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The last haiku?

In cycling, haiku, what the? on May 21, 2011 at 7:46 am

Some predict today is judgement day, which brings on a lot of questions. What would you do differently last week? Who would you spend the most time with? Or maybe you would have started doing things differently years ago?

Yesterday’s Cyclelicious post “Rapture ready flowchart” started me thinking about a few of these things. Will this be my final haiku?

10 Steps to Better Cycling

In cycling, Groucho Sports, sketches on April 3, 2011 at 8:15 am

re-post from my Groucho Sports archive (3/31/2011)

things I’ve been thinking about

In cycling, running, sketches on November 23, 2010 at 6:56 am

cyclical haiku

In cycling, haiku on November 21, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Photo in the Spring
cyclical look at biking,
could well be today.

“the social bike” #bikeschool edition 4

In #bikeschool, cycling on November 10, 2010 at 9:14 pm

Hi. Thursday at 9P EST, I’ll be moderating this thing we call #bikeschool. Details below. Extra credit for watching this video via @egggman.

#BikeSchool edition 4 “The Social Bike” w/ special guests:

some other stuff you might find useful

  1. have FUN, be social, jump in!
  2. login to your Twitter account from 9-10p EST
  3. use the hashtag #bikeschool in your tweets
  4. if you are using TweetDeck just click on #bikeschool from any tweet. add a column to follow the discussion
  5. we also use TweetChat – SIGN IN (top right) for more controls
  6. or follow along using this Twitter Search link
  7. you might want to let people know your tweets will be a little crazy during the hour. Something like:  tweeps, I’m heading to #bikeschool chat so just ignore my crazy tweets the next hour… or better, join in here
  8. the moderator will come with a few questions… ***Q1, Q2, Q3, etc. If your response begins with Q1, Q2, Q3 it will help us all follow along
  9. feel free to have side conversations, ask other questions, stir it up and most importantly throw at least a couple heckle tweets towards @egggman and @lovingthebike
  10. have FUN — no lurking — jump in!

she’s been around a few times

In #bikeschool, cycling on November 6, 2010 at 2:28 pm

This weekend I saw a Toyota Landcruiser parked along the street outside the YMCA. My son had just finished up swim lessons and his swim buddy jumped in this old Landcruiser with his dad close behind.

I loved his Landcruiser and figured it had a story, so I told dad he had a beauty of a Toyota Landcruiser. It made him smile big and I thought, aha!, here comes the story…

Me: Hi! just love your Landcruiser. Toyota guy: Thanks, *big smile* I just recently painted her. See? It used to be red. A little rust coming thru, though… down here and along the wheels some. Me: Well, she’s a beauty. What year? How many miles? Toyota guy: 1988. Don’t know the miles, she’s been around a few times. Me: Wow! Where did you find her? Toyota guy: I’ve owned her since 1988, can’t remember the name of the place.

So glad I stopped to ask him about her. Toyota guy left me with the impression there was no way he would trade her in for a new one. I feel the same way about bikes… it’s hard to beat old steel.

election day

In #bikeschool, cycling on November 2, 2010 at 8:44 pm

This is Eli’s bike (@esagor). I’m not gonna say a lot about it. I’d like you to help write this blog post instead.

flickr credit: esagor

If you’ve never commented here before, now is the time…

What do you think about when you see Eli’s bike? Bikes, politics, freedom, your crazy aunt Loretta – nothing is off limits.

Thanks for the great post!

Thursday Night #Bikeschool (9p EST)

In #bikeschool, cycling on October 19, 2010 at 9:00 am

A couple months ago @egggman, @lovingthebike and I blogged about
sharing lessons learned using the hashtag #bikeschool. The hashtag has
taught us a lot. Not so much on technical issues, but more about life

We’ve heard about kids flying free without training wheels and what
this has meant for the parent. There have been stories shared about
mountain biking, volunteerism, beer biking, icebiking, biking with a
family, and we’ve even had a couple Yogi Berrisms. It’s been amazing
and fun to be part of this.

We’d like to take #bikeschool to the next level. By all means keep
sharing your stories via blogs and tweets during the week using the
same hashtag, but beginning this Thursday, October 21 at 9p EST and
each Thursday through the rest of the year, we invite you to attend a
live 60 minute Twitter discussion moderated by either Mike, Darryl, or

We’ll identify the moderator each Thursday on Twitter at 9p EST sharp
using the hashtag #bikeschool. They will introduce a new topic or
question every 15 minutes to keep the discussion lively. If you follow
us on Twitter you know the discussion can get a little crazy. Expect
more of the same, but most importantly expect to make some great
cycling connections and have some fun.

So that’s Thursday night #bikeschool folks. Are you ready for some
cycling conversation? Questions? Contact @egggman, @lovingthebike or
@bikerly and we’d be happy to help.

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In
practice there is.  — Yogi Berra

The technical details: 10 Steps to #bikeschool

what makes a better cyclist

In cycling, sketches on October 13, 2010 at 1:30 pm

*response to “Does a More Expensive Bike Make a Better Cyclist?” on

how to name your bicycle

In cycling on October 10, 2010 at 10:10 pm

I was curious today how we name bicycles so I asked this question on Twitter:

I received a number of really great responses. Click through this slide show to see them.

How do/did you name your bicycle? Comment below.