cycling boom

The Bust after the Cycling Boom – Where Utility Intersects With “Lycra Chic”

Yes, lycra “chic”. Read on . . . Today’s post goes well with two others that have just appeared on bicycle culture. The first is Andrew’s reflections on the Tour de Fat, and Amsterdamize’s thoughts on cycling stereotypes. Marc points to the variation in bicycles and cycling styles in the Netherlands just in case outside observers […]

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“Excuse me, can you ride?”

This classic poem was brought to my attention a while back and since a bit of cycling poetry has appeared via RocBike, I re-present it here. It was written in 1896, the period of the cycling boom by Andrew Patterson. It seems kind of appropriate too with out-of-control bikes to be seen in some parts […]

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But You Guys Don’t Ride Bikes!

cycling. . . heralds a kind of social revolution Dr. Yeong-Tyi Day Revolutionary reflections as the Republic of China (ROC) begins looking to its centenary in 2011. This will mark 100 years since the fall of the Ching Dynasty in China, one the the great revolutions in history. (On the relationship between Taiwan and the ROC). […]

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Humanity’s? Man’s? Woman’s? Greatest Invention.

The record-breaking woman cannot be graceful; the peculiar action of cycle propulsion at high speed will not permit it in her case, and as she poses in scorching attitude, twists her pedal as rapidly as she is able, and in fact centers all her attention and energy towards the attainment of speed, she cannot fail […]

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