Sticky Situations

Having primed the legs on a rigid 26-inch bicycle last week, this past weekend it was time for an outing on my artisanal Engin singlespeed, which I hadn't flogged properly since February: For better or for worse (usually worse) I can't leave well enough alone when it comes to bikes, and so before heading out... Continue Reading →

You Probably Had No Idea, But Today Is Friday

As you know I've been contributing the occasional buying guide to Business Insider, and here's a new one about kids' bikes: I'm including the standard "profit deal" disclaimer herewith, because if you buy these bikes using these links Business Insider gets money: But I stand by the list and maintain these bikes in this order... Continue Reading →

Bare Market

Firstly, thank you for your feedback on yesterday's post. While I wouldn't go so far as to say we reached a decision, I think we can all agree that the Teledyne represents the "thinking person's" choice in that it would afford the opportunity for analysis of the relative attributes of titanium as a frame material... Continue Reading →

Like Sands Through An Hourglass…

First of all, I sincerely apologize for my post last week titled, "Masks Are The New Helmet." Since writing it, I've read this article in the Wall Street Journal, in which a doctor refers to wearing masks while exercising as "an act of solidarity and courtesy:" Paul Auerbach, an emergency medicine doctor at Stanford University... Continue Reading →

Two Paths Diverged In A Wood…

Last week I received a press release about the new Specialized Diverge. Gravel bikes (or adventure bikes, or whatever you want to call them) are obviously the hot marketing segment at the moment, and Specialized are obviously a really big bike company. So a new Specialized Diverge is apparently a Big Deal. Please note that... Continue Reading →

Bye Bye Tresca!

It's always a sad day when a bird flies the coop, and today I bid adieu to the Tresca: At the moment the bicycle is at a bike shop, where they will place it inside a box in preparation for its return journey overseas. It's been awhile since I've written about this bike, and quite... Continue Reading →


I often start my morning rides in the park, which takes me past a lake. While "lake" might imply a body of water larger and more majestic than it is--honestly it's more of a puddle formed when the Van Cortlandt family dammed a brook like 300 years ago--I still find it beguiling, especially in the... Continue Reading →

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