Having been a cyclist pretty much all of my life I thought my own skill set was pretty complete, but alas there are some skills that are hallmarks of the Amsterdam cyclist but really don't show up much if at all in other places. In no particular order, they are; Look closely, a family of [...]
The rakish, home spun engineering of this cargo bike is impressive!
Original 1960's Peugeot racing bike. With some holiday down time I decided to take a trip out to my friends farm where I have some of my bike collection stored. When I moved to Amsterdam a few months back, I had some time and space constraints so some of my bikes remained here in Minneapolis. [...]
This morning I had a chance to walk down what has become one of my favorite boulevards in Paris, the Rue de Lyon. This street has a high concentration of bike, scooter, motorcycle and camera shops...so it is my kind of place. I also love admiring the Parisian talent for great storefronts and window displays. [...]
Since my arrival in Amsterdam a few months ago I’ve had the opportunity to visit a number of other European cities and experience how biking plays a role in urban life across various parts of Europe. On my travels I make a point to try and experience bike culture as a local would. I [...]
A Crazy Day on the Mountain Bike at the Austin Rattler. Like the world's longest cyclocross race...Lot's of Mud!!! Full 20 minute highlight video is on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/262839409
I’ve always liked to imagine myself as a pretty bad ass cyclist, seeing how I’ve commuted through Minnesota winters and done 100 mile races and that sort of thing…and while I love the Dutch and their cycling culture I can’t say I ever thought of them as the hard men and women of commuting…until I [...]
I decided that if I was going to work toward mastering anything, it was going to have to be done INSIDE.
So it seems that this is the year that Fat bikes have hit the mainstream...and while I still don't think you "need" a fat bike to ride in the winter, it's hard to argue with how fun they can be. If like me, you rode something like one of the early Surly fat bikes a [...]
It's so great that earlier this week there were this many bikes still at Lake Harriet Community School in Minneapolis. And these kids are embracing the "Rakish Middle School Rider" philosophy with their cool rims. We'd like to meet the kids who will still be riding next week!