10 April 2006: Cycling in New York City (part one)

In the first of two shows devoted to cycling in the NYC, Jack Thurston takes to the streets of Manhattan on a sunny spring Sunday and meets cyclists and assorted Gotham oddballs.

Listen to Part Two.

  • Dave Riley

    Jack.

    I want to later take up your disparaging line on bike helmets (here in Australia you’d be lynched for what you air on your show!)… but for now, check out this podcast episode here:

    http://nimbinradiomedia.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=78437

    Good excuse for a show. Good review of the power of peddling from NimFM

  • Jack

    Thanks, Dave, anything that starts with the Incredible String Band is guaranteed to be up my street!

    I don’t say other people shouldn’t wear helmets, I just don’t do it in towns because I think it is a pain in the ass, and little polystyrene cycle helmets are only marginally likely to save me from harm. A better strategy is communication with other road users and I think a helmet can actually make that kind of communication harder.