Cork handlebar tape

Yes, I’m pro cork. In fact, the first time (just a few years ago) that I rewrapped a bike’s handlebars since I was twelve years old, I purchased a cork-based handlebar tape that made me feel good because of that whole traipsing-through-the-cork-forests-and-factories-of-Portugal investigative journalism thing I did a few years ago. (If interested, see here.)…

Back on assignment

I am working on my new vision board (the last one kicked off 2013* and has been my guiding light for five years now), and am sharing this intention for 2019 with the belief that the world conspires in our favor when we take risks. Journalism seems to have made a definite comeback (after some…

The montado

That time I rode a bike while on an investigative journalism trip to the cork oak forests* and factories of Portugal . . . * the montado

I’m pro cork

I rewrap my handlebars (the first time I’ve done this to any bike since I was maybe twelve) with a cork-based product that makes me feel good because of that whole traipsing-through-the-cork-forests-and-factories-of-Portugal investigative journalism thing I did a few years ago. (If interested, see here.) Cork is a fully-sustainable product (harvesting it is like sheering…