May 12, 2015

Preparing my Primrose for Returning to Paradise

  That there on the left is my Primrose when she was little, being cheeky in London. On the right: what the big girls were doing in London at the same time. Nothing says British Modernism […]
May 10, 2015

Vintage Track Bike for Sale

Hi everyone, I’m selling a track bike I rarely use. Not really sure of the value, so will listen to readers’ advice. The saddle, stem, leather grip tape, front brake (and new drill hole), and pedals […]
May 9, 2015

Pleased or appeased?

Occasionally I am lured into playing the role of the bicycle advocate. Somehow, within seconds, I am made to feel like Bill Oddie in an episode of The Goodies parodying South Africa. No longer allowed to […]
May 7, 2015

Mountain bike riders: shut up about your bloody equipment!

People often ask me, “Dr Behooving, why is mountain bike culture so idiotic?” You just need to look at the kinds of places where mountain bikes are really popular: not on flat pastural lands where ingenuity […]
April 29, 2015

Museums as Places for Imagining the Future of Cities

Isn’t it fascinating, given all the possible fates for our species (from life in deep space to loosing our war against microbes), that when anyone talks about the city of the future having more cars, taller […]