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Seeing Double

In Washington DC on 29 April 2010 at 2:24 am

I get to the metro every morning around 8:15, sometimes 9, and by then most rack space has been taken. Today no different, I had to make a little room and squeeze beside a Schwinn Coffee cruiser to lock up. It looks like a comfortable bike, and I’d like to ride around on one for an afternoon, but it made be happy that I built my bike. Read the rest of this entry »

I Ride My Bike For Fun

In Washington DC on 25 April 2010 at 4:13 am

I ride my bike for fun. Yes, it efficiently gets me where I’m going and it’s more environmentally responsible than a car, and while I’d like to claim these moral superiorities, I cannot. Because as I said, I ride my bike for fun. Read the rest of this entry »

Potholes Update: The Squeaky Wheel Gets Tarred

In New York City on 22 April 2010 at 12:28 am

See the original post here.

Success! DOT workers on Amsterdam told me that they were patching the potholes to make the street temporarily safe; a resurfacing crew should be out shortly to tear the thing up and lay new asphalt.
This cheers me a little, as I fully expected at least another two or three phone calls.

Ghostly cyclist already making use of swift repairs


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Taming the Bicycle, Part I by Mark Twain

In Guest Post on 18 April 2010 at 7:53 pm

I thought the matter over, and concluded I could do it. So I went down and bought a barrel of Pond’s Extract and a bicycle. The Expert came home with me to instruct me. We chose the back yard, for the sake of privacy, and went to work.

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In New York City on 15 April 2010 at 4:55 pm

One of my most frequent gripes about this city is potholes. I like to complain, so potholes have competition (weather, taxes, litter, people), but they’ve jumped to the top of my list because Amsterdam, where it runs by my place, looks like this.

Tore up.

Those are cobblestones that G.Washington threw at K.George when fighting for our freedom

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Just The Beginning

In Washington DC on 13 April 2010 at 7:32 pm

What starts here changes the world (in whataburger voice).