Tubbing Your Bike (Now with words & video)

I used to be the kind of cyclist who would leave his bikes dirty. It got dirty today? Well, the road conditions probably won’t change between now and tomorrow.  Therefore, the roads will be dirty […]

Save the World, Ride a Bike! (COVID-19 Edition)

Bicycles are a solution for the world’s COVID-19 woes. For the suburban and rural, it’s exercise without going to a gym. For the urban, it’s exercise without the gym AND transportation at the same time. […]

Bike mags are going to suck worse…

It’s the high cost of free that’s getting me down. …before they find a solution. Or disappear. All print media took a hit because of the web. Too many print media publishers saw the web […]

The Stupendous, Problematic Cheapness of Bicycles

While there seems to be an arms race driving up the prices of pro-level bikes, the reality is that for the most part, bikes are incredibly cheap. Which is both awesome and a huge problem. […]

Movistar switched to SRAM. Are you excited?

The WorldTour racing team Movistar switched component sponsors at the end of 2019. The team, in its various incarnations lasting nearly 40 years, had ridden on Campagnolo components. No longer. Campy is out. SRAM and […]

Everyone Hates Being Lectured. Especially by Athletes.

People really dislike being lectured. Except when they don’t. We’re awash in people telling us our business. It starts young, and goes on until you die. One of the more striking things in the movie […]

Reviewed: One-Way Ticket by Jonathan Vaughters

Cheating can pay.  Especially if you can live with yourself. Jonathan Vaughters can. It’s a skill he seems particularly good at. His skill set seems to include a considerable amount of charm, ruthlessness, and impeccable […]

Bike Helmet Laws are Stupid

A bicycle helmet might protect your head. But it doesn’t make you safer. This isn’t news to cyclists. We live the reality that no matter how perfectly we comport themselves, no matter how well we […]

The Art of Quotidian Observation

Socrates is alleged to have declared, “ὁ δὲ ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ” Or, “the unexamined life is not worth living.” At first, the declaration seems pedantic. That the only way to live is by […]