Tag: Cycling

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Sometimes You Just Don’t Have it in You!

    Yesterday was one of those days.  The weather was terrible with just absolute pouring rain in the morning.  I knew I had a full day of finals ahead and I was a little sore after running the Net Impact Green Run 5K at Clark University on Sunday so my motivation to get all my rain […]

  • 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 […]

  • SAY NO MORE! Happy Trails: An Exit Interview with Boston’s Bike Czar

    Encourage all your non-cycling friends to ride. Our bottom line is the same — get more people cycling. The best way is the direct way. You heard the “Bike Czar”!  It’s 80 degrees and sunny, you are out of excuses! Read the full interview here- Happy Trails: An Exit Interview with Boston’s Bike Czar | ABC […]

  • Reflections on A Great Day!

    This past weekend I had the distinct pleasure of being stuck in class from 9am until 4 pm on what could have been the nicest day of 2012.  In case you missed it, we’re talking picture perfect.  Low 80’s with a light breeze and a few wispy clouds in the sky. It was a long […]

  • Don’t Door Me Bro

    I’ve witnessed a new move repeatedly on Shrewsbury St in Worcester.  More often than I’m comfortable thinking about I’ve watched people sit in there parked car with the engine off and lights out(maybe they are checking email or texting, I don’t know) then violently swing the door open like they are executing a drug raid. […]

  • Hubway Officially Launches Second Season Today, “Bike Czar” Nicole Freedman Resigns

    So I immediately considered dropping everything I’m doing to pursue being the next “Bike Czar”.  It’s such a natural progression I can’t even stand it. CarFreeBrad-Bike Czar, nice ring to it.  My whole life dedicated to innovative bike programs in the city.  I’m not gonna’ declare that a dream come true or my dream job, […]