REVIEW – Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop

(as published in the July 2015 edition of Cycling Utah) When I first read the brief description of BIKE MECHANIC: TALES FROM THE ROAD AND THE WORKSHOP by Guy Andrews and Rohan Dubash, I was anticipating a quick read filled with profiles of team mechanics and humorous anecdotes of life on the road and the […]

Poetry Friday

I HEAR AMERICA SINGING I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear, Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong, The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beam, The mason singing his as he makes ready for work, or leaves off work, The boatman singing […]

Poetry Friday

THE BLUE ANGEL Marlene Dietrich is singing a lament for mechanical love. She leans against a mortarboard tree on a plateau by the seashore. She’s a life-sized toy, the doll of eternity; her hair is shaped like an abstract hat made out of white steel. Her face is powdered, whitewashed and immobile like a robot. […]

New Bike Shop …

Looks like the southern part of the valley has a new little service-oriented bike shop, owned and operated by veteran mechanic Alan Greenberg. Alan was the first person I met when I moved to Utah back in January 2002. I had visions of being a winter bike commuter … little did I know just how […]