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 […]
February 2, 2011

Peril Canceling Headphones, to silence cars and debates.

I have two theories as to why cyclists bicker. 1. Like all persecuted minorities, we direct our frustration with nebulous forces working against us, upon one another instead. 2. Cycling is a religion, and we’re like […]
February 1, 2011

Rides on hot nights (mostly word-pictures only)

There is a tradition within British aesthetics of analysing nature and buildings from the subjective standpoint of a single person, the writer. Whenever I find myself reading and reeling from self indulgence, I have to catch […]