February 4, 2011

Treadlie, new magazine

Never let it be said that my privileged existence meant I lacked the common touch. It is not true. I understand how many of you out there in voting heartland might naturally balk at paying $8.90 […]
February 3, 2011

Bikes exemplars of gender projection

Until the twentieth-century it was as natural for architects to think of buildings as being male or female, as it is natural today to ascribe genders to bicycles.  From Left: Male; Female. In part buildings were […]
February 2, 2011

Peril Canceling Headphones, to silence cars and debates.

I have two theories as to why cyclists bicker. 1. Like all persecuted minorities, we direct our frustration with nebulous forces working against us, upon one another instead. 2. Cycling is a religion, and we’re like […]
February 1, 2011

Rides on hot nights (mostly word-pictures only)

There is a tradition within British aesthetics of analysing nature and buildings from the subjective standpoint of a single person, the writer. Whenever I find myself reading and reeling from self indulgence, I have to catch […]
January 31, 2011

Why architect Norman Foster loves Moulton cycles

The right honorable Baron Foster of Thames Bank—architect of such high-tech wonders as London’s Big Gherkin, and the Deutsche Bank in Sydney—loves his Alex Moulton space frame bicycle. No need to read testimonials, when proof aplenty […]