We spent the 2022 Thanksgiving week in Barcelona. In general, it exceeded expectations with all of the interesting aspects of any large European city, excellent walkability, good transportation options, great cultural amenities, interesting architecture, and oh the food! Because of my interest in urbanism, it’s always fun to experience a new city with that lens, especially one that has been written about extensively in urbanism circles. But, of all of the possible facets of city planning to observe, the one that really jumped out for me was the extreme mixture of uses and how it manifests in the city.… Read More Mixed Up In Barcelona
I have wanted to do the Really Rad Festival of Cyclocross on Cape Cod for a few years now and this year was the year. We rolled in family visits, a work trip for Lisa and a long bike ride home to boot.… Read More 2022 CX #6 – Really Rad Festival of Cyclocross – Hot, Hot Hot!
Pardon the diversion from the usual Urbanism, Bikes and Boats, but I am thrilled with the launch of Artemis I, the third generation of NASA’s Human Space Program. I’m thrilled to have played at least a small part in making this program the best it can be.… Read More Artemis I Launched!
Don’t worry if you don’t understand Flemish because “ongleooflijk” means exactly what you think it should mean if you raced the event (“unbelievable”). AACX is ABRT’s event and in my opinion – and I have raced every AACX at this location (8 years) – this was the best course and not just because I helped put it together, but from a racer’s perspective. Hosting an event like this makes me really understand the effort others put into their events and I’m very appreciative of being able to concentrate on just racing and having fun when I travel to other cyclocross events.… Read More 2022 CX #5 – AACX – Ongleooflijk!