Tag: Cycling

  • “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. […]

  • If I Was A Musician I’d Write Songs About this Place

      COPENHAGEN — Picture 11 miles of smoothly paved bike path meandering through the countryside. Largely uninterrupted by roads or intersections, it passes fields, backyards, chirping birds, a lake, some ducks and, at every mile, an air pump. Every time I think that another city is making its way into my top bike fantasy spot, […]

  • Is Looking Cheating?

    The Tour De France rolls into its final week and I’ve barely watch any of it, my fantasy team is a complete disaster and the crank on my commuter bike is still busted.  Needless to say I need a nice distraction from all this. That brings me to the question of the age-old past time […]

  • My Fantasy is 21 days long and involves spandex! Want to be a part of it?

    It’s that time of year again!  Tour De France time.  I only play one fantasy sports game each year and this is it.  You might not believe me but it’s a lot of fun and you don’t even have to be a bike fan.  Don’t trust me on this one, just sign up and try […]

  • 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 […]

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

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

  • Tough Commute After the Long Weekend

    The ride across town was especially slow this morning, my legs were just plain dead.  I had no pop in the old thighs.  At first,  I was a bit surprised but then a figure it out.  The answer is pretty obvious. This past weekend I spent a great few days in upstate NY just a […]

  • 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 […]