A bicycle made of bamboo

A bike for one, a bike for two, and now: a bicycle made from bamboo! I ran across this gorgeous specimen at Cyco’s Sports in Ottawa, Ontario. Did you know that these unique bikes are gaining popularity as eye-catching, socially responsible rides worldwide? The source At present, most bamboo bicycle frames in North America, Europe and…

Guns and ghosts: Rambling through the ruins of early 20th century gun batteries in California’s Marin County

I’m standing atop an abandoned gun battery in California’s Marin Headlands, gazing southeast toward San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, imagining a time when eager young soldiers stood where I stand, scanning the swells outside San Francisco Harbour for hostile ships on the horizon. The concrete mass beneath my feet is Battery Rathbone-McIndoe. Once armed with…