September 14, 2010

Why do you hurt so, dear menacing driver?

My therapist tells me anger is a secondary emotion. We go over nursery stories, of cruel maids, cold attics, glimpses of daddy, mother’s stories of daddy’s families all throughout Asia, poor little me believing it normal […]
September 12, 2010

the obsolescence dilemma solved with philosophy

With only so many bike hooks on your living room ceiling, and only so many riding hours in a lifetime, prudence suggests that we cycling nuts  collect only classics, and not indiscriminately hoard those other kinds […]
September 10, 2010

When chased by a dog on your bike

One finds being chased by hounds, when those hounds are near those hounds’ houses, a minor indignity only. Such incidents commonly take place on streets sufficiently wide that the adept cyclist can negotiate his or her […]
September 8, 2010

By Appointment to Dr. Behooving

Some years ago now, I was given a Turnbull & Asser shirt, made in England, "By Appointment to H.R.H. The Prince of Wales". It would now be at least 10 years old, yet still it outshines […]
September 6, 2010

If “Waltons Mountain” were a bicycle brand…

…they would make millions. Each model would be braised and lugged with a clear coat finish to expose all that good honest American handcrafting, in the manner of bikes by Bowery Lane Bicycles—oh so cool! There […]