RIDING

Making of a ritual

In college I worked weekends at Kinko’s helping folks make copies. Being in the heart of the city’s university area we got a veritable crowd of customers: New York designer pomps, humble tenured professors, self-loathing graduate understudies, shrew-handed panhandlers and so on. My favorite was older folks; Kind, patient and with a penchant for speaking …

Puddle play

Nobody likes riding in the rain. Generally. That instant your socks soak through it becomes a battle morale. But if you’re riding in bad weather, it means you’re a badass. Period. Outside being a badass here are a few other reasons ripping in the rain makes for a solid ride: 1) You still get a …

Rule #6

For the uninitiated, many moons ago a cycling blog, Velominati, began assembling an extensive list of of rules they deem the complete canon of cycling etiquette. “The Rules” are uncanny in that they’re at the same time funny, poignant and casually inspiring for any self-proclaimed cyclist. I don’t need to go into the full list …