can i offer you a ride to the studio in the basket of the phoenix?

Posted on Jun 23, 2010 in bicycling, shanghai, transportation, urbanism, video | 5 Comments

Here’s a video of the morning commute condensed from ten minutes into two. It’s a bit shaky, but I promise that I was riding as cautiously as one can while taking video: no accidents, no close calls, very little brake squeekery. This particular morning seemed about average in the traffic department. There have been mornings ...

workin’ on our night noodles

Posted on Jun 19, 2010 in bicycling, food, people, shanghai, urbanism | No Comments

Biking home last night and caught the aroma of smoke and grilled meat. So at the fork in the road, I took a left instead of a right…and that has made all the difference. The night noodles have returned like some beautiful, pungent dream. Smoke filling the street, bustling people, bikes, fire, yelling, music, so ...

making ice cream

One of the hazards of purchasing a used bike in less than mint condition is that you have no idea just how many things can go wrong with it. I’m not disparaging “The Phoenix” for I know that one day, out of its rusted remains a bicycle previously known only in the world of myth ...