been meaning to mention... →
holy crap dude with italian flag and flipped brim cycling cap who looks a lot like a skinnier, taller paolo bettini but from 1954: freak out. 3:50 if the link doesn’t take you there automagically.
the world gets smaller. we grow further apart. →
i’ve been working in technology for nearly two decades now. i’ve never been able to get beyond being thankful for an audience who consumes information and the shiny boxes that deliver it (so that my family might continue to eat) and, at the same time, being saddled with the suspicion that despite our connectedness, we are, all of us, very lonely indeed. sad trombone.
things you should know about bike racing (#2 in a...
too many things. too many things. if a break of three gets a couple hundred meters up the road on the first lap of a three-lap circuit and if that circuit totals 60 miles with 2600’+ of climbing and the wind is blowing steadily at 20mph and if you’re in a chase group of four and we’re working together efficiently and you turn to me and say, “let’s not panic,...
continental road tires and when i use them
because i’m really tired of writing this up for “a friend.” i’ve run continental tires on my road bikes since the ’80s. for me, they’re the perfect compromise between road feel and durability. i still have a set of 19c grand prix from ‘89 or so, complete with many, many sidewall boots still in place. anyhoo, here’s what i use and when. on the road i...
geeks want you to understand →
a very interesting short piece on radiolab in itself, but the bit that really jumped out at me starts around 5:45 and basically can be boiled down to the following. geeks want you to understand. the high-minded just spew bullshit to confuse. maybe you’ll get bored and drink enough to sleep with them. and i think, many years on, after an early career in publishing, dipping at points in...