What’s Old Is New Is Old Is New Again

Well, it's been a weird-ass year, and so it's only fitting that after years of aerodynamic plastic "modules" the "most exciting new road bike of 2020" is "not aero" and "not for racing:" Yes, meet the Specialized Aethos, the bike with a name that sounds like a breath mint: It's got round tubing, no proprietary... Continue Reading →

Just Following Up

In yesterday's post, I claimed I wouldn't hesitate to do a long mixed-terrain ride in those Vulpine cycling jeans. Well, today I did just that, pairing them with a Merino Long Sleeve Polo: And perching myself atop the American M-16 for a 40-ish mile excursion: This bike is lots of fun for scurrying up and... Continue Reading →

Rolling Billboard

Early this morning I took a short spin on the American M-16, because everybody needs a sneaker bike: As I threw on some clothes and headed out the door, I realized that I was, quite by accident, clad head to toe (or at least neck to toe) in clothing that various marketing people have sent... Continue Reading →

Surf and Turf

A select few of my already select readership will be pleased to know that the newly-paved Putnam Trail through Van Cortlandt Park is officially open: This simplifies my own riding life considerably, but more importantly it provides me with an ideal place to turn the kids loose on their bikes--though my younger son isn't quite... Continue Reading →

The Road Bike Is Dead, Long Live The Road Bike

This past weekend I undertook a spirited ride on my Rivendell: My lack of foot retention, drop bars, or form-fitting Lycra garments did nothing to inhibit my riding; if anything, it only enhanced the cycling experience, further eroding my faith in the traditional Fredly tenets to which I have long subscribed. Increasingly, I find myself... Continue Reading →

Some Rain Must Fall

Well, the weekend is nigh, and there are possibly two or three people reading this blog who will be interested in learning that the Putnam Trail in Van Cortlandt Park now has markings on it: [The arrow indicating the pedestrians's crotch seems superflous.] The path, however, remains closed, and there's still a fence at the... Continue Reading →

Everything’s For Sale

I apologize for my absence these last few days. In addition to the High Jewish Holidays, which I don't observe in any way but which do serve as a convenient excuse, I've also been quite busy tending to my children's respective Pando-era educations. This involves being part IT professional, part tutor, and part lunchroom administrator:... Continue Reading →

Merchandising, Merchandising!

Hello! While I've got your attention, I'd like to direct it either to the right-hand margin of this blog if you're on a computer, or else to the very bottom of the post if you're on a mobile device. Once there, you'll note that I feature an elite handful of banner ads, and I'd like... Continue Reading →

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