Reviewed: Burley Travoy

A trailer for city cyclists.   When the pandemic hit, the goal was to avoid people; and that meant avoiding buses, subways, and private cars. They all appeared, at first blush, to be spreading vehicles. […]

Westchester Riding. Mapped. Ready to share.

I ride. Whether I need to or not. This acute case of ridingitis manifested itself into a book some time ago. Called Where To Bike New York City (the Australian publisher felt that Americans were […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reviewed: Pearl Izumi Versa Pants

Casual technical cycling pants seem like an oxymoron. But there are times when you want to ride long, you know your pants aren’t up to the ride, and you don’t want to bring a change […]

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 […]

Reviewed: Finish Line Mechanic Grip Gloves

Dirty, greasy hands are the bane of the home mechanic. The problem is most acute for beginners. They can’t help but get their hands covered in grime on even the smallest, easiest bike repairs. Once […]

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 […]