Tag: Cycling

  • Inaugural Winter Trip On the New Ride!!

    After a few modifications to the new ride, she was ready for the open road this past evening.  Overall is went well, felt weird but good.  It was a really hard transition to go from a 2010 specialized road bike to a 1974 Huffy Mainliner Cruiser.  Based solely on age and type you can tell […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Safest Time to Ride…After 10pm!?!?!?

    I was on my way home last night and began to ponder this question as I buzzed through the streets of Worcester.  It was about 11 o’clock, cool but not cold and I found myself with a nice tailwind. Overall a nice ride!  It’s these rides that make me reflect on the joy of bike […]

  • I’ll Take a Near Miss over a Close Call Anyday!

    I had a driver that was very upset at my existence the other day and the experience got me thinking about something that every cyclist has/will encounter, the Near Miss! It’s an irrational driver who is very upset at your very existence on his or her road and believes that your disdain for their internal […]

  • Idiots: Two vs Four Wheels!

    Video Here This video is a great explanation that shines the spotlight on drivers as well as cyclists.  I love that he doesn’t pretend that cyclists ride like idiots just like drivers.  I’d be willing to bet the same guy who rolls thru a stop sign on his bike, goes home gets in his car […]

  • Driving In Traffic- Dangerous but I Love it!

    Yet another post that my mom will love! If you ride a bike, you have to deal with riding in traffic.  It’s a fact of life that we all must get used to.  I just happen to really enjoy it, I don’t know why but I do.  But I must preface this statement with some […]