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 […]

Time to take Stoplights Out of Central Park

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Now that cars are banned from Central Park, it’s time to take the stoplights out as well. The Central Park drives weren’t designed for car traffic. They were designed for horses as well as horse-drawn […]

Department of Irony: Landis-Armstrong Edition

It was announced today that Lance Armstrong settled the federal fraud case that arose out of Floyd Landis’ whistleblower lawsuit back in 2010. Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million. Landis gets $1 million of […]

Getting hit by a self-driving car hurts more

  You’ll surely be blamed for getting hit. Worse than the opprobrium that will come if you ever get hit by a car and you’re not wearing a helmet. That’s what happened when Uber’s self-driving […]

The Haunting, Frustrating Chinese Bikeshare Graveyards

Stories about the failures of Chinese dockless bikeshare companies have been popping up on a regular basis since the autumn of 2017. Here’s one from The Guardian. Here’s one from The NY Times. There are […]

Hey Cyclist, Bike Riding Helps You Age Better.

Probably. Maybe. Sort of. Not sure, but there was an interesting study. A big frustration of news stories that tout some breakthrough health find is that many of the studies behind the stories are less […]

NAHBS Cheesecake, 2018 Edition

You know you can’t get enough. I was expecting to see more of this.  Exquisite work and great finishes.         I guess Boo Bicycles did, too.             […]

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 […]