Bicycle Chain Waxing in the Kitchen (Video)

A great project to do if you want a clean chain, fast, and smooth chain. No grease marks, no mess, and longer chain life. And an old-school hack to boot.   tools needed: Chain tool–either […]

Wave (Video and Words)

Years ago, during the dark ages, known as the early days of the Internet, there was a popular discussion group called rec.bicycles.racing. Everything was discussed. Things could get heated, like with Facebook, but everyone is […]

Wave (now with video & words)

Years ago, during the dark ages, known as the early days of the Internet, there was a popular discussion group called rec.bicycles.racing. Everything was discussed. Things could get heated, like with Facebook, but everyone is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Test That’s Never Graded Until You Fail.

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Locking a bike up is existential dread. Testing out bike locks and writing about them induced a fair amount of paranoia. What do I know about locks? What if my bikes get stolen? What if […]