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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Too Much Damn Parking

The headline on the Commercial Appeal was a great way to start my trip to Memphis. “Parking study finds too many spaces Downtown, still thousands more to be added.” To make it more poignant, I […]

Fewer Kids Are Riding. Cyclists are worried.

America doesn’t make it easy. A recent finding from the Sports and Fitness Industry Association is making the rounds. Perhaps you’ve read it. Here’s one such statement from The Washington Post “The number of children […]

The Tour of California Is Slow

The Amgen Tour of California is slow.  I love watching bike racing, but when I see the racers on wide roads, rolling through towns on eight-lane highways, even most finishing stretches, it always looks like […]

The Sublime Pleasure of Racing Floyd Bennett Field

The first time was jarring. Gritty seems to be the nicest way to characterize my first impression. Floyd Bennett Field felt old, grimy, and broken down. Decrepit. Abandoned. I don’t think I had ever raced on […]

200 Years of Controversy and Joy

Bicycles are controversial! They’re good. No, they’re bad. They’re a savior. They’re the devil’s handiwork. No. That’s all irrelevant. A sideshow. Bikes are fun. All portrayals are on display at the Museum of the City […]