April 23, 2010

helmets and the surveillance society

  I knew the moment I popped Za Bear up on my port rack, that if anything had gone wrong I would have been dammed for life as an irresponsible sod for risking his head, despite […]
April 21, 2010

Medicine ball training

I always wondered why road racing guys trained on bikes set up for racing. I just did my regular training ride from Newcastle out to Redhead and back, on the Velorbis, and am now wondering why […]
April 20, 2010

The Meaning of the word “Gentleman”

A "gentleman" is welcoming of ladies who would like to play bicycle poloGentlemen are mindful of safety when swinging their whackersGentlemen take the whole world as their cycle lane, though in a way that never causes […]
April 18, 2010

Reader of the Week: Hamish

Some time during the interwar period, from what I can gather, yet another estate was squandered by one of those overindulged heirs—we’ve all known a few. The sod’s fine-boned daughter would become Hamish’s grandmother, and instill […]
April 16, 2010

End of Day One With the Velorbis

I went to Amsterdam in 1999, I think it was, and remember the rush hour parade of big long high black bikes with straight backed riders. I didn’t quite know what I was seeing, and theorized […]