Category: Bicycling

Queensboro Bridge connecting Manhattan and Queens in New York.

National Links: 300 Languages, One Street

Along Roosevelt Avenue in Queens, more than 300 languages are spoken. As the 7 train runs over the “artery of life”, commerce explodes underneath with vibrancy and community. The street is a microcosm of the world and what goes on there sometimes impacts what happens on the other side of the globe.

Dog Nearly Bites Man and Converted Churches on Dayton’s Bluff

September 27, 2021 Downtown, Lowertown, Dayton’s Bluff 20.1 miles The route map of my September 27, 2021 ride. The map is zoomable. A sunny late September day with the temperature in the mid-70s is a day to ride. And so I was winding my way east on Kellogg Boulevard Downtown toward Dayton’s Bluff. At the […]

National Links: Selling Omaha

How Boomers get the housing crisis wrong, why a poor sense of direction could be an early sign of dementia and more “old news.”

An Energetic Cost Analysis Diagram Concluding the Superiority of Saint Paul

Since the dawn of time, philosophers have debated whether Minneapolis is really as great as it thinks it is. With the assistance of cutting-edge IBM Thinkpad 230t supercomputers equipped with Wacom data analyzers, urban theorists have finally proven what those of the Silver City have always known: Saint Paul rules and Minneapolis drools. Enjoy that […]

Some Mental Health Cartoons

Last week, I went to see my Cycologist. I told him I was depressed about all the climate change induced flooding in Australia. He suggested that humans would develop new ways to adapt. I told him that I was also depressed by the lack of color on winter streets and the fact that everyone in […]

Taking a New Path

West End, Downtown, West Side 24.6 Miles September 1, 2021 When it comes to bike rides for the blog (which I call “Official” rides), regular readers know I do the majority of my biking on St. Paul streets. (The word ‘street’ is in the subtitle of the blog, after all.) I’m not averse to dedicated […]

Some serious engineering and construction went into the design of the two-story retaining wall at 2300 Doswell!

The ‘Irregular Hillocks, Ridges and Hollows’ of St. Anthony Park

August 25, 2021 20.8 Miles St. Anthony Park I’d never thought of St. Anthony Park as being unusually hilly – that is, until this ride. About halfway through it dawned on me that I was getting a nice workout thanks to the elevation changes. The 1920 edition of the Minnesota Historical Society’s Minnesota Geographic Names […]