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 […]

Everyone Hates Being Lectured. Especially by Athletes.

People really dislike being lectured. Except when they don’t. We’re awash in people telling us our business. It starts young, and goes on until you die. One of the more striking things in the movie […]

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 […]

Clear Lenses for City Riding

When I was in high school, a teacher commented that he thought there’d be fewer car crashes if there were no windshields on cars. At least that’s how I remember it. I believe the reasoning […]

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 […]

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 […]