Why Ride?

11 02 2009

Even though buying a bike can be an intimidating, confusing, and expensive experience, my experience to anybody considering getting into biking would be to DO IT.

If those two words are not enough to persuade you, OR if they make you want to buy some new basketball shoes, OR if they conjure a Pavlovian response to “just say no”,  then let me lay out a detailed, super-duper official pros & cons analysis chart:

Why Ride?

Why Ride?

Or, for the elitist that prefers “sentences”:

“When man invented the bicycle, he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man´s convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once was a product of man´s brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle.” -Elizabeth West

Theo Jansen – Kinetic Sculptor

8 02 2009

Last night, a friend showed me Youtube videos of Theo Jansen’s kinetic sculptures.  They may be the most brilliant, original, zany, elegant, and beautifully designed inventions I have ever seen: Read the rest of this entry »

Biking: “Buying a Bike” or “Navigating the World of Bike Snobbery”

5 02 2009

I am planning on writing a lot of posts about subjects that I am definitely not an expert on. Actually, it will take the guess work out of it if you go ahead and assume that I am not an expert on any subject I write about.  That said, here is a post on a subject that I know little to nothing about: Buying a Bike (The kind without a motor). Read the rest of this entry »


5 02 2009

This being the first post of a new site, is where a reasonable person could expect a detailed and descriptive mission statement for my blog to let you, the reader, know what I plan to write on this blog. To you, reasonable reader, I say phooey. Phooey on you! Not because I think you’re wrong, but because I’m not going to do it. I have no clear vision for the end product, just something comparable vague drunkard’s haze and a curiosity for this blogging business.

What I do see for Beer, Baseball, and Biking is a on-line community where we can share experiences and knowledge about hobbies and interests, as well as introduces me to new ones. Please feel free to post on whatever topics excite you. The title is not meant to limit topics, it just reflects my fetish for alliteration and triads.

As the title suggests, on BB&B, I will write about home brewing, following baseball, and cycling. Other subjects that I would expect to eventually cover are backpacking and hiking, traveling, music, amateur photography, world events, and predicting when MTV starts celebrating spring break in Antarctica. (My money is on 2025).