September 5, 2010

Dr. Behooving’s quick bike wash

Youtube is a veritable Mount Everest of clips showing people cleaning their bikes. Alas, they’re all bollocks. That was, until this morning, when I uploaded this clip outlining what I hope in time will come to […]
September 3, 2010

about 100 hits every day!

Is this like a hugely popular blog that you’re reading, the ranting of some fool with nothing else better to do, a bit of both, or doesn’t it matter? Since learning letsgorideabike—the blog that inspired me […]
September 2, 2010

Why this need to compete?

Looking at these photos from my local club’s website, I’m wondering what I wonder most Saturdays, and that is: why do we do it? Hundreds gather. "The new golf", it’s been called. Between $3000 and $15000 […]
September 1, 2010

It would be tempting!

My titanium road bike, it occurs to me, is so elegant in its simplicity that it provides me with a blank canvas ready to receive any kind of image I care to lay on it. For […]
August 31, 2010

None are so arrogant as the self made

What racing/commuter knows if they commute to race, or race to commute? If commuting by bike were essential, it could be argued one races to be sufficiently strong to reach work on their bike, without passing […]