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 […]

Clear Lenses for City Riding

When I was in high school, a teacher commented that he thought there’d be fewer car crashes if there were no windshields on cars. At least that’s how I remember it. I believe the reasoning […]

Embrace The Nightmare Scenario of Self-Driving Cars

The designers and boosters are in the driver’s seat. Perspective depends on where one sits and what one needs to do. As the old adage goes, to a hammer, everything is a nail. Variations of […]

Reviewed: Santini Genio Road Skinsuit

Aero is fast. This skinsuit is designed for all day riding. Nearly everyone likes increased efficiency on the bike. The reduction in wasted effort can result in either riding at the same speed with less […]

Drivers Know What You Think.

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They don’t. WNYC, New York City’s leading public radio station, recently started a series called “We The Commuters.” It looks at how people get around town. Cycling, not surprisingly, is a topic. On the one […]

Reviewed: Castelli Free Aero Race 4 Bib Short

With cycling shorts, the best are the ones that you don’t notice. You put them on, you start riding, they disappear. Their job is to stay out of the way, eliminate chafing, possibly add a […]