Posts Tagged ‘bike’

How to salmon

05Oct12

Old man, white hair, 60 degrees, shirt open. Grocery bags on the handlebars. Downhill, 12% grade, wrong way into traffic. Fire engine, sirens, lights, oncoming, didn’t flinch. This man was not a weak fish. Advertisements


The new LBS

15Dec11

Oh. Hello. I nearly forgot this was here. Today I’d finally had enough of the slow leak. I had a flat twice a day. I would usually have patched it myself but time for that sort of thing is in short supply with 3-year-olds in the house. So I took my Raleigh to the new […]


Winter ended months ago. I didn’t ride to work at all in January. Just walking five hundred feet from the house was a chore. It was pretty miserable all around and it lasted forever. Here’s the day in late February when the ice that froze the gate in place melted enough that we could get […]


In fairness to Todd, I feel I should clarify my earlier hyperbole. Other riding positions undoubtedly have plenty of usefulness. Even cycling gear has great usefulness*. I own spandex shorts and clipless peals and shoes and a mirror that attaches to the visor on my road helmet. I have no desire to ride 90 miles […]


I brought it home with my bike.


Upright

05Jan11

Photo by Amsterdamize Fully upright is the best position for cycling. Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise. They’re only trying to sell you a bike that’s less comfortable in exchange for maybe a tiny percentage of gain in leg-effort or some other power dynamic that you won’t ever consider while you’re actually riding a bike. […]


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 […]