Julie leads a double life in Washington State: high-school English teacher by day, cyclist by night. She makes mixtapes for both realities. Her teaching persona appreciates Greek poetry and a judicious use of semicolons. Her cycling persona coaches with Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and a local high school racing team. Each summer the personae fuse for some solo touring, an attempt to see the West by bike before it's gone or she's gone. These ventures usually involve memorizing poems. She plans to ride bikes long after she can't walk.
Soak your lungs with wine, for now
The Dog Star's at the turn.
How the summer wounds, and how
All must thirst and burn. --Alcaeus