The Outspokin’ Cyclist featured in The Davis Enterprise

I wrote the columns for my last hometown paper. My new hometown paper has a feature on the book. Davis is the first town in the United States to achieve the designation  as a Platinum Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) by … Continue reading

The Quarter Acre Farm and Farm Fresh NC

From The Avid Reader (local Davis bookshop) From Amazon From Borders Two friends have recently published books that feed right into (pun intended) the de rigueur locavore food craze sweeping the nation. The authors are on opposite coasts, but I … Continue reading

Video Cartography Durham

So instead of a small number of really impressive “monuments” such as those that survive from the disdained historical past, our century will leave, across the planet, a sprinkling of almost identical structures. It is, in a way, one vast … Continue reading

Triangle media watch

Website traffic analytics for The Herald Sun, The News and Observer, and The Independent, the Triangle’s major newspapers. Website traffic analytics for Bull City Rising and New Raleigh, the Triangle’s major news/culture blogs. … Continue reading

Time Warner Cable getting greedy

A colleague first made me aware of Time Warner Cable’s move to sneak bandwidth caps into their existing markets. Now the news seems to be exploding in the blogosphere. I received this from FreePress.net just yesterday. We Want More Internet, … Continue reading

The Outspokin’ Cyclist: New Durham cabs are pedal-powered

On a recent Sunday, while I was dropping off some donated wheels and frames at the Durham Bike Co-op, two of Durham’s newest taxi cabs stopped by for repairs. MarcDreyfors parked his cab on the sidewalk, jacked up the front … Continue reading

Industries of Cruelty

Less than a week after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals employees in North Carolina faced charges of cruelty for performing anesthetized euthanasia on unwanted animals, then tossing them in dumpsters, the state’s council of commissioners had to vote … Continue reading

Column: Could the Triangle be the next mountain biking mecca?

DURHAM — OK, OK, we don’t have the steep slopes or off-season ski resort infrastructure of British Columbia or West Virginia. Even in the state, we’re at a bit of a disadvantage. Western North Carolina already boasts the world-famous Tsali … Continue reading

the snap project

Visiting other cities is always defined for me by people. Some I talk to, if only for a few seconds. Others I just pass by, coming no closer than a car window at 20 mph. Ottawa — A bike messenger – too … Continue reading