PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A group of bicyclists in Southern California challenged a blogger to a race. They said they could cover the 38.4 miles from North Hollywood to Long Beach faster on bikes than the blogger could by plane. They were right. Their trip took 1 hour, 34 minutes. The blogger had to drive to the airport, wait for the plane to depart, fly to another airport, then catch a cab to the designated destination. He arrived about an hour after the cyclists. Guess which of those two modes of travel is the preferred metaphor this week. The earthy, simple, stripped-down approach gets you where you need to go better than the big, elaborate, expensive method.