The folks at Uneven Earth tracked down and re-published this essay from 1973 by André Gorz, a philosopher and journalist. It's as relevant today as it was back then. People rushed to buy cars until, as the working class began to buy them as well, defrauded motorists realized they had been had. They had been … Continue reading Something to read: The social ideology of the motorcar – Uneven Earth
When confronted with the prospect of investing in cycling, one of the common retorts is that not everyone can ride a bike. It's very easy to say, but much more difficult to back up with facts. The first mistake is assuming that everyone can drive, just because you can.
A good bag will make your commute a whole lot easier, but pick the wrong one and you could arrive at your destination with soggy belongings; a sore back; or even find yourself having to leave things behind.
If a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound? Do bears defecate in the woods? If a Twitter user with an egg as their profile picture spouts bile at people who ride bikes, does it really matter?
It has been a surreal couple of days. Cycling has been thrust into the public consciousness once again, but for a good reason this time. Our man Geraint.
Whilst not strictly about cycling, as users of sustainable transport we have a role to play in making our world a better place. This rather fascinating piece in the New York Times is required reading. Grab a coffee, perhaps utilise your browser's reader feature (because the white text on black is tough on the eyes) … Continue reading Something to read: Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change – The New York Times
To some the idea of spending all day riding your bike and getting paid for it would be a dream come true. But factor in the low pay, the danger and the weather and it takes a unique bunch of people to stick to a bike messenger job.
Something feels...different. Since this latest crop of Councillors arrived, things have been happening...
Our minds are capable of some amazing things. Not only does it keep the body functioning day to day, it can achieve great feats of ingenuity and analytical thinking. As some of you regular readers may have worked out, I have a love/hate relationship with my brain. Today is a story of a time when … Continue reading Your mind makes it real…
Our daily lives are often structured around a collection of habits. We carry out a particular activity so many times that we barely need to think about them any more. Some of these habits are good, some of them are bad, but even the most innocuous routine will influence other parts of our lives without … Continue reading Habits…