How can I convey the perfection of my comfort on the bicycle, the completeness of my union with her, the sweet responses she gave me at every particle of her frame? I felt that I had known her for many years and that she had known me and that we understood each other utterly … I passed my hand with unintended tenderness — sensuously indeed — across the saddle … It was a gentle saddle yet calm and courageous … Her saddle seemed to spread invitingly into the most enchanting of all seats while her two handlebars, floating finely with the wild grace of alighting wings, beckoned to me to lend my mastery for free and joyful journeyings, the lightest of light running in the company of the swift ground winds to safe havens far away, the whir of the true front wheel in my ear as it spun perfectly beneath my clear eye and the strong fine back wheel with unadmired industry raising gentle dust on the dry roads, How desirable her seat was, how charming the invitation of her slim encircling handlebars, how unaccountable competent and reassuring her pump resting warmly against her rear thigh. Horses were ridden side-saddle and, such was male paranoia, it was considered abhorrent for girls to sit astride any object, even a see-saw or hobby-horse.
My buddy Ross just picked up a new wheelset for his Nagasawa and boy, these are nice! Sunshine-manufactured, Suntour Superbe Hubs with Nagasawa pantograph laced with Hoshi bladed spokes to Araya carbon tubular rims. Check the rest of his photos out here at his Flickr.
Cyclists in Melbourne, Australia doffed their duds over the weekend in protest of almost everything during the World Naked Bike Ride. The group's Facebook page describes its mission statement as follows:. We face automobile traffic with our naked bodies as the best way of defending our dignity and exposing the unique dangers faced by cyclists and pedestrians plus all the negative effects of oil, cars, war, consumerism non-renewable energy as well as promoting positive body image.
Cyclists in London, Cardiff, Manchester and Bristol got their kit off for the road safety event. Thousands of brave cyclists whipped their kit off and got on the saddle for World Naked Bike Ride today. As well as providing an opportunity for cyclists to air their wares, the ride is carried out in protest of car culture.
Owner Rochelle Gilmore announces the team will not be signing on for I love this sport. Finally, a bicycle helmet for all the crazy cat lovers and cyclists of the world
John came from a competitive swimming and running background. He was a Pennsylvania state champion in high school swimming and all-district in cross country. John went on to run for one year in college, but continued to swim for all 4 years at Cornell University.