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Published: November 25, 2009
Seeking a primal connection with what’s on the table, food-obsessed urbanites are forming classes and clubs to learn how to hunt.
Published: October 30, 2009
The Roan Plateau, believed to contain major deposits of natural gas, is loved by its visitors, even though it doesn’t meet the definition of pristine wilderness.
Published: May 28, 2008
A small red berry called miracle fruit temporarily rewires the way the palate perceives sour flavors, rendering lemons as sweet as candy.
High Country News
Going Big
Published: September 18, 2006
By Patrick Farrell
Mountain bikers, long vilified as unruly renegades, are finally winning respect-and regaining access to trails. But does a new generation of gonzo riders threaten it all?
High Country News
Pete McCloskey Rides Again
Published:April 17, 2006
By Patrick Farrell
In February, a new vendor appeared at the weekly farmers’ market in this southern Bay Area town. Pete McCloskey, a soft-spoken 78-year-old farmer with a thatch of unruly gray hair, stood before a folding table flanked by bags of organic oranges. But McCloskey wasn’t pushing fresh fruit; he was hawking his homegrown politics.


What started as a weekly or so blog about bikes in the city has grown to become a regular column in the Metropolitan section of the paper, and online. Below are some recent pieces about the culture, politics and style of urban cycling with a New York twist.

Published: October 14, 2011
Fearing a law would depress ridership, neither city officials nor cycling groups are proposing to require bicycle helmets, even with a bike-share program on the way.
 The open road has long drawn New Yorkers, and sales of maps of New York State bicycle trails are rising.
Published: June 24, 2011
Aided by cameras on helmets and handlebars, short clips of police stops, arguments and indignant commentary have been proliferating on the Web.
Published: June 3, 2011
In most cycling circles, 125 miles would be a major undertaking, but for one group, it is a mere tuneup.
The Hands That Steer Are Building the Bikes
Like thousands of other New Yorkers, Jason Henkle throws a leg over a bicycle every day and pedals to work. Unlike most of his fellow riders, Mr. Henkle built his understated single-speed bike by hand.
Published: November 13, 2010
Long looked down upon by other cyclists, recumbent bikes, which allow riders to recline while pedaling, have their own devoted followers.
Published: July 17, 2010
Who needs a car? A growing number of New Yorkers are using bicycles and tricycles to carry around their children, pets, groceries and more.
Published: July 13, 2010
After dark on Monday night, the Midnight Keirin Club raced around McCarren Park in Brooklyn as part of a back-to-basics underground race series.