Archive for the ‘Winter’ Category

It really is. Don’t let the cold fool you. Better still, don’t let everyone around you fool you. You will be called crazy, repeatedly. Here’s what I wore cycling to and from work today with a high of 34 degrees. Same thing I would wear any other day. No special shoes; no pants tucked into […]


We took a ride to the river path a few weekends back. The path starts five miles from here. In previous years, before kids, we’d taken a direct route, most of which was along a road with a 45mph stretch. This year we wound through the neighboring downtown along quiet residential and mostly empty industrial […]


David Byrne

15Mar10

David Byrne came to town the other day to talk about cycling and do his slideshow. It was fun. He rides his bike in cities he visits and photographs the infrastructure or lack there of. The story was roughly his¬†personal survey of the world’s urban cycling facilities without any of the pretension you might expect […]


The weather has been miserable since Friday.¬†I don’t mind riding in the rain at all. In the summer it can be just what you need after a day inside. It’s riding in the rain and the wind that’s unpleasant and frankly not great without cycling infrastructure. It’s dark during the day, but people aren’t paying […]


We usually get more rain than snow in the winter where we are on the coast. Spring is only days away but this rain stung like winter. It’s light enough that I made it back and forth to the grocery store without having to get out of my clothes. For those of you who don’t […]


50 degrees

20Feb10

Hour number eight of a terrible migraine and of course it’s Saturday, sunny, and the first 50 degree day of the year.


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 […]