Tag: Worcester

  • 32 Hour Workday and I Shouldn’t Be Driving….

    In case you haven’t noticed, my posts have been few and far between lately.  That’s no accident.  Sure I’ve been pretty busy but who isn’t?  It’s been more a result of “drivers remorse”. Last week, Freight Farms was in the home stretch on number of projects and one of these required me to transport 400 […]

  • So That’s How That Works, Courtesy of a Would Be Light Thief

    I decided to give myself a few days to calm down before posting about my latest bike debacle in order to gain perspective and avoid posting on emotion. I left my bike at the Worcester/Union Station T overnight last week. Admittedly not a good idea and I was very uncomfortable the whole time about it. […]

  • Commuter Rail Conundrum

    Anyone that rides the commuter has a strategy for getting the seat they want.  I’m lucky in that I go end to end Worcester to Boston (and vice-versa) so the selection is usually wide open.  In this regard, I have the pick of the liter. The daily conundrum I face is which car to pick. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • MBTA mTicket Experience- Quick Tip for Commuters!

    After a much ballyhooed debut and trial at North Station routes, the MBTA mTicket app is available to me to get from South Station to Worcester! I downloaded it last night and tried it for the first time this morning and things went great!  Other than the downright abrasive nature of the ticket taker on […]

  • 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 […]

  • Am I an Assh#le or misunderstood?

    Apparently I’ve done a piss poor job communicating what I’m doing with this whole CaFreeBrad thing and making it clear that I’m “pro bike” not “anti car”. I thought by putting the car payment issues right in my list of reasons I’d answer that one right away. Anyway, the post that spurred this comment was […]

  • 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. […]