June 1, 2011

The microcosm/macrocosm analogy turned on its head

Since it occurred to me that I can cycle across something as big and densely developed as Manhattan, in roughly the time it would take to walk from one end to the other of a large […]
May 31, 2011

On the run from the NYPD

So I was riding across a pedestrian crossing linking the cycle path over by the Hudson, to my hotel on Jane Street. Yes, I saw the police van, but I swear I was riding as my […]
May 30, 2011

Bikes and the hyper dense city

If the future of our species is not to rest, as predicted, in aliens’ hands, and by some freak circumstances we flourish even more than we have, it is worth imagining the whole world being as […]
May 29, 2011

Stirring up trouble in Portland

  (Left) me looking old enough to appreciate the prostate friendly headrests in this bike themed brew pub in Portland (right) I got the style but not the grace, the clothes but not the face, but as […]
May 28, 2011

San Francisco Critical Mass Ride

Alas this small wheel bike I have been reduced to riding while travelling, has kept me from being a part of the racing scene in any of the places I have been visiting. I did however […]