The Low Road

Look mum, no teeth!
February 28, 2007, 12:34 pm
Filed under: News


Despite unfriendly roads, London cyclists are increasingly braving the rain. Maybe it has something to do with the $6-a-gallon petrol.


Taking on the Big Apple
February 28, 2007, 12:02 am
Filed under: General

For some, New York City represents the ultimate urban cycling challenge. (Although in my opinion it has nothing on Bangkok.) Anyway, if you’re thinking of taking it on, the New York Department of Transportation offers lots of help.

Very short cycling season
February 26, 2007, 11:56 pm
Filed under: Personal

Credit once again goes to Bruce, this time for coining the term, “kungFUBAR.” Thank you dear friends for your sympathy when I needed it most.


Peter Barteloni M.D.
226 Mill Hill Ave.
Brigeport, CT 06610

MRI – Knee w/o – 73721 – Right

CLINICAL DATA: Edward Crowder is a 36-year-old male with right knee pain. Injury on 2/17/07. No prior related surgery. Clinical concern of a meniscal tear.

FINDINGS: MR images of the right knee show a moderate sized effusion.

There is abnormal signal within the anterior horn of the lateral meniscus appearing primarily as globular type of signal abnormality, but probably with a tear extending to the superior articular surface of the meniscus. The medial meniscus appears normal.

There is a tear in the proximal fibers in the anterior cruciate ligament with associated bone bruises in the posterior aspect of the lateral tibial plateau and mid portion of the lateral femoral condyle. This pattern of bone bruises is often seen in association with recent ACL injury. No bone bruises are seen in the lateral joint compartment. The posterior cruciate ligament and collateral ligaments appear intact. No discrete articular cartilage defect is seen.

A small amount of fluid is noted within the poplitear bursa with some fluid extending caudally over the medial head of the gastrocnemius.

1. Anterior cruciate ligament tear with associated bone bruises in the lateral joint compartment.
2. Abnormal signal in the anterior horn of the lateral meniscus which may represent either a meniscal contusion, tear or a combination of both.
3. Right knee effusion and small popliteal cyst, with some fluid leaking caudally over the surface of the medial head of the gastrocnemius.

Take the lane
February 25, 2007, 8:08 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Although cyclists around here are becoming resigned to sharing the road with Hummers and potholes, urban planners in the U.K. may be getting overzealous in accommodating bikes.

February 24, 2007, 8:33 pm
Filed under: General


Spotted this at Tales of Slow Brave Athena:

Haiku for Fritz:
It’s raining outside
bus will be a sardine can
I’m riding the bike

The Long Wharf Way Home
February 24, 2007, 12:50 pm
Filed under: News


Thanks to Bruce at the Connecticut Energy Blog for drawing our attention to this article in the New Haven Independent about plans for another bike trail in the Elm City. Now if only they can complete that Farmington Canal Trail so I can get my Popeye’s Fried Chicken fix without risking my life on Dixwell Avenue.

Winter wheels
February 24, 2007, 4:37 am
Filed under: General