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Prove Me Wrong

Coupla beers + summer nighttime bike ride for a handful of miles in the pitch dark = 25mg Xanax + first hill of your favorite roller coaster.

Essential Reading from Reddit

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.

Just In: Major Taylor, The Extraordinary Career of a Champion Bicycle Racer

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

Morning Links

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.

Yoshizo Shimano, Former President of the Bike Parts Giant, Dies

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

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