February 9, 2011

Australia’s $10,000,000,000 investment in cycling: figures revealed.

Let us assume, for argument’s sake, that in a generation each household will spend around $1000 on cycling equipment. Most of that expenditure, I’m sure, will be in Santa’s name. Most of it will rust and […]
February 7, 2011

A prayer of thanks for nice bikes and asphalt

What I’m about to put into words, cannot be put into words, yet another vain attempt of your silly billy friend here, to F the ineffable. So let’s just say bye for now to my usual […]
February 6, 2011

Come join the world’s first linen run

You’ve heard of tweed runs, those quirky events aimed at making cycling look all warm and snug in cold rainy climates. Well, here is your invitation to an event designed to show that cycling can be […]
February 4, 2011

Treadlie, new magazine

Never let it be said that my privileged existence meant I lacked the common touch. It is not true. I understand how many of you out there in voting heartland might naturally balk at paying $8.90 […]
February 3, 2011

Bikes exemplars of gender projection

Until the twentieth-century it was as natural for architects to think of buildings as being male or female, as it is natural today to ascribe genders to bicycles.  From Left: Male; Female. In part buildings were […]