February 23, 2012

Cycle chic, stretched all the way to the boonies.

So much is happening at once, I seriously doubt the existence of time. I mean, I’ve actually got famous peoples’ agents returning my emails—though it is not the time for name dropping just yet. Quit the […]
February 20, 2012

The allure of the porteur

Okay, so you have seen a Trek Belleville, or some similar cheap mass market knock-off of a classic french porteur. What you do next, says a lot about the kind of person you are. Paying on […]
February 19, 2012

the complete woman cyclist

Men admire women on omafiets (grandma bikes), as they admire women in very high heels, or indeed, girls with bound feet. There is something alluring about a woman who is bound to tradition, bound to go […]
February 19, 2012

It’s the weekend!

Ah, Saturday, when a man can relax, and think about racing and sex—let problems of bike access to buildings sort themselves out, during the week. In last night’s race I broke away with a champion schoolboy […]
February 16, 2012

Bike parking: a piece of the puzzle

The historic epicentre of my city is a peninsula, but a century of urban sprawl has shifted the geographical epicentre much further inland. Where the old city has been the focus of public transport, the logical […]