March 23, 2011

Natural affinities between architecture and cycling

I am enjoying one last flurry of blog posts before, my dears, I must knuckle down to some serious writing. Yes, a wonderful book on the bike/building nexus I promise unto you all—although architecture books, I […]
March 23, 2011

fueling desire for overweight saddles

Below, some less alluring foxes, hounds, Brooks saddles and activists, offered purely in the interest of balanced Brooks worship:   
March 22, 2011

Join my iPhone war on bad driving

Here in Australia, we are tolerant to a fault I believe. A "she’ll be right" attitude, and a contempt for police inherited from our convict ancestors, sees us smiling and waving through drivers who are breaking […]
March 22, 2011

New findings: balloon tires outpace sprinting man

To all my little cycle chic darlings, devastated by my finding that balloon tires are slow (can’t be pumped higher than 60psi, so leave a large contact patch on the road), please, please, accept my apologies. […]
March 22, 2011

Rebuilding Japan

Cities destroyed in the tsunami last week in Japan, will be rebuilt. Protecting them with better floodgates seems futile, seeing how the floodgates they had didn’t work on the big day they were made for. My […]