Tag: Bike Maintenence

  • I’M BACK!

    Unfortunately, I let my domain lapse for a few weeks and just now have been able to get CarFreeBrad.com back online.  It’s not “in action” yet.  To actually create content is a bit more involved.  But topics that are on my mind: How many riding days have been lost due to Boston’s winter? Does CarFreeBrad […]

  • LAZY REPOST ALERT- SOMETHINGS HAVEN’T CHANGED(MUCH)

    I made this video on October 19, 2011 while living in Worcester, MA. It’s kinda’ sad how much of my rain routine hasn’t changed.  The one positive sign of learning, is my foot solution. I’ve iterated to something that “kinda” works unless it’s really coming down or I go thru a big puddle or ride […]

  • 32 Hour Workday and I Shouldn’t Be Driving….

    In case you haven’t noticed, my posts have been few and far between lately.  That’s no accident.  Sure I’ve been pretty busy but who isn’t?  It’s been more a result of “drivers remorse”. Last week, Freight Farms was in the home stretch on number of projects and one of these required me to transport 400 […]

  • Lance Armstrong Not Allowed to Compete in Triathlon! Doping again, really?!?!

    I’m as “anti-doping” as the next guy and was ready to hate Lance Armstrong the last time this came up.  Originally I was a fan of him as an athlete but didn’t really care about him as a person.  I ended up following the story, eventually read his book and all that and I think […]

  • Love it or Hate it, It’s Good For the Sport!

    All opinions aside, it’s always cool to watch a good highlight reel.

  • Dropped Chain- Making Lemonade!

    I had a whole post written that talked about how exhausted I am and would keep things short and to the point.  Well, when I saved it.  It was gone. So all you get is that my chain got stuck so I took my road bike today.  It turned out to be great.  Love my […]

  • Seriously, You Need To Have One of These!

    If you plan to be car free and like me have only the most basic working knowledge of bike maintenance, you need a great bike mechanic friend.  I was just ridiculously lucky that my buddy Will turned out to be a bike wiz and super enthusiastic to help and/or talk bikes.  I don’t bring much […]

  • Some Days You’ve Got It, Others You F-ing Don’t!

    Today was a big old DON’T!  I had a accelerated finance class from 9am-5pm, my rain gear suffered a wardrobe malfunction, my glasses broke while resting on my head. The straw that broke the bikers back was when my pedal went ahead a BROKE off as I tried to get through a treacherous rotary in […]

  • Clark University Open Bike Shop! CarFreeBrad Influence in Action!

    I’m saying that I’m the only reason that Clark is opening a bike shop to offer education, repairs and parts for reasonable prices but you can’t deny it’s at least a wacky coincidence. Think about it, almost exactly 1 year after CarFreeBrad.com is unleashed on the world these flyers start to go up around campus. […]

  • Do you want a Party, a card……….

    As the one year anniversary of my CarFree life approaches, I’ve been thinking about what I should do to commemorate the occasion.  It doesn’t seem right to have a party (although that is my default thought process) but it seems like I should do something. Alcoholics have a ceremony and get a one-year coin, right? […]