I Needed a Distraction to Keep from Over Thinking

I Needed a Distraction to Keep from Over Thinking

I’ve concluded that had it not been Learning German with Christoph Waltz it’d have been something else. That subconsciously I needed a way to avoid over-thinking and over planning my Big Ride. I needed a side obsession that was complex enough to keep me engaged but ultimately unimportant. Something to fill my idle mental time with because otherwise I’d …

My Big Ideas About Bicycling and the Cities We Ride In

My Big Ideas About Bicycling and the Cities We Ride In

Forget about the damned motor car and build cities for lovers and friends – Lewis Mumford In January 2011 I gave this 15-minute presentation to the Australian Cycling Conference in Adelaide, South Australia. My talk, as you’ll see, was based on the paper I wrote while completing my Masters of Letters in US Studies at …

Of Course He’s Welsh – Wales Here I Come

Of Course He’s Welsh – Wales Here I Come

I was watching Death in Paradise last night and found myself thinking “I bet he’s Welsh”- the main actor guy, Ben Miller – as lately I’ve noticed that many sort-of everyday-handsome men are Welsh. (As opposed to Hollywood-handsome, model-handsome.) And sure enough, his mother is Welsh. I’m definitely going to include Wales in my Big Ride.