Monthly Archives: November 2011

Bike Poetry, Oh Noetry!

TweetWhen I’m biking anywhere for more than a few minutes, my minds sometimes starts to wander. I’ve been in New York visiting family for the holidays this past week, and it happened to wander upon some poetry in my bicycling … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks to Bicycles in Aviation History

TweetWhenever I bomb the downhill stretch of Beacon St. from Cleveland Circle to Kenmore Square on my bike through Brookline, I feel like I’m flying, and imagine the airborne feeling of cruising above the height of automobiles and past the … Continue reading

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A Broken Saddle, a Lesson in Jaw Surgery,

TweetModern medical advances in jaw surgery are both wonderful and terrifying. If you ever break your jaw for any reason, you should not only take comfort in the fact that solutions exist to not only help your jaw heal faster … Continue reading

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19th Century U-Lock Justice

TweetU-lock justice in 1853 meant something very different than what we now know as “U-Lock Justice.” Carrying my U-lock everywhere means anyone would have a hard time stealing my bike (or perhaps winning a fist fight), but in 1853, this … Continue reading

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How to Save Money: Do It Yourself! A Broken Shifter, Repaired.

Tweet“You know your rear shifter is broken right?” The City Bicycles NYC mechanic fumbled to shift my gears properly after replacing my chain (lost to a Times Square strom drain thanks to a snapped link). “Yeah, I know, you’ve gotta move the … Continue reading

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A Spacecraft on Wheels from Japan, for the Kids.

TweetBiking downtown in my New York suburbia hometown this week, I parked my bike next to what looked like a spaceship emerging from its bicycle cocoon: All labels and writing on this bike were in Japanese, except for the Model on … Continue reading

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A Taste of the BU Bridge Bike Lanes to Come

TweetIf you’ve been biking anywhere near the BU bridge (or BU for that matter) in the past few years, you might have noticed it’s a big spattered mess of construction (like the Big Dig smack in the middle of BU’s … Continue reading

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