January 18, 2012

Distancing ones self from races of truth

Like many road racers who are known more for their sprinting, than their breakaway threat, I have never gone out and bought gear for time trialing. I accept the humiliation that awaits me, when our times […]
January 18, 2012

Ring a bell: the war for quotidian cycling is over

I’m serious, somebody, please ring a bell, sound alarm, let off some fireworks, or whatever one does. By Christmas 2011, so many people all over the world were riding bikes with mudguards and cargo capacity, treating […]
January 14, 2012

Captain Feel Good

It is no mean feat, enjoying your bicycle transport in cities where cycling isn’t yet very well catered for. Thankfully, cycling has been my primary mode all of my life—except for ’86 and ’87 when I […]
January 12, 2012

The long-board in my quiver of bikes

This bakfiets is a revelation to ride, like switching from short boards to long boards. You find yourself using momentum, planning long arcs, and leaving it to others to get out of your way; riding it […]
January 12, 2012

Where there are bikes, there are big budgets

A perennial whine from architects in developed nations, is that no major funding is around for development. The reason aught to be obvious. The shift to the city was made decades ago, by their grandparents, so […]