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

thoughts on the way to work this morning

This summer, I had the chance to ride in a new BMW 7 series which was spec’d out with the latest high-tech interior. It had everything — from an incredibly rich sound system (refuting the old adage that a car … Continue reading