Month: December 2012

  • 2012 Statistics in Review: In Case You’re Interested

    2012 Annual Report for CarFreeBrad.com Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 7,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 12 years to get that many views. Click here to see the […]

  • Everyone Else Is Doing It: CarFreeBrad Year in Review

    No use trying to fight it.  Everyone and their mother is doing a “Year in Review” or “Best of List” so I guess I’ll do that to but I’m not going to think about it and just freestyle a post about 2012! First, I can’t believe this CarFreeBrad thing is still going!  I started this […]

  • Stay safe winter cycling with super easy DIY signal gloves

    If you are one of these brave souls, though, visibility is key and these incredibly easy DIY signal gloves from Instructables user Harmless Matt won’t put a huge dent in your wallet and will hopefully keep them out of you and the bike, too.             Stay safe winter cycling with super easy […]

  • Ok, I Might Need A Car

    Today was a real challenge in the CarFreeBrad world, actually the last few days have driven me to question my resolve to remain CarFree for the foreseeable future. Ironically, this internal struggle has nothing to do with any of the CarFree issues and challenges the last few days has brought to the forefront but the […]

  • LeBron James says he bikes to most Heat home games

    Oh my God, I hate LeBron James.  Rather than go through the reasons (most of them are completely irrational anyway) and have to back them up with evidence and/or conviction, I’ll just add this to the list of why I can’t stand this guy.   But, in the same breath, I understand that millions of […]

  • Parking Ticket!?!?!?

    Didn’t know this was/could be a real thing but I saw it with my own eyes the other day as I walked to the office in Boston.               It’s a good thing they don’t do this in Worcester. Has anyone else seen this before? Tickets and notifications of removal. […]

  • It’s Over!

    The search is OVER!  It took a while to find a bike to be the appropriate replacement for my old commuter that fit my budget as well.  In reality, I’ve got a list of bikes I’d love to get but my wallet constantly disagrees with that list. So it’s a classic Huffy with all the […]

  • The Search Continues

    Anyone that follows the trials and tribulations of CarFreeBrad know that I’ve been without my commuter bike lately and realized it is time for a replacement. I’ve been on the hunt but that hunt has intensified lately as the weather has turned because my road bike, with slick road tires has become more and more […]

  • MBTA mTicket Experience- Quick Tip for Commuters!

    After a much ballyhooed debut and trial at North Station routes, the MBTA mTicket app is available to me to get from South Station to Worcester! I downloaded it last night and tried it for the first time this morning and things went great!  Other than the downright abrasive nature of the ticket taker on […]

  • An Overlooked Survival Tool: The Bicycle

    I can’t say enough about bikes and biking.  Even at times when I hate bikes, I love them.  On its worst day, a bike still beats all other modes of transport in so many ways.  Just add one more to the list- Survival Tool! Before Hurricane Sandy took out power, subways, buses, and some roads […]