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A Nun’s Bicycle

Blog Published: May 21, 2009

Summer is here and that means bicycle riding for me. Having grown up with bikes, taken bike day trips with my family, commuted by bike, ridden mountain bike trails and long stretches of open road, I feel very much at home on a bike.

Making Life and Death Pacts with Strangers

Blog Published: April 1, 2015

As I look in my helmet mirror at the traffic coming behind me, feel the WHOOSH of the car driving by so close, and scan the horizon for cars turning off or onto the road, I am acutely aware that my life is in the hands of total strangers.

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Simplify: Finding the Line

Blog Published: March 4, 2013

Simplifying for me is not just having less stuff, it is also developing a habit of finding "the line" through projects or situations. The line, in bicycle and car racing terminology, is typically the fastest path between two points. While going fast is not my primary objective (at least not always!) there are other kinds "lines" that I look for when approaching a unexpected curve or bump in the trail.

A Nun, a Lutheran, and the Perfect Storm

Blog Published: August 5, 2008

Last night Chicago witnessed one of the most spectacular storms — also very dangerous. Here’s my story of the storm.

Ride Like a Nun

Blog Published: June 22, 2008

It’s not often that nuns get a mention in the world of pro cycling. Emma Pooley — who rides for Team Specialized and is a contender for the British Olympics cycling team — details her experience riding the Tour de l’Aude on Cycling Weekly’s blog.

Small Moments to Choose Life

Blog Published: September 18, 2015

8:07 a.m. I always seem to pick the rainiest days to ride to work. A Nun's Life Ministry HQ is not far from the convent.

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Cycling and Meditation

Blog Published: June 11, 2008

Yes, even nuns workout. I come from an athletic background having biked a lot and played team sports and just been an outdoorsy kind of gal.

Elvis Sighting by Sister Julie

Blog Published: April 17, 2008

Yesterday my buddy Carol and I went for a post-work bike ride. It was terribly windy so instead of doing the Lake Shore Trail, we rode through the neighborhood and along the North Branch of the Chicago River. Lots of kids were at the parks, and there were other bikers and runners and dog-walkers on the trail.