Category Archives: News/Reports/Musings

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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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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Video of New Sharrows Being Painted on Elm St in Davis Square, Somerville.

TweetMy friend Rich Jones, creator of Open Watch, e-mailed me a video he took on his cell phone Thursday night of Sharrows being painted in Davis Square: Huge props to the Somerville Bicycle Committee, now we will all know that … Continue reading

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New Drum Biking Video: Riding with the Boston Full Moon Bike Ride

Tweetthis summer I’ve been receiving facebook invites a few weeks before every full moon I receive to he Boston Full Moon Bike Ride(here’s the FB event for this past one), usually meeting at Arc-En-Ciel bike shop in Union Square, and … Continue reading

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Biking in the Clouds

TweetEvery once in a while I’ll stumble upon something magical while riding around Boston. Saturday night was one of those nights: A group of other bike commuters also stopped to admire the liquid nitrogen gas pouring onto the bike lane … Continue reading

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This Weekend in Art and Bicycles

TweetWhat better things to do this weekend than check out bicycle-art and have a beer? Not to mention Silvi Oris’ awesome design work, who happens to work in the office next to mine this summer at Alphabet Arm Design.

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A Red Car Caught Red-Handed in Comm. Ave.’s Bike Lane

Tweet ” ‘scuse me officer, are you ticketing this car for parking in the bike lane?” And without even glancing up at me, came his matter-of-fact reply: “That is correct.” All we need now is Mayor Menino in a tank … Continue reading

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Watch it, Dude!

TweetAt this morning’s Bike Friday at Government Center, I ran into a friend who had this sign stuck to his backpack: Huh? Who’s that guy? Why of course, it’s Brian McGrory, Boston Globe columnist: A few weeks ago I woke … Continue reading

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The Bixi Are Coming! The Bixi are Coming! First Boston HubWay Bike Share Stations Spotted

TweetYes, Bixi, the Canadian-based bike-share company, is invading Boston this month with Boston’s first HubWay bike share program. Almost overnight bike-share stations have popped up in some very practical places (though without a bike-share bike to be seen), which I … Continue reading

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