I usually avoid books about competitive cycling, but this was an awesome little read. I have come to learn that Tim Krabbe is a well known chess player, novelist, bicycle racer, journalist and over achiever. he managed to spice up the generally dry, sterile and boring bike racing genre. I think this is the first dutch thing Ive ever liked. rarely do I knowingly encounter things from the netherlands. it has to be the only country that fails to offer up a decent black metal band. Ive discovered lots of places I never knew about through black metal. like the faroe islands, (home of the greatest coat of arms known to man) and every country that shares a border with russia.
February 15, 2010
February 11, 2010
February 10, 2010
yesterday kicked off bike friendly fort worth's mission to make cowtown a nicer place to ride a bike. on the coldest day in recent memory, a dedicated gang of riders got to together to ride to city hall to show support for the new bike fort worth plan. I must confess. the turnout was really damn impressive.
for the first time in texas history, cyclists made the local news. nobody had to die, and lance armstrong was nowhere in sight. just a bunch of commuters and enthusiasts enjoying a leisurely ride, on the coldest damn day of the year.
there were lots of notable attendees. aside from the trinity bicycles crew, myself and bernie scheffler. lindsey akey, owner of spiral diner and queen of all things cruelty-free in tarrant county, rick from 1919 hemphill, jeremy schlacter from gallus cycles, and larry kemp dedicated commuter and beer expert all made it out. perhaps even more exciting, I did not recognize half of the riders there.
February 4, 2010
I just finished this book. it was ok. there are some great moments, but you have to wade through a lot of nonsense to get to it. actually, it starts out strong and ends strong, so just skip the middle. in highschool I tried really hard to like the talking heads, I even saw david byrne perform at bass hall, most of his music is really good, just not my thing. his movie, true stories, is great though. I suppose I have to give him credit for all his bike advocacy in new york.
Im so sick of the damn rain.
February 3, 2010
since you probably were not planning on going to church, or riding a bike anyways. I highly reccomend swinging by the great southwest bike swap. I plan on hanging out with gallus cycles and trinity bicycles all day.