Tag Archive: biking

Aug 09 2015

Caffeine market saturation


Earlier this week Dr. Darling and I decided to take advantage of the summer weather that has FINALLY showed up in these parts to get out on our bikes for a bit. Our destination was Lund, the college town roughly 18 kilometers northeast of Malmö that also happens to be home to my new (as …

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Mar 24 2013

Great view of my Swedish home city by bike


Evidently my adopted home city of Malmö, Sweden has won another award for being “bike friendly”, which does not surprise me at all. The video infomercial about it below is a bit long, but the voice-over is in English and it does provide a pretty comprehensive view of Sweden’s third largest city … which any …

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Aug 12 2012

Ironically bad timing

I ate a bug today. Not on purpose, mind you, I was on my bike moving at a pretty good clip when it flew into my mouth and wedged itself at the back of my throat. I had no choice but to swallow it. It happened so fast that I didn’t even see what kind …

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Oct 29 2011

Cafe breakfast action shot

My brother turned us on to this scone, cream cheese and elderberry jam combination from Espresso House during one of his visits to Sweden a couple years ago, and since then I’ve gotten into the habit of sending him a picture every time we have it. (Previously Dr. Darling and I were “butter only” purists …

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Aug 04 2011

Biker riders of Lithuania, meet your champion!

From the article:
Any urban bicyclist can share with you the frustration of having to avoid people and cars blocking what should be clear bicycle lanes. Sometimes it can make you want to destroy all the impediments with a tank. Today, in Vilnius, Lithuania, mayor Arturas Zuokas lived out the fantasy of every bike messenger forced to dodge a Dodge (or BMW or Toyota) on their daily route.

May 22 2011

It’s better on a bike

Cory Doctorow at BoingBoing pointed me to a fantastic essay at the Sustainable Cities Collective website on the way people’s perceptions of their city changes when they experience it on a bicycle. Given that I haven’t owned a car since I moved to Sweden in the summer of 2002 (and Dr. Darling has never owned …

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Mar 26 2008

What the hell happened to spring?!

  Train station, Landskrona, Sweden, March 20-frigging-6th, 2008. Mobile post sent by Shazzer using Utterz. Replies.   Original Entry

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