December 25, 2012

EYE Film Institute Netherlands: a cycle-space icon

There was a time not so long ago when Shell Oil did all their toxic tinkering at research facilities just across the river from central Amsterdam—too close to wealthy white people by far! They have slipped […]
December 24, 2012

Bikes and abandoned industrial infrastructure. Is this a rule?

They say a man becomes more sweeping in his generalisations as his stockpile of cycling gear grows. I have barely 5 or 6 bikes. I don’t have one of these, these, these or one of these. So […]
December 20, 2012

The Dutch Bike by Zahid Sardar [Book Review]

The Netherlands is greener, healthier, arguably happier, but certainly a lot more efficient because the Dutch saw something in cycling that most other countries ignored. This is a book that looks at Dutch cycling heritage from […]
December 17, 2012

Feeling loved and understood, if a little embarrassed

My faith in The Washing Machine Post was set in concrete today. To the best of my knowledge this seminal cycling review site is written by someone named Brian whose lonely Inner Hebridean existence on the isle […]
December 16, 2012

We cyclists are probably all high on something.

If you have ever tried talking to a racing cyclist, you could be forgiven for believing we always have some excuse or another. Well it’s not true that we always have an excuse. Sometimes, we win. […]