Eben Weiss

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

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...


Motorists labor under many misapprehensions, but the most dangerous is that cars confer upon their operators unfettered mobility and unlimited respect.

The Importance of Dressing Down

It's hard to believe now, but there was an age when kids grew up riding bicycles—by themselves. I was fortunate enough to have caught what was probably the tail end of it. Exploring the neighborhood...

Stop Driving Your Kids to School

I am the father of child who's almost three years old, and most mornings I take him to his preschool by bicycle, just as I did with his older brother until he graduated to grade school and the bus.

Lyin’ Eyes

The notion that we can divine the truth by looking our fellow humans in the eye is no doubt as old as our species itself.

Go Stick It In Your Ear

America is a strange place. From bloomers to hip hop to the iPhone, we've been the driving force of cultural change for much of the world. At the same time, we can be profoundly uptight—and there are...

Into the Woods

Getting acquainted with nature's carbon fiber

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