Eben Weiss

Eben Weiss

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

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The Dignity of Quitting

As long as you’re still in the race every effort is warranted, but once you’re outside the time limit bravery is futility and surrender is aquiescence.

Don’t Shoot the (Bike) Messenger

The problem with the “bikes are frivolous” attitude isn’t just that it fails to acknowledge the many people who depend on their bikes to run errands or to get to work; it’s also ignores all those for...

The Many Pitfalls of Cycling Fitness

Common sense would have it that the biggest risk you face when cycling is that of injury, whether due to driver inattention, equipment failure, or coyote attack. But there’s another misfortune that...

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...

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