New Shoes

Sometimes my non-bikey friends don’t quite understand my bike obsession. So I have to find ways to make it relatable to those not as familiar with the lifestyle.   I find it makes more sense to compare bikes to shoes than cars or household appliances like vacuum cleaners. Shoe obsessions are very relatable. And both bikes and shoes are very useful […]

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Fear of Sweat

It’s been hot and humid in Boston. So there have been a few uncomfortable bike rides into work recently. Okay, so riding a bike in summer is a bit sweaty. But it seems a lot of people really worry way too much about sweating. I admit I have a job where a few beads of sweat or wrinkles in my […]

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Shop Blocked

As I was shopping this holiday I went to a mall. And it suddenly occurred to me that, for some reason, I hadn’t gone to a mall in a very very long time. It’s one of those little lifestyle shifts that has happened with biking. I find myself almost exclusively patronizing small neighborhood shops. But that makes […]

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Bike-cation!

The other week we decided to take a brief autumn vacation. We all know vacations are even better without lots of driving. So I looked for a getaway that didn’t involve being stuck in a car. I thought a smaller town would have an easier, more relaxing vibe. What could go wrong? Yep, I forgot about stroads. It was […]

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Bicycle Face

In case you’re unaware back in the 19th century Bicycle Face was diagnosed as a dangerous health condition by doctors. Of course we now know that’s bogus. However what doctors back then totally missed was the face that came before Bicycle Face: If you ask me Ennui Face was the real health scare for women. No wonder what came […]

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Not Asking for It

The other day I was biking to work when this happened: I wouldn’t think anything of it if it happened once. But I’ve noticed my attire seems to prompt certain responses in other road users. How do I know it’s not just an off day? Because I have the ability to change clothes. Some days I’m this cyclist: […]

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