About Me

In Duck, NC, October 2011.
Hi! I'm Melanie and I started this blog in September 2011 as a means of keeping track of my commuting, transportation, and recreational cycling exploits, such as they are. The older entries are pulled from the bike-specific posts I'd entered on my LiveJournal.

By day I'm a telecommunications goddess -- I could take out the internet in a random Asian country if I wanted (to be unemployed) -- and by night I'm a horror movie/trashy reality TV junkie. If only someone could make a "Real Housewives of Zombieland" or "Dance Monsters" (now that I think about it, some of the adults involved in that show are already monsters), I'd be over the moon. I'm also an alumna of Delta Gamma, a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism (loose historical recreation), and a member of Bike Me DC! and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association.

At the National Air & Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, April 2011.
I'm from a wide spot in the road called Heth, Arkansas, which is a few miles west of the Mississippi River and Memphis, Tennessee. My family moved to Germantown, TN (a suburb of Memphis) in my early teens, and I spent my college years in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. In 1996, I succumbed to wanderlust and moved to Virginia. I met Scott on my 30th birthday and we wed a year and a half later in 2004. Scott's always been a fitness nut. Me? Not so much. But I returned to cycling in May 2009 and thus began our affair with two-wheeled, human-powered vehicles.
...and Oreo is the brawn.

Margie is the brains of the operation...
It's not just us and the six bicycles in our tiny little townhouse. We currently have two four-legged carpet dwellers of the feline variety named Marjoram (Margiekitten) and Oreo (Oreomonster). Margie will have whatever you're eating or drinking and Oreo will chew through any unprotected power cord he can find.

If you feel like dropping me a line, please can leave a comment on this post or write to me directly via melaniesuzanne AT gmail.com. Thanks for reading!


  1. Melanie,
    was looking through my google analytics account and noticed a number of webhits this week originating from your site, so naturally I had to check it out. First off, great site! Anytime you want to join us for a Sunday ride through the city, feel free to join. It's free. Second, thank you very much for the mention and linking to us. I know it seems minor or arbitrary, but appreciate it none the less. Hope you had a pleasant experience dealing with us.

    Manager, District Hardware/The Bike Shop

  2. So funny.. I was just online searching for a helmet and somehow came across your profile.. I am Melanie Suzanne as well, a biker & have 2 cats :)
    Just thought it was quite a coincidence...