Tag: CarFree

  • 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 […]

  • The Generosity Overwhelms Me.

    One aspect of living car free that I’ve been forced to embrace is my need to rely on my fellow man. Whether that be the T driver, bus driver, bike mechanic or a slew of friends my ability to live and get around is now largely out of my hands. This has been a very […]

  • My First Time……

    Yeah it was awkward, overwhelming, a bit surreal and was interrupted by my mom just like so many of you! And just like most of you, I only did it because everyone else was and I felt pressured to do it. It turns out that IT IS A BIG DEAL and WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE! […]

  • 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 […]

  • How do I put everything into 1 post?

    That is the question I’ve been wrestling with all day.  In the past 36-48 hours so many things have happened/are happening it’s completely overwhelming. First, I had SO MUCH fun on Friday at Wheaton College brainstorming in the Computer Science Automation Lab playing with a variety of hardware, software, monitoring and automation components.  It was […]

  • Bike Commuting is Just Like Life

    Some days on my ride across town, I need to think about ANYTHING other than my current ride.  Today was one such day and I began to think about bike commuting as it relates to life.  I don’t know where this thought came from but it all came together as I struggled up a terribly […]

  • Game 7- No Cable, No Problem. The Bruins Love Bikes!

    I’m spending my day crushing finals and making Freight Farm deals.  All the while, I’m just thinking about where to watch the game tonight.  As always, I’m open to suggestions.  As long as I walk peddle from my place!