Eben Weiss

Eben Weiss

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


I Admit It: Strava Is Great

I'd been making a point of avoiding Strava for years, dismissing it as a hand mirror for the self-obsessed, but it was becoming increasingly clear to me that I was in deep denial.

Retro Bike Tech Isn't All Bad

Despite having certain retrogrouchical tendencies, I mostly like new bike stuff. Ultimately, I'd say the Cycling Universe tends towards improvement, and that every era is better than the one that...

Kissing Bike Lanes Is the New Kissing Babies

On the surface of it, Ocasio-Cortez's victory would appear to have nothing to do with bikes, but as a holistic cyclist I happen to believe that on a metaphysical level everything has to do with bikes...

No, Cycling Isn't Elitist

Gentrification certainly comes with a whole bakfiets full of issues, but it would be a real shame to let bikes—cargo and otherwise—to become collateral damage in the debate surrounding it.

Riding 100 Miles* on a 102-Year-Old Bike

Founded in 1997 to "reconnect others to the heritage that inspired much Italian history, literature, culture, and music," the Eroica ride travels the famed Strade Bianche of Tuscany. Participants...

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...

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