Disruption, displacement, and derailleurs

(1) Innovations Threaten the Neighborhood Bike Shop (NY Times) “‘The change in the outside world is profound,’ he said. ‘We haven’t been as affected by the internet as bookstores and record stores, but it is coming.’” (2) Generation Lost…

Weekend 379.0 (Ice is forming on the tips of my wings…)

(1) Stunning Photos of Trains Roaring Through Picturesque Landscapes (My Modern Met) Some of these photographs remind me of the Yellow Train by Francois Roca. (1a) Flashback: Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival (2) Brightline Brings High-Speed Trains To Florida: The 125-mph Brightline trains will be the first privately run passenger service to debut in over […]

Weekend 359.0

(1) An Icon Falls On Hard Times; In India, the Ambassador Car Fights to Survive Competition (NY Times)

Weekend 338.0

(1) How theme parks like Disney World left the middle class behind (Washington Post) (2) The Brave Old Temeraire by James Duff Our friends depart, and are forgot, As time rolls fleetly by; In after years none, none are left, For them to heave a sigh; But hist’ry’s page will ever mark The glories she […]

Weekend 332.0

(1) Eminent domain on steroids? New bill threatens cities, towns (Fairfield Citizen) (2) How Bad Religion Has Bequeathed Us ‘An Anxious Age’ (The Federalist)

Weekend 210.0

First ride of 2012! It was mostly an excuse to test the installation of a Brooks Flyer Saddle. I rode to the post office and stopped for coffee. I had a copy of the Wall Street Journal in the basket which I retrieved from the end of the driveway before my ride. I thought about […]

Weekend 209.1 (Tires/Tyres)

Yeah. I’ve added a category for tires/tyres because of my obsession with vulcanized rubber. Photographs of tires/tyres for me are like hi-res food shots to foodies. I watched Tokyo Story last night and Noriko [Setsuko Hara] was employed by the Yoneyama Trading Company whose business was tires apparently (?). Speaking of pron; here is some […]