Archive for the ‘My Bike’ Category

Say your basement is flooded with twenty inches of water and it’s only days after getting the heat and hot water repaired that you realize the water has shorted out the motor in your washing machine. You’ve got 10 days’ worth of laundry for four people, two of whom are 15-month-olds. One of the loads […]


Dear Rain

31Mar10

Dear Rain, On behalf of the plants, we thank you. Everybody else is still pretty pissed. Personally, I’m looking forward to you clearing out of my basement already so I can relight my pilots. We’re cold. Sincerely, BCW


Hello, friend.


Still winter, but the weather this weekend is brilliant. Sunny and 50’s. Not spring, though. Nobody say it’s spring because we’ll all get our hands slapped with a week of snow and 20-degree wind. March was only spring for the Romans because they lived in the Mediterranean. Somehow that hasn’t been cleared up in New […]


Groceries

21Feb10

Back on the Raleigh today after nearly a week breaking in the bakfiets. Riding to work felt like I’d stepped out of the on-deck circle and slipped the donuts off my bat. The old steel of the Raleigh rode like it was built for the Tour in comparison. I like to talk about frame weight […]


The big snow

11Feb10

The big snow missed us this time. We got a handful of inches. But first we got wet stuff, which promptly froze under the snow. My ride to work was on a five-mile sheet of ice. I went extra slow and I rode the heavy bike, the bakfiets. I wanted to see how it would […]