September 5, 2010

If John Boy had been into mountainbikes

Some time ago I was riding what I now call my pub bike—a 15 year old yellow cro-mo trailblazer that nobody would steal—along a bush trail. It was an undulating section, one most mountain bike riders […]
September 5, 2010

Dr. Behooving’s quick bike wash

Youtube is a veritable Mount Everest of clips showing people cleaning their bikes. Alas, they’re all bollocks. That was, until this morning, when I uploaded this clip outlining what I hope in time will come to […]
September 3, 2010

about 100 hits every day!

Is this like a hugely popular blog that you’re reading, the ranting of some fool with nothing else better to do, a bit of both, or doesn’t it matter? Since learning letsgorideabike—the blog that inspired me […]
September 2, 2010

Why this need to compete?

Looking at these photos from my local club’s website, I’m wondering what I wonder most Saturdays, and that is: why do we do it? Hundreds gather. "The new golf", it’s been called. Between $3000 and $15000 […]
September 1, 2010

It would be tempting!

My titanium road bike, it occurs to me, is so elegant in its simplicity that it provides me with a blank canvas ready to receive any kind of image I care to lay on it. For […]