Monday, March 20, 2006

Bike Culture Wars

Things are getting ugly in New York. Bikes are cool, it seems. But cool = commodified. And so bike culture purists are starting to fight back in order to keep corporate culture at bay. Must be those guys with the cabbages. Or maybe Aiden and Will took a trip to NYC recently. Read the story here.

Spring is here. Which means it's time to ride as if it were nice outside, even if the conditions are not appreciably different than those we've come to associate with winter. So Hal and myself, along with Kevin B. of Tinker Creek fame, froze our toes while riding three relatively relaxed laps of the road circuit at BHP yesterday. Nothing to brag about, but at least it's a start. In addition to the arrival of spring, hockey ends tomorrow. So bike-riding season is now officially upon us. Not that it ever stops being bike-riding season. But it's time to ramp it up a bit--if not all the way to 11, then at least to 3 or 4. From here on out, the weekly Tuesday gathering at the F&H shall be preceded by the Tuesday ride. At least until ultimate begins.

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