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Month: May 2018

Project Y – Why do we push ourselves?

The full length Project Y documentary is available now on YouTube. How long it will remain available is anyone’s guess, but I’m embedding it here if you’d like to watch it. The film is a bit eccentric in places, but…

spokes :: new bike

Remember that big ugly green beast I was cruising around on last year? My love affair with that thing ended as quickly as it started. So I sold it and replaced it with a 2018 Specialized Sirrus Hybrid. It’s lighter,…

Idiot Cyclists

It seems like a subject that simply refuses to die. And until it does, I won’t stop talking and writing about it. There is a large contingency of motorists who don’t like cyclists. They don’t like the idea of sharing…

Project Y

A big part of what helped change my mindset on cycling early last year were the musings of Grant Peterson and the bike philosophy surrounding the likes of ultraromance. For them, the ideologies and pretense of cycling as a hobby…

Strava

I have a love/hate relationship with Strava. It’s a fantastic way to track your miles, routes, and progress. But it also helps put a lot of pressure on you and impedes on your enjoyment of a ride if you tend…

Bike To Work Day

When I was much younger, the office I worked in was around 2-3 miles from my home. I rode my bike to work nearly every day, taking the long way home at the end of the day. It was liberating,…

REMINDER: Don’t ride on train tracks!

Cycling may have just found it’s 2018 Darwin Award frontrunner. How these buffoons managed to get out of there alive is beyond me. I do have to give the dude some credit though. He not only managed to get his…

Motorists still don’t respect cyclists

How’s this for some bullshit? When these pedal bikes niggas don’t respect cars pic.twitter.com/2ZyewAgcY9 — Selfmade! (@BenjiFromPhilly) May 10, 2018

Cyclist Deaths in Mexico

When I read last week that two European cyclists were found dead in a ravine in southern Mexico, I can’t say it came with any bit of shock. Mexico has been inherently dangerous for years, but even more so in…