They built a bike path across the New Tappan Zee Bridge. They don’t want you to use it.

Want might be strong. But design reveals intentions. Law made it that the new Tappan Zee Bridge would have a bike path across the span. While not everyone will see a three-mile long bridge with […]

Handmade Bikes @NAHBS this weekend

After critiquing it from afar five  years ago, I’m finally going to see it in person this Friday. The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is in Hartford, CT this year.  February 16-18.  Seems like a […]

If you want self-driving cars, prepare to be sacrificed

Self-driving cars have trouble with cyclists. It isn’t just the infamous trackstand that flummoxed a Google car. It’s that the car designers haven’t been able to program the intelligence a human driver brings to interacting […]

Chinarello

  Mass-produced carbon-fiber frames are the polar opposite of the hand made steel bespoke world. With one you know everything about what goes into the finished product, with the other, you know nothing. The opacity […]

Book Review: The Peloton

There’s an old joke, “the key to success is sincerity; once you can fake that, you’ve got it made.” We think about this whenever consuming non-fiction. Whether it’s Jay Leno’s couch, Terry Gross’s microphone, sitting […]

Book Review: The Great Road Climbs of the Southern Alps

To relax with a book, perchance to dream. To rest one’s legs on an ottoman, curl up with a recovery shake, and flip though pages that allow you to transport yourself into a waking fantasy. […]