The Outspokin’ Cyclist – the book

I am a cyclist. To say as much sounds strange to me. Not because it isn’t true, but because it is true. Riding a bicycle — for transportation, for errands, for joy — is something I do without thinking a … Continue reading

Ghost bikes and blue hearts, tragic symbols

The phenomenon of ghost bikes reaches worldwide. Even while I was still adjusting my understanding of Spanish to local dialect, the message communicated by the appearance of a ghost bike chained to a telephone pole in Quito’s Parque Carolina resonated … Continue reading

Alt Transportation

I’ve started a new Flickr set for the unusual modes of transportation I see around Davis. Coming from the east coast (and the South), I’m amazed by the number of people who use longboard skateboards as actual transportation. And then … Continue reading