Monday, December 27, 2010

Whatcha gonna do?

Here, from the Denver Post, is an inexplicable tale that at first sounds like "just another" highway fatality. Was it an accident? Was it a failed suicide attempt by truck? What was it...?

"The semi driver, Jason Ross, 33, of St. Louis, is believed to have driven at least nine miles the wrong way with his lights off his Freightliner semi shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday night."

Youth stunt/motorcycle/scooter culture in...Iraq!

"Be great to have girls around," the guys say, but in Iraq you can't carry a woman who is not your wife on your motorcycle or scooter. Or tandem bicycle, huh? From the NY Times, c/o m'friend Justin.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Young Dick Cavett at Christmas, given a peek into the adult world

I'm thankful at holiday time for Dick Cavett's stories and for the New York Times. Without either, it would be a poorer life indeed. This piece won't make you laugh or fill you with holiday cheer. Read it anyway and write me a mean comment if it ruins your Christmas. Or a nice one if it enhances it.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tim Egan from the NY Times on Christmas in the West

Great holiday tale.
Egan mentions, as seldom happens, the Simca automobile, made in France and imported by Chrysler in the '50s and perhaps early '60s. My friend Maury Zaft had one when we were youts together in Indianapolis. Maury died young, in his 30s, I believe. Maury, if you read my blog, Happy Holidays to you, my brother....

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Some of what you hadn't heard about the Vail hit/run fiasco

Al Lewis writes in the Denver Post that victim Stephen Milo's father-in-law is an old money-business friend of the slippery perp.

Pearlizumi's David Brinton-drawn Christmas card!

Cute! Bravo, Brintoni!

Are NYC's bike lanes working? A discussion....

From the NY Times, a five-person panel discussing the state of commuter cycling in the Apple.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Latest CityBike (motorcycle) piece

CityBike's web site is not current so here's a link to my latest CB piece, Communities.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

from the Wall Street Journal: Where the Postal money came from....

....and what happened when the doping rumors started. This is clear, well written and sad as hell.

Sorry I haven't been posting. It's winter in Denver, chilly if not snowy, and my thoughts have been elsewhere.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

One hand washing the other - in England

Italian bike company Pinarello has given England 1050 bicycles this year - for elite racers and grassroots programs. The racers and kids have the bikes; Pinarello has the big visibility in the UK. I feel sure this is how things are supposed to work....

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Another video, downhill this time

I'd never heard of Gee Atherton, downhill mountain bike rider, but David Knight is a genius motorcyclist, the best in the world. Here, from is a video of a race between the two down a fearsome hill in the UK. You get a good look at the course as they walk it before the event, and I don't even want to walk down....

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Did someone mention falling off?

Short video, longer lasting laughs....