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Weekend 488.1

(1) Brompton warns of price increases in midst of production scale up (Bike Europe) (1a) The entire world is ‘awash in a sea of debt’ (YouTube) (2) The Mendacity of Joe Biden and the Ruling Elites (American Thinker) “The ruling elites in their headfirst dash to transform the culture have aligned themselves with the radical […]

Weekend 486.1 (A Tale of Two Cities)

My morning ride was to central London (the area around Old Street) whilst my afternoon ride included the bucolic streets of Ham and the hills of Richmond Park. There’s a German Delicatessen (Hansel and Pretzel) on my afternoon route that’s excellent. I also had lunch at Stein’s (bratwurst) and was last there with the Orange/Blue […]

Weekend 484.1

(1) Feeling the strain: stress and anxiety weigh on world’s workers (Financial Times) (1a) Biden sleepwalks into a stagflation nightmare (Asia Times) (2) Brompton Bicycle “I’m getting on” by Antidote (Campaign) (2a) Barcelona Brompton Folding Bike (3) Renovations (According to Hoyt) “Which is why mostly they live in ruins and grub in dirt and talk […]

Weekend 463.0

(1) France to pay 50 euros per person for bike repairs to boost cycling post-lockdown (Reuters)

Portland

The one on the west coast. I was there for a long weekend and in traditional limestone fashion wanted to draft a top ten… (1) The Hollywood Theater at PDX. My favorite shorts from the Summer Program are Oregon: Only Slightly Exaggerated and The Famished Frog. I also liked The Water’s Fine because it reminds […]

Weekend 412.0

Quiet weekend. I took a look at my list of personal goals for 2018 (hastily drafted during my holiday sabbatical) and was frightened by the lack of progress. (1) Route Plan Roll / London Cycle Map (2) Japanese Illustrator Creates Beautiful Handbook of the Birds You’ll Find in Tokyo (My Modern Met)

Weekend 406.0

(1) Oregon bike tax is coming: Here are a few quirks in the law and how shops feel about it (BikePortland) (2) Lawrence Solomon: Ban the bike! How cities made a huge mistake in promoting cycling (Financial Post) File Under: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas or Bah Humbug

Weekend 394.0

(1) Fall in Love With the World’s First Animated Dinosaur (Atlas Obscura) (2) Oregon Legislature passes $15 bike tax (Bicycle Retailer) (3) US State imposes “sin” tax of $15 on new bicycles (BikeBiz) (4) Penn Station’s service changes and track work, explained (Curbed) (5) The Blue-State Meltdown and the Collapse of the Chicago Model (American […]

Weekend 381.0

‘Even though an old proverb says, “too much special knowledge makes you stupid” I, as a craftsman, must say that having gone through an apprenticeship in the field of applied art, gives me certain advantages in the difficult art of design, as compared to those who partly or completely work from theoretical knowledge.’ – Kay […]

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 377.1

I thought I was a decent curator until I heard Faith Salie on Sunday Morning. She’s tough, but I agree with her. I have a scanner now (ditched the printer) and have been thinking about a project using books from the limestone library. I was thinking about one scan a week or one post a […]

2016 Christmas Sabbatical

“The air was chilly, and filled with that certain smell a city has on a snowy day.” – Takaki Tōno A placeholder for all the holiday arcana, ephemeral, and digital wisps. Set in Weiss, Electra, and Caledonia Types and Printed in the U.S.A. by the Colonial Press Inc. (1) Beauty and the Beast costume designer […]

Weekend 373.0

(1) I-75/University Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange Design (YouTube) (2) Creator of Brompton folding bicycle steps down from company’s board – disgruntled at way business is run (This is Money) (3) Disney’s secret archive revealed: Hidden sketches of Mickey Mouse and friends are seen for the first time (Daily Mail)

Weekend 365.0 (Cycling Robots in Bermuda?)

(1) The new cycle revolution: Buzzbike launches free bicycle scheme in London (Wallpaper*) (2) Real value of the Bermuda dollar (The Royal Gazette) (3) Assembling Eric: Bringing back the UK’s first robot (BBC)

Weekend 348.0 (Make Mine Music)

(1) Make Time For It: Meantime X Brompton collaboration (YouTube) (2) David Gilmour – The Girl In The Yellow Dress (Official Music Video) (YouTube)