Cars as Metaphors for Cars: the Killer Cars Edition

Hi, Nice People! So, I was thinking that I would perhaps bury some of my anti-car bias until we knew each other better, but then this happened, and then this happened and then I accidentally posted…

Cars as Metaphors for Cars

Three stories that use cars as a metaphor for cars. One is an excellent short comic, one is an excellent cult film and one is a television cartoon/icon of my childhood/toy line/comic book series/painfully bad film…

We are Honored

We are Honored to Gnome you. Get it? We are wearing gnome beards? and “gnome” rhymes with “know?” No? Yesterday, Car Free Days, one of my favorite family bike blogs, did something really sweet. Anne wrote…

Riding On Roadways’ Theme Songs!

Now that that big peice of work on Rainier Ave is out the door, let’s try something a little different, shall we? Here are two songs that get pretty heavy rotation at la Casa di Oil….

Kid’s Bike Seat Rain Cover

An excellent family biker from rural/ suburban Eastern Washington, Lindsay of You Ain’t Got Jack posted this brilliant rain cover hack for her Yuba Mondo longtail’s kid seat. How cool! I hadn’t really thought too much…

The Car Seat Offers a Crappy View

Matt Driscoll over at the Seattle Weekly has uncovered, “…news that the design of our neighborhoods, and whether kids can walk from place to place or are forced to be driven by parents, can impact a…

A Missing Link from the Past: the Revolution Will Not Be Motorized

Speaking of particular episodes from bike podcasts-gone-by, did you ever listen to the classic San Fransisco podcast, Bikescape? It was just wonderful. Great interviews recorded on bike, lots of insight into local bike politics by an…

Even the Dutch Must Be Taught to Ride

As a cycling instructor, I believe in education and training as a key component to getting more folks out there on bikes and to helping them stay safe. Even still, it sometimes feels a little futile…

Gentrification is No Accident

I do a lot of work trying to promote cycling within communities which are traditionally marginalized by bike culture. Bicycle mobility is a sometimes contentious subject within some of those communities, especially when bike infrastructure is…

A Link to the Past: The Revolution Is Not A Dinner Party, But It Might Be A Cycle Tour

Have you ever listened to London’s the Bike Show? Its only the very best podcast on bikes and biking that I know of. While I recommend subscribing and going back to the beginning and listening to…