September 29, 2012

Cycling as a third state of consciousness, after waking and sleeping

  I’m heading to bed early tonight. By the end of my club race tomorrow I will have ridden somewhat more than 150km, up a mountain, to the snow, then back down clocking 80kph, if I […]
September 28, 2012

The Decepticons won, so what now?

Imagine you’re a Transformer, thinking about landing in some city on Earth. Assuming you have figured out where you will be getting your allspark, I guess the next thing you will need to know, is how […]
September 28, 2012

Be seen from space

I will boast whether I have the right to or not. These pedal powered grotesques were built by former students of mine. I’m sure they would say I was their least influential teacher since kindergarten, but […]
September 25, 2012

Will Singapore ignore the bicycling fashion?

I have been invited to speak at Singapore’s Archifest forum on October 17, on the topic of “rethinking cycling”. This is one of those honours you know belongs to someone who has gotten their hands dirtier, […]
September 21, 2012

To cycle for piety, or for beauty?

A change of context forces some fast thinking about priorities and beliefs. I have moved to a city that has yet to make proper footpaths, and will probably never have bike infrastructure. Adults and children alike […]