Category Archives: Graphics

Rule #9: Bad Weather Cycling

The Velominati’s Rules are a mixed bag; most of them are either very silly, really only applicable to serious carbon-fibre roadie types, or both.

Some of them, however, really are universally applicable. Being a year-around bike commuter I’m especially fond of Rule #9, If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.

We’ve had an unusually snowy winter here in Victoria. I usually put the bike away during snow and let transit do the driving, but during our first snowfall before Christmas I was moved to try out snow-riding to get to work. It worked out OK, although my usual 15 minute commute took just over an hour in the snow!

Accordingly, a poster celebrating Rule #9!

Rule #9 of the Velominati. See text for PDF link!

PDF version here to download and print, if you’re so inclined. (4 MB)

Decorate your bike parking area at work, perhaps!

The Use of Fairy Tales

Something I created a few years ago but have apparently never blogged about.

What Use Are Fairy Tales?

Done in Inkscape, as is often the case.

Apparently this is a slight mis-quoting of G.K. Chesterton, who actually said, “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”