Tag: Massachusetts

  • 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 […]

  • Better Late Than Never- My Appreciation of Cambridge!

    This post has been brewing for quite some time.  Seriously over the last 3 months and in a more general sense over the last 4 years. I suppose as I’ve become more entrenching in technology and innovation my perspective on Cambridge has changed over the past 4 years but it has really come full circle […]

  • Ok, I Might Need A Car

    Today was a real challenge in the CarFreeBrad world, actually the last few days have driven me to question my resolve to remain CarFree for the foreseeable future. Ironically, this internal struggle has nothing to do with any of the CarFree issues and challenges the last few days has brought to the forefront but the […]

  • Why Startup Founders Are Always Sad. A Rare Glimpse into Me Off the Bike!

    I try really hard to keep my Bike life and my Startup Life separate but in reality I can’t.  It’s not reasonable to just not mention the part of my life I go to sleep thinking about and wake up itching to get to work on. I put on a brave face and a lot […]

  • Car Free Week is a real thing!

    First 10,000 views and now this! I haven’t looked into this AT ALL, I’m just excited it’s a real thing.  But it appears to be legit, it’s government backed and coordinated by NURide so it’s gotta’ be good. It’s just ironic that I found out about it on a day when I borrowed my girlfriends […]

  • Serenity on Shrewsbury St

    This will be the last time I apologize for not posting more.  I’m busy and my computer screen only works about 46% of the time. Anyway, I’ve had the distinct pleasure of not having time or money to fix my busted commuter bike over the last few weeks and had to use my road bike. […]

  • 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 […]