know the insurance company was sending a check (I certainly forgot I had a lawyer). I don’t know how insurance or laws work, but now there’s a check with my name on it. Thanks, Bike Law.
I hope this doesn’t mean I’m due for another accident. 

Remember when I got doored over two years ago? I barely remember, but my lawyer called a week ago to let me know the insurance company was sending a check (I certainly forgot I had a lawyer). I don’t know how insurance or laws work, but now there’s a check with my name on it. Thanks, Bike Law.

I hope this doesn’t mean I’m due for another accident. 

Maybe not for city dwellers, but for people who take long rides in the country ending in a picnic (where no one will try to steal your ride), I can see the Bicyclick coming in hand. It’s basically a K’NEX kit for your bike. Watch the video for more explanation.
Maybe not for city dwellers, but for people who take long rides in the country ending in a picnic (where no one will try to steal your ride), I can see the Bicyclick coming in hand. It’s basically a K’NEX kit for your bike. Watch the video for more explanation.

Maybe not for city dwellers, but for people who take long rides in the country ending in a picnic (where no one will try to steal your ride), I can see the Bicyclick coming in hand. It’s basically a K’NEX kit for your bike. Watch the video for more explanation.

I’ve never had a flat with the Betty (knock on wood that those Contis don’t go out on me tomorrow), but this product is some sort of magical superstud. If I were going on a long ride, I’d consider packing this patchnride.
I’ve never had a flat with the Betty (knock on wood that those Contis don’t go out on me tomorrow), but this product is some sort of magical superstud. If I were going on a long ride, I’d consider packing this patchnride.

I’ve never had a flat with the Betty (knock on wood that those Contis don’t go out on me tomorrow), but this product is some sort of magical superstud. If I were going on a long ride, I’d consider packing this patchnride.

Typical Charleston bike commute. How’d I get so lucky? Boats and marsh grass!
Typical Charleston bike commute. How’d I get so lucky? Boats and marsh grass!

Typical Charleston bike commute. How’d I get so lucky? Boats and marsh grass!

The power of Facebook! Not all these stories have happy endings, so I try to always bring the Betty inside.
The power of Facebook! Not all these stories have happy endings, so I try to always bring the Betty inside.

The power of Facebook! Not all these stories have happy endings, so I try to always bring the Betty inside.

Charleston is getting pounded by rain lately. This video shows the extent of flooding that happens here during high tide. Imagine biking in this (the clip actually shows a cyclist going through the flood waters).

Spotted on the Olivia Rae James blog. This Croghan necklace full of Palmetto bugs (roaches) is so great. Southerns know how to poke fun at themselves. Who else would go around wearing a necklace full of cockroaches? Maybe they’ll consider making a silver/less expensive version?
Spotted on the Olivia Rae James blog. This Croghan necklace full of Palmetto bugs (roaches) is so great. Southerns know how to poke fun at themselves. Who else would go around wearing a necklace full of cockroaches? Maybe they’ll consider making a silver/less expensive version?

Spotted on the Olivia Rae James blog. This Croghan necklace full of Palmetto bugs (roaches) is so great. Southerns know how to poke fun at themselves. Who else would go around wearing a necklace full of cockroaches? Maybe they’ll consider making a silver/less expensive version?