January 10, 2012

Following up on earlier post about death-by-dooring in Melbourne

Via twitter and email, I’m being asked to point to the line in the coroner’s report, where Garry Brennan of The Bicycle Network, blames the cyclist, James Cross, for his own death by dooring. Look on […]
January 9, 2012

confessions of an unbalanced bike tragic

Though I admire their earthy resolve, I am not one of these A to B users of bikes. I’m a bike tragic; certified, diagnosed and dosed up on meds. Under orders from Primrose not to spend […]
January 9, 2012

As the emphasis shifts to small cities, cycling will be a whore

A tip for young travellers: prefer cities of less than 500,000 inhabitants. Better still: cities with no more than one night club. Cities that spoil with choice, have everyone constantly looking for livelier hunting grounds, existing […]
January 8, 2012

Death-by-dooring rider’s own fault: according to “expert” cyclist.

How does one become an expert witness in cases involving the death of a cyclist? Moreover, how does someone from Bicycling Victoria (the self-proclaimed peak body that has been rivaling America’s infamous league of wheelmen with […]
January 8, 2012

bakfiets, racing bikes, and my sense of self-worth

Between competitive cycling and bicycle transport we can draw a connection, not by necessity, and not for everyone who turns a crank, but for the edification of a great many cyclists regardless. A friend of mine, […]