Tag Archives: the rules

Hotdog country

For me riding a bike is as much the smells as it is the sights.  The things you get a whiff of while out on a ride set a subtle tone to the whole affair.  Smells are seasonal, regional, and enable nostalgia. From the sweet petrichor fumes of my native New Mexico to the earthen …

#offseason

It’s come. No, not the winter and its interminably dreary weather. The pre-winter season, in which shorter days and slightly cooler climes, begins to corrode any sense of discipline you might have developed over the year. In Chengdu it settles in, a flat damp shade of grey, and despite not being too awful of a …

Quantitative

Strava, in many rights, is a wonderful tool. From your pocket, whether you use a dedicated device or run it off your phone, you can keep dizzyingly accurate stats of your physical activities. Obviously, this open-access quantification tool is a boon for cyclists. Because people that ride bikes, despite some efforts to conceal the fact …

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 …