back/bike

Posted on Oct 9, 2011 in Atlanta, bicycling, people, video | 3 Comments

I have a sharp, stabbing pain that originates between my shoulder blades and needles its way through the right side of my chest. It’s as if someone is punching through my back and pinning the raw nerves to the inside of my ribcage, voodoo style. It is an unpleasant and constant sensation that some religious ...

happy halloween

There is a difference between spookiness and bad lighting. Technically, these images and video may count as the latter, though if you were a child and forced to spend an evening down there by yourself, I imagine it could be quite terrifying. But I’m getting ahead of myself. The 34-storey apartment building where I will ...

a reading from the epistles of paul

Posted on Jun 8, 2010 in bicycling, people, shanghai | One Comment

Why China, why would you steal my bike? Look how happy I am to be riding it through your crowded, cobbled streets—participating in the complex games of urban strategy and traffic negotiation. Yes China, I realize that it was probably foolish to leave it at the train station overnight, and for that I am sorry, ...

shanghai u-haul

Posted on Jun 2, 2010 in bicycling, people, shanghai | No Comments

I thought I was sort of a hardcore bicyclist until we met this lady. We needed another mattress for our new roommate and there was one available a couple miles away from our apartment. Pickup trucks are hard to come by and taxis apparently don’t let you tie mattresses to the top, but that wasn’t ...

bicycling shanghai

Posted on Jun 2, 2010 in shanghai | 3 Comments

It was impossible to imagine three months without a bike, so our coworker/friend/guide Zihan tracked down a few used bikes to make traveling around the city a bit quicker and more dangerous. About $15 bought this black beauty, the Shanghai Phoenix FZL Bicycle, “the new classic with fashion bicycle.” Notable features include but are not ...