Plastic Fantastic

Today I took a ride on my plastic bicycle: It's a truly fantastic road bike in pretty much every way, but for some reason I just don't get that "soul" vibe from it, and as a result I don't ride it as often as I should. Sure, part of the reason is that it's my... Continue Reading →

In 2020, Hindsight Is 20/20

Last week I mentioned that I thought Stillwell on Long Island would be the perfect setting in which to test the American M-16: Well, this past weekend I made it out along with my elder son who was riding a far more technologically advanced bicycle featuring front suspension and disc brakes: While I wouldn't say... Continue Reading →

New Radio Show, Old Gripes!

This morning I took to the airwaves once again, and you can listen here: The subject of this week's show was parking, and my guest was Sara Lind, who is the co-secretary of Manhattan Community Board 7 on the Upper West Side, and is also running for City Council. Basically, the community board wants the... Continue Reading →

Better Late Than Never

The year was 2013. It was a simpler time. Barack Obama had begun his second term as president. Lance Armstrong was still commanding mainstream media attention. And gravel, for the most part, was still mostly just very small rocks: That last bit is significant, for it was also in 2013 that Giro--perhaps just a little... Continue Reading →

Classic Cycle Thursday!

It's Wednesday, and you know what that means: It's Classic Cycle Thursday for some reason! Classic Cycle Thursday is of course just me riding cool bikes courtesy of Classic Cycle, curators of the finest bicycle museum on Bainbridge Island, WA, if not the entire United States. And as you'll no doubt recall, I'm currently riding... Continue Reading →

Shoddily Shod

Yesterday I shared my latest Outside column, in which I make a flimsy philosophical argument that bikes can have souls. Well, this one, anyway: But while this bike may have a soul, that does not mean its rider has a brain. Indeed, this very morning I got dorked up in stretchy clothes and headed out... Continue Reading →

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