Category: Biking

Is It Possible to Tell a Life Story Using Twitter?

                                                              = I would like to begin by saying that I am an English teacher, and so I am by nature curious about what people write and the difference…

Prospect Park (Found) Poetry (Possibly) about Biking and Racing

The pomp of colors though dank now Soon aching greens sprout Muscles upward and out- [A map of Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York]   Nor the Slope Nor the falling temperatures dint my course Allow me to intimate my plan for the season of…

PROSPECT PARK BIKE RACE

Prospect Park State of Mind Can you believe all the things that there are to do here, in this city, the largest city in the US. How big? Over 8,000,000. The next largest city? LA: 3,500,000. So, it follows that several biking events are…

LONG BREAK EXPLAINED

In Iowa City I could lock my bike with this chain: Or, with these chains: But in Brooklyn, I was told that I had better get something along these lines: Wait. I am getting ahead of myself. Where have I been? Why am I…

The Bicycle: Crime Destroyer or Freedom Machine?

From this angle, it looks like he’s riding a Fuji, or maybe a Univega. But that would be impossible, no? Why am I interested in bikes and culture? Because I think that the bicycle ushered in the modern, technical, industrial age. Two anecdotes. David…

FEELING LITERARY: William Gibson and the future of bikes

FOR YOUR READING PLEASURE, I give you a glimpse into the future of bikes and messengering: “Sometimes, when she rode hard, when she could really proj, Chevette got free of everything: the city, her body, even time. That was the messenger’s high, she knew,…

Birkie Time!

Well folks, it is now time for the Birkie. Or, in my case, the Korte. If I can’t win–and I can’t–then I will try to score style points this weekend. I might go for Tord’s low-rider-skier look: Or, I might just go for the…