March 27, 2010

Poststructuralism, hegemonies and other big fancy words

 If two cities had comparable terrain, bicycling infrastructure, public transport, affluence, and density, there is no evidence to suggest bicycle commuting would be equally common in one as the other. The literature quoted in an article […]
March 25, 2010

Ignore the reports. No one is warring.

People ask me, "Behooving, where do you stand on the helmet debate? Should cyclists be made to use cycleways? Is Lycra gay?" Oh it’s exhausting. Take a moment to consider what’s happening here. The media pigeon […]
March 24, 2010

Dear Lance Armstrong

If the tables were turned, and it was Lance Armstrong who finished uni and went to pursue his profession in Singapore, before completing a PhD and becoming an academic, and if I had been the one […]
March 22, 2010

Reader of the Week

This week we visit the home of C.B.King (CB for "Come Back"), Newcastle’s only builder of boutique high end bicycle frames. He’s ridden the Tour (one day ahead), broken titanium beneath his own buttocks, is Newcastle’s […]
March 21, 2010

Newcastle’s Fastest Growing Sport

Between 2pm and 2.30pm today, Newcastle’s bicycle polo fraternity grew by 400%, from just me at 2; to Hamish and me at 2.10; to Hamish, Egor and me at 2.15; and finally to include Hamish, Egor, […]