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What Are Your 2012 Bicycling Resolutions? Here Are Mine

TweetPosted over at CommuteByBike.com are my 2012 resolutions, which include more riding (of course), more bike- advocacy involvment, and regular drum-biking on my bike-commutes after a year-and-a-half hiatus. Pasted below is my submission, but be sure to check out the … 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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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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Spring May Flowers, Showers.

TweetWhat am I doing for Bay-State Bike Week? Why, biking of course:

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Happy National Bike Month and Bay-State Bike Week. Don’t forget to JOYBAG!

TweetThis month is national bike month, today marks the first day of Bay State Bike Week (hosted by Mass Bike and Mass DOT), and tomorrow marks the first day of Boston Bike Week(Hosted by Boston Bikes), so don’t forget to … Continue reading

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Us Winter Bikers

Tweet“You winter bikers are insane.” Rob chuckled a little, eyes gazing widely out into his imagination, causing his fingers to tighten around his freshly-brewed cup of joe. “I don’t know how you all do it.” By staying warm, I explained. … Continue reading

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23 Years Old, 53 degree Weather. Gone Bikin’

TweetEvery year during my birthday I like to imagine the excitement on my parents’ faces in the months leading up to my birth as the doctor showed them the ultrasound scan: I turned 23 on Wednesday, and taking the day … Continue reading

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Beijing, China: Where Bikes Rule, Pedestrians Drool, and Cars Will Soon Rule.

TweetIn Beijing, China, “the bicycle is King,” says my friend James, who just spent a semester there learning to speak Mandarin. James is Boston College graduate, but never biked in Boston during his time here, so in a letter sent … Continue reading

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Arcade Who? Grammys, The Suburbs, and Bicycles.

TweetIf you watched the Grammy Awards Ceremony last night and noticed that a band called The Arcade Fire won “Best Album” for their latest album, maybe you were as outraged as MollyMoney was that a band you’ve never heard of … Continue reading

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Falling

TweetThe latest episode of my favorite podcast, WNYC/NPR’s Radiolab, discusses “falling”: There are so many ways to fall—in love, asleep, even flat on your face. This hour, Radiolab dives into stories of great falls. They even discuss the terminal velocity … Continue reading

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