Eben Weiss

Eben Weiss

Systematically and mercilessly disassembling, flushing, greasing, and re-packing the cycling culture.  

The Ethics of Breaking Traffic Laws

Even though I sometimes do things on my bike that are technically illegal, the simple fact is that in a car-centric environment there are many circumstances in which breaking the law on a bike is not...

The Art of Wayfinding

What’s the best way to get the most enjoyment and satisfaction from cycling? Is it building your fitness? Honing your bike-handling skills? Optimizing your tire pressure? Figuring out how to pee in...

Self-Driving Cars Won't Save Cyclists

On August 17th, 1896, in London, 44 year-old Bridget Driscoll made history when she became the first pedestrian fatality in a gasoline-powered automobile collision. Now, over 120 years later, another...

Enough with the Helmet Shaming Already

Do you get angry when you see someone cycling without a helmet? Do you leave indignant comments under Internet photos of bareheaded cyclists? Do you want to grab these wildly irresponsible riders by...

We Need to Get More Kids on Bikes

Fortunately more and more people are finding their way back to bikes as grown-ups. Unfortunately, many of these people have a gaping hole in their riding experience due to those lost cycling years...

Why Can’t Riding Bikes in America Just Be Normal?

What’s the best way to get people to notice you when you’re out on the bike? Is it slathering your legs in glistening embrocation? Swaddling yourself in the latest finery from Assos? Throwing a leg...

No, Bike Saddles Won't Destroy Your Sex Life

The humble bicycle is the most popular vehicle on the planet. Despite this, Americans remain deeply uncomfortable with it. We need lots of special equipment before we'll consider straddling a bike,...

A New Year's Resolution to Commit to Bike Monogamy

Generally speaking, I avoid New Year's resolutions for the same reason I avoid goal-oriented cycling: why set yourself up for failure? Commit to that dry January or accept that Strava challenge and...

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