January 12, 2012

The long-board in my quiver of bikes

This bakfiets is a revelation to ride, like switching from short boards to long boards. You find yourself using momentum, planning long arcs, and leaving it to others to get out of your way; riding it […]
January 12, 2012

Where there are bikes, there are big budgets

A perennial whine from architects in developed nations, is that no major funding is around for development. The reason aught to be obvious. The shift to the city was made decades ago, by their grandparents, so […]
January 10, 2012

Following up on earlier post about death-by-dooring in Melbourne

Via twitter and email, I’m being asked to point to the line in the coroner’s report, where Garry Brennan of The Bicycle Network, blames the cyclist, James Cross, for his own death by dooring. Look on […]
January 9, 2012

confessions of an unbalanced bike tragic

Though I admire their earthy resolve, I am not one of these A to B users of bikes. I’m a bike tragic; certified, diagnosed and dosed up on meds. Under orders from Primrose not to spend […]
January 9, 2012

As the emphasis shifts to small cities, cycling will be a whore

A tip for young travellers: prefer cities of less than 500,000 inhabitants. Better still: cities with no more than one night club. Cities that spoil with choice, have everyone constantly looking for livelier hunting grounds, existing […]