December 13, 2010

[Book Review] Cycle Racing: Riding to Win by Les Woodland

Recently, while looking through some places Primrose might be hiding her Christmas presents for me, I happened upon her Christmas presents for me: David Byrne’s Bicycle Diaries, and the Bike Snob NYC book. My first thought […]
December 13, 2010

Before there was bicycletecture

My friend Hamish lives on the top floor of a late 1960s 6-pack block of walk-up apartments, and this is the scene when I call by for a sip of his whiskey. It could be worse. […]
December 9, 2010

Small wheel loonacy

Believing in small wheels seems rather like believing in anything for which there’s no proof (psychology, god, my Primrose’s headaches): it marks the believer a wee little bonkers. I know Alex Moutlon once satisfied himself that […]
December 9, 2010

Spiraling Vertical Cities

As I believe I may have informed you with an earlier post, a lo-o-o-ong spiraling access balcony, as per that found in BIG’s marvelous 8-House, would be inconceivable were it not for our good friend Mr. […]
December 8, 2010

Bicycle architecture in regional centers

I have been asked to be one of three main speakers at the annual convention of the country division of our state’s peak body for architects, to be held in Coffs Harbour. In an exceptional demonstration […]