How much of our taxes go to support cars?

The headline to this TIME articles reads: “We pay more to drive than we spend on taxes.” Yes, it’s around 10K per year for the average (American) family, or let’s say 1K per month for anyone […]

Aussie bike stores and helmet laws.

I can bite my tongue no longer. One too many Australian bike retailers, has told me they need mandatory helmet laws, to stay in business. If only bicycle retailers had not wasted their youths as tour-de-france […]

Maximizing the joy of long rides

Maximum pleasure with minimum pain, and minimum effort for maximum gain: my unashamedly hedonistic world view. Last night I joined a large group of architects for the opening of some holiday units—beautifully, naturally—68km from town. 31 […]

Spurious gossip only tangentially related to cycling

I once held in my hand, handwritten letters between Louis I. Kahn and Jackie O’—though she had signed her name Jackie Kennedy. I was a PhD candidate, spending a month in Louis Kahn’s archive at The […]

Featuring the Urban Country, because it is featuring me :)

So kind of you, Professor James Schwartz, to describe me as “colourful” in this here reposting of my Parable of the Cyclist Who Fixed Things for Everyone. And no, James and I are not brothers. It is […]