Tag: Worcester Magazine

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Do you want a Party, a card……….

    As the one year anniversary of my CarFree life approaches, I’ve been thinking about what I should do to commemorate the occasion.  It doesn’t seem right to have a party (although that is my default thought process) but it seems like I should do something. Alcoholics have a ceremony and get a one-year coin, right? […]

  • Dear MBTA,

    I understand that you are facing some huge deficit and need to make some very difficult decisions.  I don’t envy your position because no matter what you do some segment of the population is going to be upset with you. I have two requests that I ask you to consider.  First, Do not refer to […]

  • In All Honesty…..

    Almost a year ago I promised that I would try my best to be honest about CarFree living. I didn’t want to make attempts to “sugar coat” it and I think I’ve done well thus far.  But I’ve also really tried to make even the darkest aspects funny somehow but I can’t do it today. […]

  • Can a Bike Change Me?

    It’s about that time.  Time to get a little be philosophical and dig deep into the meaning of  CarFreeBrad as I approach the 1-Year mark. This question popped into my head late last night after I had missed the last train out of Boston and had to catch the 1125 to Framingham and then get […]

  • The Route I Take Almost Everyday Made the News!

    It’s cool, I ride past here at around quarter of 7 almost everyday.  The most surprising aspect is that this isn’t the first time a portion of my route has made the news.  I’ll try to find that video and post it as well.  And I bitch about getting chapped eyelids! Cops: Worcester man kills […]

  • They Grow Up So Fast- CarFreeBrad turns 1 this month.

    I’ve been giving this major milestone a lot of thought lately and been thinking about summarizing the best lessons learned and experiences I’ve had because of my choice to live CarFree! I’d be really curious to find out what the people who read this silly thing are interested in knowing.   So please let me […]

  • How to make a Super Bowl Party CarFree?

    So I’m having a Super Bowl gathering this sunday and I’m so excited for it but a bit torn because the quintessential “Super Bowl Party” flies in the face of the CarFree Lifestyle! I’d like to find a way to incorporate CarFree Living into the event in a fun and light way.  I don’t want […]

  • Open Letter to Tow Companies…..

    I understand that you are some of the most hated people by motorists just behind meter maids and somehow always have someplace really important to be.  Don’t honk at me! Pause for a minute and think about it.  We are on the same team.  I hold no ill will toward you, in fact, I want […]