The Culinary Cyclist.

The rules for living well, if you can call them that, are simple and a pleasure to follow. Eat local and mostly plants. Ride your bike, even on rainy days. Say yes to dinner invitations. Always bring your signature dessert. Invite people on picnics. Bike in the sunshine. Follow a morning ride with a strong French press. – The Culinary Cyclist

More info…HERE!

And swoop the book…HERE!

I hadn’t heard anything about this book till I saw it on my buddy Dan’s Instagram. A few text and and a snail mail package later, I have one and couldn’t be more stoked!

Probably going to be a little sleepy around these parts…

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I have a couple friends in town and they’ll be top priority until I can get rid of them! But the good news is…I’d guess my Instagram’s going to be pretty killer!

Slow is Fast Book Tour!

Bard of New York!

How Art Museums Are Promoting Bike Culture!

PaulSignacVelodrome

Painting by Paul Signac

In exhibitions and programs across the country, museums are devising new ways to showcase the exquisite mix of engineering, craftsmanship and style that moves us forward on two finely calibrated wheels!

Even for Portland, Oregon, it was the perfect storm: a major bike collection was opening at the Portland Art Museum while the city was hosting the World Naked Bike Ride.

And that’s how a thousand nearly naked people, who paid a discounted admission price of $1 for every item of clothing they wore, came to see “Cyclepedia: Iconic Bicycle Design,” a selection of 40 bikes owned by Vienna-based designer Michael Embacher, when it premiered at the museum early last month.

Aside from the nudity, the event resembles much of the bike-related programming art museums are developing these days: It showcases the bicycle as an object of design, as well as personal expression. It reaches out to non-traditional museum audiences. It rewards visitors for using alternative transportation. And it’s packing in the crowds. More than 20,000 people have visited the show already, says museum director Brian J. Ferriso. “Communicating that objects of great design are in our world every day opens up a door of accessibility that’s very important to an art museum,” he says.

Continue reading…HERE!

JeanMetzingerVelodrome

Painting by Jean Metzinger