Wednesday, February 13, 2008

"The saddest thing in the world is watching an American trying to have a good time." Henry James


Racing bikes are built for speed, but not, alas, for the human body. Ride in this position long enough and your back will send you a message:



Nevertheless, the roads are filled with grim riders trying their best to emulate the racing model. I'm wondering how many of them end up in surgery.

Where did "recreational" cyclists get the idea that it was a good idea to ride doubled over for hours at a time--in the name of "health?"