Category Biking

Rockaway Beach and the (now) Legal bike ride!

Five years ago I wrote of the loss of the best illegal bike ride in New York City. It was a really long ride one could take along Belle Harbor, from Riis Park to the Nassau County line at Atlantic Beach Bridge. It was technically illegal because much of the ride passed along a boardwalk […]

We’re screwed– evidence no longer matters

This has been on my mind for a few days now. It was sparked by an article in VOX about why we’re stuck in neutral vis a vis the gun violence in this country. And it’s also why (COP21 Paris notwithstanding) we won’t come up with anything that can realistically be called a ‘plan’ to deal […]

More on the broken NY transit grid

As I blogged on Friday, I went to an auto sales place today (Saturday). Reasonable human beings involved, no-hassle pricing (I don’t like to haggle), and auto sales are not the core business of the place (it’s a car rental company divesting itself of cars over 3 years old). The salesman wasn’t itching to sell me […]

New York’s grid is broken (long-ish)

For the better part of nine years, I’ve been a really self-righteous individual when it comes to automobiles–my household didn’t have one, we didn’t need one. But on Saturday, we’ll be going to a fleet sale for a rental company and we may well come home with a vehicle. That’s because lately it has become apparent to us […]

DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE FARKING WEATHER!!

As I type this, we here in Brooklyn are ‘enjoying’ (pardon the usage) temperatures a good 20 degrees F below normal for this time of year. There have been weeks upon weeks of snowstorms every week, with below-average temperatures. I broke out my famous V-Rex bicycle in anticipation of spring, only to find that exertion […]

You thought I was dead

Apologies for taking a hiatus. I have two or three posts waiting final touches. Stories about New York and transit, about Ebola scares and Climate Disruption. But those had to wait. On Sunday the 26th, I rode the Tour de Bronx. It’s a bicycle tour through New York’s least storied borough. Scenery includes the Bronx […]

Bicycling and stuff, 10,000 miles

In all the discussion of human extinction and the economy crashing and the other things I bring up on this blog, there was a literal milestone I passed earlier today. This is my 10,000 mile Rans V-Rex. This AM, I crossed the 10,000 mile mark. I’ve owned the bike since 2009, with a long break […]