May 7, 2010

More “bicycle space”, this time in France

Oh I see another paper coming from this, and soon! Bernard Tschumi’s Park de la Villette in Paris was built on the site of an abattoir—a reclaimed industrial site, of sorts, we could say. Critics say […]
May 7, 2010

A special bike polo tribute to mums

Newcastle Gentleman’s Bicycle Polo is celebrating Mothers Day this Sunday, with a special demonstration match, just for the mums.Where: Centennial ParkWhen: 2pm. Dress: Tweed (mum will be there) Oh and mums, tea and scones might give […]
May 7, 2010

Bicycle Space (photo essay)

Jane Jacobs would have said it’s contrived, has only one use, and is too vast for pedestrians. However, these greenways that are being made out of disused industrial land, along old train lines and docks, are […]
May 6, 2010

Red carpet rides for we cyclists

I’m inclined to complain when politicians go on providing car parking in cities, to win drivers’ votes. I must remind myself though, that drivers by definition are too lazy and stupid to know what best serves […]
May 5, 2010

Autumnal thoughts about losing

I got dropped from the peloton Saturday, but worse still, mistimed a sprint Sunday. After the race on Sunday, Cannonball and I were both licking our wounds, telling each other we were the fastest sprinters on […]