Coupla beers + summer nighttime bike ride for a handful of miles in the pitch dark = 25mg Xanax + first hill of your favorite roller coaster.
Every so often, Reddit really pays off big. This thread is proof. The original post, below, is terrific. The comments that follow are equally as good. The whole thread is worth your time.
That review of the Major Taylor book is going to be delayed. Some dummy forgot to check my pants pockets before he washed and dried my glasses, so now I’m awaiting a new pair, rush ordered. Meantime, I’m squinting my way through life and there’s no way I can sit and read for hours without … Continue reading Why Are You All So Blurry?
A while back, I asked the good people on Bikeforums.net if they had any suggestions on good books about bicycling. They came through strong, with numerous suggestions that I hope to work my way through over time. This one was the most intriguing to me, though. I’ve heard and read lightly about ‘Major’ Taylor in … Continue reading Just In: Major Taylor, The Extraordinary Career of a Champion Bicycle Racer
Just one this morning. It’s long. It’s excellent. It’s so worth your time. No More Cars | I’ve Seen a Future Without Cars, and It’s Amazing. This is a must read. Brew a beverage of your liking, settle in, and read it all the way through. Absolutely fantastic.
Stomped | Watch what happens to a dude who asks a community of bike riders “Uhh, what’s a cyclist?” and then, without a hint of irony, gives a stereotypically elitist definition.Movin’ | Yamaha has introduced a new electric power-assist road bike that moves crazy fast.Long Read | National Geographic does a nice overview of How … Continue reading Morning Links
Yoshizo Shimano, the fourth president of the nearly 100-year-old bicycle parts manufacturer and the man who made Shimano into the global behemoth it is today, has died. He was 85. Shimano was the third son of company founder Shozaburo Shimano. He became president in 1995, following his brothers Shozo and Keizo. Shimano today is a … Continue reading Yoshizo Shimano, Former President of the Bike Parts Giant, Dies
I realize I’m a skosh late to this party, but I’ve just discovered the joys of Reddit. You may make fun of me now, I’ll wait. Done? So soon? K. I know it gets a bad wrap for some of its nether regions, and rightly so, but there are some good subreddits I’ve just found … Continue reading Late to the Reddit Party
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