Tag Archives: Italy

The two Italians in my basement are working again

If you value things that are built to last, you have to value a Silca pump, even if you don’t own one. Continue reading

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Chaos, consideration and the Brompton in Rome

Forget the Smart cars parked at right angles to the curb, the lane-splitting scooter riders and, of course, all the noise. You’ll wonder how the trees between the sidewalk and street have survived. Continue reading

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Where bicycle wheels meet the sea

Given a sufficient budget, I’d go way overboard trying to reduce the weight of a folding bicycle. Continue reading

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The wrong bicycle for the job is the perfect one

You don’t need a perfect bicycle to enjoy the ride, especially when it’s a beautiful day in Castiglione della Pescaia. Continue reading

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Upright on bicycle by the sea

Here’s the dock in Castiglione della Pescaia, along the Tuscan coast. If I raised the camera you would see the faint outline of Isola del Giglio, site of the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster. If I kept the camera up … Continue reading

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World Championship racing means bicycles on display in Florence

People in Florence paid a lot of attention to the World Championships. The evidence was everywhere. Continue reading

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Small wheels, not-so-small fold: the Nanoo bicycle

This was the second time I’d seen a Nanoo folding bicycle in Florence, Italy–or anywhere else for that matter. Continue reading

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