…perhaps some unscrupulous shop is doing its best to cram Pistas into crotches in which they don’t fit in anticipation of the Apocalype.

Bike Snob NYC. Also:

Bikes aren’t fast–people are fast. Bikes are overpriced.

(Regarding my mood: my Windows install on my MacBook died, and it appears I have no recourse whatsoever. I have tried everything. If I mess about at any lower level I might kill the entire machine.)