October 13, 2010

Ah, ride to work day…

…that one day in the year when those of us who actually do ride to work are congratulated for making it on our arrival, while those who can just manage to pump up their tires and […]
October 11, 2010

The absent presence of [bicycle] transportation in architecture

With this post I shall return to a standard Behooving Moving discursive theme, that of architecture’s relationship to the bicycle. Can the former learn from the later? Let us step gingerly toward the question, first through […]
October 11, 2010

How The Industrial Revolution Shaped Conceptions of Elegance

I don’t imagine peasants in medieval Chartres aspiring to own anything precious. Give them the basics, and let anything special belong to the church. And when it comes to the Cathedral, and everything in it, we […]
October 6, 2010

Bicycle Activism, Behooving Moving Style

According to Jack (the toilet man) Sim, founder of the World Toilet Organization, a Cambodian Peasant would rather save his pennies for a mobile phone, than somewhere to poo, because mobile phones are prestigious. A wise […]
October 6, 2010

A plea for smarter club racing

Hardly a club race ends without imbecilian talk of someone shirking their fair share of "the work", in some ill-conceived paceline, and thus lacking a moral claim to their victory. I hereby poo poo all of […]