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Back in the Saddle…Finally


It’s been six weeks since I spent some serious time on my new bike, even longer since I’ve written about it. So, let’s just take a minute and bring everyone up to speed on the new bike and reasons why I haven’t been riding as much in spite of the gorgeous weather. First off, the […]

Rogue Valley Views


The following are some of my favorite photos of adventures I’ve had on bike during the last year. This first picture was taken at Applegate Lake at Carberry Road in mid-summer, maybe early August. Here is what it looks like in late February. We actually packed our bikes on the back of the Durango and […]

Gold Ray Road/Upper River Road


It’s funny how sometimes you can be grinding away in life, everything’s hard, bumpy, takes all your effort and perseverance just to get through the days. You can be existing like this, then suddenly, something catastrophic or nearly catastrophic occurs, after which life almost instantaneously smooths out, becomes almost easy. Well, that is, if death […]

Flood Watches and Flood Warnings

a bear creek flood

Late this summer, I received a letter in the mail notifying me that Central Point, Oregon, (the small burg I reside in) is in a flood plane. Well, parts of it are. I didn’t entirely understand the letter, and I don’t entirely understand how FEMA determines which areas on the map are most likely to […]

Bike Hoarders

I hate the show Hoarders. Beyond the fact that I feel this program capitalizes on human despair, misery, and mental illness, it just hits a little too close to home for me. In my last marriage, I was married to a hoarder. It didn’t help that from childhood, I myself have been a bit of […]

Blogger on Bike


Hi, I'm Cat A.Olson, @According2Cat on Twitter, or @TheDigitalCat on Instagram, and I write about my cycling adventures. In 2010, after 25 years off the bike, I decided to get a bike and start riding again. In 2012, I was diagnosed with DCIS, an early and completely curable form of breast cancer. I had five weeks of radiation treatment and I rode my bike to nearly every treatment. In 2013, I decided to get a faster bike. I'm finally getting serious about losing weight, and riding really fast with the cool kids.

I ride every chance I get, as fast as I can, for as long as my body will allow. I'm learning how to embrace challenges like helmet hair, padded pants, clipless shoes, flat tires, bugs in my teeth, and...ugh...hills. I'm learning that both cycling and life are easier and a lot more fun when you're in the right gear.

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