Tag: Commuting

  • Dharmesh Shah has OnStartups….

    I’ve Got CarFreeBrad & I love it! As a fan of Hubspot from a product/customer perspective, I’ve thought about Dharmesh’s founding story quite a few times, about how Hubspot got started partially out of his experience with his blog Onstartups while a student in Boston.  Recently, I got to hear him tell the story at […]

  • 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 […]

  • “Car Free” is on the Front Page of the Globe!

    For all the obvious reasons I love this article about traffic being down in Kendall Square in spite of all the development and growth.  By far my favorite aspect is the  opening scenario that so clearly outlines my Pro-Bike stance for getting around.  Bike first, train second, drive third is what CarFreeBrad is all about. […]

  • Riding the Rails, Peddling the Streets!

    I’m back at it folks. Freight Farms moves into our office space at MassChallenge in Boston. Today kicks off my summer commuting schedule that puts me on the commuter rail a minimum of 3 days a week. Back and forth Worcester to Boston. As luck would have it my first two days coincide with the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 Bike Laws You May Not Know About

    Newsflash!  You can’t run red lights or urinate in public because you are a cyclist and “buzzed” riding is drunk riding(in some states). Cyclists are protected by—and obligated to adhere to—many laws. But while most of them mirror vehicle laws, it’s easy for some rules to get lost in translation because, let’s face it, bikes […]

  • 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 […]

  • A vibrant Boston needs major avenues for bikes – Opinion – The Boston Globe

    This is one of those opinion pieces where the title says it all.  I won’t go on about it because of the whole “preaching to the choir” thing.  But I wanted to point out the outgoing Boston Bike Czar’s comments in regards to Copenhagen.  Having spent a bunch of time searching Copenhagen for the the […]

  • 2012 Boston Midnight Marathon Bike Ride

    Now that the hoopla around Marathon Monday has died down and the weather is slightly more seasonal, I think it’s prudent to comment on one of the coolest parts of the Boston Marathon, the bike riders! Although I was unable to attend, this event is officially on the CarFreeBrad calendar for next year and I […]