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Are You a Real Cyclist?
quiz

Beam Us Up
newsgroup thread

A Bike History of Time
yet another version they don't teach in the American South

Bleak House
not Dickens, but close

Born to Destroy
Local Haro

Commuter Challenge
it's serious business

Cyclists' Apocrypha
fortunately they don't burn heretics anymore

A Death in the Family
some folks like to be buried with their cars, too

Diary of a Reluctant Unicyclist
for people who can't afford two wheels

Diplomatic Immunity
another quiz. Amazing how often this one comes up in the search engines

Doug the Bicycle Courier Finds God at Last
truly epic

Drat. A Phlat.
probably nobody says 'Drat' anymore. Shame

Felony Flight
cops vs cyclists

The Feng Shui of Mountain Biking
and why not?

For Whom the Bell Tolls
an early draft

From the Desk of S. Claus
seasonal mood disorder

Getafix
why God made bike mechanics

The History of Sophie von A.
sometimes a spoof is just a spoof

How to be Safe
helmets

It's in the Stars
enough to make you respect astrologers

The Lactic Acid Express
one for the roadies

Letters to the Editor
letters from the editor, of course

The Light Fantastic
dynamo-powered smugness

Metamorfahrrad
what does this mean again, David?

Mr. Fix-It
bike repair for the can't-be-bothered

No Helmet for Me, Grazie
at last: a perfectly good reason not to wear a helmet

No One Seems To Care...
that his bike was stolen

Once Were Couriers
the large teletext, please

The Passion Considered as an Uphill Bicycle Race
tour de Golgotha

The Pedaller's A-Z
standard reference work

A Post-Nuptial Agreement
seems sensible to us, but where's the romance?

The Romance of Cecilia
BR's only poem

Star Trek: Critical Mass
yes, it is about bikes... eventually

Taming the Bicycle
not exactly an exclusive

Trade Secrets
of course it's a real dialect

Unquotable Quotes
of course they're real quotes. Anything in quotation marks is a quote

The Wind in the Willows
Mr. Toad, I presume?

You Talking to Me?
signs of the times

Zen & the Art of Bicycle Maintenance
Ommmmmmanipadmehummmmmmmmm.

Zippworld
for sci-fi fans

500 W Madison
courier in elevator

BACK TO HUMOUR & FICTION

 

Essays

Alfred Jarry: a Cyclist on the Wild Side
the fact that he was French might explain it

All the Little Lies They Tell You
consumerism

Avelopia
sadly doesn't seem to have caught on

Blindspot
the Grim Reaper is alarmed

A Bridge Too Far
that's how Brunel built 'em

A Brush with Fame
celebrity spotting

By the Seat of Their Pants
the Wright Brothers

Call it Slaughter
the death of a cyclist

Cardigan Crisis
sounds like a particularly English crisis

Chinese Flying Pigeon
certainly more colourful than 'Multitrek'

Come and Get Me, Officer
if you can

Coming Up for Air
pollution stew

A Convivial Life
Ivan Illich

Critical Mass Media
another reason to skip the papers

Cycling as Viewed in Literature
an overview

Cyclo-cross
the breed considered

Déjà Vu
quotes

Do Your Own Thing
we're trying

Don't Hurry; Be Happy
cover version

Driven by Greed
you get there faster in a car

Fashion Victim
like the picture?

Fool Crisis
fuel crisis. Not

Forward to the Past
da Vinci thought of everything

Getting Rid of Cyclists
could be a plot by the Freemasons

Global Endings
there's no such thing as global warming. Now pass the suntan lotion

Go for the Money
no more mr nice guy

Going to the Dogs
when they're not chasing you for their lunch they can be rather pleasant

Hands Off
the long arm of the law is a little toooo long

Highway Code Words
breaking the law in London

How to Ride a Bike Forever
found this one on a wall in Brixton Cycles, London

It Takes Two
love on a tandem. One of our favourite stories

Keeping Track o' Wacko Jacko
we'll leave Michael Jackson alone if he promises to leave us alone

Kicking Back at Fate
being nine, and near-misses

Life Cycle
get your elemental heart applauding

Looking for Signs
a hitchhiking cyclist

Lousy Samaritans
testosterone poisoning strikes again

Machines have Feelings
our Macintosh, for example, lives in a state of perpetual terror

Making Waves
compatriots...?

No Frills
one way to keep bike thieves at bay

Nude Vegan Cyclist
and presumably communist and atheist

NYPD (Black and) Blue
Theodore Roosevelt's boys on bikes

One That Didn't Get Away
bike stolen then recovered. No, really

Pagan Moon
sun go 'way

Please, After You
manners & suchlike

The Pressures of Stardom
recumbents get a look-in

The Quitter
don't look for answers to your disasters

Rip Me, Gianna
shaving your face is bad enough

Roof-rack Cruisers
brought to you courtesy the internet

Royalty and Reality
kings and queens and knights in white castles / all these things are bunk

Smaller Hours
insomnia

Staying Cycle-logical
in a world gone car mad

Taken for a Ride
it's easy

Time's Arrow
going backwards

Towards Utopia
also going backwards, for some

Turning 35 in Edinburgh
not a bad place to have a birthday,
especially if you can get them to
have some fireworks for you

Uncivilised Pleasures
we aren't that kind of site

The Unspeakable in Pursuit of the Unseatable
yes, that Jeremy Paxman

US vs UK
English as a foreign language

The Vanishing
bike theft again

Wave Dynamics
waving to other cyclists

What Goes Around
must've been by before

The Wonder of Almost Nothing
why Goethe would've loved cycling

You and the Night and the Knobbies
love story

BACK TO ESSAYS

 

Travel

A1 Dales
Yorkshire

Bad Day at Black Rock
vultures foiled again

A Beginning, a Puddle and and End
Holy Island

The Chalke Way
legendary coast-to-coast

Christmas in Denmark
involves lots of food

City of Bikes
Amsterdam

Deadhorse
Alaska

Desert Storm
cyclists vs the weather

The Dutch Fashion
Amsterdam again

E2E
the great British end-to-end

Fishermen and Flashers
must be something in the water

The Hitchhiker
end-to-end, too

Hollywood, Eire
Irish field of dreams

Lenin's Breakdancers
the wild, wild East

The Long Ride Home
Australia - England

Lunch
Turkish hospitality

Magical History Tour
through Britain

Mi Madre
his mother

Modena Mode
finally a story about Italy that doesn't mention Campagnolo

North to Phongsali
for when you've been everywhere else

The Odyssey
Bodmin Moor

Paradise Found
Scotland, of course

Riding the Joad Road
Oklahoma, of course

Riding the Old Westward Pike
'merica the beautiful

Saharan Margins
bring your camelback

Scenes from a World Tour
a few choice indelible impressions

Soloist's Sojourn
New Zealand

Source to Sea
the Dovey River in Wales

Tombouctou
sometimes spellcheck is worse than useless

The Way to San Jose
yes, there should be an accent mark over the 'e'

The Whisky Trail
Scotland, of course

Wild at Heart
cycling into the back of beyond. Also the name of a movie, no?

Woman Alone
but not for long

BACK TO TRAVEL

 

 

IMAGES

Antiques
cartoon

Cycling Images of India
photographs

Copenhagen
photographs

The High Road
photographs

London
photographs

No Exit
cartoons

Traffic Safety
cartoon

Urban Roadlife: a Spotter's Guide
cartoons

Geoff Waugh Photography
photographs

World of Pain
cartoon

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